I think the Dolphins should seriously consider this approach to the OL this upcoming year. I sure hope they aren't counting on Austin Jackson at RT as he is backup material.
Palm Beach Post wrote:
Robert Hunt can be a Top-12 right guard in the NFL. But what if Hunt is more valuable to the Dolphins as a Top-20 right tackle? That is, after all, Tua's blind side.https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/spo ... 814385007/
Hunt can play both. Perhaps the biggest reason he settled in at right guard is because Miami really, really wanted to see former first-rounder Austin Jackson succeed at a tackle spot. And after left tackle didn't pan out, well, right tackle it was for AJ.
But it's a lot easier to fill a guard spot than a tackle spot. And tackle is clearly the more premier and significant position.
Hunt can play tackle. The Dolphins have to seriously consider that he could be an excellent bookend for Terron Armstead. Unless they just really want to give Jackson another shot. And they really do obviously love Hunt's size, power and athleticism at guard.
But what we saw from Robert Jones and Robert Hunt on the right side on Sunday? Jones, who had been solid overall at left guard earlier this year, did have two false starts. But overall, Jones-Hunt was not bad.