Miami Dolphins Mock Draft 1.0

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It's officially draft season which means it is also Mock season.  I will dive into the Dolphins as well as full first round mocks as we get closer to the draft.  But in this first edition, it is time to focus solely on the Dolphins.  The needs are great with this team.  From Guard (as it is every year), LB (becoming the new G) as well as depth in many other positions, here is how I see the Dolphins draft playing out in this first version:

Round 1, Pick 11- Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech

With QB's flying off the board early in this mock, the Dolphins grab the best player at a huge need position.  With Timmons likely on his way out and much needed upgrade to the outside, the Dolphins land a very athletic LB who can do a ton.  He is twitchy and can put his hand in the grass, rush off the edge and cover TE/RB in coverage.  Kiko Alonso was a big issue playing this spot last year, Edmunds gives Miami another young LB to pair with Raekwon McMillan, who will be back healthy at MLB next year. 

Round 2, Pick 10- Will Hernandez, G, UTEP

I don't need to clarify why this pick would make sense.  Guard is a huge need.  The Dolphins need to get younger and stronger up front.  Hernandez fits the bill.  340lbs and was an absolute monster at the senior bowl.  He should be able to keep Tannehill upright and open some monster running lanes in the process.  

Round 3, Pick 9- Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma

The Dolphins feel great, running up to the podium and selecting Mark Andrews.  The Dolphins have had nothing but a turnstile at TE for many years.  Andrews is a big (6'5"), athletic TE who can cause serious match up issues (think Gronk in NE, Graham in NO when he was).  Does he actually get to round 3, probably not, but in this mock, he falls in the Dolphins lap.  

Round 4, Pick 11- Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

If not for his knee injury and Sony Michele's dominance in the playoffs, Chubb has been severely overlooked.  Prior to injury, Chubb was a projected top 15 pick by many.  Chubb will pair nicely with Drake in Miami's fast backfield.  

Round 4, Pick 30 (PHI)- Donte Jackson, CB, LSU

Jackson is a bit undersized but he plays fast.  He had 18 pass break ups in the last two years.  I believe he adds more depth to Miami's young secondary.

Round 6, Pick 9- Javon Rolland-Jones, DE/OLB, Arkansas State

Rolland-Jones will bring a chip on his shoulder into camp.  The Dolphins, as I mentioned earlier, can always use depth.  They hit a home run last year with late round picks Davon Godchaux and Phil Taylor at DT, Rolland-Jones will have to compete to make this team, but he has good intangibles.  He will be one player to watch at the upcoming combine in Indy.

Round 7, Pick 5- Byron Pringle, WR, Kansas State

The dart thrown lands on Pringle.  This is a kid who will not wow you with extreme athleticism but knows how to run routes and get off the jam at the line of scrimmage.  Not sure this will pan out to much but you  never know with 7th rounders

Poll going up with this mock.  Please feel free to let me know what you think of this mock draft.  I know there is no QB here, but the way the board fell, none were really available and it wasn't worth reaching for someone like Luke Falk.  As always, draft boards will change as workouts happen.  Mock 2.0 will be coming out after the combine.  Full first round mock will be out next week.

@ternisse13

Comments

  1. Love this mock especially with Edmunds ... Would prefer the G position to be addressed in FA
    Richie James is a WR to look for down the stretch

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  2. Think in round three grab the QB, be it Lauletta, White or Benkert. 2nd fourth pick Troy Fumagali TE, dominant blocker and can catch everything. Rd six Breeland Speaks DT/DE Ole Miss, a good late round pick. There are two seventh rounders, grab a CB and Braxton Berrios or Allen Lazard or Simmie Cobbs or Jake Weineke or Justin Watson WR

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  3. I agree with Javon Rolland-Jones being interesting. It would be a learning curve for him to learn the SLB position in 4-3, but he has the ability. He would be a better fit as a 3-4 OLB, so IMO he would need to be a DE for Miami. He is pretty quick, and a great pass rusher, can he maintain his skill with 10 to 15 pounds added to his frame? College DE will always struggle when asked to become a LB in the NFL and learn how to cover. also remember Miami is talking about a new DEF that uses a $LB. to make this work, Miami MUST find a cover safety. ...IMO this position in the new DEF is more key to fill then drafting a LB in the first.

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  4. Great job...but must have QB... Trade Suh or Parker and get one more pick.




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  5. https://www.first-pick.com

    A cool website that has possible trades and this is how it worked for me picking for the Dolphins.
    1st Round I was offered a trade from Buffalo. They get the 11th pick and Dolphins get the 21st and 22nd picks in the 1st round.
    Decided to take the 2 picks and picked TREMAINE EDMUNDS OLB, Virginia Tech with the 21st pick and then traded with the Giants to get their 2nd round pick (34th overall), 3rd round pick (66th) and their 4th (98th) for out 22nd pick.
    The 34th pick seems almost like a 1st round pick and I get the 3rd and 4th.

    With the 34th I select MAURICE HURST DT from Michigan to shore up the DL interior.
    With the 42nd pick I choose ISAIAH WYNN G from Georgia.
    With our 1st 3rd round pick (from Giants trade) I choose LAMAR JACKSON QB Louisville.
    Too good to pass up and I think with any decent OC, he should thrive in a few select packages.
    Then with our 2nd 3rd round pick (73rd) MIKE HUGHES CB from CENTRAL FLORIDA.
    With the 98th pick also from the Giants the pick is Trey Quinn WR from Southern Methodist.
    The Jarvis Landry era is over and we have a better more faster slot receiver.
    With the 107th pick and last from the Giants, our 4th round pick is James Daniels, C/OG, Iowa marking the end of the failed Pouncy era.
    How we are paying him more than every other center is mind numbing.
    Our 3rd 4th round pick (126) is CHAD THOMAS DE from Miami.
    We don't have a 5th round pick this year and our 6th round pick (169th) is Jester Weah, WR, Pittsburgh.
    With 2 picks left in the 7th round, we pick (197th) Kurt Benkert QB Virginia. Always ALWAYS take a QB in every draft.
    This year we take two!
    With the last pick (203rd) Our Mr. Irrelevant is GREG STROMAN CB Virginia Tech.

    Well, there you have it. The first step in getting better.

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