The 49ers announced a trade in where they picked up OT Jonathan Martin in exchange for a conditional draft pick on Tuesday evening. It could be a seventh-round draft pick in 2015 depending on if he makes the roster this season. Martin has been remembered as being a victim of bullying from former teammate Richie Incognito.
In the Wells report, which was a full investigation on the situation, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh appeared in it as he believes Martin would have success in the NFL. He recruited and later coached Martin for three seasons at Stanford before he took the head coaching job with San Francisco.
Martin is capable of playing both the right and left tackles positions as he would be in the mix with Carter Bykowski and Adam Snyder for the reserve OT spot. He was a former second-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2012.
Snyder could be moved to being a reserve interior lineman with Joe Looney being able to play both the guard and center positions. Daniel Kilgore was extended and signed through the 2017 season last month.
When previously asked about Martin, Harbaugh had nothing but support for his former player. Now, the two are reunited marking only the fourth Stanford player to be with Jim Harbaugh at the NFL level.
"[Regarding the situation in Miami], there’s only one thing that I can intelligently comment on and that’s knowing [former Stanford OL] Jonathan Martin," Harbaugh said in November about the Dolphins bullying case. "I know him to be a fine person and his family. A great contributor as a student and an athlete at Stanford. [He] epitomizes the student-athlete model and then [is] a personal friend. So, I support Jonathan.”