2022 Miami Dolphins Mock Draft

The Miami Dolphins have four draft picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. Compared to previous years draft this year’s draft may not be as exciting as the team does not have any first or second round picks.

Kansas City and Miami agreed to trade terms for Tyreek Hill. Hill now a Miami Dolphin was worth several draft picks: first-round pick, second-round pick and fourth-round pick in 2022 and a fourth-round pick and sixth-round pick in 2023

The Dolphins can still add valuable players to their 2022 roster through the rest of their draft picks, it’s time for my first 2022 Miami Dolphins mock draft.

Round 3, Pick 102

With the first selection in this 2022 Mock draft, the Miami Dolphins select:

Cole Strange, iOL, Tennessee-Chattanooga

Coming into the draft as one of the few “smaller school” prospects, Strange is valued by many in NFL Circles. At 6-foot-5 and 307 pounds Cole Strange is an ideal fit for many offensive line coaches. As a senior in 2021 Strange started all 11 games, 9 at LG and 2 at LT.

Scouting Report: Strength

A smooth mover and covers a lot of ground, mirrors rushers well; agile and keeps his feet moving. Really good change of direction. Gets into space quickly and efficiently on screens and the outside zone running game.

Strange has the versatility to play all along the line – spent time at LT and LG. The Chattanooga product also has the skills and smarts to play center, had reps at center during the senior bowl. Has good footwork and technique. Balanced and agile pass protection set with excellent hand placement.

Was one of the most consistent college pass blockers in 2021 – has shown significant development every playing year and dominance in the run game.

Scouting Report: Weakness

Been beaten off the edge coming out of his stance lunging to reach speedy rushers. Doesn’t take the best of angles in pass protection – resulting in some missed blocks and trying to regain balance.

Flashes the ability to move his man with his hands, but is not yet consistent in this area. Needs to work on his technique in pass protection and using more consistent leverage.

Round 4, Pick 125

With the second selection in this 2022 Mock draft, the Miami Dolphins select:

Troy Anderson, LB, Montana State

Troy Andersen was one of the most versatile players in college football playing quarterback, running back, linebacker, safety and punter at the FCS level.  

Scouting Report: Strength

Combination of size, length, and agility makes him a secure tackler in space. Really good as a free blitzer.

Excellent in coverage – has experience at safety and shows on film. Mirrors with tight ends and receivers in the slot with good straight-line speed and change-of-direction ability for his size.

Shows patience and rarely be fooled by play-action or misdirection. Quick to read run, showing good agility and speed to get past blockers and finish.

Good run defender, able to rush through blockers and blow plays up in the backfield, good lateral agility and finishes with a big hit.

Scouting report: Weakness

Only has two years’ worth of experience at the position, needs technique refinement.

Has the speed and coverage skills to play SAM and WILL positions but will need to bulk up to be an impactful MIKE at the next level.

Gets swallowed up by offensive linemen and needs to improve his ability to stack and shed blockers in addition to keeping them from latching on.

Round 7, Pick 224

With the third selection in this 2022 Mock draft, the Miami Dolphins select:

Zyon McCollum, CB, Sam Houston State

McCollum is a ball-hawking FCS cornerback with outstanding combination of size and athletic traits for the next level. He put up crazy testing numbers at the NFL Combine. McCollum plays with good physicality in coverage and utilizes his size well.

Scouting Report: Strength

NFL-caliber coverage skills. Quick backpedal with fluid hip turns to cover receivers down the field. Willingly makes big hits uses closing speed to reduce yards gaines. Can make the transition as a potential safety. 

Attacks the ball with authority, good vision and hand placement shows playmaking ability, quick to read-and-react

Has the foot speed and length to stay with slot receivers in spread sets. Flashes toughness and aggressive nature against the run

Scouting report: Weakness

Lean, athletic build with plenty of room for additional muscle mass which means he needs to add more weight to play in the NFL.

Needs to get stronger. Too easily lost in blocking piles. Not a quick twitch athlete and shows body stiffness when needing to quickly redirect in the short zone. Early hip turn when playing press and inconsistent footwork when trying to redirect.

Round 7, Pick 247

With the fourth selection in this 2022 Mock draft, the Miami Dolphins select:

Amare Barno, EDGE, Virginia Tech

Barno is a Virgina Tech prospect who primarily played as an off-ball linebacker before transitioning into an EDGE rusher. High-ceiling, low-floor EDGE prospect with fascinating traits galore but needs technical refinement.

Scouting Report: Strengths

At 6’4 5/8″, the Hokie prospect bodes a lean frame with great length in his upper body. Those long arms allow him to get in the first punch against offensive linemen.

Challenges inside with quickness and strong hands. Quick run defender and lowkey closing speed who does not give up big plays. 

Relentless pursuit, tracks down ball carriers across the field. Plays with a good, balanced base. Helps him stay upright despite average strength

Scouting report: Weakness

Barno’s pass-rushing package is limited as he is still raw. He does not have distinguishing traits and moves to lean on.

His play strength is lacking. While in some reps he may do everything right technique-wise, stronger blockers clear him out of the way.

Still needs pass rush development, does not have the explosiveness or quickness to be a playmaker yet, traits are there. 


***This Article was originally published on PhinManiacs***

Hussam Patel is a Miami Dolphins contributor and Lead NFL Draft analyst at Five Reasons Sports Network, Director of Scouting at PhinManiacs and Editor at Dolphins ATB. Follow him on Twitter at @HussamPatel


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