Matt Kalil of USC is universally considered the top left tackle in this NFL Draft class.
The Minnesota Vikings are considering him with the third overall pick, although he could drop if he's not taken in that spot.
But, according to STATS, Stanford's Jonathan Martin had similar success last season in the Pac-12.
Kalil allowed just three quarterback knockdowns, one hurry and two sacks. But Martin allowed three knockdowns, five hurries and a single sack in 2011.
Martin could be available when the Bears pick at No. 19, although all indications from the club thus far suggest they aren't inclined to address that position with the first overall pick. Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice is a big backer of J'Marcus Webb, and new general manager Phil Emery has been very effusive in his praise of the former seventh-round pick's athleticism and potential.
"I don't want picture it that we're looking for a left tackle," Emery told me at the NFL Owners meeting. "We feel comfortable with the two guys who started for us last season. We had J'Marcus Webb at left tackle."
Emery, though, hedged just a wee bit.
"We like the group of offensive linemen we have right now, with what we're going to do with them, we think we can be very successful with them," he said. "With that said, you're always - right up until the opening week - if there's someone who can improve us we're going to look at it seriously."