The Miami Dolphins get an underrated offensive tackle.
The signing of DJ Fluker was (insert famous Twitter eye emoji) eye-opening, in my opinion. I know some people thought it did not mean much, but to me, Miami has tried to improve their right tackle spot twice this offseason. First, they did as I predicted; they traded for Isaiah Wilson. We all know how that turned out, and even though I was right about the trade, I was so wrong!
Miami has moved on from that mess, and they signed Fluker in free agency. Interestingly enough, Miami listed Fluker as an offensive lineman and did not give him a guard or tackle designation. I found that to be something worth thinking about, and it made me think that maybe they don’t want to commit to anyone at right tackle right now, which is why they draft former Florida Gators offensive tackle, Stone Forsythe.
If offensive tackles only needed to pass protect, Forsythe would likely be a top 10 pick and a future Hall of Fame player. This guy is so darn good in pass protection, and he just dominates people. A lot of people put a lot of weight into Alabama and how people do against them. Well, according to PFF, Forsythe had the highest PFF pass-block grade ever earned by an offensive lineman against Alabama, where he had 51 pass blocks, gave up 0 pressures, and earned a 90.1 pass block grade.
His biggest knock and where he will need to get better in the NFL is in the run game. Forsythe is a monster of a human, which helps in the passing game, but hurts him in the run game. He stands 6-8 and weighed in at 307 pounds at his Pro Day.
If Miami can help develop his run blocking, Forsythe has legit Pro Bowl potential as Tua Tagovailoa’s blindside protector.