The Auatin Jackson First Round selection was questioned at the time, as he seemed to be more of a projection player than a guy who was ready to take over at Left Tackle right away. However, Jackson stepped right in on Sunday and played at a high level for Miami. His athleticism consistently stood out in pass protection and Jackson also held up well against real NFL power. His pass protection upside is impressive, making him an extremely important player for this team going forward.

Solomon Kindley was a fourth-round pick (111th overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft and has taken over as the starting right guard for this team. While Jackson primarily wins with quick feet, Kindley is more of a power-based player who wants to compete in small spaces. He did a great job of fighting with Patriots’ defensive linemen in a phone booth on Sunday, holding up well in pass protection and clearing out holes in the run game.

While the success of Jackson and Kindley stood out more, fellow rookie Robert Hunt was able to make an impact up front as well. Hunt was a second-round pick (39th overall), but was not able to win a starting job with Miami out of camp. However, he did see some time as a sixth offensive lineman in this game, clearing out rushing lanes from the tight end position. Hunt undoubtedly has a bright future as well.

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