The Dolphins center position has been a revolving door over the past few seasons. Rather than continuing to address the position by signing veteran centers to one-year deals, the team could go after the top center prospect since the Dallas Cowboys took Travis Fredrick.
Iowa’s Tyler Linderbaum has been considered the top center in college football, and one of the best players, over the past two seasons. In terms of how good Linderbaum has been, he currently is sixth on Pro Football Focuses’ 2022 NFL draft big board and ranks as the number one overall center for the 2021 College Football season.
For the Dolphins, this year’s center has included Michael Deiter, who is currently on injured reserve, and free agent pick-up Austin Reiter. Last year, current New England Patriots center David Andrews held the starting center position.
The Dolphins’ pick this season is contingent on how well, or poorly, the San Francisco 49ers do. If the 49ers do poorly enough where the Dolphins can draft at 10, then Linderbaum would be a solid draft pick.
Other options that would make sense for the Dolphins here are Texas A&M defensive lineman DeMarvin Leal, Arkansas wideout Treylon Burks, and one of Cincinnati’s Ahmad Garner, or Florida’s Kaiir Elam.