After all the great work everyone had on him after the draft I thought he was really gonna be special... But the line has been doing much better the past year and a half so maybe it's the competition he faces.
I liked him a lot coming out. That's why I'm not an NFL exec. Anyway, I think it really might be a scheme fit problem. He's a mauler, not really a fit for the zone blocking scheme we run. I just thought he could develop into it, but it looks like maybe not so much. He'll probably go somewhere else and be a solid starter. That's how it usually plays out.
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After all the great work everyone had on him after the draft I thought he was really gonna be special...
There were some good write ups on him as being a starter after we drafted him, but that was due to the lack of talent on our offensive line at the guard position.
But the line has been doing much better the past year and a half so maybe it's the competition he faces.
You're getting old Kev. You must have bumped your head and thought you were in the 70s again.
29. Miami Dolphins
Total pressures surrendered: 153 Best player: Ja’Wuan James Combinations used: 17
The Dolphins’ offensive line had a disappointing season, especially considering the unit features three former first-round picks and only one of them – right tackle Ja’Wuan James – has performed at an NFL starter level. However, when it comes to pass protection, the unit played relatively well, which led to the sixth-highest pass-blocking efficiency rating (81.7) in the NFL as they allowed just 153 total pressures on 646 passing plays. The bigger issues came in the running game where Miami’s offensive line struggled mightily and all linemen graded poorly. Consequently, Miami’s running backs averaged just 0.59 yards before contact, which was last in the NFL by a wide margin (Detroit was second to last with 0.96 yards) and well below the NFL average of 1.56 yards before contact.