There seem to be multiple right tackles available that would be a massive improvement over Jesse Davis. His poor pass blocking and mediocre run blocking constitute a significant liability along a below-average offensive line. With so many teams with two or fewer wins on the year and the trade deadline fast approaching, Miami may be in a position to improve its blindside tackle finally.
Indianapolis Colts Braden Smith has had an injury-plagued year to date. But, despite his injuries, he still has only allowed one sack and has not caused a penalty so far into the 2021 NFL season. But his 60.8 PFF grade does leave room for improvement.
Jacksonville Jaguars Jawaan Taylor is a previous 1st round selection. So far into 2021, he has not surrendered a sack but is credited with four penalties. A scheme change could be good for this underperforming correct tackle, as he possesses the tools needed to succeed in the NFL.
San Francisco 49ers Mike McGlinchey could be available for the right price. Getting draft capital fin return for a player they may be booming without could be just the thing GM John Lynch needs to do since they are without their 1st round selection in the subsequent two drafts due to a trade with Miami to secure the quarterback future. Only surrendering one sack so far in 2021 and credited with four penalties, this legitimate big-time right tackle would be an instant success at protecting Tua’s blindside. His 67.8 PFF grade displays that.
Philadelphia Eagles Lane Johnson is having an injury plagues year also. But this high-paid, high-performing right tackle would give Miami the best tackle duo possible going forward. The Eagles are rumored to be heading towards a fire sale, which would mean teams looking to improve should be calling. Credited with five penalties and has yet to surrender a sack so far in 2021, Johnson has a PFF grade of 65.6
New York Giants Matt Peart is a more realistic option to swing a trade. Since he is viewed as a depth player for the Giants, he could be had for a sensible price. He only has 87 snaps in 2021, but his 69.7 PFF grade, accompanied by him not being credited for a sack or penalties, shows there is room to develop Peart in a position of need.
In Short, Miami has an opportunity to improve its most significant weaknesses over the next few weeks. To get themselves out of the hole they dug early in the season, the 2021 Miami Dolphins, with the most manageable remaining schedule in the NFL, should invest in improving their roster now.