Giving a letter grade to every Miami Dolphins 2022 Draft Pick

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#224 Cameron Goode, California: C

When you get this late in the draft it’s almost like throwing darts at a dartboard, hoping one of them hits. You look for guys with great measurables that may have fallen for off-the-field issues, or players with limited ceilings that produced a lot in college. In the case of Cameron Goode, he produced a lot at Cal, but his ceiling is a big question. Goode can play outside linebacker or even on the edge, and his specialty is getting after the passer.

He ended his collegiate career as #8 on the all-time leading sack list for Cal with 21.5, which is pretty impressive. He had 6.5 sacks and 8.5 TFL last season and served as one of the best players on the Golden Bears’ defense. I compare this pick to the Andrew Van Ginkel selection a few years back. Someone who produced well in college and just has a knack for making plays. They play the same position too, so it’s possible Goode may follow a similar career path to the Miami Dolphins’ 2019, 5th-round pick.

It’s worth noting that Goode was given a slightly better prospect grade than Van Ginkel, so maybe that gives him a better chance to contribute to the team than AVG had coming out. Overall, my expectations are pretty low for Goode. If he does end up making the roster, it’ll most likely be for special teams reasons with the hope he can develop into a role player.