The Miami Dolphins are still in the hunt for an offensive tackle, and it looks like they are not opposed to adding a right tackle. Although the best situation for Miami is adding a left tackle and keeping second-year OT Jonathan Martin on the right side, the Dolphins could add a right tackle and shift Martin over to the left side. In that situation, hopefully Martin is ready to take the next step in his development.
Anyway, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is reporting that the next player in the Dolphins search for a new tackle is former Atlanta Falcons solid starter Tyson Clabo. The mauling run blocker is one of the most powerful tackles in the NFL, and he is clearly best-fit as a right tackle. In fact, it would be difficult to see Clabo having as much success at left tackle due to his lack of athleticism, but maybe the Dolphins don’t buy into the left-right split that much. Or, more likely, they would rather sign a cheaper free agent like Clabo and have faith in Martin switching over to the left side.
Clabo is the cheapest option for the Dolphins, and thus could be the best option for them if he is the cheapest. The Dolphins, per La Canfora, will host Clabo tonight and should have a better idea of what they want to do at the position. If Eric Winston is willing to lower his asking price, then he could be the pick. Although Clabo could feasibly play at LT and Winston is also an RT, Winston would transition better to the left side if this is the Dolphins goal. To me, the best plan of action for the Dolphins is to ignore the ridiculous sum of money and picks it would take to get Branden Albert, and instead focus on signing a guy like Clabo and either moving him to the left side or playing Martin there.
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