Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dolphins sign UDFA linebacker Orion Martin

KFFL.com reports the Miami Dolphins have signed undrafted fee agent linebacker Orion Martin (Virginia Tech).

A college defensive end, Martin appeared in 54 games for the Hokies and recorded 166 tackles, 26.5 tackles for a loss and 15.5. He set career highs in both TFL (13) and sacks (7.5) as a senior in 2008.

Martin will play outside linebacker in the Dolphins' 3-4 scheme. Of the four undrafted free agents signed by Miami thus far, I'd say Martin has the best chance to make the team based purely on talent. However, he'll have to beat out a handful of guys for a job, including but not limited to Quentin Moses, Erik Walden and Tearrius George.