If there has been one thing that Dolphins fans can almost unanimously agree on when it comes to the team's shortcomings, it has been the overall mediocre play of the offensive line over the past several years. But there is hope, and it comes in the form of a young player who had some bad luck last season and was kept out of games due to injury: Offensive lineman Billy Turner.
"After last year, being out, being hurt most of the year, not really getting a shot right away, being halfway into the season it's kinda hard to throw someone in after the season's almost already over."
Turner did get an opportunity to play in the final game of the season against the Jets, where he played at right tackle for seventeen total snaps. Now coming into next season, the team has shown extreme confidence in the former North Dakota State Bison, and general manager Dennis Hickey recently came out and confirmed that he will be the starting right guard come training camp.
"It's definitely exciting for me and I've been working hard, so we'll see if the hard work pays off." Turner said. "I feel like I'm a lot better. I've learned a lot more and I've gotten bigger, faster and stronger."
Turner only played left tackle in college, and last season in camp he found himself jumping all over the line as the Dolphins experimented and tried to find where he fit best. It would seem they have their decision, as Turner is being given the chance to be the starter when camp rolls around. In this man's humble opinion, he will take that job and show why he's called "Big Mountain".
This story was written by Luis Sung. Follow him on Twitter: @FLSportDebater