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Whenever there is change in front office or coach there is usually some collateral loss expected on the Miami Dolphins roster.

That’s been a consistent occurrence during Miami’s ride on the mediocrity merry-go-round, as the franchise has changed coaches or general managers just about every three seasons for the past decade and a half.

Whether it’s a style change, a scheme alteration, or just a coach’s preference, what the new-look Miami Dolphins will look like sits atop General Manager Chris Grier’s priority list, and some of the players on last year’s roster – including talents from the past few drafts – might no longer fit.

For instance, Mike McDaniel’s play-action-based West Coast offense has typically featured a tight end who can serve as an in-line blocker, as well as catch passes. That benefits the rushing attack, and feeds into the deception of the offense’s play-action approach.

As talented a playmaker as Mike Gesicki has been the past three seasons, he’s been beset by his troublesome blocking, which is why he’s spent more snaps lining up as a receiver than he has a tight end the past three years.

Gesicki’s limitations as a blocker could force the team’s hand when it comes to addressing his free agency status, and the status of fellow tight end Durham Smythe, possibly encouraging Miami to sign a dual-purpose tight end such as Tampa Bay’s O.J. Howard, Minnesota’s Tyler Conklin or Pittsburgh’s Eric Ebron.

We’ll get an indication on how Miami feels about Gesicki by March 8, which is the NFL deadline to use the franchise or transition tag on one player. Both tags are tools used by teams trying to lock players into one-year deals with the hopes of eventually agreeing to long-term extensions with more up-front money.

If Miami lets Gesicki test the market without restrictions he’s likely as good as gone.

But it’s not just Gesicki, and skill-position players like tailbacks Duke Johnson and Phillip Lindsay, who are both free agents, that could be impacted by the team’s change of coaches and offensive philosophy.

The biggest change expected in 2022 centers around the run game, which happens to be McDaniel’s specialty in the NFL.

The Dolphins plan to utilize a zone-blocking scheme, and one that features outside zone runs, which have a complexity to it that few teams can execute effectively.

Outside zone, which is also called wide zone, is one of the hardest types of run plays for defenders to stop, simply because it takes the element of power out of the play.

Outside zone is run strictly off of leverage and cutoff blocks. It’s a style of play that aims to attack the edge of the defense but utilizes backside cutoffs. If the defense has a bigger, slower defensive lineman, or lackluster inside linebacker, it’s ideal to get them running laterally because they ultimately tire out.

What makes outside zone so difficult to execute is it requires a baseline of athleticism from offensive linemen that few 300-plus pounders have.

Miami’s coaches acknowledged they need to reinvigorate the careers of a few early draft picks on Miami’s offensive line.

Most of Miami’s offensive linemen struggled last season, which explains why the Dolphins possessed one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL.

Austin Jackson, the 18th pick in the 2020 NFL draft, struggled at left tackle early, and was moved inside to left guard, where his struggles continued.

Liam Eichenberg, a 2021 second-round pick for whom Miami traded a 2022 third-round pick to move up in eight spots in the draft, struggled at left tackle. Miami must figure out if that’s the right spot for him moving forward, or if he’d be better utilized on the right side of the offensive line, or at guard.

Robert Hunt, a second-round selection in 2020, performed the best out of all Miami’s young, developmental offensive linemen. However, Miami’s new coaches must figure out if right guard, where he played last season, or right tackle, the spot he played in 2020, would be the best for this 28-game starter.

Those three linemen should be viewed as building blocks for the upcoming line because they have the athleticism and skill set to work in a zone-blocking scheme. But Miami’s coaches must first discover if they have the overall makeup for them to adapt.

Free agency, the draft selections, and roster management will likely determine the fate of Michael Deiter, who started eight games at center last year, and Jesse Davis, the 30-year veteran who started 72 games for the Dolphins the past five seasons, most of which at right tackle last season.

The Dolphins would benefit from upgrading the offensive line with veterans and could target players who either have familiarity with the zone scheme, like 49ers free agent guard Laken Tomlinson, or a young, athletic college lineman.

So it’s a matter of figuring out whether Deiter and Davis, and all the other holdovers on offense, fit into the unit Miami’s trying to build in the trenches. Or will they fall between the cracks and be forgotten.

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