Pick 36, C Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma
This is another pick to help sure up an area of the team that wasn’t properly addressed during the free-agent period.
The Dolphins saw Ted Karras leave after a one-year stint in Miami that was neither great nor terrible. The front office then brought in Matt Skura on a one-year deal which signaled to me that he is not in the long-term plans for this team which made the pick of Humphrey even easier.
Humphrey is an investment in the future. He isn’t the largest lineman, but he makes up for it with solid fundamentals and playing smart football. He will easily push Skura for the starting spot and could be an anchor in the middle of the line for years to come if he continues to progress.
Miami used a lot of draft capital in the last draft to build their offensive line with the selections of Austin Jackson, Solomon Kindley, and Robert Hunt. Still, Miami’s line was inconsistent and a few pieces short of being one of the best in the game.
Humphrey can go a long way towards improving this unit, giving Tua Tagovailoa the time he needs to play efficiently.