Solomon Kindley is the Miami Dolphins 4th round steal of the last decade.
Durham Smythe, Kalen Ballage, Jamil Douglas, Walt Aikens, Jelani Jenkins, Dion Sims, Lamar Miller, Clyde Gates, and A.J. Edds have all been drafted by the Dolphins in the last ten years, in the 4th round. Some have been good, Lamar Miller and others were a complete waste of time, Clyde Gates.
Miami did well with Smythe and Aikens but Kindley could be the absolute best. He started the year on fire and looked to be a lineman who was going to get a lot of national talks but he has struggled at times and has also dealt with injuries. His growth and development continue but there is so much there to like about the kid.
Kindley is showing an equal ability to block in both aspects of the offense and when he gets a better cast around him he should play even better. Kindley is playing next to 2nd-round pick Robert Hunt who is developing well enough on his own. Ted Karras is a good leader at center but Miami will likely upgrade that spot next year. That too should help Kindley.
Kindley is a star in the making and while he needs to continue to grow he has the right mentality to do just that.