Since he's effectively dead in the water (at least to the FO), I'm launching a poll: where will he go?
All seven need o-line help. Browns and Bears could use him the most-as a starter.
As much as I like Smiley, I understand that the FO wants to build the line and make it a power-running line. I'm not happy about losing Smiley since he can still contribute, but he'll help some team and I wish him the best of luck wherever he goes.
Now that my depressive monologue is over, I'm going to look at the probable o-line starters.
LT: Jake Long. The man is a beast. Plain and simple.
LG: John Jerry. He is a mauler in the run game. I was shocked that the Dolphins were able to draft him. He has one of the better chances to start as a rookie. Long and Jerry forms a nasty left side that Ronnie, Ricky, Patrick, Lex, Kory, and Pat White will love running behind.
C: Joe Berger. I'm not a stats geek, but Pro Football Focus rates him as deserving of more snaps. I personally think he will start, mainly cause he'll be motivated enough that he'll beat out Jake Grove this season. Here's the link:
RG: Richie Incognito. When he's not headbutting people, his coaches, the fans, or the bench; he's a decent guard. Plus, I think the FO would rather have Garner come off the bench as a highly-valuable reserve.
RT: Vernon Carey. He and Long form an excellent offensive tackle duo, one of the better ones in the league. Dolphins have no reason to not start him.
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Where will Justin Smiley go?
Bears (29 votes)
Browns (14 votes)
Seahawks (10 votes)
Cowboys (17 votes)
Packers (2 votes)
Redskins (10 votes)
Lions (19 votes)
Other (15 votes)
116 total votes