The Miami Dolphins made their first pick of the 2022 NFL Draft on Friday night, with video of the team calling University of Georgia linebacker Channing Tindall helping to capture the moment.
Tindall was taken by the Dolphins in the third round of the draft. He was the 102nd overall pick in the selection process. Despite not hearing his name called until the second night of the draft, Tindall appears motivated to help new Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel get started on a positive note.
Last season at Georgia, Tindall helped the Bulldogs capture the national championship in January with a 33-18 victory over the University of Alabama.
At 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, Tindall certainly has the size to compete in the NFL and is hoping to aid the Dolphins in keeping opponents out of the end zone.
During his first three years at Georgia, Tindall made a solid impact, but he didn’t get as much attention as some of the team’s other players. He took a huge leap last season, which undoubtedly helped the school capture the national championship.
The 22-year-old Tindall ended the year with 67 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. In addition, he forced a fumble.
During the 2021 NFL campaign, the Dolphins had some defensive woes during their 1-7 start before bouncing back to win eight of their final nine contests of the season.
McDaniel and his staff certainly want to avoid having to dig out of such a massive hole in the 2022 season. They’re hoping that players like Tindall will help a great deal, with the newest Dolphins arrival clearly ready to do his part.