What we have now at RT- I see some good and some not so good:
I'm drafting 19th overall. I need some pieces to fill out a team - an inside linebacker, a big, modern tight end and maybe a safety. But I need a right tackle desperately. Put it this way: If I don't get a starting-caliber tackle, the offensive line is a big problem, which means the season is again threatened, which means coach Joe Philbin's job is threatened, which means my job is threatened.
So I have to be assured of getting a right tackle to plug in and play immediately. That's the over-riding thought of this draft. Normally, I'd rather drink a gallon of seawater than have no choice but to draft a right tackle with a first-round pick, especially in this draft when there are some good options at 19th overall but not really at tackle. But this is the hand I've been dealt.
Here's my five, step-by-step thoughts on how to attempt to draft a ready-to-start right tackle at the right price:
Why does he assume that it has to be a Right Tackle? I think that there is an excellent chance that we address the O-line problems by selecting an Offensive Guard.
1 and 2 are a pipe dream, Hyde admits that. I'm on board with 3. 5 not a fan of the move. I would be on board with Beckham also but not going to slide to 19th IMO.
I really don't think the Dolphins organization thinks our offensive line is as offensive as the media and fans are making it out to be. There is a reason we signed Shelley Smith and drafted Dallas Thomas. We have pieces with loads of talent and potential who have shown flashes and now an offensive line coach who is well known around the league for building success on that unit. We cut out the cancer along our line that led to 58 sacks last season when Incog and Mrtin left for good. Do we need to add another piece in the draft if we can, absolutely. But if we end up signing Clabo back for depth it wont be the end of the world either.
Last time I say this before tomorrow night... maybe
Don't reach and what is ment to be will be.
Personally, I like Kouandio quite a bit, but my darkhorse has been Matt Patchan, and the more I watch and study the Patchan player/injury history the more I think that he could be a low cost plug and play solution to the RT dilemma.
I read this article also, and it was very good. Pretty much laid it all out.