Giving a letter grade to every Miami Dolphins 2022 Draft Pick

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#247  Skylar Thompson, Kansas State: D+

This one was a little bit of a head-scratcher for me, but again, it’s only a 7th-round pick. Thompson put up fairly good numbers at Kansas State, with 68 total touchdowns to only 16 interceptions in his five combined years. From the surface, nothing really sticks out. His arm is ok, his accuracy is decent, and he’s mobile but not super athletic. However, he is a “gamer”. A guy who did routinely show up in big moments and made plays for his team when they needed him. He’s said to have good leadership qualities and is a solid guy in the locker room.

I know after this pick all of the Tua-haters had a field day with the jokes, but this doesn’t change the landscape of the Dolphins’ QB room at all. Miami brought in one of the best backups in the league this off-season, Teddy Bridgewater to sit behind Tua Tagovailoa, and also ex-Cardinals backup, Chris Streveler. Skylar Thompson will come in and be given the chance to compete, which I assume will be for the practice squad position. Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater are locks to make the final roster, and I don’t expect the Dolphins to carry three quarterbacks during the regular season.

That means Streveler and Thompson will battle it out in Training Camp for the rights of running the practice squad. In the end, I believe McDaniel & Grier saw Thompson as a solid enough player to potentially be the long-term option at backup quarterback, which would be the best-case scenario. I’m just curious why they had Thompson graded over other quarterbacks available like Carson Strong for example, who I think has more potential than Thompson.

But those are my grades for the Miami Dolphins 2022 NFL Draft, let me know @MathisReports if you agree with the grades, or what you would change.