The answer to Miami’s O-line issues?

The Dolphins offensive line could use a guard, and PFF premium stats show why Western Kentucky product Forrest Lamp could be the fix come draft day.

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Forrest Lamp

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The answer to Miami’s O-line issues?


  • Laremy Tunsil primarily started at left guard in his rookie season. However, he’s seen as a potential 10-year starter at left tackle and with the trade of Branden Albert, left guard becomes a position of immediate need.
  • The Dolphins re-signed Jermon Bushrod (43.5 overall grade in 2016, 69th out of 72 qualified guards) to a one-year deal and brought in Ted Larsen (72.3, 44th) from Chicago on a three-year deal, but both mostly played at right guard last year and neither offers a ton of upside.
  • Forrest Lamp could be an option for the Dolphins with pick 22 in the upcoming draft and would likely start right away. In his three years at Western Kentucky, Lamp allowed just three sacks and nine QB hits while boasting a 95 percent run-block success rate, third in the nation among draft-eligible guards.

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  • corners

    Drafvting a guard wont help beat the patriots. This team only has 2 real starters at LB. If any of them get hurt we have a repear of last year.’

    Drafting another (4th 1st rounder -Pouncey,James, Tunsil, Lamp)) olineman in the 1st round wont help us topple the pats.

    Lbs, Safety, Des

    • Bob

      Corners… Lbs, Safety, Des can be gotten in later rounds with all the defensive players available. There is only a few Olineman that are good in this draft and if Lamp is there they have to take him and then worry about defense the rest of the draft.

      • Steven Grimes

        I agree. OG, LB, S is the way to go. We don’t need DE with four starters already on the roster (Wake, Branch, Hayes and Fede) along with two other development guys (Miley and Williams). We could use another CB.

    • Phil

      Lamp is hands down the best O Line prospect in this draft class so if he happens to be there at 22 you have to at least consider it if hes BPA.
      Malik McDowell is also another prospect who could be there at 22 that Miami should consider to pair along side Suh as Phillips isn’t a starting caliber DT.
      Zach Cunningham & Jarrad Davis could be be possible draft picks as well at LB.
      Corner is another position that needs to be addressed but with this class being as deep as it is i think they could wait until the second or third round and grab talent that falls. Maxwell, Lippett, McCain and Howard form a decent core that if not addressed at all i wouldn’t even feel to worried about it.