Fifth-round draft pick Isaac Asiata announced Thursday night that he has signed with the Dolphins.
Asiata tweeted a photo of himself, wearing a Dolphins cap and shirt while signing. “Officially A Miami Dolphin,” he wrote.
Asiata is a 6-foot-3, 323-pound guard from Utah who can also play center, where he would provide insurance if Mike Pouncey has additional health setbacks.
Since Pouncey is still on crutches following a stem-cell procedure, there’s a chance Asiata will see action in the preseason at center. At the same time, though, coaches will be interested to see what he can do at guard. Of all the picks, Asiata might have the best shot at starting if he can beat out veterans Jermon Bushrod (last year’s starter) and Ted Larsen.
Regardless of where he lines up, Asiata hopes to bring a dose of aggressiveness to the line.
“An offensive lineman needs to play with intellectuality and brutality,” Asiata said.
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