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Miami Dolphins fans should not sleep on Jaryd Jones-Smith

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Sceeto, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Sceeto

    Sceeto Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    New York

    Very few Miami Dolphins players are getting less hype than Jaryd Jones-Smith but by the end of the season, no one player may be more important to the team.

    After starting at both left and right tackle in 33 games with the Pitt Panthers Jones-Smith went undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft but was signed as an undrafted college free agent by the Houston Texans on May 11, 2018. After spending all of training camp with the Texans, Jones-Smith was among the final roster cuts made on September 1st.

    From there Jones-Smith was signed by the San Antonio Commanders of the now defunct Alliance of American Football (AAF). While there he started 7 of 8 games he played on what was considered one of the best offensive lines in the league. When the AAF folded, the Dolphins wasted little time before signing him on April 9th, 2019.

    Current starting left tackle Laremy Tunsil has been pretty durable but the fact still remains that he hasn’t played 16 games in a season yet in his career. What happened in the little time he DID miss? One just has to look back at the 4th quarter of the Bengals game last year for the answer to that question. (For those that don’t know what happened, QB Ryan Tannehill was repeatedly crushed from his blindside and had both an interception and a fumble returned for touchdowns.) Judging by his tape and size, 6’7″ and 345lbs, I don’t see that being an issue if Jones-Smith has to come in as a replacement.

    As for right tackle? It’s odd that he hasn’t even really been talked about in the battle for the starting job. While the Dolphins seem happy to enter training camp with Jesse Davis, Jordan Mills and rookie Isiah Prince battling it out for the spot, the performance of those three has been spotty at best. Let’s hope that Jones-Smith gets a look at right tackle in training camp.

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