Monday, May 16, 2022

Miami Dolphins Post-Draft NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Miami Dolphins rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 20 (20th)
  • Best ranking: 18 (ESPN)
  • Worst ranking: 23 (CBS Sports)

Below you will find a post-NFL Draft roundup for the Dolphins in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 23

Player who benefited most from draft: C Michael Deiter

There were cries, from fans and media alike, for the Dolphins to add competition at center through the draft. Instead, they didn't spend any of their picks on an offensive lineman -- which likely reflects positively on last year's starting center. Deiter will still have to earn his job this season, but at least he knows he's in the team's plans for the immediate future. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques -- Rank: 18

For all intents and purposes, the Dolphins' first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft was Tyreek Hill. This is certainly something Miami fans can live with, even if it took much of the team's juice from the NFL's mega-event in Vegas. Looking at the roster, it's hard not to see how the team has set the table for Tua Tagovailoa in what will be a make-or-break third year in Miami. The team hired an offensive-minded head coach in Mike McDaniel and added a superstar wideout in Hill and an All-Pro left tackle in Terron Armstead. If Tua can't make the offense sing with that amount of support, the Dolphins will find someone who can in 2023.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 19

They traded to land Tyreek Hill to juice up the offense, which means the table is set for Tua Tagovailoa. This season is all about him and his play.

USA Today -- Rank: 19

With Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Cedrick Wilson, Miami's three-receiver set may be better than anyone's. But can QB Tua Tagovailoa leverage it sufficiently to lift this team as something more than best not to qualify for the playoffs?

The Athletic -- Rank: 23

If we know nothing else about the 2022 Dolphins, we know they'll be fast. That's what adding receiver Tyreek Hill does to an offense that already featured speedy 2021 first-round pick Jaylen Waddle. We also like the addition of left tackle Terron Armstead to fill an obvious need, but we're keeping Miami here in the middle of the NFL pack until we see how this group comes together with Tua Tagovailoa.

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