Getting To Know Our Rookies: Michael Deiter

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Miami Dolphins
Position: Guard / Center
Personal information
Born: c. 1996 (age 22–23)
Curtice, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 328 lb (149 kg)
Career information
High school: Genoa Area (OH)
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 2019 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
Roster status: Unsigned draft pick

NFL Draft Profile

Deiter (pronounced DEET-er) came to Wisconsin from Ohio, where he was a first-team All-State pick and the Division IV Lineman of the Year. After redshirting in 2014, he started all 13 games, seven at left guard and six at center. Big Ten coaches voted him honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore after he split 14 starts between center (10) and left guard (4). In 2017, he was a first-team all-conference pick as a 14-game starter at left tackle. National media voted Deiter onto the Associated Press second-team All-American squad after his senior season and he returned to the first-team All-Big Ten pick as well due to his play in 13 starts at left guard.


Durable, capable guard/center prospect who knows how to play the game but might lack the athletic elements needed to become a full-time starter on the next level. Dieter’s experience in a variety of pro-style rushing schemes and his overall technique work are in his favor while his experience across the line offer flexibility that could lock him into an NFL roster as an early backup with the potential to step in and start if needed.

  • Broad waist and thick chest
  • Posted double-digit starts at left tackle, left guard and center
  • Durable, lunch-pail guy who answers the bell each week
  • Adequate initial quickness
  • Strikes with upward blow into initial contact and rolls hips under him for lift
  • Good leg drive into double teams and down blocks
  • Finishes with vigor once he gets upper hand
  • Plus awareness to pass and catch twisters
  • Punch is tight, efficient and well-timed
  • Adequate technique in both run and pass game.
  • Low winning percentage against powerful opponents with capable hands
  • Needs to use footwork to help seal and sustain against powerful opponents
  • Mechanical second-level climbs
  • Issues adjusting and connecting in space limit effectiveness as move blocker
  • Surrenders positioning and gives some ground to bull-rush
  • Lacking lateral foot quickness to mirror quickness and counters
  • Below-average ability to recover when beaten.


TDS Take:

The Dolphins continue their never ending quest to develop a reliable offensive line it’s been quite a few years since we have had success with our offensive line play and the nightmarish season last year where every veteran offensive linemen seemed to get hurt and out for the season , it is a wise move to look to the draft to build a young tough line and being I am from Wisconsin I ALWAYS felt that the Badgers are a team the Dolphins should look to to fix especially the interior of their line because the Badgers are a hard nose tough team that relies on the run game and having solid play from the guards is essential towards building a dominant run game and hopefully Michael Deiter will grab hold of this opportunity and take full advantage of it!

Welcome to Miami  Michael Deiter anchor down one of the starting positions on this team that will run the ball!


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