Who is going to protect Miami Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa’s blindside?
The most interesting part of the off-season was the Miami Dolphins not trying to upgrade the RT position during FA, besides releasing Jesse Davis which honestly upgrades the roster in itself. For a left-handed QB like Tua Tagovailoa who has dealt with many injuries now, protecting the right side is crucial.
Mike McDaniel watched a lot of tape on this team and ESPN reported that Jackson spoke in-depth with the new coaching staff and he is “excited for the work they’re putting in.”
McDaniel saw urgency on the left side of the line which is why the additions of Armstead and Williams happened, and it helps us understand why they didn’t chase after RT La’el Collins. I was a strong advocate for Collins given that he is a top-tier pass blocker and would eliminate the worry of Tua’s blindside overnight.
But McDaniel feels confident in Solomon Kindley, Austin Jackson, and Liam Eichenberg to compete for the starting RT role. However that doesn’t mean the Miami Dolphins aren’t still looking, Wake Forest OL draft prospect Zach Tom was reported to be visiting the Dolphins this week.
Zach Tom is definitely a name to look out for, and lets fans know that Miami isn’t done working on OL upgrades.