Round 4 – Originally the Dolphins had two picks in the fourth round (119 and 123 respectively). Since then they traded one of them away in the Hill deal and after compensatory picks, etc. their sole fourth round selection will come at number 125 overall.
Alec Pierce – WR – Cincinnati – Just like the previous time we did this exercise, Alec Pierce could be an option with this pick. Pierce is very athletic. Coming out of high school he excelled in football, basketball, volleyball, and track. Pierce is in the Devante Parker mold at 6’3” and 215 lbs. Pierce caught 52 passes for 884 yds and 8 touchdowns for the Bearcats last season. Pierce has been described as an “alpha” on the field and does a solid job blocking in the running game, a must in Mike McDaniel’s offense.
Matt Arazia – Punter – San Diego State – This would definitely be outside the box thinking but the kicking game has been a sore spot for Miami over the past several years. Arazia has become a darling among many during the pre-draft process. Arazia can boom it though. In 2021 he had 18 punts that traveled more than 60 yards including two that were 80 plus. The Dolphins are bringing back a defense that should rank near the top of the league and having a punter who could consistently provide them with long fields to defend could be another weapon for this team.
Dohnovan West – C – Arizona State – While it looks like, as of now, the Dolphins center will be Michael Dieter, adding depth to that position is critical. West has good size at 6’4” 300 lbs but also possesses the athleticism to pull and play in a zone blocking scheme. West also played at both guard positions giving him excellent positional flexibility along the interior line.