Laremy Tunsil, Josh Sitton cohesive on left side of Miami Dolphins’ o-line

The Dolphins need Laremy Tunsil to be one of the top left tackles in the league. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

DAVIE — The Dolphins’ philosophy on signing left guard Josh Sitton was twofold. Not only did they need to bulk up the interior of their offensive, but they believed he would instantly make left tackle Laremy Tunsil better.

Tunsil struggled last season after playing at left guard as a rookie, which surprised him and the team because he’s been a left tackle all his life. Adding an 11th-year veteran of Sitton’s caliber alongside him is bound to make things easier.

“I try to help out young guys, whether it’s the guy right next to me or the guy at the 3-spot, or whatever it is,” Sitton said this week. “I have guys that I’ve played next to when I was young — specifically Mark Tauscher, Scott Wells, Chad Clifton and guys like that — that kind of took me under their wing and taught me a few things.

“My approach is my door is always open and Laremy has been good about talking to me. I think we’ve already gotten off on the right foot with the communication and that relationship.”

Miami coach Adam Gase has already noticed the impact early in Organized Team Activities and said, “It’s really a great thing to see how he works, him and Laremy, and how they talk through things and the amount of time they spend with each other.”

The Dolphins drafted Tunsil No. 13 overall in 2016 and played him at left guard because they had left tackle Branden Albert coming off a Pro Bowl season. They unloaded Albert to the Jaguars at the end of the year with the belief that Tunsil would ease back into his natural position, but their o-line issues continued.

Tunsil seemed disappointed almost anytime he discussed his play during the season, and Pro Football focus ranked him No. 47 in the league among all offensive tackles.

“There’s probably a lot of us sitting here that thought it would be an easy transition for him,” Gase said two months ago. “It’s still left tackle in the NFL. I think it was tougher for him than what all of us anticipated.”

Toward the end of the season, however, Tunsil started to settle in at the position.

“I saw a guy that started to notice that it’s not that easy,” Gase continued. “He went to work and he practiced hard and he was great in meetings. The way he was watching film and his development as a professional improved last year. I think he’s excited moving forward, getting Josh in there and working with him, and to really be the guy that he’s wanted to be since he came out.”

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