The Dallas Cowboys Draft Notre Dame Offensive Tackle Zack Martin 16th Overall

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The Irish captain moves on to the NFL following a stellar career in college.

Nailed it. That about sums up Zack Martin's career at every turn while at Notre Dame. He was a 4-year starter at left tackle, two-time captain, earned glowing reviews throughout his junior and senior campaigns, dominated at the Senior Bowl, and tested very well at the Combine.

Now it's all paid off as he is selected 16th overall by the the Dallas Cowboys.

Martin was a Composite low 4-star prospect who arrived at Notre Dame in 2009 with very little fanfare. After taking a redshirt year during the final Charlie Weis season he moved into a starting role in spring under new head coach Brian Kelly. For the past 4 years Martin has been a rock on the edge for the Irish.

His size and length will determine his position in the NFL but it won't likely determine how successful his career will be in the long run. Martin may be a guard at the next level and he'll be a damn good one at that.

Congratulations to Zack and his family!

You can read more on Martin via SB Nation's Dallas Cowboys site Blogging the Boys.

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