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2017 NFL mock draft: Miami Dolphins select Forrest Lamp

The Miami Dolphins add a versatile linemen with their first-round pick.

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Let’s get back to this, shall we? The Miami Dolphins are on the clock in our Pride Of Detroit Community Mock Draft. Their general manager is commenter sterankofan. With the 22nd overall pick in the POD mock draft, sterankofan has selected offensive guard Forrest Lamp out of Western Kentucky. Here is the rationale for the pick:

“Weaknesses: For an NFL offensive lineman he has short arms and hands. At 6-foot-3, 309 pounds, he is not likely to be able to pack too much more weight onto his frame. He’s had some wrist injuries, he’s not a mauler and can get overpowered at times. Additionally, he’s unlikely to ever develop into a tackle, given his arm and hand size.

Positives: At the combine he put up 34 bench press reps, a 1.70 10-yard split, 4.62 short shuttle, and a 7.55 3-cone shuttle. This guy is a hard worker and an athletic offensive lineman. He has great technique and is a deep knee bender. He is someone who moves well on draws and screens and is capable of getting to the second level and blocking downfield. Lamp has good endurance with a lust for the game. He wants to learn and be coached up. He capped off his college career by catching a 9-yard pass in the Boca Raton Bowl. He was a two-time captain at WKU. He has been projected as the top guard on more than one board.

The bonus: Mike Pouncey has not played a full season the last four and played only five games last season. Although Lamp has never played center, many believe, because of his great work ethic and athletic ability, he could be switched over to center, should the need arise.


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