Round 4, 125th Overall: Damone Clark, LB, LSU
After center, the biggest hole for the Miami Dolphins exists at linebacker. The room isn’t necessarily barren in 2022, but so many guys will be free agents after the 2022 season. Jerome Baker is a great off-ball guy that has the speed to work in space/overhang alignments, but getting a true MIKE and do-it-all guy would be good.
Damone Clark might take a bit of a tumble when the 2022 NFL Draft rolls around due to a herniated disk. Spinal fusion surgery is where he’s headed, and that could result in missing his rookie season completely. He’s absolutely worth a selection on day three, where he can recover and turn into an impact player for 2023, with his combination of improving processing skills, run-and-chase athleticism, and coverage chops.
Round 5, 158th Overall: Andrew Stueber, OL, Michigan
The broken record of more offensive linemen is probably annoying at this point, but it just doesn’t feel like the unit can stay as it is, even with the addition of Armstead. Solving the right tackle position will be important.
Andrew Stueber has the tackle-guard versatility to give the Dolphins a good chance of working to field the best five players they can by the time training camp and the preseason is over. Stueber’s anchor and hand placement are impressive, and he has the footwork to be the right tackle if called upon.