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Dolphins schedule visit with Oklahoma offensive tackle

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Could Tyler Guyton step in and replace Robert Hunt as Miami’s starting right guard?

The 2024 NFL Draft is loaded with offensive linemen and the Miami Dolphins hope to make the right selection with just two of the top 150 picks. With help needed in the trenches, general manager Chris Grier could provide the unit with a major boost in the first round.

Barry Jackson, who covers the Dolphins for the Miami Herald, reported Monday that Oklahoma offensive tackle Tyler Guyton will meet with team officials this week and is “in play” at No. 21 come draft night.

Formerly an edge rusher, Guyton switched to offensive tackle when he enrolled at Texas Christian University. He didn’t see much action during his freshman and sophomore seasons at TCU but did showcase his athleticism with a six-yard touchdown reception against Iowa State.

He transferred to Oklahoma before the 2022 season and played 1,011 snaps at right tackle while with the Sooners. Guyton’s 2023 campaign featured no sacks and just three quarterback hits across 355 pass-rushing snaps, according to PFF.

The Dolphins need to fill the void created at right guard by Robert Hunt signing with the Carolina Panthers. Despite playing most of his snaps at right tackle, Guyton has the traits to slide inside and start next to Austin Jackson in Week 1 — if Miami pulls the trigger on draft night.

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