My Dolphins Mock Draft 2.0


The draft is a couple days away. Sure there are a lot of complaints about moving the draft back 2 weeks, however it gives us 2 more weeks of risers and fallers, smokescreens and BS reports.  Let’s get to it, my Miami Dolphins Mock Draft 2.0

Round 1, Pick #19. TRADE.  Dolphins trade pick #19 (round 1) to the Cleveland Browns. In return the Dolphins get pick #26 (round 1) and pick #83 (3rd round).  Cleveland moves up to get the QB they passed on at #4.

Round 1, Pick #26. Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, Tight End, Washington. The top 4 offensive tackles should be off the board by #26, instead of reaching or worse, trading up; Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey goes for his best player available and selects Jenkins.  Jenkins is a match up nightmare, standing 6’5’’ and weighing over 260lbs.  It was reported recently that he ran a 4.56 40 yard for the Jets in a private workout. He would pair nicely with Charles Clay. New offensive coordinator Bill Lazor will find multiple ways to use Seferian-Jenkins and he’ll be an instant redzone threat for QB Ryan Tannehill.  The 2013 Mackey award winner for best collegiate tight end can line up in the slot, and also is a willing blocker. Right tackles can be found later in the draft, people with Jenkins size and skill set cannot.

Round 2, Pick #50. Jawuan James, Tackle, Tennessee.  Right Tackle out of Tennessee is a plug and play type of guy. He had 49 starts on the right side during his Volunteer career, playing against the vaunted SEC competition.  He is durable, something last years draft class could not say. He stands 6’6’’, weighs 311lbs, and is light on his feet.  Played in multiple offenses during his college career and has zone blocking scheme experience.  The only negative I see are the 22 reps he put up on the bench press during the combine, he needs to get stronger. 

Round 3, Pick #81. Chris Borland, Linebacker, Wisconsin.  Borland is a popular choice for the Fins in mock drafts, often described as a Zach Thomas clone. Hickey has tried to solve the Fins linebacking woes since he was hired. The fact is, if Miami does a better job stopping the run last season, they make the playoffs – it is that simple. Borland immediately does that.  Not incredibly fast, or big, he just gets the job done.  The Big 10 Defensive Player of the year would start from day 1. With a recent report that Koa Misis does not want to move inside, that makes this pick even easier.

Round 3, Pick #83.  Robert Herron, Wide Receiver, Wyoming.  With the extra pick from Cleveland, the Fins could go in lots of directions. In my first my mock I had the Fins taking Tre Mason in the 3rd round and he would make a lot of sense, but I think he is off the board by now. I originally though Terrance West, running back from Towson or Philip Gaines cornerback from Rice, but with such a deep and talented wide receiver class I think you can get the best value there, plus I think wide receiver is a bigger need then running back.  I had the Fins taking Herron in the 5th round in my first mock draft, but I don’t think he lasts that long, they take him with their extra pick in the 3rd.

Round 4, Pick #116. Michael Schofield, Offensive Line, Michigan.  I had the Dolphins taking Schofield here in my first mock draft. It just makes sense. I list him as offensive lineman, because I think the Fins may try him at left guard. He started at left guard as a freshman at Michigan, before moving to right tackle his last 3 years.  He would provide valuable depth along the o line.

Round 5, pick # 155. Caraun Reid, Defensive Tackle, Princeton. This goes back to stopping the run.  Randy Starks was resigned, but essentially to a 1 year deal.  The Princeton grad can come in and learn before being asked too much. His frame is similar to that of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy. Good first step quickness and he ran a blazing 4.89 40 at the combine.

Round 6, Pick #190. Stephen Morris, Quarterback, Miami. I like the idea of taking a quarterback late every draft.  You never know when you can take a developmental QB and either turn him into your eventual starter or future draft picks. Pat Devlin has not progressed and Morris has insane natural ability.  I had the Fins taking him here in my first mock draft.

Round 7, pick #234. Marquis Flowers, Outside Linebacker, Arizona. He started 9 games at safety in 2011, but moved to strong side linebacker and flourished. He was a three year starter at Arizona. A developmental player that could be an asset on special teams. 

Carl C. Crowley
@carlccrowley


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  1. Carl, with these QB's falling down the boards like they are, do you really think there will be a market for a trade? Cleveland might be able to stay at 26 and grab one the way it's been looking. Have you seen Omar Kelley's latest? He has the Dolphins selecting Blake Bortles at 19.

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    1. Ken, I could see it happening. Cleveland would have to pass on a QB at #4. But the want to make sure they get "their" guy. I could see them wanting to move in front of Arizona. If a QB slides that Arizona loves to #20, I could see them drafting QB of the future. Houston could be thinking the same thing. Assuming they don't take a QB at #1. I wouldn't be shocked if Kansas City drafted a QB here, don't think they will. but would not be shocked. It all actually depends on the QB's slipping out of the top 10.

      What was shocking was Omar Kelly's mock draft pick. The last thing that Hickey needs is a QB controversy. He would be vilified and mocked. Hickey may be on a real short leash. I thought he had a very good free agency.. But he ( and Philbin) need to hit a homerun with this draft. That's one of the reasons I think he could go weapon first rather then reaching for an O lineman.

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