The Miami Dolphins did not add an offensive lineman with any of their four 2022 draft picks. They did add a handful of undrafted free agents to go along with their splash signing of Terron Armstead and Connor Williams should see a much improved offensive line
But is that solution?
The Dolphins will, unless they add a center in the second wave of free agency, continue to ride Michael Dieter at center. While he was not elite, he was the team’s best option in 2021.
Ricky Stromberg would have been a middle-tier center in the 2022 NFL draft, but now he can be one of the top options in the 2023 NFL draft.
The 6’4”, 314-pound center should be considered a Remington Award favorite for the best center in college football for 2022-2023.
The Dolphins, as the roster currently stands, Williams is set to be the team’s starting center, a position he struggled at when he was with the Dallas Cowboys. Stromberg in the second round could be the best option and would be a very welcomed upgrade.
Finding a talented center in the draft, rather than signing one, has long been a staple for teams with successful offensive lines such as the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers during Mike McDaniel’s time opted to go with veteran Alex Mack. This may not be the Dolphins’ top choice to fix the position, but Stromberg would be a welcome addition.