Dolphins to move Robert Hunt from tackle to guard, may draft a tackle in first round

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The Dolphins’ decision to trade starting guard Ereck Flowers may have demonstrated that they’re committed to taking a tackle in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night.

According to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins will move starting right tackle Robert Hunt to right guard, and drafting offensive tackle Penei Sewell of Oregon with the sixth overall pick is a possibility.

It’s also possible that Sewell will already be gone by the time the Dolphins pick at No. 6. If that’s the case, another option could be Northwestern tackle Rashawn Slater, who has been rising up the mock draft boards in recent weeks.

If it’s not Sewell or Slater at No. 6, the Dolphins also own the 18th overall pick. That could be a place to take Virginia Tech tackle Christian Darrisaw, Oklahoma State tackle Teven Jenkins, Texas tackle Samuel Cosmi or Michigan tackle Jalen Mayfield. There will be plenty of tackles available in the first round, and no one should be surprised if the Dolphins draft one of them.

46 responses to “Dolphins to move Robert Hunt from tackle to guard, may draft a tackle in first round

  1. If the value and need are met, why not? There are several good tackles in the first round and probably more later in the draft.

  2. Or maybe they want someone to trade with Cincy so the Phins can draft Chase?

    Aren’t the 2nd tier tackles kind of close this year? Not to mention the numerous top LT busts (Flowers included) from the past decade?

    Or why believe anything with 60 hours on the clock? How about looking for ulterior motives when the obvious aint so obvious during lying/rumor season.

  3. Why does every NFL coaching staff try to convert failed offensive tackles in to offensive guards? If I was a guard I would be insulted.

  4. A tackle can come later at 18, it’s a solid draft class for tackle. The pick at 6 has to be a playmaker.

  5. The quality of tackle you can get at #18 is better than the quality of skill player you’d be passing up.

  6. It will be interesting to see how picks 5 and six go. As the Bengals and Dolphins have been both rebuilding for the last several years and while the Dolphins dumped older players and traded others away to accrue draft picks and rebuild quickly through the draft, the Bengals held onto aging players (Atkins, Green, Williams, Benard, etc) to watch their contracts expire with nothing in return and are uncharacteristically rebuilding ,at least their defense, through free agency.
    As a Bengals fan alI applaud the Dolphins on their bold approach and worry that the Bengals will always be a few players away do to their seemingly laissez-faire approach to rebuilding

  7. Duval Neto, keep an eye out for him on Miami’s roster he’s become very important to the Dolphins depth n the offensive line. Who is he? He’s a player from Brazil that the Dolphins signed in 2017 to put on their practice squad as an exemption. Part of the leagues foreign players program. They weren’t aloud to put him on the 53 man roster and play him though. Now they can. So why is he interesting? Well he came to Miami as a defensive lineman who played like a man among boys in Brazil. He’s remained n the Dolphins roster since then. But the interesting thing is the Dolphins moved him to offensive guard and he’s the perfect size for that position. If he brings his attitude to the guard position and becomes a mauler he’s at least a solid depth player. Hopefully an ace in the hole.

  8. Chris Grier is either playing Checkers… If this is true. Or Chess, trying to scare Cincy into taking a tackle. Time will tell.

  9. Everyone that wants one of the 2 can’t miss left tackles in the first round just got nervous. Miami’s ability to trade down and get maximum value just went up!

  10. touchback6 says:
    April 27, 2021 at 11:45 am
    Grier is horrible

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    Care to elaborate? Miami hasn’t been in this good of a position in over 30 years.

    Miami was forced to spend a lot of money last year because of the CBA requirements and then within a year was able to dump two of those contracts for next to no dead money.

    Your standards are what exactly?

  11. Trading Flowers was a cap move. He was our best Offensive lineman last year but he clears 8 mil in cap space by moving him and they needed the money to sign the rookie class. They probably chose to move him specifically because he gives them the cap space they need and hes one of the only players anyone was willing to trade for. It doesnt necessarily mean Hunt is moving to Guard. He was good last year at Tackle, it just means Miami will need someone to fill Flowers spot, whether that will be Hunt or a rookie will be determined later this week. Its a bummer Miami moved on from Flowers but the cap going down has hurt everyone in the NFL.

  12. The Dolphins have no clue when it comes to the draft, look at Griefs 1st round choices over the years for proof!

  13. Cincinnati’s chances of getting a solid left tackle with its second pick just went down. Miami is daring Cincinnati to pass on protecting Joe Burrow. They’ve made it likely they’ll take one at either 6 or 18 and by the time Cincinnati’s second pick comes the value at left tackle will be depleted.
    Cincinnati has to seriously question passing on Sewell now.

  14. I would not be disappointed walking away with Sewell and still picking at #18, #36, and #50. Receiver class is deep with Bateman at 6’2 210lbs IMO would be a fabulous pick at #18 and a steal #36. I’d love to see Najee in Fins uniform also and new truck in my driveway and I’d feel like it’s Xmas.

  15. bostonblows says:
    April 27, 2021 at 12:42 pm
    touchback6 says:
    April 27, 2021 at 11:45 am
    Grier is horrible

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    Care to elaborate? Miami hasn’t been in this good of a position in over 30 years.

    Miami was forced to spend a lot of money last year because of the CBA requirements and then within a year was able to dump two of those contracts for next to no dead money.

    Your standards are what exactly?

    —–

    His standards are claiming whatever BB does is somehow a genius move. Like selecting N’Keal Harry with DK Metcalf on the board. Like benching Malcom Butler when BB’s defense couldn’t stop the Nick Foles led Eagles even once…

    Get it now?

  16. nhpats2011 says:
    April 27, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    bostonblows says:
    April 27, 2021 at 12:42 pm
    touchback6 says:
    April 27, 2021 at 11:45 am
    Grier is horrible

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    Care to elaborate? Miami hasn’t been in this good of a position in over 30 years.

    Miami was forced to spend a lot of money last year because of the CBA requirements and then within a year was able to dump two of those contracts for next to no dead money.

    Your standards are what exactly?

    —–

    His standards are claiming whatever BB does is somehow a genius move. Like selecting N’Keal Harry with DK Metcalf on the board. Like benching Malcom Butler when BB’s defense couldn’t stop the Nick Foles led Eagles even once…

    Get it now?
    ==============================================
    Actually, no. You gave examples of BB making errors but the question was regarding Grier in MIAMI, which has nothing to do with New England. You gave no examples of the actual question that was asked. You said Grier was horrible & was asked to elaborate. Your response to that question had no relation whatsoever to the question. You still have yet to elaborate about Chris Grier, nobody asked you about BB or the Pats. Get it now?

  17. bostonblows says:
    April 27, 2021 at 12:42 pm
    touchback6 says:
    April 27, 2021 at 11:45 am
    Grier is horrible

    ———————————-

    Care to elaborate? Miami hasn’t been in this good of a position in over 30 years.

    Miami was forced to spend a lot of money last year because of the CBA requirements and then within a year was able to dump two of those contracts for next to no dead money.

    Your standards are what exactly?

    33 3 Rate This

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    Sure.

    1. His father was a comlplete moron drafting anfd understanding the cap with Carroll.

    2. BB was hired fixed the crap overnight and built a dynasty.

    3. BB then built a second, completely different dynasty as the greatest GM ever in the face of a blatantly rampant cheating commissioner.

    Any other questions?

  18. nhpats2011 says:
    April 27, 2021 at 1:12 pm
    bostonblows says:
    April 27, 2021 at 12:42 pm
    touchback6 says:
    April 27, 2021 at 11:45 am
    Grier is horrible

    ———————————-

    Care to elaborate? Miami hasn’t been in this good of a position in over 30 years.

    Miami was forced to spend a lot of money last year because of the CBA requirements and then within a year was able to dump two of those contracts for next to no dead money.

    Your standards are what exactly?

    —–

    His standards are claiming whatever BB does is somehow a genius move. Like selecting N’Keal Harry with DK Metcalf on the board. Like benching Malcom Butler when BB’s defense couldn’t stop the Nick Foles led Eagles even once…

    Get it now?

    12 6 Rate This
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    Maybe if Butler wasn’t mentally unstable and crying like a little boy during the anthem (mortifying) he may have seen some snaps.

    Do you actually watch the games? Apparently not.

    Who would play a crying adult who faked a flu because he rejected 8 mil per year with his own teammates not even trusting his focus?

    Come with facts next time. Brady dropped an easy catch and then fumbled on the last drive to lose a high scoring game. He failed when jy
    mattered.

  19. Typical dolphins. Trade a player who has been good since being moved to guard, for a late Rd pick, just to use a 1st rounder to replace him.

  20. Why take a LT early when you have a left handed QB? His blind side is the RT.

  21. “Joshua Pickett says:
    April 27, 2021 at 12:50 pm
    Trading Flowers was a cap move. He was our best Offensive lineman last year but he clears 8 mil in cap space by moving him and they needed the money to sign the rookie class. They probably chose to move him specifically because he gives them the cap space they need and hes one of the only players anyone was willing to trade for. It doesnt necessarily mean Hunt is moving to Guard. He was good last year at Tackle, it just means Miami will need someone to fill Flowers spot, whether that will be Hunt or a rookie will be determined later this week. Its a bummer Miami moved on from Flowers but the cap going down has hurt everyone in the NFL.”

    What O-line were you watching? Kindley far out played Flowers and he’s the one who will be replacing him at LG.

  22. Orlando Brown went in the third round. Ever year good players fall and bad players rise for unknown reasons. You can find good players after the first round.

  23. If Pitts is gone at the 6th pick…..then take Sewell. Please do not take a receiver at #6.

  24. When Brandon Scherff was drafted 5th overall in 2015 and moved to guard, everyone went crazy because conventional wisdom was that you NEVER draft a guard in the 1st round, let alone in the top 10!

    So, we’ve gone from that in 6 years to it being a brilliant move for the Dolphins to draft a guard in the top 10?!

  25. Well it really depends if Sewell is there, which he shouldn’t be. I’d be surprised if the dolphins draft Slater if for no other reason than the last deal they made to move back to 6 seemed like they wanted to make sure their in position to grab their choice of playmaker(1 of the top 3 wr, pitts) or Sewell

  26. This was a cap move, you just signed DJ Fluker to play RT, so know you get cheaper by moving Hunt to RG, push Kindley over to LG next to Jackson. Now you have your starting O-Line in Jackson, Kindley, Skura, Hunt, and Fluker. We are not drafting a tackle in the 1st round, we are not trying to scare Cincy, if they are foolish enough to take a WR instead of an O-Line to protect their QB coming off a knee injury, then that’s on them. We are taking a playmaker with the 6th pick, and probably will do it again with the 18th pick, by grabbing Harris. Flores says he wants a bell cow at the RB position, the only one in the draft is Harris and he will not be there at 36. I know ppl say drafting a RB in the 1st round isn’t worth it, I beg to disagree. You are going to get their best years at the start of their career. You draft one in the 1st round and you have them for the best 5 years they will probably have, then move on and draft another one. Two playmakers on offense, then you can truly evaluate Tua. Personally, I don’t think you need to evaluate him, I believe his is going to be just fine, and will lead the Fins to a championship, if given the weapons to play with.

  27. MortimerInMiami says:
    April 27, 2021 at 12:56 pm
    The Dolphins have no clue when it comes to the draft, look at Griefs 1st round choices over the years for proof!
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    They haven’t drafted well going back before Grier (a quick look at their first round picks over the past 10-15 years will prove that. Dion Jordan, J’awaun James, Davante Parker, Jared Ordrick et al) but overall I agree. They did hit with Tunsil and Mincah Fitzpatrick, only to trade them for picks. Drake was a solid back, but they gave him away also. I was in the very vast minority here when I said that Tannehill was a solid QB and would prove that if he went to a solid organization. They did get a bushel of picks, Picks that they have missed on so far. Jury is still out on Tua, but I think he is going to be a bust. To me trading a young stud like M. Fitzpatrick made ZERO sense. Especially when they took a DB (A DB who is a nickel bak at best) in round one last year.

  28. cheeseburger says:
    April 27, 2021 at 5:18 pm
    It will be hard to top Larry Little & Bob Kuechenberg from 1972.
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    Especially since Little was a pick of the San Diego Chargers in 1967 and Kuechenberg was drafted in 1970….

  29. charliecharger says:
    April 27, 2021 at 3:33 pm
    Orlando Brown went in the third round. Ever year good players fall and bad players rise for unknown reasons. You can find good players after the first round.
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    Absolutely, but sooner or later you have to hit on SOME of your first rounders, and being a Miami fan, I live with the reminder on a yearly basis that they haven’t very often.

  30. Take the best tackle at 6 and the best running back at 18. Interesting coincidence will be an improved passing game…..

  31. Corey Mingo says:
    April 27, 2021 at 5:23 pm
    This was a cap move, you just signed DJ Fluker to play RT, so know you get cheaper by moving Hunt to RG, push Kindley over to LG next to Jackson. Now you have your starting O-Line in Jackson, Kindley, Skura, Hunt, and Fluker. We are not drafting a tackle in the 1st round, we are not trying to scare Cincy, if they are foolish enough to take a WR instead of an O-Line to protect their QB coming off a knee injury, then that’s on them. We are taking a playmaker with the 6th pick, and probably will do it again with the 18th pick, by grabbing Harris. Flores says he wants a bell cow at the RB position,
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    Flores/Grier have ignored the running game. Last year he passed on Dobbins, Hellaire, Taylor, Swift and Akers and used his third first round pick on a D-back. A D-back that is no more than a nickel back. The one above average back they did have, Kenyan Drake, they dumped for a 6th round pick in 2020. Which I believe they used to take a long snapper. I would have rather they kept Minkah Fitzpatrick and built the secondary around him. He is a two time all pro and is only 24. Those are the type of players you build around. I understand dumping some vets, but not a young stud d-back. Then use the picks you got for him to replace him…

  32. phinjunky1985 says:
    April 27, 2021 at 12:11 pm
    Duval Neto, keep an eye out for him on Miami’s roster he’s become very important to the Dolphins depth n the offensive line. Who is he? He’s a player from Brazil that the Dolphins signed in 2017 to put on their practice squad as an exemption. Part of the leagues foreign players program. They weren’t aloud to put him on the 53 man roster and play him though. Now they can. So why is he interesting? Well he came to Miami as a defensive lineman who played like a man among boys in Brazil. He’s remained n the Dolphins roster since then. But the interesting thing is the Dolphins moved him to offensive guard and he’s the perfect size for that position. If he brings his attitude to the guard position and becomes a mauler he’s at least a solid depth player. Hopefully an ace in the hole.
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    He’ll be 29 before the season, so if he is going to make the 53 man roster, he had better hurry.

  33. PFTSelectiveCensorship says:
    April 27, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    To me trading a young stud like M. Fitzpatrick made ZERO sense.

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    They didn’t want to trade Fitzpatrick. He asked to be traded. He didn’t like Flores’ defense and the role (playing different positions) that the safety has to perform in it. Grier and Flores pleaded with him to stay. Writer Omar Kelly tells a story of how O.J. Howard was smoking Fitzpatrick all over the field in a preseason practice with the Bucs and Fitzpatrick came away with it with a bitter taste in his mouth. It wasn’t soon after that when he asked to be moved.

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