Battles On The Offensive Line Figure To Highlight Training Camp

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  1. SF Dolphin Fan

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    The Miami Dolphins have added quite a few offensive lineman in free agency and in the draft, along with losing starting right tackle Ja'Wuan James. These battles will be fun to watch in the summer with lots of options on where players end up.

    Left Tackle --- No battle here. It's Laremy's Tunsil job. If Tunsil goes down, Michael Deiter has some experience playing left tackle. Tunsil is already one of the best young tackles in football and a building block for this line.

    Left Guard --- Deiter and Chris Reed, who was signed as a free agent from Jacksonville, could battle here. Deiter's versatility is a big key to how battles shape up. He can play center, guard or tackle and could be an option at RT.

    Center -- The assumption is Daniel Kilgore wins this job, but he could have competition from Reed, Deiter and maybe even Isaac Asiata. Asiata gets new life with a staff that seems to want more physical offensive lineman.

    Right Guard -- This position seems really up in the air. Jesse Davis and Reed are probably the leading candidates. Davis can play RT so maybe that gives Reed the lead here. Asiata and undrafted rookie free agent Shaq Calhoun seemingly are long-shots. Sixth round pick Isaiah Prince could be another option if Miami decides to move him inside.

    Right Tackle -- This could be one of the biggest battles of the summer and another player currently not on the team could be added to the mix. Davis and Prince would seem like the leading candidates. Deiter is another option.

    In the end, I think it will shape up this way:
    LT -- Tunsil
    LG -- Deiter
    C -- Kilgore
    RG -- Reed
    RT -- Davis
     
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    Good write up. I really hope our O line is good enough to evaluate Rosen properly but it’s wishful thinking at this point.
     
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    Good evaluation of where each player may fit in the lineup.

    Hopefully there is at least one lineman that will contribute this year that is not currently on the roster. As teams start signing their draft picks and training camp starts, there will be cuts of some players that are more than likely better than what the team has now.
     
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    i dont see much excitement from Reed. Undrafted guy from a D2 school who was waived by the Jags. Yikes. Hope Asiata can outduel him or perhaps Prince can take the RT spot and move Davis inside
     
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    Can Connor Hilland play guard?

    Any hope for Sterup to pan out at RT?
     
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    Deiter mostly played on the left side...in 2017 the whole year at left tackle... 2018 the whole year at left guard.

    I’m pretty sure you can pencil this 54 game starter in at left guard.

    I’m not sure Kilgore is better than Swanson.

    I expect a right tackle to get signed in this next wave of free agency... there are some available.
     
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    I think we should have kept Swanson.
     
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    Hard to know until they do whatever they're going to do in "street free agency"
     
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    Eegads!

    Jags all over the place
     
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    Love the Deiter pick and his versatility, but he should be an interior lineman.
     
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    It’s largely wishful thinking that this life in gonna even sniff being above average
     
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    Not a good looking line when fully healthy.
    And our luck with injuries, we'll be signing guys off the street in week 4.
     
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    I agree that at this time, that probably looks like the starting O-line. I doubt Prince starts this year and he might not even play unless we have several injuries. The one surprise could be Calhoun starting at RG but again, there's a good chance one of the starters is not on the roster at this time.

    btw, I'd predict that we'll be looking for one or two new starters again in 2020
     
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    Hope Deiter is the real deal. He and Tunsil on the left side could be very good. Crossing my fingers with the other spots that they can at least be average....
     
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