Addressing one of Miami's biggest needs heading into the offseason would help to support Tua Tagovailoa's development. Olave is a polished route-runner with the ability to be a weapon in the vertical passing game. The former Buckeye holds the school record with 35 receiving touchdowns and has averaged 15.4 yards per catch over his career.
The Dolphins have spent plenty of resources on the line the past few years, but the results have not been good enough. We know Mike McDaniel wants to run the ball, and Miami's biggest OL problem has been figuring out who lines up best where. Green can solve both: He's an aggressive mauler in the run game and has played four of the five OL spots. We think he's best at guard.
The Dolphins are hoping new head coach Mike McDaniel can get the most out of Tua Tagovailoa, and while it might be tempting to take a receiver here, this offense isn't going anywhere until the offensive line is fixed. Green is an athletic, physical blocker who could play guard or tackle at the next level.
The Dolphins' offensive line is a mess, but it's not for a lack of trying. They've used four picks on Day 1 or Day 2 of the draft on the position group over the past three years. Not much has panned out, though, as Miami's 46.6% pass block win rate was last in the NFL in 2021. And only the Texans average fewer yards per carry on the ground than the Dolphins' 3.6. Penning is a mauler with a lot of upside. He pushes defenders off the ball and moves pretty well for a 6-foot-7, 321-pounder.
With tight end Mike Gesicki off to free agency, this is another team that could use Colorado State's Trey McBride. But I just can't imagine Miami focusing anywhere but offensive line. Things could change once free agency sorts itself out, but GM Chris Grier has to find a way to keep oft-injured quarterback Tua Tagovailoa upright.
When healthy, former third-round pick Michael Deiter has solidified the middle of Miami's offensive line. However, Deiter played in just five games last season and might be viewed as more of a stopgap solution or guard-center combo than as a potential future Pro Bowler like Linderbaum, who is easily the top center in this class.
The head coach, Mike McDaniel, might be new, but the necessity to safeguard – and better evaluate – QB Tua Tagovailoa does not change. One seemingly obvious way to do that is by upgrading one of the league's worst offensive lines with an athletic tackle.
The Dolphins got quarterback Tua Tagovailoa a big-play receiver in Jaylen Waddle in last year's draft. With this pick, they get him some help on the ground. Hall is an all-around playmaker who could help revitalize Miami's basically nonexistent run game, which would take a whole lot of pressure off of Tagovailoa in 2022.
No matter who is coaching or quarterbacking, the offensive line needs addressed in Miami. Bernhard Raimann didn't have quite the Senior Bowl bump I expected, but he still showed himself to be a viable Round 1 option at either tackle spot.