The rookies will report to Dolphins training camp in two weeks which means we’ll have some actual stuff to talk about. But heading into camp, the Dolphins do have some flaws that need addressed.
The first flaw is the second defensive tackle position. The Dolphins have Jordan Phillips penciled in next to Ndamukong Suh, which is great because Phillips hasn’t reached his ceiling yet. But what if the third year player doesn’t put it together? The team does not have much behind Phillips.
Nick Williams, the veteran, has been an NFL journeyman and has not accomplished much in his NFL career. The Dolphins drafted two linemen, Davon Godchaux and Vincent Taylor. The two rookies were drafted in the later rounds and are relative unknowns due to no playing time in the pros.
There are still some veteran free agents out on the market like Paul Soliai (a former Dolphin). The Dolphins would be wise to bring in another veteran just in case Phillips does struggle during the preseason.
The second flaw involves the center position. I could say guard here as the team has Jermon Bushrod and Ted Larsen penciled in as the starters. Bushrod was not that great last year and Larsen was a lackluster signing. But Adam Gase has stated he is not too worried with that position, so I will take his word for now.
The Dolphins have one of the league’s best centers in Mike Pouncey, when he is healthy. Pouncey only appeared in five games last season and you can tell the offense missed his presence as Anthony Steen was forced into center, along with Kraig Urbik.
Pouncey is expected to be ready for week 1, but what if his hip acts up again? Is the team just going to rely on Steen and Urbik again? This offensive line already has average to below average players on it.
Nick Mangold is still out there and there are reports the Dolphins have contacted the former Jets center. Wouldn’t it be wise to bring him in, even if Pouncey is fine?
Honestly, the whole offensive line depth is a mess, but that is nothing new as the offensive line has been below average for the past few seasons.
Do you see any other flaws with the Dolphins roster? Leave your thoughts below.