After going 10-6 in 2020 and just missing out on the playoffs, the Miami Dolphins have spent the offseason improving their roster in hopes of finding more success this year. That trend continued on Tuesday as the Dolphins added some o-line depth by acquiring offensive tackle Greg Little from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a 2022 seventh-round pick.
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Little was a second-round pick (37th overall) at the 2019 NFL Draft and was getting a lot of attention after an impressive stint with the Ole Miss Rebels. However, injuries have held him to just 14 games (six starts) through his first two NFL seasons, which explains why it only cost Miami a seventh-round pick to acquire him.
Little played 134 offensive snaps for the Ravens, taking one penalty without allowing a sack. His 44.1 overall Pro Football Focus grade shows that he could improve a lot, however, perhaps a change of scenery is exactly what he needs to accomplish that.
At the end of the day, spending a late draft pick on a player like Little is a low-risk, high-reward situation. He's only 23 years old, so there's a good chance that we haven't seen his best performance yet as long as he can stay healthy. He was named All-SEC first team in 2018 for a reason and now could be the perfect time for him to prove that he can do it at football's highest level.
Depending on his first few practices go, it'll be interesting to see if Little plays for the Dolphins in their upcoming preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday. Miami is currently favored to win at -210 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, while Atlanta sits at +175.
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