Accoring to ESPN, Pat Devlin—the much sought-after quarterback from Delaware—has agreed to sign a three-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.
This is a great fit for a guy who many experts thought would be drafted.
Devlin was ranked as the best available undrafted free agent by nfl.com.
According to Adam Schefter's Twitter page, the Colts and the Raiders were both interested in acquiring the 23-year-old.
That attests to the quality of the player, but the fact that he has landed with the Dolphins should be a massive boost to him.
Had the Colts picked him up, he would have probably been sitting for the next four to five years. That's too long for a player his age.
With the Raiders, he would likely have had a better chance to get on the field, but the uncertainty surrounding their offensive line—and the franchise in general—would've put a lot of pressure on the young player.
Landing with the Dolphins puts Devlin in the perfect position.
The team needs depth at the position, but there is also a viable chance that Devlin could win the starting job in an offense that is rookie-friendly.
Chad Henne is undoubtedly the starter in Miami, but there is a much greater chance of Devlin swaying the Miami coaching staff than the Colts coaching staff.
Devlin could excel for the Dolphins.
He has a strong arm, which would allow him to take advantage of Brandon Marshall's deep threat, while the offense is built to run the ball after the additions of Daniel Thomas and Mike Pouncey in the draft.
Devlin is a big body who took care of the football in college, which is something that Dolphins fans will be looking for, as their defense should be dominant next season.
With good protection from one of the best blindside blockers in the league—Jake Long—Devlin could manage the game for the Dolphins' offense and actually get on the field as a rookie.
If he adjusts to the speed of the NFL early, Devlin could have a legitimate chance at supplanting/succeeding Chad Henne early in his career.
That would be startling for an undrafted free-agent quarterback.
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