Report: Miami Dolphins could look for possible Terron Armstead successor in 2024 NFL Draft

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The Miami Dolphins reportedly could look for a possible Terron Armstead successor in the 2024 NFL Draft.

“One league official who spoke to the Dolphins front office emerged from a conversation believing Miami will seek a young tackle in the draft, one who could eventually be a successor to Armstead, perhaps in 2025 or ‘26,” Barry Jackson wrote.

Armstead is in his second season with the Dolphins franchise after spending the first nine seasons of his NFL career playing for the New Orleans Saints, who drafted him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

The Illinois native has long been one of the better tackles in the NFL. He has four Pro Bowl nods to his name and earned a selection as recently as the 2022 season, his first season in Miami.

But for as productive as Armstead has been during his career, it makes sense as to why the Dolphins reportedly could look for his successor in the 2024 NFL Draft.

First of all, Armstead is starting to get a bit long in the tooth, considering he will turn 33 years old in July.

Additionally, Armstead has suited up in just eight games (all starts) for the Dolphins so far during the 2023 regular season due to injuries. First, he suffered a knee injury in Miami’s loss to the Buffalo Bills back on Oct. 1.

Fast forward over two months, and Armstead suffered an ankle injury against the Washington Commanders on Dec. 3. The Dolphins were able to pick up a win against the Commanders, though, as Miami beat Washington by a final score of 45-15.

The end of the 2023 regular season for Armstead and the Dolphins is almost here. The team has just two games remaining on its regular-season schedule.

First, the Dolphins will take on the Baltimore Ravens on the road on Dec. 31 in what projects to be a major test for Miami. The Ravens are winners of their last five games, with those wins coming against the Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers.

After playing the Ravens, Miami will wrap up its regular-season schedule with a matchup against the Bills at home on Jan. 7. The Bills have also been playing winning football of late, as evidenced by their three-game winning streak.

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