Miami Dolphins Offseason To Do List: Part 1 Fix the Offensive Line
This season did not go as planned for the Miami Dolphins. Coming off their first playoff berth since 2008, Dolphins and 2nd year head coach Adam Gase won just six games in 2017. Starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill went down before season started and Jay Cutler was brought in as his replacement. With the Cutler experience over, Tannehill will reclaim his spot.
Through his first five seasons Tannehill has been sacked a total of 213 times, which is just over 42 times a season. Since 2012 Tannehill ranks 8th, 1st, 3rd, 3rd and 18th in sacks since 2012
Fixing the offensive line should be priority number 1 for Miami, especially with a quarterback coming off of ACL surgery. At left tackle Laremy Tunsil will begin his third year overall and second at left tackle. Tunsil hopes his second season goes better than his inconsistent 2017 campaign.
Left and right guard is an opening that needs to filled whether its via the draft or free agency. Optionsin free agency include Josh Kline(TEN) Justin Pugh(NYG) Andrew Norwell(CAR) and Andre Smith (CIN). If Miami wantsto spend their first round pick, Notre Dames Quenton Nelson is rated as Bleacher Reports number three overall prosepect. In house option includes Jesse Davis which depending on what Miamo views hin could line up at either guard or right tackle. Either way Miami need two new starters at guard.
Per Amando Salguero of the Miami Herald Miami plans to rescind Right Tackles Ja’Waun James’ fifth year option. So Miami will need and new starter at Right Tackle. Miami will likely tryout Jesse Davis at the postion. If not some free agent tackles are Brio Giacomini (HOU) Byron Bell(DAL) and Gary Gillam (SF).
Part II: Find a QB2 in Draft (with options)
Part III: Find a compliment back to Drake (with options)
Part IV: Find a New Tight End (with options)
Part V: Fix the Linebacking Corps