Feb 25, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive back Logan Ryan catches a pass during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins Draft: Second Round Predictions

Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl north squad defensive back Will Davis of Utah State (17) prior to kickoff of a game against the Senior Bowl south squad at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday you might remember that I wrote an article stating what I thought the Dolphins would do in the first round (in case you didn’t see it, click here). In the article I wrote that I believed the Dolphins would draft a wide receiver with their first round selection. To be honest, I can completely see them moving back in the draft just like they did a couple of years ago when they selected Jared Odrick. With no for sure talent in this draft, the Dolphins might be intrigued by the fact that they can trade down and continue to acquire more draft picks. Although there is no star in this draft, there is a lot of draft. Teams could easily find value picks in rounds 3-4, they would just have to make the right decisions.

Since I told you on Monday who I think they would draft in the first, I think it is only right to tell you what I think they will do in the second round of this year’s draft. Fortunately for the Dolphins, they have multiple picks in this year’s second round. The Dolphins hold the 42nd and 54th pick in this year’s draft, after they traded away corner back Vontae Davis prior to the start of the season. The one thing I don’t really understand about that trade was coming into the season, corner back was a big need and then they traded away their best one. I don’t know. I’m over the trade already and am no longer mad. However, it is still confusing. Anyways, back to what I was saying. With the 42nd and 54th pick, the Dolphins are certainly going to find some pieces that can step in and help this team win. With the two picks I think they will draft a tackle and then a corner back.

With the first second round pick I believe the Dolphins will end up drafting an offensive tackle. There are going to be some really good options for the Dolphins here. Players such as Brennan Williams (North Carolina) and Kyle Long (Oregon) should be available at 42. I really like Brennan Williams to go to the Dolphins with this pick. Despite being tearing his labrum last season, Williams is still regarded as one of the best lineman in this year’s draft. One of the biggest concerns with Williams however is his health. He could’ve very easily been a first round pick if he was able to stay healthy last season. At 6-7, 315, Williams is one of the biggest tackles in this year’s draft class. Here is a video of him verse Virginia Tech University.

As you can see Williams is a very good tackle and could easily start in this league. He would be an excellent addition to this Dolphins offensive line in the offseason.

Next up is the 54th pick in the draft. They traded away a cornerback to get this pick and what better way to replace the player you traded away with the pick that you got for him? There are a couple of guys that I would like the Phins to draft at this spot in the draft. The names are Logan Ryan out of Rutgers and Will Davis out of Utah State. It wouldn’t surprise me if Ryan went before the 54th pick. Last season Ryan had an incredible year at Rutgers as he ended up being arguably the best player on the defensive side of the ball. Ryan accumulated a total of 94 tackles, while defending 17 passes and was also able to reel in four interceptions. He is a very good coverage corner who could cover almost anyone in college. Because of this I could see a team drafting him before 54th, but if they don’t the Dolphins should be all over it.

On the other hand, Will Davis is a very good corner. He has a great combination of size and speed. Due to this it was no surprise that Davis was able to record an interception in at least five straight games last season. Despite not really standing out during the Senior Bowl, Davis had quite an impressive combine. Regardless of who we draft at this spot, I think it is clear that it needs to be a cornerback, unless they decide to draft one in the first round or with the 42nd pick.

Hopefully the Dolphins can continue to rebuild their team during this year’s draft. They are closer than a lot of people may think to become a playoff team. Other than New England, the Dolphins shouldn’t have a problem within the division this season and they could ultimately contend for a wild card spot.

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  • Miami Jules

    Justen, I know I read your 1st round pick analysis, but as the man said:…” In a world of predictions and mock drafts…” it isn’t awfully hard to find one’s bearings at times. This is that most indirect way I can try to excuse myself for forgeting.

    I am NOT totally opposed to the Dolphins drafting a solid OT in the 2nd round, as a matter of fact, I find it sort surprinsingly refrteshing, however, I have a different “wish list” priority for the 2nd RD., which I also refer to as “My Formula for Success” (a bit cocky on my part I know)

    Should Miami ger a WR in free agency, I have Xavier Rhodes on my wish list for the 1st RD, Deandre Hopkins with the 1st, 2nd Rd pick, and Jonathan Cyprien with the 2nd, 2nd Rd. pick. Now, my 3rd rounder is THE pick… so here it is, with the 3rd Rd pick the Miami Dolphins select…Jonathan Swoope.from Texas A&M.

    • Derrick Frazier

      #1patterson/allen #2cb david amerson #2tyrann mathieu his draft stock rose as deion sanders said the kid has been out a year and that didnt seem to slow him down he is a playmaker #3ryan swope #3 best available safety. Rounds 4to 7. Best players available to add depth. Free agency resign chris clemons and randy starks let the rest walk. In free agency adress rg rt de and wr if we can get ed reed or dashon goldson at safety get one!. Then follow mock draft above.

      • Miami Jules

        Mmm… I like yours too… It’s all a coin toss at the end of the day… if we get a F/A WR, then I’m partial to Keenan Allen with our 1st pick. Now William Gay just became available, so the plot thickens.

  • Paulmatthew22

    Did this guy not watch HARD KNOCKS?,..Vontae Davis was WOEFULLY out of shape half-way through camp,.It was obvious after 3 yrs he wasn’t taking his career alltogether seriously, and felt it was ok for the Dolphins being a so-so team,.He was about as erratic a corner could be,.Why WOULDNT we trade him???,. I was over it the day he got traded,..He would not have helped us anymore than the other corners and he wouldnt shut up,..Philbin is looking for SERIOUS players,.We got rid of alott of talkers and wantabees,.I couldnt be more happy with the direction and focus Philbin is instilling in this team,Thank God Sporano is gone!