Dolphins to host Iowa TE, Northern Iowa DT on pre-draft visits, per report

The Miami Dolphins are scheduled to host Iowa tight end Erick All and Northern Iowa defensive tackle Khristian Boyd on pre-draft visits, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

All spent the first four seasons of his collegiate career with the Michigan Wolverines where he was a team captain before joining Iowa as a graduate transfer. Both his final season with Michigan and his sole year with Iowa ended early due to season-ending back and ACL injuries, respectively.

Tight end hasn’t been much of a featured position in Mike McDaniel’s offense through his first two seasons with the team. Mike Gesicki finished the 2022 season with 362 receiving yards and Durham Smythe ended 2023 with 366 yards. Still, the Dolphins added former Falcons tight end Jonnu Smith in free agency.

Boyd finished his collegiate career at NIU with 10.5 sacks, 22.5 tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles. His 89.0 grade from Pro Football Focus for the 2023 season ranked 10th among all defensive tackles at the FBS and FCS levels.

Miami lost defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Raekwon Davis in free agency, and threw several relatively cheap options into the mix by signing former Lions defensive tackle Benito Jones, former Broncos defensive tackle Jonathan Harris, and former Cowboys defensive tackle Neville Gallimore to one-year deals.

In a recent seven-round mock draft published by ESPN, Boyd was projected to the Dolphins in the fifth round and All was picked by the Los Angeles Rams in the sixth.

Go to Source
Title: Dolphins to host Iowa TE, Northern Iowa DT on pre-draft visits, per report
Author: Adam Stites

You May Also Like