At 6-foot-9, 380-pounds, Minnesota starting right tackle Daniel Faalele is a massive human being who is projected to be an early starter in his NFL career.
The Australian native has been one of Minnesota’s top players in recent years. Those teams included highly drafted players in 2020 second-round pick and Super Bowl champion safety Antione Winfield Jr, and 2021 first-round pick wideout Rashod Bateman.
Aside from being the biggest player in College Football and likely the biggest player to ever enter the NFL Draft, Faalele is still somewhat of a developmental player. He did not start playing football until 2017 and sat out in 2020. However, he has been a staple over the three years he has played for Minnesota starting in 32 of 34 games he has appeared in.
Faalele will undoubtedly be a highly touted mid-round offensive lineman, he has issues with balance and high pad level due to his massive size. However, Faalele would be a solid pick for Miami.
While I do believe Miami is better off signing free agent offensive lineman, Faalele would bring zero questions as to what position he’d play, unlike some former Dolphin draft picks. It might take some time for him to be a high-level starter, but he has the potential to reach that level.