MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins are keeping around big man Christian Wilkins.
On Thursday, the team announced that they have exercised the fifth-year option on the defensive tackle’s contract.
He is now signed through the 2023 season.
The Dolphins continue to make moves, despite not having a pick in the first 100 selections of Thursday’s NFL Draft.
Wilkins was the Dolphins first-round pick (13th overall) in 2019. He attended Clemson University.
Since joining Miami, he has played in 47 games with 192 tackles, 8 sacks, an interception, 11 passes defensed, one forced fumble, and three fumble recoveries.
Wilkins also has two touchdown catches on offense.
He has proven himself to be one of the bigger personalities on the team and is considered a locker-room leader.