Going into the offseason, the Miami Dolphins have a number of draft picks to use to improve their roster heading into 2022. However, a trade for wide receiver Tyreek Hill has depleted the draft capital of the team just four picks in this year’s NFL Draft. .
General manager Chris Grier opted to sit idle during the three-day event, as the Dolphins made their four picks, selecting linebacker Channing Tindall, wide receiver Erik Ezukanma, linebacker Cameron Goode and quarterback Skylar Thompson.
Although the players have toured the facility, we won’t know what the Dolphins got in this draft until they take to the field this fall.
Despite this fact, everyone is trying to discern exactly how successful each team has been. NFL writers Gennaro Filice and Dan Parr ranked the Dolphins’ draft class 21st in the league this year.
Here’s what Parr wrote about the Miami rookie squad:
“This draft was about Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill for Miami. After shipping a set of picks to the Chiefs as part of the March deal for the first-team three-time All-Pro receiver, the Dolphins decided to stick with it and pick with the four picks they had. before proceedings in Las Vegas, and came far short of what you’d expect from a team in such a position. They failed to meet every need – the inner O line being the most important unchecked box – but did a great job of finding value with their top pick. The inside linebacker has long been crying out for an upgrade. Tindall could make his first start since high school for the Dolphins. Yes, he’s never started in his career on a stacked Georgia defense, but he still finished third in the team in tackles last season (67). He should help out on special teams right away and has the ability to make plenty of saves for Miami’s defense whenever he gets the chance. It might have been a surprise to see the team sign a receiver given the investments they’ve already made in the position, but the price was right for Ezukanma in Round 4 and Tua Tagovailoa could use all the help they got. he can get if he’s going to lead an attack aimed at closing the gap on the AFC’s best. In Round 7, the highly productive Goode was worth a flyer, and I’ll never complain about shooting a QB with one of the final draft picks.
With only four players added, they weren’t expected to be near the top, but the Dolphins might be able to get more out of these draft picks than the others.