2022 NFL Mock Draft: Miami Dolphins build around Tua Tagovailoa

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2022 NFL Mock Draft
2022 NFL Mock Draft – Kenyon Green (55) celebrates a touchdown scored by a teammate during a SEC game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Texas A&M Aggies held at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday, December 19, 2020.Kns Vols Football Texas A M Bp /

Tua Tagovailoa isn’t the biggest issue Miami Dolphins. Here’s how the 2022 NFL Draft can help the Fins solve some of those problems.

With the Miami Dolphins looking subpar, it’s time to look forward to the 2022 NFL Draft. Chris Grier may not be around because of his inability to hit on seral Day 1 and Day 2 prospects. Tua Tagovailoa’s development or lack thereof has Miami Dolphins fans divided. It’s no secret that the Dolphins were front runners for Houston Texans, disgruntled mega-star quarterback Deshaun Watson—at Tua’s expense.

The trade deadline has come and gone, but the Fins could not pull the trigger for understandable reasons. Miami beat writers and fans alike weren’t happy with the former first-round pick as their lead signal-caller. Nevertheless, Tua is here to stay for now. However, Tua isn’t the main issue with the Fins.

Too many glaring issues led the Fins down this losing path. They can’t get to the quarterback, they can’t protect their quarterback, and they lack playmakers at the skill position. If the Fins can’t land Watson, some 2022 NFL Draft prospects could help Tua take the next step.

2022 NFL Mock Draft: Miami Dolphins build around Tua Tagovailoa

First-round pick: Kenyon Green, OL, Texas A&M

Miami has one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. Though Fins fans will tell you that’s been the story for years. Offensive lineman Austin Jackson (USC) was a project who hasn’t developed since being drafted in the first round. In fact, Jackson, along with Liam Eichenberg and Jesse Davis, were all tied for the most pressures given up through nine weeks with 37 each.

The Fins need a guy who can set the tone for the offensive line Kenyon Green gives them that. The 6-4 325-pound offensive linemen play an aggressive style of football. He’s a physically dominating, imposing prospect with untapped potential.

Green has a strong upper body and doesn’t give up much ground once he’s locked on. As a pass blocker, he sinks his hip, shows good movement to mirror defenders, and has power at the point. The Aggie lineman is a smart player who recognizes and understands how to pass off players in pass protection.

He’s a nasty, tenacious run blocker who shows good leg drive. Once he locks on, he washes his man out, something the Fins don’t have. Green’s a week-one starter who can play guard or tackle and is worth a Top 10 pick.