Round 7, 224th Overall: Ali Fayad, EDGE, Western Michigan
The edge room for the Miami Dolphins looks really good at the top. Bringing back Emmanuel Ogbah was crucial for the Dolphins, and expectations are very high for Jaelan Phillips in year two after the flashes he showed. But after that, there’s some depth lacking at a position that’s important, especially in a division of talented young quarterbacks.
Ali Fayad is an intriguing name late in the draft who can provide some juice to the room. He isn’t a dominant run defender, but was productive in his time in the MAC, racking up 53 tackles for loss in five seasons and had 12 sacks in 2021. His first step quickness and ability to rush around the arc offers a rotational role on this defense.
Round 7, 247th Overall: Isaih Pacheco, RB, Rutgers
The Miami Dolphins have poured resources into running back with Edmonds and Mostert, who should be a very good duo for McDaniel’s offense. But, as we know, Shanahan likes to keep drafting backs, and it’ll be interesting to see if McDaniel has the same philosophy.
Isaih Pacheco is a fun running back who turned heads at the combine with his 40 time. As the tape turns out, the burst and long speed are there to be a one-cut-and-go type of back. As the processing speed grows, the more dangerous he can be in an offense.