Could the Dolphins draft a QB?
The 2022 Draft may have one of the weakest quarterback classes that we have seen in recent memory. There are only a couple of prospects that are projected to be taken in the top-20, and none come in with an elite resume or scouting report.
Luckily for Miami, they don’t need a first round quarterback, given that their draft pick will be no better than 25th this coming year. But if they are unable to nab themselves a legit backup in free agency or through trades, then they could be looking to pick one up with one of their mid-round selections.
This situation is unlikely. The Dolphins will need someone with experience who is able to step in and lead a team that will have playoff aspirations, and a mid-round rookie is typically not the way to go. But we have seen it work before. The aforementioned Minshew was a 6th round rookie when he threw 21 touchdowns and 6 interceptions, and we all remember when Kirk Cousins was selected in the 4th round by Washington in the same draft that they selected Robert Griffin III second overall.
The Miami Dolphins will certainly have other holes to will with their draft capital, but there is a situation in which taking a quarterback with their fourth round selection might be the best move. If one of the prospects that is projected to be a second or third rounder (see: Carson Strong, Desmond Ridder) drops down to the 117th or 121st slots, then they could wind up being the backup in Miami in 2022.