Ranking Every Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Heading into 2022

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#6: Erik Ezukanma

The Miami Dolphins’ 2022 4th-round pick Erik Ezukanma comes in at number 6 on the depth chart. The rookie has an interesting skill set and will likely compete for playing time as the Dolphins’ big-bodied WR. Ezukanma who is 6’2, 210 pounds, has a similar physical play style to the recently traded DeVante Parker.

Although he has the frame to make contested catches, Ezukanma also ran a 4.55 and was often used as the Texas Tech Red Raiders’ gadget player. Wild cat, end-around, and jet-sweeps are all plays the versatile rookie can run.

I would also like to mention that although Ezukanma isn’t a blazer like Jaylen Waddle or Tyreek Hill, he is still very effective at getting yards after the catch. The ex-Red Raider averaged 16 yards per reception over his collegiate career.

Speed isn’t the only determining factor in being a good YAC WR, and Ezukanam has some unique abilities like body control and shiftiness that are really intriguing.

I believe one of the most competitive camp battles this August will be between Preston Williams and Erik Ezukanma. If Preston Williams doesn’t show up to camp ready to go, I would not be surprised to see the rookie jump him on the depth chart.