The Dolphins have had a revolving door issue at center for the past couple of seasons that was meant to be filled by Michael Dieter, who has been out since early October. Dieter was impressive prior to his injury and is set to return this week against the New York Giants, but the center position is extremely important and looking for an upgrade is always valuable.
Ricky Stromberg is an improvement and could be massive for the Dolphins.
Last offseason, the Dolphins were in the running for current New England Patriots center David Andrews and could have drafted current Kansas City Chiefs center Creed Humphrey. The Dolphins missed out on both and both are having sensational years and either could represent the AFC in the Pro-Bowl.
Now if the Dolphins have a shot at any of Iowa’s Tyler Linderbau, Boston College’s Alec Lindstrom, or Arkansas’ Stromberg, then they have to take a shot. In this mock, Stromberg is the best available remaining after filling out other positions.
At 6’4” 310lbs, Stromberg is a massive human being who gets off the line with relative ease and is solid as both a run and pass blocker. As I said last week, the center position has gained a lot of traction in the draft the past few seasons, and Stromberg could rise once he shows his athleticism at the combine.
If the Dolphins want depth at the position, or the future of the position, Stromberg would bring solid value in the fourth round.