Position by position: Where the Miami Dolphins got better, and didn’t

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JANUARY 09: Xavien Howard #25 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates an interception return for a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JANUARY 09: Xavien Howard #25 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates an interception return for a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 24: Terron Armstead speaks with the media after being introduced by the Miami Dolphins at Baptist Health Training Complex on March 24, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 24: Terron Armstead speaks with the media after being introduced by the Miami Dolphins at Baptist Health Training Complex on March 24, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

No other position on the football field was in need of improvement more than the Miami Dolphins offensive line.

It is exciting to think that the Miami Dolphins offensive line might be a position of strength but we also have to jump off the hype train and look at this through realistic glasses. Did the Dolphins improve? Well, it was hard for them not to.

Terron Armstead was the top LT on the market and a player that every national media outlet had as a top 5 available free agent. Getting Armstead on the Dolphins roster was a big win for Chris Grier and he alone immediately improves the line.

He will be joined by former Cowboys guard, Connor Williams. Williams’ signing became overshadowed after the Armstead signing but Williams is a phenomenal addition that should work very well for the Dolphins. The question is where will he actually play? There has been talk he could see time at right tackle or right guard.

While we can’t be 100% certain at the time of this writing that the Dolphins are done with the offensive line, we have to say that the questions remaining all have to do with the right side where Robert Hunt, Austin Jackson, Liam Eichenberg, and maybe even Williams, will compete for two positions. Aside from Hunt, the others have a lot of growing to do between now and the start of the season.

  • Free agency grade: A
  • Improved roster: Yes but if Miami can’t fix the right side of the line, it could be a problem. The Dolphins grade well in free agency but question do remain, including Michael Dieter at center but he is the least of Miami’s immediate worries.