Pick: Amini Silatolu, G, Midwestern State
Indeed, while the Dolphins still need a wide receiver and pass-rusher, Silatolu presents a big upgrade at guard here. Jeff Ireland may not be able to resist taking the big lineman here.
With good size at 6'4" and 320 pounds, Silatolu is a versatile offensive lineman projected to play guard at the next level. Considering he possesses excellent athleticism, that makes him ideal for Miami's new zone-blocking scheme (ZBS).
Miami's offensive line needs a facelift, particularly on the right side. While Lydon Murtha is the leading candidate to replace Marc Colombo at right tackle, the situation at guard is a bit murkier.
John Jerry turned his career around last season after being a bitter disappointment his rookie year, and he was the starting right guard at the outset of voluntary minicamps. The problem is he may be too big and lumbering for the ZBS.
Artis Hicks and Nate Garner present similar problems, while Richie Incognito is trying to lose weight on the other side at left guard.
Silatolu would be an instant solution to all this, though it would create a bit of a glut at the position. Having too many decent offensive lineman is rarely a problem, however. As an added bonus, Silatolu could eventually be kicked back outside.