The Miami Dolphins are not going to retain Tanner Conner in 2022 but as of the time of this writing, a pre-prep in June, Conner was on the roster. That won’t be the case in another month.
Conner, a rookie out of Idaho State would need a lot to happen to make the roster and even if something happened that took out three of the other four tight ends, the Dolphins would turn to the market for a replacement.
Conner isn’t a bad TE by any means, he is a rookie and as such, he is going to struggle early and often which will make it harder for him to find his place, let alone playing time and practice reps to prove that he has potential.
The best that Conner could hope for is a shot at making the practice field and while that too is a long shot, it isn’t unrealistic.
Conner’s road to the NFL has been a long one. He was a Redshirt freshman in 2016 and while he played from 2016 to 2019, he did not play in 2020. In 2021, in played six games with 34 receptions for 685 yards. He scored three touchdowns.
While there is something here with Conner, the question is can he get the reps to develop? Regardless, him being a rookie, ranks him last on the Dolphins roster.