Brian Flores says it’s ‘too early’ to give a ‘definitive answer’ regarding the best position for Liam Eichenberg

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With the 2021 season soon to be in the books for the Miami Dolphins, it’s almost time to start thinking about the future.

But when it comes to the future of Liam Eichenberg, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores thinks it’s “too early” to pinpoint the best position for the 23-year-old.

“Too early to say he’s this or that, or give you a definitive answer,” Flores said. “Liam is a good young player, a good young prospect. He does everything from a preparation and work ethic standpoint, gives himself an opportunity to get the most out of his ability.”

Wherever Eichenberg ends up playing, Flores is “pretty confident” that the youngster will be a “dependable” and “reliable” player for Miami.

“Pretty confident he will be a dependable, reliable player for us,” Flores said. “Where that is is yet to be determined. I’m pleased with a lot of the things he’s done there. Obviously room for growth and improvement, as with any young player.”

Eichenberg is one game away from wrapping up his rookie campaign in the NFL. He has appeared in all of Miami’s games this season and started 15 of them.

Eichenberg was a second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Dolphins clearly saw something they liked in the University of Notre Dame product when it came time to make that draft pick. Miami will surely do everything in its power to help Eichenberg become a star player in a Dolphins uniform.

The Dolphins’ 2021 season will likely be described as a disappointment by most fans, but there were certainly some positive developments along the way, including the heart the team displayed during its lengthy win streak.

The organization will look to take some of those positives into next season and finally crack the playoffs.