Miami Dolphins created a lot of change offensively ahead of 2018

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 4: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill
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Offensive line

2017 – Laremy Tunsil, Ted Larsen, Mike Pouncey, Jermon Bushrod, Ja’Wuan James

2018 – Laremy Tunsil, Josh Sitton, Daniel Kilgore, Jesse Davis/Sam Young, Ja’Wuan James

The Dolphins made huge changes to the offensive line this year. The biggest two being the addition of Josh Sitton and the release of Mike Pouncey.

Sitton is a big upgrade at the left guard position and will help both Tunsil and new center Kilgore. At right guard Jesse Davis will compete with Young to start. Both also provide starting caliber traits at right tackle as well.

James is playing the season on his 5th year option and it’s unknown what his future is beyond this season. The Dolphins opted to keep James instead of trading him to the Broncos but long-term plans are still up in the air.

Kilgore is not as good as Mike Pouncey when he is healthy and while Pouncey played all 16 games last season the Dolphins had to rest him often throughout the year at practices. Kilgore won’t need the rest periods and that should help with the chemistry of the line.

Miami could have their best offensive line in many years if they all stay healthy and can build the teamwork needed to succeed. The Dolphins are relying on Sitton to help in this area and if the line can come together Miami’s offense will be far better than it was in 2017 and in 2016.

Overall the changes made to the Dolphins roster on offense were big but everything revolves around Tannehill’s return to the lineup.