Thursday, March 13, 2014


Dolphins last year: the bully (Richie Incognito) and
the bullied (Jonathan Martin) - Chron file photo
Three recent Stanford grads (and among the most publicized names in professional football), together again:
Jonathan Martin is back on the Stanford campus hanging out and working out with old college pals turned successful pros, Andrew Luck and Richard Sherman.
The difference is that Andrew Luck and Richard Sherman are among the best at their position, while Jonathan Martin, who left the Miami Dolphins in the midst of a bullying scandal last year, is just trying to make the 49ers roster. He passed his physical, and the signs are promising:
[49er coach Jim] Harbaugh has said he's not concerned because it should be a smooth transition. Martin already knows many of the coaches who came from Stanford when Harbaugh was hired in January 2011. Harbaugh has credited Martin for being a "very intelligent football player" who has familiarity with the Niners' system.
The 49ers will have to give the Dolphins a seventh-round draft pick in 2015 if Martin makes the team. If he were a stock, Jonathan Martin would be considered oversold on last year's bad news, and the Niners have excellent prospects for a high return on investment.

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