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When the Miami Dolphins signed Terron Armstead and Connor Williams this offseason, many believed that the duo would hold down the left side of the line with the pair playing most of their games at left tackle and left guard, respectively.
However, since the Dolphins took the field, Williams has been actually getting his opportunities at the center spot. A position he’s received no snaps at in a regular-season game to this point and that was expected to belong to Michael Deiter.
With Williams getting more chances at center this offseason, he was asked about where he expects to play this year, and he offered some clarity.
Connor Williams Says as of now, his expectation is that he will play center for Dolphins
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) June 2, 2022
This would likely allow Austin Jackson to continue playing left guard, as he did for most of last season. Liam Eichenberg would then likely be the team’s starting right tackle, leaving Deiter as the backup center.
Obviously, this would provide the offensive line with solid depth in the interior, as Deiter can play guard and center.
It wouldn’t be fair to judge the decision before the Dolphins take the field against defenses in competitive settings, but there will be a number of people who will be skeptical of this move.