Three fun prospects the Miami Dolphins can draft in 2022

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The Miami Dolphins already picked up a fullback via free agency. But why not add a hybrid player who plays tight end and may be able to transition to fullback as well.

Introducing tight end Derrick Deese out of San Jose State. CBS Sports has Deese as their 18th ranked tight end in the 2022 NFL Draft.

This could be a seventh-round pick for the Fins. They currently have two picks in the last round of the draft. One at 224 and their last pick is 247. Deese may not be as athletically gifted as saying a Mike Gesicki.

But where his game is probably already at par with Gesicki is in blocking the opposing defense. This is where the mad scientist Mike McDaniel may be able to get to work.

With the acquisition of Alec Ingold and the offense the 49ers ran, the fullback position seems will have value for the Miami Dolphins. Why not invest in it by taking a player like Deese with a seventh-round pick.

His best attribute blocking, per Pro Football Focus, is the only pro-level trait he may have. But he did have 47 receptions for 720 yards last year in college. His average per reception was 15.3 yards.

The Miami Dolphins hired a creative coach, let’s hope he gets creative with the way he sees how certain athletes can be used.