2nd-Round NFL Draft Prospect-- guard Dorian Johnson, visited the Miami Dolphins as 1 of 30 non-local draft prospects the team is allowed to bring in according to NFL rules. The soon-to-be drafted offensive lineman was also 1 of the 19 confirmed prospects the Dolphins hosted, per Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson and league sources.
According to Jackson who confirmed the news yesterday, the Dolphins have strong interest in the Pittsburgh Panther and summoned him to meet with at team headquarters before the prospect visit deadline last Thursday. Johnson played left guard for the Panthers and could solve that need for the Dolphins as they currently have Ted Larsen and Anthony Steen competing at that position.
The 6’5, 300+ lbs Left Guard started 39 straight games for Pittsburgh, and won 2nd-team All-ACC honors in 2015 and 1st-team All-Conference in 2016.
With the ability to run-block, pass-protect, and the athleticism to pull, Johnson is a Jack-of-all-trades and has the potential to be a good scheme fit for the Dolphins balanced-attack on offense(i.e. Paving the way for star running back Jay Ajayi and keeping quarterback Ryan Tannehill off his back).
Click the link to see NFL.com’s draft analyst Lance Zierlein’s assessment of Dorian Johnson…