Nakobe Dean – LB – Georgia
Christian Harris – LB – Alabama
One area that the Miami Dolphins will likely be looking to address in the 2022 NFL Draft will be the linebacker position, and there are some solid options in this year’s class. By all early accounts, this upcoming draft will be defense-heavy, at least for the first round. This means that potentially elite players have the chance to drop to the area in which the Dolphins will likely be picking (20-26 range).
Two players that Miami would love to get their hands on will be playing in Monday night’s National Championship game.
For the Georgia Bulldogs, linebacker Nakobe Dean was one of the best defenders in the nation this year. He won the Butkus Award for the best linebacker in the country, and was First Team All-SEC as well as a unanimous First Team All-American. His resume and track record may result in him being selected before the Dolphins are on the clock, but he could be an obvious choice should he drop.
Christian Harris of Alabama is not as highly touted, but is still a late-first/early-second round prospect that could fit well next to Jerome Baker. Harris excels in pass coverage, which is something that the Dolphins have historically struggled with in trying to shut down tight ends and running backs. If the Alabama product is available when the Dolphins are picking in the second round, then look for Harris to be a potential option.