Dolphins Mock Draft 2.0

We are in boring times right now, so I think we are due for another mock draft.  With nothing new occurring since my previous mock, I do believe we will see a new direction from Mike Tannenbaum.  Here we go:

Round 1- Pick 14: Brandon Scherff (OT/OG, Iowa)

This isn't a sexy pick, I know.  However, we will never know what Ryan Tannehill has on a deep pass if he doesn't have time to throw.  Insert Scherff,  who has a great ceiling and is the top rated OL in this draft in my opinion.  He will fill an immediate need and will help protect our QB.  He will also give a new dimension in our running game, not just in pass protection.  If Scherff falls, he could be the pick.  I show Parker and Todd Gurley available as well.  Either can give this offense some punch, and I am still a strong advocate for Parker.  However, I also do not want Dallas Thomas inserted as a starting guard.

Round 2- Pick 15:  Marcus Peters (CB, Washington)

Peters fell to me in my mock and will start right away opposite Brent Grimes.  He will give our defense an aggressive corner who can shadow a receiver right off the line.  While he was kicked off the team in Washington and has some character concerns (which is why he falls from round 1), he will provide that immediate need and Tannenbaum and Hickey hit a home run in two picks while missing out on round 3.  Melvin Gordon and Sammie Coates were my other options.  But I can see some teams reaching for Coates early in round 2

Round 4- Pick 15- Breshad Perriman (WR, UCF)

The big target we are looking for drops in round 4.  Perriman has ideal height and separation skills that will make him tough to keep off the field inside the opponent 20.  The knock on Perriman is his ball skills.  He frustrates people with not allowing the ball to come to him and stabbing at it in the air.  His drops will drop him in this draft and in my mock, falls in our lap.  Highly unlikely he makes it to us but if he does, could be a blessing in disguise.  Needs proper coaching to help  him succeed at the next level.  His big play ability will help spread the field.  My other options were Tyler Kroft, TE out of Rutgers or Tyler Lockett, WR Kansas State.

Round 5- Pick 13- Buck Allen (RB, USC)

We have our lightning with Lamar Miller.  Damien Williams also became a dependable third down back in the passing game.  With the status of Moreno up in the air, I believe Miami selects Buck Allen.  His big frame will give Miami that bruising back at the goal line and short yardage situations.  He has good vision and looks for a cutback lane. He does have issues following his block at times and needs to improve ball security.

Round 5- Pick 14- Bryce Petty (QB, Baylor)

There is no secret, bringing back Matt Moore for one more year, means Miami is in the market for a third QB to develop into Tannehill's back up.  Insert Petty, who had an amazing college career.  He is a great competitor and works out of an up-tempo offense but he needs to develop into an NFL QB.  His mechanics and accuracy need work but has a strong arm.  Dolphins ran with two QB's every week last year and even behind a dreadful line, Tannehill still hasn't missed a start.  But having Petty on the sideline for all games next year will be beneficial.

Round 6- Pick 15: Jake Ryan (OLB, Michigan)

With so much uncertainty, and disagreement between fans and probably the teams staff, Dion Jordan will not be transferred to OLB, Koa Misi remains in the middle and there's a possibility of Kelvin Sheppard winning a job.  Miami has not addressed the LB position at all and they need to build up some youth at that position.  Ryan has durability concerns but is a monster LB.  He played against tough competition in college and recorded 112 tackles.  He reads and diagnoses quickly and tracks the ball well.  He struggles to get off blocks to get to the ball carrier quick enough.

This draft is vital to the team and its short term future.  With the cap possibly getting strapped in the next few years, Miami needs to find depth.  The next month will be telling about where this team goes in the draft.  I will have another mock draft before the first round on April 30th and will also have a draft recap to follow.  Feel free to comment and let me know what you think.