Daniel Faalele is a prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft who gained a lot of early traction for his size, but the Miami Dolphins can snag him early on Day 3.
For many who have not been around the 2022 NFL Draft for long, the name Daniel Faalele was making a lot of noise a few months ago. Now, while his hype has recently started to slow down, one team has a chance to capitalize on one of its weaknesses.
That team is the Miami Dolphins and the one position that seems to not be locked up heading into the 2022 season is right tackle. While the position in the meantime seems to be filled by Austin Jackson, no way is considered a lock.
If a guy like Daniel Faalele is available when the Miami Dolphins are on the clock in the 2022 NFL Draft at any point, Chris Grier should be sprinting to the podium.
Daniel Faalele stands 6 foot 8 inches 384 pounds and would play the highly coveted blindside for Tua Tagovailoa. The big issue for Tagovailoa has been being rushed and hit causing injuries, but that is what Daniel Faalele is best at.
Daniel Faalele allowed only 1 sack all year, 2 QB hits, and only 5 QB pressures. Those are numbers that would get any Miami Dolphins fan excited, especially their quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Not to mention, how good Daniel Faalele is in the run game as well. For being as large as he is, Faalele has an insane amount of speed and quickness. He can move with the best offensive lineman in this 2022 NFL Draft class, and if Head Coach Mike McDaniel needs anything else to get excited about, there is more to his flexibility.
Daniel Faalele was used in a goal-line package for a 2-yard rushing touchdown earlier this season for the Golden Gophers. It might remind you of what Mike McDaniel did with putting Trent Williams in motion late in last season a few times.