Miami Dolphins News, April 20: Miami’s Plan at Defensive Tackle, Chris Grier’s Proudest NFL Draft Picks, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Miami Dolphins, including the team's situation at defensive tackle, potential kickoff returner options, and more.

The Miami Dolphins have dealt with a lot of change this offseason, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

Many believe that defensive tackle could be the team’s biggest need following the departure of Christian Wilkins in free agency.

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After Wilkins signed a massive deal with the Las Vegas Raiders, Miami has a huge void in the middle of the defensive line. Yet, the Dolphins might not view their situation at defensive tackle the same way that many outside of the organization do.

All of that and more in today’s Dolphins news!

The Miami Dolphins Aren’t As Concerned About Defensive Tackle as Their Fans Are

Dolphins general manager Chris Grier was recently asked about Miami’s situation at defensive tackle. Following the loss of Wilkins, it’s fair to question Miami’s unit, but Grier doesn’t seem to be concerned.

Pro Football Network’s Adam H. Beasley discussed Grier’s comments and believes the Dolphins won’t be trading up from the No. 21 pick to select a defensive tackle in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

READ MORE: Dolphins Don’t Believe DT Is a Major Need

Miami Dolphins GM Chris Grier’s Proudest NFL Draft Picks

Grier was also asked about his proudest picks in the NFL Draft during his career.

Beasley highlighted Grier’s proudest picks, which included running back De’Von Achane, who Miami selected with the 84th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

While Achane was an explosive rookie for the Dolphins last season, Grier also mentioned two players that Miami was forced to watch go this offseason: Xavien Howard and Andrew Van Ginkel.

CONTINUE READING: Chris Grier’s Proudest Picks

Top 10 Kickoff Return Options Available to Miami Dolphins in NFL Draft

The NFL made major changes to the kickoff rules this offseason, which could force teams to place more value in prospects with potential as kick returners.

Beasley highlighted several prospects that the Dolphins could target in the 2024 NFL Draft to help in the return game. Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy is ranked at the top of Beasley’s list, thanks to his record-breaking speed.

KEEP READING: Potential Options at Kickoff Returner

Owain Jones’ 3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Dolphins Select Tyler Guyton

Earlier this offseason, it seemed like Dolphins left tackle Terron Armstead was close to retiring. While Armstead is officially returning for one more season, Miami must invest in his potential replacement.

Pro Football Network’s Owain Jones released his latest mock draft and has the Dolphins selecting Oklahoma offensive tackle Tyler Guyton with the 21st overall pick.

READ MORE: Pro Football Network’s Latest Mock Draft

2024 NFL Draft: Latest Prospect Buzz, Risers, Surprises

While the Dolphins aren’t named specifically in this article, there are several intriguing notes regarding potential prospects that could be targeted by Miami.

Field Yates of ESPN mentioned that Florida State defensive tackle Braden Fiske could sneak into the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. While Fiske would likely be considered a reach at No. 21, he would fit in well on Miami’s defensive line.

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