Rookie fourth-rounder Jamil Douglas will begin his first NFL season as the starting guard for the Miami Dolphins but it was a position switch during his senior season at Arizona State that he credits for his development.

READ MORE: Jury Reaches Verdict In Dayonte Resiles Murder Trial

“It helped me a lot honestly,” Douglas said on the Big O Show, “and my college offensive line coach will you that when he first told me i had to play tackle my senior year i did not want to do it at all. I kept telling him no and eventually during fall camp they made the switch and it was just something that helped me understand the game more because I was understanding what a tackle was thinking on certain things as well as what a guard was thinking so it helped me take my game to the next level.”

READ MORE: CBS4 Nat Moore Trophy Talk With The Dolphins Legend Himself

Jamil credits two Dolphins interior linemen–Ndamukong Suh and Earl Mitchell–among others with helping his progression during his first NFL Training Camp, correcting his mistakes, and helping mold him into a starter.

Follow WQAM on Twitter | Facebook

MORE NEWS: South Florida's Lane and Cameron Bess Set To Become First Father-Son Duo To Travel To Space Aboard Blue Orbit Spacecraft