Ryan Tannehill, possibly the new quarterback of the Miami Dolphins?
Happy Easter Dolphins fans! I hope all of you are having a great Easter Sunday, I am for certain as I am driving to Miami for a week! Today we give you another one of our staff predicted 7 round mocks, this time from Michael Rosenbloom! Enjoy.
Miami Dolphins 7 Round Mock Draft
Michael Rosenbloom – Staff Writer and Social Media Manager
Round 1 – Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
Time for the Dolphins to go get that franchise quarterback. I am aware that Tannehill will need a year to develop but that is why we have Matt Moore and signed David Garrard for a year. Tannehill’s pro day improved his draft stock and certainly justified taking him with 8th pick and Stephen Ross wants his quarterback.
Round 2 – Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
With Andrew Luck getting all of the attention, it is easy to have missed Fleener. He is considered by many to be the best tight end in the draft and with the recent success of Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski, it is obvious how important an elite tight end is. Fleener was clocked between 4.45-4.50 and possesses the ability to stretch the field. I see possibly the Dolphins possibly having to package a third round pick to move into the end of first to pick Fleener if he continues to move up draft boards, but it’s a good idea.
Round 3 – Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin
The son of former Jet Al Toon would be a great fit in Mike Sherman’s WCO. He has great ability after the catch. Not afraid to make contact and he will shake off the arm tackles and use spins and shakes to make the smaller defensive backs miss. Dolphins need somebody like this to take Brandon Marshall’s place, and Toon also has 4.40 speed, which is great for YAC as well.
Round 3 – Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia
The Dolphins need a 4-3 pass rusher to replace Kendall Langford and Johnson is it. After playing two years of linebacker at Virginia, he transitioned to the defensive line. In his two years there, he had 83 tackles and 10 sacks and produced a consistent pass rush for the Cavaliers.
Round 4 - Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa
A guy who isn’t going to burn anybody, but he is a great possession receiver with excellent hands. He showed he is a bit faster than we expected at the combine and at 6’4, he is monster who will be able to pluck passes from the air no matter who is throwing it to him. Extremely productive at Iowa, gaining over 1,300 yards last season.
Round 5- Micah Pellerin, CB, Hampton
We know Jeff Ireland is not scared of picking a corner from a small school (Jimmy Wilson, Montana) and it certainly won’t hurt that Pellerin has played cornerback and both safety positions in his college career. His stats won’t amaze you, but he was a 1st-team All-MEAC selection in 2011, and led the conference in passes broken up with 15. In a CB class that is small this year, Pellerin’s 6’0 frame will help and in the NFL these days, you can never have enough corners. Sean Smith’s contract being up after the season also may play into Jeff Ireland’s mind.
Round 6 – Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma
Three receivers in one draft? Am I nuts? Maybe, but this is one position where stocking up players never hurts. Especially this guy, who would probably in the first two rounds if it wasn’t for a torn ACL that he is currently recovering from. When healthy, he was one of the most prolific players in Oklahoma’s history. He can play receiver as well as return kicks and punts. Another great fit for a WCO without great size or speed. I remember they said something similar about Victor Cruz…
Round 7 – James Carmon, OT, Mississippi State
Dolphins will need somebody to challenge Lydon Murtha and Carmon could be that guy. He is a big guy at 6’6 and faced some tough competition in college including Melvin Ingram and Courtney Upshaw. Will certainly be a developmental prospect but with a patient coaching staff and the time, he could be a successful player in the league.
Final Thoughts: Quarterback is still the number one priority for this team long term and the Dolphins need to answer the question in the draft. A second or third round guy is not going to make the fanbase happy, so the Dolphins need to pull the trigger on Tannehill. Three receivers in the draft could be a gamble, but there are so many gems out there that you truly never know what you are going to find. I honestly believe that Ryan Broyles could be the steal of the entire draft, especially for a team running a west coast offense. The Dolphins are not in nearly as bad of shape as some fans are making them out to be, and this draft should be about finding solid role players and the franchise QB. Jeff Ireland did it right last year and he has a lot of pressure on him to do it again.