While the Miami Dolphins filled a lot of the team’s needs in the NFL Draft, there’s still a gaping hole at a position key to making the offense successful, left tackle.
The Miami Dolphins made a bold move Thursday night in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft by trading with the Oakland Raiders and selecting Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan with the third overall pick.
The annual NFL Draft is a little more than a week away and trying to figure out what any team is going to do is more difficult than trying to stop New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the playoffs.
The Miami Dolphins have pretty big shoes to fill on either the left or right side of the offensive line heading into the 2013 NFL Draft. The Fins let LT Jake Long leave in free agency and will either move Jonathan Martin to left tackle or keep him at right tackle and draft a replacement for Long.
The National Football League has announced the players that have been invited to the 2013 NFL Draft in just a few weeks and there’s a chance one of them will be the newest member of the Miami Dolphins.
The Miami Dolphins offensive line took an expected hit Monday morning when left tackle Jake Long left the team as a free agent and signed with the St. Louis Rams, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
Free agent left tackle Jake Long spent three days with the St. Louis Rams, but left Friday without a contract the Long team felt was good enough, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero.
The Miami Dolphins may keep Jonathan Martin at left tackle for the 2013 season if they can’t re-sign Jake Long, but that would open a spot at right tackle for the Fins to fill once again in the offseason.
It’s been almost three years since a free agency class has been so eagerly anticipated by the Miami fan base. That year saw the Heat hit the jackpot with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. With plenty of cap space and some solid free agents out there; the question this year is can the Dolphins come close to the Heat’s success?
The Miami Dolphins roster has several holes in it, but none are bigger than the need for an impact, game-breaking wide receiver. While the Dolphins may want to build through the draft, free agency may be the best option for the Fins to make significant improvements.