With the need to improve the offensive line, why not better than take a guy who plays at a school that churns them out. Notre Dame center Jarrett Patterson was at one time a highly-touted offensive tackle prospect, after not having much success at the position the staff chose to move him inside at center, the move worked.
While Dieter’s return was promising, it doesn’t hurt to take another player with potential. Patterson does also showcase some versatility and could be moved at guard. Adding depth to the offensive line would be vital, but the Dolphins need consistency if they want to win.
Eric Rowe could be playing his last few weeks of football in a Dolphins jersey thanks to the rapid development of both Holland and Brandon Jones. Letting go of Rowe, who is in the final year of his contract next season, would cost the Dolphins around $525,000 in dead cap, but it would free up $4.55 million in the cap, according to Spotrac.
A move like that would free up enough money to allow the Dolphins to re-sign Mike Gesicki. Drafting Miami safety Bubba Bolden would also allow the team to do that. It is clear the Dolphins like running a three safety set. Bolden, who is a fifth-year senior, has the experience and size to take over the Rowe role
The Dolphins could trust either Jones or Holland to take over covering tight ends, but the addition of Lloyd in the second should also give a boost in that department.