The Miami Dolphins add to their backfield with Syracuse’s dynamic back Sean Tucker
Round 3 Pick 74: Sean Tucker Rb, Syracuse
Raheem Mostert has looked worth every penny of his one-year deal, but he’s 30 years old and an injury-prone player. Chase Edmonds doesn’t seem worth the deal handed to him.
What’s the meaning of both these statements? That the Miami Dolphins will need to look for a running back in 2023.
The reality of this pick is that it could be used elsewhere. The running back free agent in 2023 is both insanely deep and insanely talented. Meaning that running back value may dip in the draft – Bijan Robinson and Jahmyr Gibbs should still be first-rounders.
The Dolphins could go after James Robinson in free agency, or even potentially go all out for Saquon Barkley or Josh Jacobs.
Regardless, Sean Tucker is the pick here and his stock continues to climb. Whether it’s terrific on-field play or his post-game Twitter updates, Tucker should be an electric NFL running back and a player that fits Mike McDaniel’s offense.
Miami adds to their linebacker group with run-stuffing linebacker Jack Campbell
Round 3 Pick 85: Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa
The duo of Elandon Roberts and Jerome Baker hasn’t been awful for the Miami Dolphins, but it’s clear that Roberts isn’t the dynamic playmaker that you want out of a middle linebacker. Baker is usually all over the field, but even he can struggle and look lost at times.
The Dolphins could look to trade for a stud linebacker – Roquan Smith would be an enticing option – but the need at cornerback makes it a tough sell. Campbell isn’t a dynamic playmaker like Roquan Smith, but he is young and athletic and should give the Dolphins more upside than every other linebacker with the exception of Jerome Baker.