Best picks the Miami Dolphins made in the draft this weekend

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Erik Ezukanma
Erik Ezukanma #13 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders, drafted by the Miami Dolphins (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images) /

Erik Ezukanma – Wide Receiver – Texas Tech:

In the 4th round, the Miami Dolphins decided to draft a WR with the #125 overall pick, enter Erik Ezukanma. A 6’2″ big body wide receiver out of Texas Tech, with no Devante Parker in the house the Dolphins needed a quick fill and Ezukanma provides depth at that role.

There is no telling how good Ezukanma will be in the NFL but while at Texas Tech he showed an ability to make spectacular contested catches, since he’s a bigger target he also showed the ability to leap over defenders to catch passes.

Most of his skillset was shown off in the end zone and red zone area, for an accurate QB like Tua Tagovailoa a weapon like this is crucial. So far Preston Williams and Ezukanma will likely compete for the role of the big body WR.

I expect whoever fills this role to be used on key downs like 3rd down, red zone, and end zone plays. I don’t see this prototype of WR being an every-down guy in Mike McDaniel’s offense.

But who knows, Ezukanma’s scouting report states he is a strong and exceptional blocker and that will be a key component in Miami’s revamped offense.

Will Erik Ezukanma have a big role in 2022 with the Dolphins? He has the tools to achieve it, but time will tell us the answer.