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Cover 2: Notre Dame OT Zack Martin & DT Louis Nix III

Posted Apr 21, 2014

Cover 2 is a daily look at players on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 prospects in the 25 days leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft.


The following players who entered the 2014 NFL Draft were ranked in Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 (as of April 1). Click below for a write-up of each duo:

RB Carlos Hyde/RB Bishop Sankey | LB Khalil Mack/TE Eric Ebron | LB Anthony Barr/TE Jace Amaro |
LB C.J. Mosley/TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins | LB Ryan Shazier/LB Chris Borland |
OT Greg Robinson/DE Jadeveon Clowney | OT Jake Matthews/DT Aaron Donald |
OT Taylor Lewan/DT Timmy Jernigan | OT Zack Martin/DT Louis Nix III |
OT Morgan Moses/DT Ra’Shede Hageman | OT Cyrus Kouandjio/DE Kony Ealy |
G Xavier Su’a-Filo/DE Dee Ford | G Brandon Thomas/DE Stephon Tuitt |
QB Teddy Bridgewater/DE Demarcus Lawrence | QB Johnny Manziel/DT Dominique Easley |
QB Blake Bortles/QB Derek Carr | WR Sammy Watkins/CB Justin Gilbert |
WR Mike Evans/FS Calvin Pryor | WR Odell Beckham Jr./FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix |
WR Marqise Lee/CB Darqueze Dennard | WR Kelvin Benjamin/CB Bradley Roby |
WR Brandin Cooks/CB Kyle Fuller | WR Jarvis Landry/CB Jason Verrett |
WR Davante Adams/SS Jimmie Ward | WR Paul Richardson/CB Lamarcus Joyner

Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame, Senior

College experience: Martin started a school-record 52 games (50 at left tackle, two at right). He became the 18th two-time captain in the history of Fighting Irish football and was an FBC All-Independent pick in 2011 and 2012. He redshirted in 2009.

Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet, 4 inches; Weight: 308 pounds

Combine performances: Bench press: 29 reps; Vertical jump: 28 inches; Broad jump: 8 feet, 10 inches; 3-cone drill: 7.65 seconds; 20-yard shuttle: 4.59 seconds

Jeremiah’s ranking: 22nd out of the top 50 prospects


Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame, Senior (academically)

College stats: Nix was first-team All-Independent in 2013 after recording 27 tackles (11 solo) and two for loss, despite missing five games because of a torn meniscus. He had surgery in November and graduated in December. Nix started 11 of 13 games in 2012 and led the Fighting Irish defensive line with 50 tackles (20 solo) and had 7.5 tackles for loss and two sacks in earning first-team All-Independent honors. He was also first-team All-Independent in 2011 when he had 45 tackles (12 solo) and 4.5 tackles for loss. Nix redshirted in 2010.

Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet, 2 inches; Weight: 331 pounds

Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 5.42 seconds; Vertical jump: 25.5 inches; Broad jump: 8 feet, 1 inch; 3-cone drill: 8.29 seconds; 20-yard shuttle: 4.94 seconds

Jeremiah’s ranking: 28th out of the top 50 prospects

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