With Pro Bowler Branden Albert holding down the starting left tackle spot for the immediate future, the Dolphins have gotten creative with first-round pick Laremy Tunsil. They’ve moved him inside to left guard, where, after some struggles back in minicamp, he seems to be making progress.
Given that progress, there are a bunch of fans riled up by the fact that Tunsil’s currently stuck on the second team behind Dallas Thomas, who Pro Football Focus graded as the worst-rated offensive guard in the league last season. Others don’t think that he should be playing guard at all, and that the Dolphins are wasting his talent by moving him inside during his rookie season.
A few qualifiers before we move on to the question: 1) with solid options at both tackle spots, left guard is by far the most immediate area of need on Miami’s O-line and 2) none of this is set in stone — the Dolphins are simply trying Tunsil out inside.
There’s little doubt that Tunsil will eventually take over as the franchise left tackle once the 31-year-old Albert moves along, but the question is: