Right guard figures to be a major problem for the Dolphins this season. 2010 3rd round pick John Jerry was supposed to be the solution at right guard for them, with incumbent Vernon Carey retiring, but, already a poor fit for their zone blocking scheme, Jerry showed up out of shape this offseason and lost his starting job to Artis Hicks, a 34 year old who struggled in limited action as a backup in Cleveland last season. Hicks is now on IR with neck problems that might end his career, meaning Jerry will start by default.
However, the Dolphins still don’t seem impressed with Jerry as they are reportedly interested in signing free agent Jake Scott, who they worked out earlier this offseason, according to the Miami Herald. Scott played well in pass protection last year for the Tennessee Titans, but he was a terrible run blocker and at age 31, there’s a reason he’s still unsigned this close to the start of the season. That’s how bad things are at right guard for the Dolphins. Whoever starts there figures to struggle.