With their fourth round pick, the Dolphins have selected another wide receiver - Brian Hartline. Hartline checks in at 6'1 5/8" and 195 pounds. He ran a 4.53 40 yard dash at the Combine back in February.
At Ohio State, Hartline caught just 90 balls in 3 years for 1,429 yards and 12 touchdowns. Below is his scouting report from Draft Countdown:
Strengths: Good athlete...Adequate height and decent bulk...Big, soft hands...Is smart with good awareness...Nice ball skills...Tough and physical...A great special teamer...Excellent blocker...Competitive...Hard worker.
Weaknesses: Just average speed...Doesn't get a lot of separation...Isn't a vertical threat...Will drop some catchable balls...Has a tough time beating the jam..Not overly productive...Never a featured target...Limited upside.
This pick I don't really understand. Perhaps it says something about their confidence in Brandon London? Or maybe Greg Camarillo is still a ways off from recovering from his ACL tear? I think there were other needs here to be addressed and another WR wasn't a priority at this point.