Dolphins Position Conundrum: Right Tackle

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins front office have systematically set about replenishing this football team with players capable of making a good impression at their respective questions. But the question still begs: what’s happening at right tackle?

If past offseasons are anything to go by, the Miami Dolphins have been terrible at finding a solution at right tackle.

Ever since the Dolphins let go of the solid and dependable Vernon Carey in 2010, who himself was actually in decline at the time, the position has been a nightmare for the front office. Marc Colombo, Jonathan Martin and Tyson Clabo are all players that didn't exactly fill the team with confidence.

The good news for the Dolphins is that the 2014 NFL Draft is absolutely stacked with talent. Realistic first round options include Taylor Lewan and the ever so versatile Zack Martin. In the second round Cyrus Koandjio, Morgan Moses, Antonio Richardson and Jack Mewhort have the potential to become instant starters. Even in the third round, players including Billy Turner, Joel Bitonio and JaWuan James could also potentially be an upgrade over what the team had at the position last year.

Should Miami opt to go for experience, free agency still has some interesting options. David Stewart and Eric Winston are two names that stand out, while Miami may also look to re-sign Tyson Clabo or Bryant McKinnie (the latter an option being something that wouldn't fill anyone with confidence as starting players).

History tells us stop-gaps have not worked. The Dolphins need to sign a solid right tackle, or risk unraveling the good work it has done by signed Branden Albert at left tackle. Ryan Tannehill needs it, the team needs it and the fans need it.

My view: draft a tackle in the second round, and add a veteran for competition. In fact, I would select Jack Mewhort in the second round and re-sign Bryant Mckinnie on a cheap deal.

Now it's your turn to be GM. What's your view, and who would you sign?

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