The Miami Dolphins have bolstered their offensive line by signing two former first-round pick offensive tackles, Cedric Ogbuehi and Isaiah Wynn.
These acquisitions away from their divisional rivals aim to provide much-needed depth and competition on the Dolphins’ offensive front.
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Cedric Ogbuehi, who was recently with the New York Jets, joins the Dolphins after a whirlwind of transactions. The Jets had re-signed Ogbuehi less than a month ago, but ultimately released him shortly after the NFL Draft.
Ogbuehi, a first-round selection by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2015 NFL Draft as the 21st overall pick, has struggled to find a stable home in the league. He started seven games for the Jets last season, allowing 14 pressures and one sack, while receiving a pass block grade of 57.0 from Pro Football Focus. Now on his fourth team in five years, Ogbuehi’s signing provides the Dolphins with added depth along the offensive line, assuming he earns a spot on the roster.
Throughout his career, Cedric Ogbuehi has played in a total of 67 games. He has had stints with several teams, including the Bengals, Jaguars, Seahawks, Ravens, Titans, Texans, Jets, and now the Dolphins. At 31 years old, Ogbuehi brings experience and versatility to the Dolphins’ offensive line, and the team hopes he can contribute positively to their success.
The Dolphins’ second signing, Isaiah Wynn, joins the team on a one-year contract. Wynn’s career has been plagued by injuries since entering the league in 2018 as the 23rd overall pick by the New England Patriots.
Last season, Wynn was limited to just nine games before being placed on the injured reserve list. In total, he has missed 23 games due to various injuries. Despite his injury history, the Dolphins see potential in Wynn and believe he can revitalize his value in Miami.
During his final year with the Patriots, Wynn faced challenges, finding himself benched on two occasions. However, the Dolphins are giving him an opportunity to prove himself and contribute to the team’s offensive line stability.
The signing of Wynn also opens up the possibility for the Dolphins to move Austin Jackson, a former first-round pick himself, from right tackle to guard, providing further flexibility and competition within the offensive line unit.
By signing Cedric Ogbuehi and Isaiah Wynn, the Dolphins aim to strengthen their offensive line and create healthy competition among the players. The team hopes that these acquisitions will provide more options and depth to protect their quarterback and create running lanes for their rushing attack.
As the offseason progresses and training camp approaches, the Dolphins will assess the performance of their new offensive tackles and make decisions regarding their roster composition and starting lineup.