While the vast majority of reports regarding the Miami Dolphins’ draft preparation have had to do with this year’s highly rated quarterbacks, the Dolphins are looking to add talent and depth to many different positions.
One of the positions they seem sure to address in the draft is tight end. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins have already reached out to several of the top tight end prospects.
“They did a video-conferencing sessions with Dayton’s Adam Trautman, a potential third-round pick and considered one of the top five tight ends in this class,” Jackson wrote.
“The 6-5 Trautman was a first-team Associated Press FCS All-American and the Pioneer League Offensive Player of the Year after producing 70 receptions for 916 yards (13.1 per) and 14 touchdowns (ranked fifth in the FCS) in 11 starts.”
Trautman is not the only tight end the Dolphins have been in contact with.
“Also, Dolphins tight ends coach George Godsey interviewed Washington tight end Hunter Bryant, who was first-team All-Pac 12 last season after finishing with 52 receptions for 825 yards,” Jackson added.
“And Miami reached out to Virginia Tech’s Dalton Keene, a skilled blocker who caught 59 passes for 748 yards and eight touchdowns in his college career.
“And at Michigan’s Pro Day, the Dolphins met with tight end Sean McKeon, who was a third-team honorable mention in the Big 10 after playing in 10 games (seven starts) and making 13 catches for 235 yards (18.1 per) and two scores.”
Finally, Jackson reported that the Dolphins were supposed to work out Florida Atlantic University’s Harrison Bryant, but the COVID-19 outbreak required cancellation.
Clearly, the Dolphins are doing their due diligence when it comes to big-bodied receivers.
It will be fun to see how the draft plays out and if any of these talented tight ends end up in South Florida.