Instant analysis of Dolphins drafting QB Skylar Thompson

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With their final scheduled pick in the 2022 NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins drafted Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson in the seventh round.

Thompson was Miami’s fourth pick of the draft, as they also selected Channing Tindall from Georgia, Erik Ezukanma from Texas Tech and Cameron Goode from California.

He’ll be entering the NFL as a 25-year-old rookie, after throwing for 7,124 yards with 42 touchdowns and 16 interceptions during his time with the Wildcats. He also rushed for 1,087 yards and 26 touchdowns.

His arm strength and accuracy are both decent, but he wasn’t overly impressive during his collegiate career. The athleticism to do some things in the rushing game is a nice plus, but it didn’t move him up anybody’s board.

Thompson joins a Dolphins’ quarterback room that has Tua Tagovailoa, Teddy Bridgewater and Chris Streveler at this point. Before you ask, this pick is not about Tagovailoa. Both Tagovailoa and Bridgewater are guaranteed spots in 2022, but there will definitely be room for a third either on the active roster or on the practice squad.

Miami will have an interesting battle to watch. It may be a better option to keep a project rather than Streveler, who, despite being only two years older than Thompson, has been out of college for four years.

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