Miami Dolphins: Early top positions of need for 2021 NFL Draft

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Offensive Line

The Miami Dolphins have put together an interesting group of offensive linemen, with most of their additions coming this offseason. Rookies Austin Jackson, Robert Hunt and Solomon Kindley will all likely play major roles in the upcoming season, while veteran Erik Flowers, Ted Karras, Jesse Davis and Michael Deiter will fill out the group around them.

This is a talented group with some serious upside, but there is still some room for improvement here. The best part is that the Dolphins have done a great job of filling this group with versatile offensive linemen who can make an impact at multiple positions. This gives them many options as they look to round out the group in the near future.

I could easily see Miami attacking the offensive tackle position in the 2021 NFL Draft, allowing Robert Hunt to move inside to guard on a full-time basis. If they want to build around Austin Jackson and Hunt as their bookend tackles up front, they can use the 2021 NFL Draft to add impact interior offensive linemen.

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Keeping Tagovailoa as healthy as possible is the single most important thing for the Miami Dolphins going forward. In order to do that, they need a strong offensive line to protect him. Whether these additions come inside or outside, expect Miami to continue to build their front line to protect Tua next offseason.

Potential 2021 NFL Draft targets: Penei Sewell, Samuel Cosmi, Creed Humphrey, Wyatt Davis, Josh Myers, Trey Smith, Alex Leatherwood, Rashawn Slater, and Tyler Linderbaum