Originally Posted by Dha
not saying Dombrowski is the answer anywhere other than a capable fill in short term. A draft pick that would play RT and also back up at LT? too difficult an assignment for a kid to handle. It isnt that simple. Harris should be on the right side as a back up IMO.
Well, that's what the Dolphins did this year with just this scenario in mind, and with the future at OLT in mind as well when they drafted Martin, an OLT at Stanford and put him in at ORT for his rookie year. Now, with Long going to IR, he's been moved to OLT, and someone else who they haven't quite decided on is going to play ORT for the remaining of the year. It's not at all unusual for a team to make a move like this. Dallas did this last year with their No. 1 draft pick out of USC. He did end up playing ORT all year, but he's now their OLT. Martin, if he plays well, will also give the Dolphins much leverage in their negotiations with Long, who is a FA this year as well.