Even with a head coaching change imminent for the Miami Dolphins, it’s clear that the team needs to fix their offensive line and badly.
This class does feature some high-level offensive lineman talent. Among them are Alabama offensive tackle and projected top-three pick Evan Neal, NC State offensive tackle Ikem Ekwonu, Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum, Mississippi State offensive tackle Charles Cross, and Texas A&M interior offensive lineman Kenyon Green. Miami would be fortunate to land any of the three.
Here the Dolphins are able to land Cross, one of the top three offensive tackles in this class. To say Miami needs an upgrade at either tackle spot is an understatement.
The team had one of the league’s worst-ranked offensive lines and is in dire need of protection for Tagovailoa and run game blocking. At 6-foot-5, 310 pounds, Cross is a massive player who only allowed 2 sacks in 919 snaps while being named to the All-SEC team the last two seasons.
Miami needs to get sure things from their offensive lineman, if they choose to draft them, and not players with possible high potential. Cross proved he can deal with the best after playing at a high level in the SEC.