There were rumblings going around about some players the Dolphins might be looking at before these ongoing OTA’s.
Now that they are in progress it may be telling as to what players they might want. Even though not a lot should be read of these activities because the pads are not on yet. It is pure speculation just the same.
Lets look back at some of the players that were reported to have mutual interests. Also some other players from around the league that might be in the fray. And see if the need still happens to be there. Or if anything might be getting in the way of a possible transaction
Some of the players that were said to be on the radar were Leon Hall at CB. However some reports from early activities seem to be looking up. Slot cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is said to be healed although it doesn’t appear he is ready for activities quite yet. Byron Maxwell on the other hand is said to be doing really well by all reports.
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Another player even more linked to the Dolphins from ongoing reports is Arian Foster. This is where things might get convoluted as he states he wants a month to “be where I want to be and be at that Pro Bowl level.” While this is going on there are other players popping up and it might be more advantageous to strike while the iron is hot. Of those popping up are former Dolphin Knowshon Moreno and Marshawn Lynch.
One more player to add in is OL Ronald Leary. This would involve sending a possible late round pick to the Cowboys to pick him up in a trade. Bad reports from OTA are on the offensive line. While there are many new Dolphin players that were former tackles transitioning to guard. I probably wouldn’t have to go too far out on a limb to suspect the problem lies with the same 3 players going back about a few seasons now Dallas Thomas, Billy Turner and Jamil Douglas.
If indeed the Dolphins want to add to the running game then why not bring in a road grader on the right side? Assuming Ronald Leary could start then have whoever performs best out of Dallas Thomas, Billy Turner and Jamil Douglas as backups. This would help open up the running game as well as getting more time for Ryan Tannehill in the pocket. The Dolphins have built the line up to this point and this could be the finishing part to solidify it.