MIAMI — Miami DolphinsThis year, we had four choices NFL draftThere were only one player in each of the first three rounds. They landed a player in the 102nd round, which is a perfect fit for their defensive strategy.
Georgia linebacker Channing TindallPlaying on a defense that also included linebackers was a bit of a surprise. Nakobe Dean Quay Walker. In fact, he was the ninth Bulldogs player to be selected this past weekend.
The Dolphins didn't lose sight of Tindall despite all the star power surrounding him throughout the pre-draft process.
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Chris Grier, general manager, stated that he had identified him as a player to target throughout the entire process. “We met with them in Indianapolis [at the NFL combine]We had a great time and enjoyed spending time with him. He was our guest. [top]30 visit, spent much time here with him. We like the versatility and the speed. He can play, he is capable of playing all three downs as well as special teams.
“In speaking to [Georgia coach]Kirby Smart was speaking to Kirby again about him. He was just talking about the incredible speed, toughness and character of the child and how Kirby truly loved them. [Tindall]He believes he will be a great player in the NFL.
Tindall, who had played sparingly his first three seasons as a Bulldog, turned in his best college season in 2021 with 67 tackles, 5 sacks, and 7.5 tackles to loss.
He said that his increased production was due to more time spent with Glenn Schumann (Georgia linebackers coach) and a renewed mindset going into the season.
I took extra time to watch film with him. Tindall said that it felt like I understood what I needed to do. Tindall said, “I was on a mission prior to the season began… I must get this done. The biggest thing about me is my mindset. My mindset was “Do or die.”
It is important to understand how Tindall was used last year in order to determine his role as a rookie with the Dolphins. Grier claimed that Georgia took advantage Tindall’s 4.47 speed in a 40-yard run and used him as a pass rusher, quarterback spy, and in coverage.
Miami was second in the NFL for dropping backs, with 38%. Tindall believes that this type of aggression suits his new team because it is his best skill set.
He said, “The way they use linebackers is very different.” “They use their linebackers everywhere. They would put them on edge, and sometimes they would put them on line. Then they would put them at Mike, Will. They are versatile, and it feels like I can fit in.
Tindall's talent set is attractive but Tindall won't be able to play until he plays on special teams. Grier said that Tindall expects to contribute to these special teams. He will compete with Elandon Roberts, Duke Riley Brennan ScarlettHe is a defensive linebacker at the inside, but his ability cover from sideline to sideline makes him stand out. As soon as he understands the system, he is likely to be a part of the Dolphins' roster.
Miami also acquired an outside linebacker during the seventh round. Cameron GoodeIt will be difficult for him, but he may make it to the 53-man initial roster. He could also get into the pass-rush rotation if he has a strong summer camp.
The Dolphins were left with only four picks and no plans to trade any of the five picks it made in the first three rounds next year's draft.
They were thrilled to leave their facility Saturday.
Mike McDaniel, coach of the Miami Dolphins, stated that he wants to feel good about each player he adds. “The bottom line is that Miami Dolphins must be accepted by the locker room. This will make our players better and help us to improve the team.
“That's exactly what we did, and we are proud of that.”