Fleming downplays comparison to ex-Stanford teammate Martin

Fleming downplays comparison to ex-Stanford teammate Martin
February 21, 2014, 6:30 am
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I talk to him probably more than any of the other guys in the NFL.
Cameron Fleming on Jonathan Martin

INDIANAPOLIS -- Stanford tackle Cameron Fleming has not heard the comparison, yet.

“Maybe they’re coming,” Fleming said at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Fleming and Jonathan Martin, who left the Miami Dolphins during the season as part of an alleged bullying scandal, played together at Stanford in 2010 and ’11. However, Fleming said he does not see many other similarities.

"I think we've got two totally different styles of play,” Fleming said. “He's a little bit quicker, lighter guy. I'm a little bit bigger, stronger and I move with a little more purpose."

Fleming said he remains close to his former teammate but has never discussed the circumstances that prompted Martin to leave the Dolphins.

“My relationship with him is pretty good,” Fleming said. “I talk to him probably more than any of the other guys in the NFL just because he played my position when he was there. He was a left tackle and I was a right tackle, so we had a dynamic together.”

Fleming, who declared for the draft with one year of eligibility remaining, is considered a late-round selection. NFLDraftScout.com has him ranked as the 16th-best tackle prospect in the draft.

Martin was a considered a first-round pick leading up to the 2012 draft. The Dolphins selected him in the second round with the No. 42 overall selection.