May 24, 2024

According to a league source, the Dolphins, who are considering selecting an offensive lineman with the 21st overall pick in the draft on April 25, are flying one of the draft’s finest pass protectors, Oklahoma’s Tyler Guyton, to team headquarters. According to the source, Guyton will count as one of the Dolphins’ 30 allotted predraft visits. Guyton has played 350 and 661 snaps at right tackle the last two seasons. He has also taken 80 plays at left tackle in his career, including one last season. He allowed no sacks and nine quarterback hurries in 355 pass blocking snaps in 2023, and only one sack in 511 career pass blocking snaps.

NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah ranks Guyton 22nd in his mock draft, calling him “one of the most athletically gifted tackles in the class.” ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. mocks Guyton as the 24th pick to Dallas, calling him “one of the most physically impressive players in this class.” “At 6-7 and 322 pounds, he moves like a tight end.” Kiper rates Guyton seventh among tackles, trailing only four players who are projected to be off the board when Miami selects 21st: Notre Dame’s Joe Alt, Alabama’s JC Latham, Penn State’s Olu Fashanu, and Oregon State’s Taliese Fuaga.

Lance Zierlein of NFL.com described Guyton as a “ascending tackle prospect with the traits and tape to project a bright future as a high-level pass protector in the league.” Guyton has battled injuries and has limited reps since moving from TCU after the 2021 season, but his flashes have been complemented by increased consistency. “He plays with a high center of gravity and needs to strengthen, but leveraging hand blows can help alleviate those problems. He should continue to improve as a run blocker, but he may never excel in that area. Guyton’s worth stems from his pass protection, as he possesses the length, feet, and body control to be a human roadblock. He has the potential to be an excellent starter at either tackle position.”

Regarding Guyton, an AFC national scout told NFL.com, “There is a lot to work with here.” I believe he has a chance to become hot and go much earlier than people might predict.” If the Dolphins choose Guyton, he might be the ultimate successor to left tackle Terron Armstead, who has no guaranteed money after the 2024 season. Last season, the Dolphins signed right tackle Austin Jackson to a three-year, $36 million agreement through 2026.

 

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The Dolphins have multiple possibilities for the 21st overall pick, with edge players, defensive tackles, wide receivers, and offensive linemen appearing to be the most likely based on need.

PHILLIPS UPDATE

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Dolphins linebacker Jaelan Phillips, who suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon during the Dolphins’ victory against the Jets on Thanksgiving weekend, provided hopeful news over the weekend.

During an ESPN sideline interview during UM’s spring football game, Phillips stated, “Rehab has been going well. I’m just going for it every day, and I’ll definitely be back healthy for the season and, God willing, stay healthy for the season.” ESPN did not say whether he meant he’d be ready for the season start.

Bradley Chubb, the Dolphins’ other leading edge rusher, is rehabbing from a ruptured ACL suffered on December 31 and may not be ready to start the season. With Cameron Goode rehabilitating from a catastrophic knee injury, the Dolphins currently have only one fully healthy edge player: Shaq Barrett, who was signed away from Tampa Bay last month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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