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Miami Dolphins Late Round Guard Prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft

With Andre Branch and Kenny Stills locked up, the Miami Dolphins can turn to the Guard position in the NFL Draft. Here are some later round prospects.

Kyle Kalis, G, Michigan Wolverines

According to Walter Football, Kalis and Michigan “blocked well in 2016, but in some contests, the ground game didn't get rolling in part because of heavy run fronts.” He was also stated to have had “impressive plays with lowlights on others” at the Senior Bowl but he needs more developmental time to get more consistent.

In reference to his 2016 stats, according to the official Michigan Wolverins website, Kalis was AFCA All-America second team, All-Big Ten second team (coaches and media), he started all 13 games at right guard, he was Offensive Lineman of the Game against Colorado and Maryland, he was placed on Pro Football Focus´ College Big Ten Team of the Week as an honoree against Wisconsin, he made his 40th career start at Iowa, he started his fourth straight game against Ohio State, and he started at right guard vs. Florida State in the Orange Bowl.

Jessamen Dunker, OG, Tennessee State

According to Walter Football, Dunker “needs a year or two of development for the NFL,” but he is of a decent size and could get “stronger in a pro strength and conditioning program.”. Walter says that “the offensive line class of the 2017 NFL Draft isn't very talented, so Dunker could rise, ´´a statement I do not agree with as I believe many prospects are talented this year, but regarding Dunker’s strength I understand his position.´´

In reference to his 2016 stats, according to the official Tennessee State Tigers website, Dunker played in 11 games, starting 10, at left tackle, he was named First Team All-Ohio Valley Conference, he was offered and accepted an invitation to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl, he anchored the offensive line for the top scoring team in the OVC, averaging 32.3 points per game, he helped the offense generate 415.1 yards per game and topped the OVC at 6.6 yards per play, and the line allowed an OVC low, 14 sacks.´´

Kareem Are, OG, Florida State Seminoles

Are will be available in the later rounds of the draft, making him a possible pick for the Miami Dolphins,who currently have three 5th round picks.

In 2016, Are missed his first two starts then started 9 in a row, showing good durability and his ability to rebound from a concussion. At 6-foot-6, Are would be a massive guard and one of the tallest on the Dolphins O-Line.


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