Miami enters the draft in need of adding depth at the corner position. While it's not a top need, there should be a faiir share of talent available when they pick.
Gareon Conley, Adoree Jackson, Tre'Davious White, and Quincy Wilson should all be available. Out of this group, the most NFL ready corners are Quincy Wilson, and Tre'Davious White. Selecting either of these two corners will give the Dolphins additional depth at the position.
I list this as a need entering the draft, but it's not a dire need that the Dolphins need to risk wasting a first round pick on. This is a deep draft, so they can always add deph in the later rounds.
Miami did record 39 sacks last season, but nearly 40% of those sacks came from Ndamukong Suh, and Cameron Wake. Miami will also lose three defensive ends, so finding another pass rushing defensive end, or defensive tackle could become a priority on the Dolphins draft board.
Malik McDowell is the only defensive tackle I have ranked in the first round. Having him opposite of Suh would help Suh face less double team blocking, as McDowell isn't a player opposing offensive lines wont ignore.
The top defensive ends that may be available are Charles Harris, and Tim Williams. If not taken within the top ten, Taco Charlton may fall to the Dolphins. Any of these prospects would increase production from the defensive line.
Miami signed a big off-season deal with veteran linebacker Lawrence Timmons, who's leaving for South Beach after putting up a very impressive tenure in Pittsburgh.
Even with his addition, the Dolphins still have depth concerns, and if the right prospect is still on the board, they may bolster the middle third of their defense with this pick.
The only senarios where the Dolphins use this pick on a linebacker is if Charles Harris, or Haason Riddick is still on the board. Both should be off the board by the time the Dolphins pick, but in the event one drops to them, Miami will seriously comsider bolstering thier linebacking core.
Larry Tunsil will likely be moved to left tackle, with Brandon Albert being a possible cap casualty. The Dolphins main priority entering the draft will be finding an offensive guard.
Protecting Tannehill, while opening holes for the ground game, will be a priority this off-season. A perfect fit within the Dolphins offensive line would be Forrest Lamp out of Western Kentucky.
Lamp established himself as a first rounder with an impressive combine. He has brute strength off the snap, knows how to shuffle his feet, has good side to side agility, and can absorb the initial contact from a rushing lineman.
Jordan Cameron has been a bust in Miami. He failed to put up the numbers he had during his tenure in Cleveland. This leaves Miami with another need entering the draft. The good news is that they may have both O.J. Howard, and David Njoku avaliable when they pick.
Either of these two prospects would be a huge upgrade for the Dolphins. But, they will have to decide if this need outweighs their need to find an offensive guard, or defensive end. They could always target a tight end later in the draft.
If you were the GM of the Miami Dolphins, who would you pick?
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