Needs: LB, DE, TE, RB, G, QB
I am not sure when or how the off-season has become so exciting for me as a Dolphin fan more so than even the regular season especially considering the past decade or so of mediocre Dolphin Play we always have that hope that somehow the draft can magically fix what’s wrong with our teams
After going for so many years with a team that seemed to be lost in the wilderness. I actually happen to like what they have from the management to the coaching , yes I know I’m disappointed just like all of you with last season but I think that now it’s time to stop with the fire everybody mentality when we have some setbacks and realize that we potentially do have a good mix of management and coaching that hopefully will get this team back to the playoffs and a very near future but more importantly a team that will sustain winning hopefully for a long time.
As you know free agency is the first part of the off-season for the most part Miami Dolphins as we mentioned earlier have already made some coaching changes to try to upgrade the coaching staff around Adam gase and we know free agency takes on a long life it’s early part of free agency that starts in March then it last even be on the draft after team to draft in they might still feel that they have certain holes or errors that they need to fix and generally some other teams drop a player or two because of either age or expense and every once in awhile you might find a cherry the drop from the tree not sure the Dolphins have had that much success when it comes to free agency lately but there’s always hope
Now let’s get to the business of the draft Miami have 8 pics this year and just below I have listed their selections but they’re subject to change if the dolphin should ever decide to do what I feel is a No-No trade any pics before the draft glad the same time I am open to Miami maybe making a trade during the draft if they can pick up more pics later because the more pics you have the greater chance you might find especially in the mid to later rounds that one player that was under value or underrated who becomes a star player on our team but first of all let’s look at the draft order just below
Chris Grier is our GM even though I have a feeling Mike Tannenbaum plays a heavy roll in helping Chris or working with Chris maybe even twisting his arm in putting together the draft board I’m sure they will all say it’s a collaborative effort between them and Coach Adam Gase, no matter how they do it I am somewhat in disagreement with the way Chris Grier says he likes to draft by taking the best player available on the board no matter of position the Dolphins are not deep enough to do that in my opinion they still need to draft specific players of need until they fill and plug every hole not only on the starters but also down the depth line.
They need to keep drafting young defenders to turn this defense into the championship defense that can complement to offense well.
I am expecting Miami to address the Guard position in free Agency so drafting one again in the early rounds will not be needed as last years draft choice Isaac Asiata who basically red shirted last year will also be in the mix for a starting position hopefully.
- First round: No. 11 overall Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
- Second round: No. 42 overall Dorance Armstrong Jr., DE, Kansas 6′-4 ” 241 LBS
- Third round: No. 73 overall Kerryon Johnson, RB Auburn 6′-0″ 212 LBS
- Fourth round: No. 107 overall Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin 6′ 5″ 250LBS
- Fourth round: No. 126 Luke Falk, QB, Washington State Cougars 6′-4″ 223 LBS
- Fifth Round: No. 138 (traded to New Orleans for Stephone Anthony)
- Sixth Round: No. 169 Jalyn Holmes, DE, Ohio State Buckeyes 6′-5″ 270 LBS
- Seventh Round: No. 197 K.J. Malone, OT, L.S.U, 6′ 4″ 302 LBS (from Tampa Bay because of a 2017 draft trade)
- Seventh Round: No. 203 Sean Welsh OG Iowa 6′-3″ 290 LBS
I reserve the right to change my picks as the Draft nears and most likely will soon after free agency is in full effect and we see how Miami utilizes free agency.