With my final mock draft I stuck with what I believe the Dolphins SHOULD do and I hope they follow through with not wasting any draft picks by trading up for these coveted QB’s in the draft, there are no guarantees that any of them will be the next franchise QB and with a very good collection of top picks that the Dolphins have I see no need to overreact and give away the opportunity to add much needed young talent with every pick they have worked hard to get.
Some say what was the reason to trade away the players they did last year and collect all these picks if it were not for the ability to trade up for a franchise QB?
Well my answer is they collected all this draft capital to BUILD THE TEAM! The Dolphins have plenty of needs throughout their roster and as you will see with my FINAL MOCK DRAFT I focused on filling as many of those holes as possible rather than give up even a single pick.
Rosen Vs Fitzpatrick is more than enough competition for the 2020 Miami Dolphins and with 2021 in the near future the Dolphins can see how 2020 plays out to determine the QB position moving forward.
Miami is not (in just year two of their rebuild) in a must draft a QB NOW position and the QB obsessed fans will build up an even greater anticipation for 2021 and for young Josh Rosen it will give him his fair shot at winning not only the starting QB job in Miami but the fans who have given up on him.
So here is my final Mock draft and I did not select a QB as I look forward to seeing how Josh Rosen pans out in 2020.
(On 4/14/20 I added options for each pick)
- Round 1 – Pick 5
CLEMSON • JR • 6’4″ / 238 LBS
Miami doubles down on their free agency moves to turn their defense into an imposing force and the addition of Simmons just made the Dolphins defense a much scarier unit, one that should excel under Head Coach Brian Flores leadership. I expected nothing less from our Defensive minded head coach.
- Jedrick Wills Jr, OT, Alabama (6′ 4″, 312 pounds)
- Andrew Thomas OT, Georgia (6′ 5″, 315 pounds)
- Derrick Brown, IDL, Auburn (6′ 5″, 326 pounds)
- Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa (6′ 5″, 320 pounds)
- Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina (6′ 6″, 302 pounds)
- Round 1 – Pick 18
ALABAMA • JR • 6’0″ / 201 LBS
Miami moved on from former Pro Bowl Safety Reshad Jones and adds the Alabama star product to solidify the back end of their defense and with the best CB tandem in the NFL this young man will learn to fill his role well and further solidifies Miami Defense as a top defensive unit in the NFL.
- Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville (6′ 7″, 364 pounds)
- Grant Delpit, S, LSU (6′ 3″, 213 pounds)
- Josh Jones, OT, Houston (6′ 5″, 319 pounds)
- Round 1 – Pick 26
Josh Jones OL
HOUSTON • SR • 6’5″ / 319 LBS
Miami addresses a major need as the OT position is in need of talent and help, Josh Jones will be thrown into the mix as they shake out the various roles along the offensive line, look for Jones to lock down the left side of the line early on.
- A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa (6′ 5″, 275 pounds)
- Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon (6′ 6″, 236 pounds)
- Cesar Ruiz, IOL, Michigan (6′ 3″, 307 pounds)
- K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU (6′ 3″, 254 pounds)
- Round 2 – Pick 7 (39)
WISCONSIN • JR • 5’10” / 226 LBS
Taylor had some fumble concerns in Wisconsin but considering his heavy work load it is not surprising but they can and will be fixed as Miami will not overload this young RB as they have added help in free agency with Jordan Howard who will lighten the workload and allow Taylor to slowly develop in 2020.
- D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia (5′ 8″, 212 pounds) most likely gone by now
- J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State (5′ 10″, 209 pounds)
- Cesar Ruiz, IOL, Michigan (6′ 3″, 307 pounds)
- Jonah Jackson, IOL, Ohio State (6′ 4″, 306 pounds)
- Round 2 – Pick 24 (56)
GEORGIA • SOPH • 6’7″ / 350 LBS
Miami addresses the other side of the offensive line with this massive behemoth who will also be thrown into the mix and compete for one of the tackle positions against Josh Jones drafted a round earlier as competition will bring out the best in everyone and eventually produce a stout offensive line.
- Austin Jackson, OT, USC (6′ 5″, 322 pounds)
- Jordan Elliott, IDL, Missouri (6′ 4″, 302 pounds)
- Zack Moss, RB, Utah (5′ 9″, 223 pounds)
- Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU (5′ 7″, 207 pounds)
- Round 3 – Pick 6 (70)
ALABAMA • SR • 6’6″ / 311 LBS
The Dolphins now provide more talent and relief for their interior defense with this extremely strong young man as they make it very tough to run against an already solid defensive unit. The rotation of Davis, Godchaux and Wilkins says try if you can to run on this unit! Miami will soon be recognized as a top defensive unit in the NFL.
- Cam Akers, RB, Florida State (5′ 10″, 217 pounds)
- Lloyd Cushenberry, IOL, LSU (6′ 3″, 312 pounds)
- Matt Peart, OT, Connecticut (6′ 7″, 318 pounds)
- Lucas Niang, OT, TCU (6′ 6″, 315 pounds)
- Jonathan Greenard, EDGE, Florida (6′ 3″, 263 pounds)
- Round 4 – Pick 35 (141)
LSU • SOPH • 6’2″ / 250 LBS
Miami adds more talent and competition to the TE Room as the son of one of the best WR’s in NFL history gets to develop into another weapon on offense and push incumbent TE Mike Gesicki who showed promise his 2nd season in Miami. Let the cream rise to the top!
- Anfernee Jennings, Edge, Alabama (6′ 2″, 252 pounds)
- Solomon Kindley, IOL, Georgia (6′ 4″, 336 pounds)
- J.R. Reed, S, Georgia (6′ 1″, 194 lbs)
- Jason Strowbridge, IDL, North Carolina (6′ 4″, 267 pounds)
- Round 5 – Pick 7 (153)
MIAMI (FL) • JR • 6’4″ / 263 LBS
The Dolphins wisely crowd the DL with edge rushers and let them battle it out, nicknamed “Spider” for his length and agility Garvin will add more competition and force others to reach a high level as playing time will be scarce and Brian Flores will play the player that give his team the best chance to win.
- John Simpson, IOL, Clemson (6′ 5″, 330 pounds)
- Justin Strnad, LB, Wake Forest (6′ 3″, 235 pounds)
- Michael Onwenu, IOL, Michigan (6′ 3″, 350 pounds)
- James Morgan, QB, Florida International (6′ 4″, 213 pounds)
- Round 5 – Pick 8 (154)
TEXAS • SR • 5’11” / 198 LBS
The Dolphins double down on the Safety position as they will develop a young group to play with our CB unit and develop, that will also offset the high price tag of the CB unit. Jones will most likely play FS but he brings the versatility that Brian Flores loves in his players as Jones has played all three safety positions for the Texas defense and will be valuable and add some competition to Xavier McKinney as well as keep a Jones at the Safety position in replacement of Reshad Jones.
- James Proche Wide Receiver SMU 5′ 11″ 190
- Lamical Perine Running Back Florida 5′ 11″ 227
- Kenny Willekes Defensive End Michigan State 6′ 4″ 260
- Michael Divinity Jr. Outside Linebacker LSU 6′ 2″ 238
- Round 5 – Pick 27 (173)
OREGON • SR • 6’4″ / 303 LBS
The Dolphins now turn their attention to adding depth along the offensive line unit focusing on the interior line and proving more competition for the Guard and Center positions as they try to finally get a unit that can produce and keeping with the theme competition will bring out the best they throw Hanson into the mix. You can never have enough O-line help as injuries are inevitable.
- Nick Coe Defensive End Auburn 6′ 5″ 282
- Daishawn Dixon Offensive Guard San Diego State 6′ 5″ 320
- Saahdiq Charles Offensive Tackle LSU 6′ 4″ 305
- Jonathan Garvin, Defensive End, Miami, 6′ 4″ 249
Round 6 – Pick 6 (185)
MICHIGAN STATE • SR • 6’4″ / 308 LBS
No need to ask where’s the beef when it comes to Miami’s interior defensive unit as they add another big man to their rotation and more competition to push for playing time in the rotation. Oh MY!
- Kelvin Smith Fullback North Texas 6′ 2″ 250
- Van Jefferson Wide Receiver Florida 6′ 2″ 196
- Terrence Steele Offensive Tackle Texas Tech 6′ 5″ 320
- Delontae Scott Defensive End SMU 6′ 5″ 250
- Round 7 – Pick 13 (227)
WISCONSIN • JR • 6’1″ / 202 LBS
With the Depth at the WR position in both the Draft and on the Dolphins roster Miami use the 7th round to find a young WR to add to the roster and fight for a job and I hope that Quintez will fall this far and if so Miami would do well to pull the trigger on him, he was accused of sexual assault before the 2018 season but was acquitted of those charges in August 2019 so that might be of concern.
I find this the perfect spot to take a WR so whoever is the best WR at this point will do.
- Van Jefferson Wide Receiver Florida 6′ 2″ 196
- Jeff Thomas Wide Receiver Miami 5′ 10″ 170
- Isaiah Coulter Wide Receiver Rhode Island 6′ 3″ 190
- John Hightower Wide Receiver Boise State 6′ 1″ 185
- Round 7 – Pick 32 (246)
MIAMI (FL) • JR • 5’10” / 217 LBS
When your 37 year old QB was your rushing leader in 2019, you can use all the help you can get to make sure that dose not happen again EVER!!!!
Adding Dallas will create a crowded RB room but once again the theme of competition making everyone better will be the way Miami will address the 2020 season and camp battles will be fun! Can’t Wait!
- Michael Turk Punter Arizona State 6′ 1″ 228
- Alex Taylor Offensive Tackle South Carolina State 6′ 8″ 305
- Tyler Clark Defensive Tackle Georgia 6′ 4″ 300
- Justin Strnad Outside Linebacker Wake Forest 6′ 3″ 230
- Round 7 – Pick 37 (251
D.J. Wonnum EDGESOUTH CAROLINA • SR • 6’5″ / 258 LBS
DJ is the type of player that fits the mold at 6′- 5″ 258 LBS he is what the Dolphins need to become a bigger, stronger team and adding him to the mix as a late round developmental player can pay dividends down the road as it will be a fierce camp this year unlike what we have seen in Miami in a long time.
- Kendall Coleman Defensive End Syracuse 6′ 3″ 266
- Christian Rector Defensive End USC 6′ 4″ 275
- Keith Ismael Offensive Guard San Diego State 6′ 3″ 310
- Keisean Lucier-South Outside Linebacker UCLA 6′ 4″ 235