The Miami Dolphins have not done a great job as of late of turning late-round prospects into viable starters for their rosters. In fact, only long snapper Blake Ferguson and Andrew Van Ginkel are the only players drafted in round five or later that are consistent starters for the team.
Montana State linebacker Troy Andersen is a player who could fall late that has proven he can be successful on both sides of the ball and could become a star in the NFL. Not only has Andersen been named First Team All-Big Sky a linebacker, but he’s also earned the award at quarterback.
He started his career at both running back and linebacker starting as a true freshman at both positions. He’s currently a fifth-year senior and played mainly linebacker in his fifth year ending the season with 147 tackles 14 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, 1 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, and 2 interceptions.
Andersen offers versatility and athleticism having succeeded at multiple positions in D1 football. His stock should rise as he has proven to have a nose for the football and should have a high upside in coverage.
He’s a freak athlete standing at 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, and would likely start his career on special teams, but could carve a role on any team in the league.