Miami Dolphins will continue to look for offensive lineman help as Liam Eichenberg struggled in 2021
The Miami Dolphins have had an offensive lineman issue since Flores’ first season with the team, it’s what led them to drafting Austin Jackson. The team would go back and draft Notre Dame offensive tackle Liam Eichenberg in the second round of the draft in a move that resulted in much of the same as the Jackson pick.
Eichenberg was thrown into a significant role with the team essentiality being the starting left tackle for a majority of the season. His numbers? Among the worst in the league.
In his rookie season, Eichenberg allowed 9 sacks, which was tied for second most in the NFL, 10 penalties, good for sixth most in the league, all while playing 1108 snaps on the season, which was 11th most in the league. His 50.7 PFF does not show much promise.
The team does find themselves at a crossroad. In one hand they need to improve the offensive line, but the transition from college to the pros is not always easy. If the Dolphins are unable to land a veteran offensive tackle and are forced to play Eichenberg in a similar role in 2022 they could be in trouble once again if he does not develop and improve this offseason.
Offensive lineman remains the Dolphins most pressing need for a second straight offseason.