You might be asking, “Well Pablo, you just said the team needs offensive line but here you are taking a defensive lineman. How is this going to help improve the offensive line?” Well it won’t, but Texas A&M defensive lineman Demarvin Leal is a special player. I also am a firm believer that the Dolphins need to stop drafting linemen and starting them, but rather draft everything else young and dish out money for starting lineman. Throwing money at their problems has hurt Miami in the past, but there has been no offensive lineman development with the last few guys drafted.
Back to Leal, before the start of the season, the San Antonio native was touted as a top-five prospect in the draft and his special skillset is key to that. Through nine games this season, the interior defensive lineman has 6.5 sacks. Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman and superstar Aaron Donald has proven that if you can get interior pressure consistently, you will have success on defense.
With Miami struggling at the EDGE position, pairing Leal with Wilkins will give the team two giants in the middle, Leal comes in at 6-foot-4 290-pounds pre-draft prep, and would ease up protection on the two outside rushers.
Assuming Miami gets more out of the cornerbacks in 2023, and an improvement from somebody in the nickel, then the team would be getting a steal at 10 with Leal, and getting a steal at 10 without having your early first-round pick is vital for this team.