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Dolphins Desperately Need a Guard and Lucky for Them There's an All-Pro Free Agent Available

Max Staley
The Miami Dolphins could still use an upgrade at guard this offseason.
The Miami Dolphins could still use an upgrade at guard this offseason. / Mark Brown/Getty Images
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The Miami Dolphins are arguably winning the 2020 offseason. With big-name additions like Byron Jones and Kyle Van Noy alongside some more under-the-radar signings like Shaq Lawson and Emmanuel Ogbah, the Dolphins should be much improved next season.

Despite the addition of players like Ereck Flowers and Ted Karras, though, Miami could still use an upgrade on the offensive line. The Dolphins had the league's worst pass-blocking unit in 2019, receiving a 46.1 grade from Pro Football Focus. For reference, the second-worst team in this category was the Los Angeles Chargers, who received a 59.9 grade.

Kelechi Osemele Dolphins

That suggests that a wholesale change could be in order, and while they've made some nice additions, adding another guard could go a long way. If Miami is looking to take the next step and build a competitive O-Line, the team should look into signing former All-Pro guard, Kelechi Osemele.

With more than $30 million in available cap space, money shouldn't be an issue for the Dolphins. And it's not like Osemele would command a massive deal either, as he received below-average marks from PFF in 2019.

Still, Osemele be a nice low-risk, high-reward gamble for the team, and he's likely still the best guard available in free agency.

Adding a veteran presence like Osemele could help give Miami a formidable offensive line, and allow the team to better protect whichever young signal-caller it selects in the 2020 NFL Draft.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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