Round 6, Pick 197: Will Mallory, TE, Miami
The Miami Dolphins saw two tight ends walk out of the door in the offseason. Hunter Long was sent to the Los Angeles Rams in the Ramsey trade, and Mike Gesicki won’t be back. That leaves just Durham Smythe and Eric Saubert under contract for 2023.
There’s a chance the Dolphins select a tight end earlier in the 2023 NFL Draft, but the depth allows for a good receiving tight end in Will Mallory to be available late. Mallory, funny enough, continues the trend of speedsters in the Dolphins offense, as his 4.54 40-yard dash was tops at the NFL Scouting Combine. His ability to threaten up the seam with speed, and his speed after the catch might catch defenders by surprise. He’ll be able to move around in the offense and command targets in the quick game and in the vertical passing game.
Round 7, Pick 238: Jordan McFadden, OL, Clemson
The double down commences for the Miami Dolphins here at the end of this mock draft. Once again, it’s a player with some potential versatility. Jordan McFadden gained a ton of experience at left tackle for the Clemson Tigers, and is a powerful player at the point of attack. He’s also worked out at positions on the interior, giving the Dolphins a chance (once again) to get a feel for his best position at the NFL level.