Miami Dolphins post draft positional power rankings
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins have invested a lot of draft picks on offensive linemen the last few years. This year was no different but while the team looks a lot better on paper than they did a year ago, there is still a lot to prove.
The trade-up on day two of the draft for Liam Eichenberg was a smart move and his grittiness reminds me a lot of Bob Kuechenberg. He plays tough and plays with a purpose. Miami just has to figure out where to actually use him.
Last year Miami drafted three rookies and they all started. Solomon Kindley, Austin Jackson, and Robert Hunt all improved as the year went on but Miami still needs to get the right combination down and the addition of Matt Skura to play center is not a big upgrade over last year’s Ted Karras.
Miami’s offensive line could be a lot better this year and should be but it will all depend on how well these players continue to develop. On paper, the unit as a whole looks solid. Jesse Davis is the versatile veteran that can slide up and down the line and if Michael Dieter can continue to develop he may be the answer at center but we are not there yet.
Miami added another tackle in Larnel Coleman and another tackle/guard after the draft, Robert Jones. Miami liked Jones enough to guarantee his undrafted contract of $130,000.