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PFF's 125th ranked FA of 2024. 49 spots higher than Isiah Wynn.

The Miami Dolphins offensive line dealt with injuries in 2023, losing Terron Armstead, Isaiah Wynn, Connor Williams, Robert Hunt, and others all due to injury at some point in the season. The Dolphins lost a key offensive lineman in Robert Hunt to the Carolina Panthers and Matt Holder of Bleacher Report found a replacement for them.

The 34-year-old started his career with the Green Bay Packers, starting his career in 2012. Van Roten, however, was out of the league from 2014-2016.

The former Las Vegas Raiders guard played more than he ever has in 2023. He played 1,025 snaps and didn’t get called for one penalty, according to PFF. He allowed five sacks and earned an overall grade of 75.3, above average at his position. He finished as PFF’s fifth-best overall blocking grade out of 54 qualified guards.
 
Something new to talk about...


PFF's 125th ranked FA of 2024. 49 spots higher than Isiah Wynn.

The Miami Dolphins offensive line dealt with injuries in 2023, losing Terron Armstead, Isaiah Wynn, Connor Williams, Robert Hunt, and others all due to injury at some point in the season. The Dolphins lost a key offensive lineman in Robert Hunt to the Carolina Panthers and Matt Holder of Bleacher Report found a replacement for them.

The 34-year-old started his career with the Green Bay Packers, starting his career in 2012. Van Roten, however, was out of the league from 2014-2016.

The former Las Vegas Raiders guard played more than he ever has in 2023. He played 1,025 snaps and didn’t get called for one penalty, according to PFF. He allowed five sacks and earned an overall grade of 75.3, above average at his position. He finished as PFF’s fifth-best overall blocking grade out of 54 qualified guards.
This really isn't Dolphin related, and could just as well been put in your own FA thread, if not the General NFL area.

I'll leave it, but starting threads not team related just for something to talk about?
 
This really isn't Dolphin related, and could just as well been put in your own FA thread, if not the General NFL area.

I'll leave it, but starting threads not team related just for something to talk about?

Not sure that many people would've seen it over there. It was written specifically with the Dolphins in mind.

This close to the draft, it sure would be good to cross a need off the list, or at least postpone it for a year.

I can't say I know much about him so I was looking for some input on a guy PFF ranked as their 5th highest rated OG. He only made about $1.6M last year and didn't commit a penalty.

It does seem like something we should be exploring.
 
I would rather fill our depth with the draft. Both tackle and Guard positions.
 
Unless Eichenberg gets struck down by lightning between now and September, he’s going to be our starting RG. I don’t know why this board is so reluctant to accept that.

He was an early second round pick and the staff likes him.
 
Unless Eichenberg gets struck down by lightning between now and September, he’s going to be our starting RG. I don’t know why this board is so reluctant to accept that.

He was an early second round pick and the staff likes him.
Im reluctant to accept it. I find it hard to believe the Fins cant find an upgrade for this slouch!
 
Im reluctant to accept it. I find it hard to believe the Fins cant find an upgrade for this slouch!

Yup. Why not give his $3.4M non-guaranteed salary to someone with a much higher grade?

As it stands now, he's probably the worst of your 22 starters. That would seem like a priority for me.
Unless Eichenberg gets struck down by lightning between now and September, he’s going to be our starting RG. I don’t know why this board is so reluctant to accept that.

He was an early second round pick and the staff likes him.

What is there to like though?
 
Im reluctant to accept it. I find it hard to believe the Fins cant find an upgrade for this slouch!
A lot of us felt the same way about Austin Jackson going into last season.

Eichenberg was an early second round draft pick and was considered a very safe choice. He came in as a rookie and was our starting left tackle. Then the next year, we asked him to learn an entirely new system while playing left guard for the first time in his life. Then in 2023, we asked him to play center and right guard (both also for the first time in his life) while fighting through lower body injuries.

This is the first year he actually gets to go into a season as a veteran playing a position he’s played before. I have a feeling people are going to be very pleasantly surprised by his 2024 performance.
 
Unless Eichenberg gets struck down by lightning between now and September, he’s going to be our starting RG. I don’t know why this board is so reluctant to accept that.

He was an early second round pick and the staff likes him.
Because he f*cking sucks. That's why.
 
Something new to talk about...


PFF's 125th ranked FA of 2024. 49 spots higher than Isiah Wynn.

The Miami Dolphins offensive line dealt with injuries in 2023, losing Terron Armstead, Isaiah Wynn, Connor Williams, Robert Hunt, and others all due to injury at some point in the season. The Dolphins lost a key offensive lineman in Robert Hunt to the Carolina Panthers and Matt Holder of Bleacher Report found a replacement for them.

The 34-year-old started his career with the Green Bay Packers, starting his career in 2012. Van Roten, however, was out of the league from 2014-2016.

The former Las Vegas Raiders guard played more than he ever has in 2023. He played 1,025 snaps and didn’t get called for one penalty, according to PFF. He allowed five sacks and earned an overall grade of 75.3, above average at his position. He finished as PFF’s fifth-best overall blocking grade out of 54 qualified guards.
I'd rather Risner or Tomlinson or a draft pick ie. Barton/Haynes or JPJ tbh
 
Because he f*cking sucks. That's why.
How do you even know? He’s played 146 snaps at right guard in his life, and according to PFF, he graded out as an excellent pass blocker and good run blocker for those 146 snaps.

It’s quite possible—likely, even—that he will perform very well at RG given a stable offseason to prepare for it.
 
Unless Eichenberg gets struck down by lightning between now and September, he’s going to be our starting RG. I don’t know why this board is so reluctant to accept that.

He was an early second round pick and the staff likes him.
What makes you think Echienburg is etched in stone as the RG?
 
A lot of us felt the same way about Austin Jackson going into last season.

Eichenberg was an early second round draft pick and was considered a very safe choice. He came in as a rookie and was our starting left tackle. Then the next year, we asked him to learn an entirely new system while playing left guard for the first time in his life. Then in 2023, we asked him to play center and right guard (both also for the first time in his life) while fighting through lower body injuries.

This is the first year he actually gets to go into a season as a veteran playing a position he’s played before. I have a feeling people are going to be very pleasantly surprised by his 2024 performance.
Never-mind my last post, this answered it.

I hope your right, that would be awesome
 
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