Miami Dolphins Offseason Overview: Offensive Line

March 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Miami Dolphins' offensive line is the deepest and most talented unit on the roster.
Jake Long made his second consecutive Pro Bowl appearance in 2009, starting for the AFC instead of coming in as an injury replacement like he did the year before.

In his two seasons, Long has established himself as a top-tier left tackle. The former No. 1 overall pick is a bulldozing run blocker and is nearly as good in pass protection.
Long had issues in his first year with the league’s faster and more athletic defensive ends but erased those concerns with an impressive 2009 campaign.
He should be a fixture on the left side of Miami’s line for next five to 10 years. There are only a handful of tackles who do it better than the 24-year-old, and he’s improving at a rapid rate.

He isn’t the only Miami player to receive national attention.
On his 2009 NFL All-Pro Team, Peter King of Sports Illustrated listed Dolphins right tackle Vernon Carey as his first tea...

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