Round 7, Pick 224: Cameron Goode, LB, California
Coach McDaniel and the Dolphins choose to go back to the defensive side of the ball with their first seventh-round pick. Goode is another athletic linebacker that can add great versatility to Miami’s LB corps in 2022. At 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, he played in 37 games for the Golden Bears over the past 6 seasons.
He’s only started on the outside but has the size and speed to fit on the inside as well for the Dolphins. Goode has 20.5 career sacks and could contribute heavily as a situational rusher and special teamer as soon as this coming season. With the options available, Goode was another tremendous value pick for Miami in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Pick Grade: B
Round 7, Pick 247: Skylar Thompson, QB, Kansas State
One of the more perplexing picks for the Dolphins in the 2022 NFL Draft, Thompson is a talented player to add competition to the QB room. However, let’s not read too much into this selection by Miami. Some Dolphins fans and onlookers may believe Thompson was selected to become competition for the incumbent, Tua Tagovailoa.
I do not believe that to be the case. Thompson is simply an athletic player with tons of upside and a live arm. Despite his injury concerns, he adds another talented player to McDaniel’s stable of QBs for the 2022 season and beyond. And while he may not be viewed as his immediate or even long-term replacement, Thompson could see playing time in 2022 if injuries occur.