4 UDFAs with best chances of making Dolphins’ 2022 roster

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The Miami Dolphins have a nearly full roster as they begin mandatory minicamp.

It’s been impressive to see the work that head coach Mike McDaniel, general manager Chris Grier and the rest of the front office have done to acquire talented players that should have a real impact on the results on the field in 2022.

After the draft, the Dolphins have added a number of players, including 13 undrafted free agents that are still on the roster to this point, and, if history tells us anything, there’s a good chance that at least one of them ends up making it for Week 1.

Which of the group has the best chances?

OT Kellen Diesch

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Diesch was expected to be a mid-round pick in this year’s draft but ended up being picked up by Miami afterward. Miami could use some depth along the offensive line, and the former Sun Devil could provide that for them if he beats out guys like Larnel Coleman, Adam Pankey, Greg Little and Kion Smith.

S Verone McKinley

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McKinley obviously already has the connection with Jevon Holland from their days at Oregon, but he also has some leadership abilities that may make him a guy that they want to keep around. His contributions on special teams may make guys like Sheldrick Redwine and Clayton Fejedelem expendable as well.

DL Jordan Williams

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Coming into the draft, Williams was seen as a guy who was in-between positions at defensive end and defensive tackle. This may just make him a great fit as a depth piece. Last season, Miami had John Jenkins on the roster in that role, but Williams could be a developmental guy that could learn from some of the veterans ahead of him.

RB ZaQuandre White

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With all of the experienced talent that the Dolphins have acquired this offseason, White would have to show some impressive things this offseason if he were to make the final cut. He’s raw at the position after switching from linebacker, but there’s a slim chance he beats out Salvon Ahmed, Myles Gaskin and Gerrid Doaks for the fourth spot on the depth chart in September.

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