The Marathon – Miami Dolphins 2024 Draft Profile

Miami was supposed to be home to one of the most potent offenses in the NFL, and it was in the regular season. The Miami Dolphins fielded an elite passing and rushing attack that took the league by storm, and was supposed to be the “Chief Destroyer” that the league was looking for.

Fast forward to the offseason and the Dolphins are coming off a devastating loss in the playoffs. They are coming into the draft season looking for pieces to put them over the top and finally capture that elusive playoff run they seek.


Taliese Fuaga, Tackle, Oregon State

Jaheim Bell, TE, Florida State

Keaton Bills, Guard, Utah


The Dolphins have weapons, but they have to protect Tua Tagovailoa to put them to good use. Terron Armstead is back for at least another year, but they still need someone to fortify the pocket.

Taliese Fuaga is a mountain with great feet and technique for someone of his size. Fuaga moves defenders with ease, showing strong drive in the run game. His most impressive skill is how well he anchors. Fuaga is an almost immovable object when squatting against power rushers. He shows good versatility as he is a natural left tackle, but could plug in at the right tackle spot and still have a massive impact.

Despite the signing of Jack Driscoll and having Kion Smith, you can never have too much talent at the tackle spot.

This offense is predicated on speed, and the one position that lacks it is tight end for Miami. They signed Jonnu Smith, but Smith is not the athlete he used to be. Getting some elite speed to pair with him should be the move here.

Jaheim Bell is the most versatile athlete at tight end in this class. Bell is more H-back than on-ball tight end, and that is what makes him special. Bell’s speed in and out of cuts, coupled with his moves after the catch allow him to make plays like a wide receiver in the open field. Bell can also line up in the backfield as a halfback, adding to his scheme versatility and value.

Miami can use Smith as a bridge player while Bell gets acclimated to the speed of the NFL. In year two Smith would move into the background as Bell becomes the main tight end.

The next move should be getting offensive line depth to develop into future starters. The player that fits that better than anyone is Utah guard Keaton Bills.

Bills is a very intelligent interior blocker that can mask his athletic deficiencies with good technique. Bills has good power at the hands, and a solid base that allows him to anchor in pass pro. Isaiah Wynn only signed a one-year deal and is a free agent in 2025: having Bills on the roster gives the Dolphins a plug-and-play guard to take his place.   

A draft class like this could put the Dolphins over the top in the NFL. They would become a true contender in the AFC and possibly make a run for a Lombardi Trophy. 

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