The Miami Dolphins selected Robert Hunt in the second round of the 2020 draft to help stabilize the right side of the offensive line.
Hunt, after spending time early in his college career at left guard and left tackle, moved to right tackle in his junior year and earned the honors of second-team all-conference after playing 14 games for Louisiana-Lafayette.
Miami used Hunt as their sixth lineman early in 2020 but injures to both Austin Jackson and Solomon Kindley forced Hunt into the starting role at right tackle while Jesse Davis shuffled around the offensive line.
Hunt started 11 games in his rookie season and is entering the new year listed as both a guard and tackle on Miami’s depth chart.
“I think all of us train to play all five positions, and I’ve been training that way since college, and I’ve been training that way since last year,” Hunt said on Tuesday. “Just like the next man up, or wherever the coaches need me to play specifically, that’s where I’ll go. I’ve been working at a couple of positions, and it doesn’t feel bad. It’s not bad.”
Hunt joins Davis as the only two members of the Dolphins listed as both a tackle and guard. Michael Deiter is listed as a center and a guard. Miami also acquired D.J. Fluker in late April and he has spent time at both right guard and right tackle in his nine-year career.
“Like I said, everybody is training different positions, so everybody is always helping each other with everything,” Hunt said. “Since college I’ve always been playing every position. I kind of already got the idea of how to switch because I played in college left guard, right guard, right tackle, left tackle. So like I said, whatever I’m needed to do, I’m willing to do that just to help the team.”
Hunt added that his sophomore year in college was the last time he played at guard.
Kindley returned to his natural position of left guard due to injures and showcased that his skill set is better suited on the left side next to Jackson.
Starters at center, right guard and right tackle are yet to be determined and Hunt has made it clear that he is ready to lineup where is needed in order to help the team.
“We’re all moving around, but it’s football at the end of the day,” Hunt said, “Whatever I’m needed to do, I hope my body will hopefully allow me to do that. I’m super blessed to be playing this game and to be in this position.
“Whatever I’m needed to do, I will definitely do that. I know that my body should work with me to help me do that.”