The 2017 NFL Draft is deep at the offensive line position, and filled with many versatile players who can play multiple positions along the line. One of these early round players is Ohio State Patrick Elflein.
He was named team captain for his work ethic, according to NFL.com, and finished his college career as a NCAA Champion center. However, his sophomore year, he started 15 games at both guard positions (12 at right guard), which may be the most interesting fact about Elflein as far as the Miami Dolphins are concerned.
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The Dolphins have holes at both Guard positions right now, and will look to fill at least one via the draft. Elflein is capable of playing both center and guard, and could be the Dolphins most coveted lineman heading into the 2017 NFL Draft because of this versatility.
It was no secret that the team's line struggled last year after Mike Pouncey went down with an injury, and having a lineman who can switch over to center in case of emergency is extremely valuable.
Right now, Elflein is expected to go in the second round. He should be available when the Dolphins pick 22nd overall in the second round.
Here is Elflein speaking at the 2017 NFL Combine.
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