The Miami Dolphins are narrowing their position strategy for the NFL Draft and it’s becoming apparent that defensive line depth is going to be a priority. The Dolphins will be inviting former Michigan DE Taco Charlton this week according to the Detroit Free Press.
This past season Charlton totaled 9.5 sacks, which is pretty impressive because he wasn’t healthy for most of the season hobbled with an ankle injury. Charlton who measured in at 6-6 277lbs and ran a 4.92 40 yard dash. His combine results disappointed some scouts but not enough for the experts to take him out of the first round. His long arms at 34.5 inches as well as strong hand and excellent technique is what rates him so high.
The Miami Herald breaks down Charlton’s career at Michigan.
Charlton, who is 6-6 and 270 pounds, played mostly on special teams as a true freshman (two tackles), then saw his playing time increase in 2014 (19 tackles, 5.5 for loss, 3.5 sacks, one start). Charlton started just three games as a junior but played well on passing downs (30 tackles, 8.5 for loss, 5.5 sacks). And then he made all Big Ten first team last year.