OT - Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins and OT Austin Jackson have come to terms on a three-year, $36 million contract extension.
Jackson, the 18th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, did not get his fifth-year option picked up and performed to get his payday. His extension is worth a maximum of $39 million and guarantees $20.7 million. He is the only offensive lineman on the Dolphins to play all 12 games and has been solid in pass pro (70.0 PFF grade) while protecting the southpaw Tua Tagovailoa's blindside as a right tackle.
Austin Jackson is impressing Dolphins’ head coach Mike McDaniel in training camp. McDaniel stated that Jackson has “flashed some really great things” and that it has been a good competition.
Jackson came into camp as the expected starter at right tackle, per Dolphins’ general manager Chris Grier. The former first-round pick has dealt with a few injuries that have limited his playing time last season, but he has reportedly made strides this offseason to come back stronger for the 2023 season.
The Miami Dolphins have selected offensive tackle Austin Jackson with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
After taking Tua Tagovailoa at No. 5 overall, the Dolphins went out and got him some protection at No. 18 in Jackson. With a run on offensive tackles in the first round, the Dolphins end up taking the fifth offensive tackle already in the first 18 picks.