I have no doubt that the Dolphins will get a quarterback, but I don’t think it will be coming from the Draft. So let’s address the most under-appreciated positions in football, the offensive line. Have you ever noticed that the Best QB’s have the best lines? Whoever the QB in Miami is they are going to need protection.
Left Tackle: Jake Long – I have no interest in trading away the Dolphins’ Orlando Pace. This guy is a proven leader back to his days at Michigan, he can keep the locker room in check, and he is a beast.
Left Guard: Richie Incognito – When I heard we were getting him from the Rams, where he was a cancer for that team, I was not happy. Since he has been with the Dolphins he has had his moment when you think he’s turned back into Hyde, but for the most part become a productive member of the line.
Center: Mike Pouncey – In his first year he kept up with the hype his brother caused in Pittsburgh. I like everything about him, and because it’s he’s coming into his second year this is a no brainer.
Right Guard: Ben Grubbs (Free Agent from Ravens) – The Ravens will not be able to hang onto this guy due to the monster contract Ray Rice is going to get. With all the moving around the Ravens did on the Offensive Line, Grubbs was the most consistent. He is a great run blocker and in my opinion the reason why rice is so good between the tackles.
Right Tackle: Riley Reiff (Draft from Iowa) – He has been at left tackle in his time at Iowa, but he is quick for a 6-6 300lbs. linemen. He would fit perfectly on that Right Tackle position the Dolphins need to desperately address.
Yes, this line might be a little expensive, because of Long and Grubbs, but protecting Franchise Players is a must. After the Dolphins get their QB of the future, the offensive line must to be the next priority: the Dolphins can’t have their QB’s getting hurt every year.