4. Rebuilding the offensive line through free agency
Building an offensive line through free agency is something the Miami Dolphins should do. Sure, drafting yet another offensive lineman is a possibility. However, the free-agent market offers an element missing from the Fins, veteran leadership.
At the top of their list should be improving their interior line play. Guys like Brandon Schrieff and Andrew Norwell are big-name free agents who’d help the interior, but there is someone else who fits what McDaniel likes to do.
Laken Tomlinson, who played for McDaniel with the 49ers. He’d come in and improve the running game in what many expect to be a zone-blocking scheme. Another great option is Connor Williams (Cowboys), who could play either guard or tackle.
Many people will have Orlando Brown and Terron Armstead as their top choices for offensive tackle, but their respective teams aren’t letting those tackles walk. Assuming they do, the Bengals will compete and likely land one.
One of the best free-agent fits is right tackle, Brandon Shell (Seahawks), who played in a zone-blocking scheme for a quarterback with similar stature to Tua. A shoulder injury is a cause for pause, but ultimately he’s an ideal fit for Tua’s blindside.