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Dolphins Post Free Agency Mock Draft


I recently posted an article featuring a website called first-pick that features an interactive NFL Draft game.  It enables you to be the GM of any of the 32 NFL teams and complete a draft, equipped with trading abilities and information on every draft prospect.  I have been playing around with the game, and have compiled a mock draft for the Miami Dolphins that I would like to share.  Here is my first attempt at a mock draft post NFL Free Agency (keep in mind FA is not over and these picks may change).  These are the picks I would like to see Miami make in May, not necessarily the picks they will make.

Round 1: Xavier Su’a-Filo, Guard, UCLA

Unfortunately, OT/OG Zack Martin was off the board when it was time for the ‘Phins to pick 19th overall in the first round.  I saw too much value in Su’a-Filo to pass on a different offensive linemen.  Xavier would be a starter Day 1 with the Dolphins, and would shore up one of the missing pieces still left on this new O-Line.  At 6 foot 4, 307 pounds, he is the perfect size for Miami’s zone blocking scheme.

Round 2: Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

Moses has the size and strength (6 foot 6, 314 pounds) to be a top-notch tackle in the NFL.  The Dolphins have yet to sign another tackle to play opposite of Branden Albert, and I think Moses would be a great fit for the RT position.  After a few years of playing on the right side, I see Miami moving Moses to protect the blindside and become their franchise LT.  Moses has a great upside and has been compared to NFL starter Ryan Clady.

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Round 3: Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU

Despite Miami re-signing Randy Starks, I went with a DT in the third round.  The Dolphins showed us last year that having depth on the D-Line is important, as we saw the constant substitutions between Jared Odrick, Paul Soliai, and Randy Starks.  Johnson, much like his teammate Ego Ferguson, has a quick first burst that helps him get into the backfield.  He is a great run stopper and possesses long arms and a large frame that help him shed blockers and get to the ball carrier.  He is also a sack threat.

Round 4: Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor

Whether the Dolphins sign RB Knowshon Moreno (or another FA RB) or not, I think they need to draft a RB.  There are plenty of good ones in this draft, and Seastrunk should be available in the 4th.  The 5 foot 9, 210 pound back runs a 4.51 forty-yard dash.  Not only can he beat you with speed, but he is strong enough and has a low center of gravity perfect for breaking tackles.  Seastrunk has great hands and can catch the ball out of the backfield, and I think Miami should bring him in to compete with Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas for the starting job.

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Round 5: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers

I have had Coleman on almost every one of my mock drafts, and for good reason.  The guy is an athletic nightmare for opposing defenses.  The 6 foot 6, 225 pound monster does not sacrifice speed for his size, as he ran a 4.56 forty yard dash at this year’s combine.  Couple that speed and size with a good set of hands, and Coleman would be a great addition to OC Bill Lazor’s offense.

Round 6: Dontae Johnson, FS, North Carolina State

One of the only downsides in recently acquired FS Louis Delmas is his inability to stay healthy for an entire season.  The hard hitting safety (previously with the Detroit Lions) has been riddles with injuries throughout his NFL career. Enter Dontae Johnson, a 6 foot 2, 200 pound ball hawk who has a passion for abusing receivers and running backs.  He would be a great addition to an up and coming Dolphins secondary, and could learn from safeties Delmas and Reshad Jones.

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Round 7: Ryan Groy, OG, Wisconsin

Groy set a school record by starting 54 games throughout his career at Wisconsin.  He played almost every position on the O-Line except for center, and this versatility could be of extreme value for the Dolphins.  Groy has great size at 6 foot 5, 315 pounds and would be an interesting project for new O-Line coach John Benton.  The Dolphins should know more than any other team that you can never have too many offensive linemen.

Feel free to share your thoughts on the above draft.  I look forward to the upcoming draft!

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  • jeremy161616

    Awful. And Miami don’t even have a 7th round pick.

    • Eric Roddy

      Please share your opinion on who Miami should draft! I am interested!

    • Johnny

      Miami does have a 7th round pick!! It was reported that Miami is sending a 7th round pick to Baltimore for McKinnie trade… But that pick that was traded is for a 2015 7th round pick.. So Roddy is right.. Your wrong..

      • TylerMcMullen

        Damn you, Johnny….you beat me to it!!

        • Eric Roddy

          Thanks for backing me up guys…. i knew I didn’t just imagine they had a 7th!

        • Johnny

          Sorry bro.. I got your back..

  • tpl

    It’s a good draft. Love the pick of Coleman and seastrunk. Also like the picks of the first two rounds.

  • LostSok

    There’s a part of me that really wants a bigger “impact” player in the 1st, believing there is good OL talent in the 2nd to 4th. That said, I wouldn’t be upset with this draft, or one close to it. Morgan Moses is a solid pick and a name Phin Phans should keep an eye on…

    • Eric Roddy

      I really deep down would like Miami to draft Odell Beckham Jr…. haha but I feel you lostsok it will probably be a big linemen

      • Marshall summerlin

        I think we should sign Eric Winston for right tackle also we should pick up Bob Orton from Carolina for right guard he has a good year to let anyone hear loud no sex last year zero I like your draft a lot Eric it’s like a similar to the one I had when I was thinking I am posted anywhere but I would like to see Trey Mason for running back if he’s available in the third round second round more likely I’m sure but also I think God I don’t forget about hair in the wide receiver out of Wyoming and also I think we might have Zach Thomas player like the closest thing to a Zach Thomas I seen in years and Max bola out of Michigan State so I’m excited for this year a menace and Sons 6647 years now this year I’ll make 47 sound I’m looking forward to this year and positive outlook thanks for your article it was awesome

        • Marshall summerlin

          Travis wharton

          • Eric Roddy

            I understood you for the most part haha!! Cheers and thanks for the criticism and original thoughts! Fins up!

          • Marshall summerlin

            no criticism on my part I really like your draft welljust my thoughts on additional available options if neededI agree we definitely need a very tall red zone targetalso what I say or type in my replies don’t seem to be coming out critically in my post lol glad you could understand lol

        • Marshall summerlin

          That should be sacks lol….this program I have does not understand english

        • Marshall summerlin

          Herron/wyoming

  • Johnny

    29 yrs old and a lot of mileage… (MJD)
    Moreno??? He’s been injured his whole short career UNTIL last year…
    Now his stats from last year??? It’s all about that Denver Passing Offense.. That opened up huge lanes, cause defenders are stepping back, not stacking the box vs a QB like Manning..

    I believe the best way to go is to draft a RB.. From Sankey to Mason.. But no garauntees.. Just look at the Phins drafting a RB the last 3 years straight.. Hasn’t paid dividends… Well, especially behind the worse OLine in the NFL…

    SIGN RT WINSTON!!! He can lock down RT for the next 3 years!!! AND STILL DRAFT T/G ZACH MARTIN, who can immedietly start at Guard, then slide over to RT once Winston is gone or incase if an injury… He’s versatile and can play 3-4 positions on the OLine.

    IT’S THAT EASY!!!! OLine would be set!! Just make those 2 moves…
    1. Sign RT Eric Winston
    2. Draft T/G Zach Martin
    3. WIN!!!!!!!! (Protect your QB and open up lanes for RBs).. Just that easy!!!

  • Johnny

    And I think.. (And hoping) T/G Zach Martin will be available with the #19th pick.. This way he can start at guard, then slide to RT, if not right away depending in if Miami signs a RT like Winston (Hoping on that too).. This way we can go in a different direction with the 2nd round pick.. Possibly DT, TE, DB, or maybe a top RB..

    • Eric Roddy

      I hope you’re right. If he is available, miami must take him, case closed.

  • Marshall summerlin

    Awesome draft I think!!!!!

    • Eric Roddy

      THanks Marshall! I appreciate it!

      • Marshall summerlin

        Is late candidate just starting the Wallace trade rumors again?? Thanks

        • Eric Roddy

          Wallace is not going anywhere.

  • Trevor Hunt

    Best mock draft I have seen. I keep reading about people wanting a DT or CB or WR or even RB in the first and I hope to god Hickey isn’t seeing it that way. I kinda like Xavier better than Martin for guard and I’m a fan of Morgan Moses. If we get Xavier and Moses, I don’t care about the rest. That said. Brandon Coleman would be an awesome pick, although I’m hoping Armon Binns steps it up this year as a big body receiver. Not a fan of Lache Seastrunk either. I got my hopes up for Mike Gillislee. I think he can be our 3 down back. Boy was a beast in Florida and was a viscous blocker. Would like to see us draft a big body back for short yardage. I’ve always liked Daniel Thomas but his terrible blocking skills for a big body has made me move on. Lamar Miller is not our guy. I like the kid and he does have the intangables, but with the speed and size he sure gets tackled easy. If Dustin Keller doesn’t come back next year we need a 6’6” tight end. I hope they pick up Austin Sefarin Jenkins in the 3rd if hes available or C.j. Feidorowicz in the 4rth. Charles Clay is a beast but his size makes him limited as a seam threat.

    • Eric Roddy

      Really appreciate it Trevor! let’s hope Miami can do what is best while also drafting BPA. THis is a deep draft, would be a shame to blow it this year.

  • jeremy161616

    This article was published on the 24th. There was never a mention of Miami having traded their 2015 seventh to Baltimore, only the 2014 version. The first mention of it being 2015′s came out yesterday morning. So i’m not really wrong.
    I also stand by my assertion that this is an awful mock.
    There is no way I’d take Sua-Filo in the first, he’s old for a rookie, and reminds me of Danny Watkins in that manner.I’d never draft a Guard in the first, it’s just not that valuable of a position.I’d never even draft a RT who doesn’t project to being a LT down the line in the first.Thats why I’d take Lewan if he falls, Mosley as my second choice,Ebron,Dennard, Gilbert,Clinton-Dix, or Pryor would be my other choices in the first.

    • Eric Roddy

      I understand your caution at selecting a G first round, but let me counter with this. last year, there were 2 guards taken in the first round. Chance Warmack 10th overall to the Titans and Kyle Long 20th overall to the Bears (almost exactly where the DOlphins will draft this year). They were easily two of the BEST picks taken in the first round, as both rookies started all 16 games for both of their respective teams. Warmack played GREAT given the rest of the Titans line, and KYLE LONG WAS A PRO BOWLER AS A ROOKIE. DOes that not sound like a great value at the G position taken in the first round? Also, you would like to see miami take a safety or cornerback in the first…. Why would Miami spend a first round pick on a secondary player when they have Finnegan, Delmas, Jones, Grimes, Jamar Taylor, and Will Davis? THat is already a solid group, who will only get better with practice together. I understand adding a 2nd or 3rd round secondary player. but why go after one when it isnt as dire a need as a guard or tackle?

  • Patrick Keegan

    Well, I think we all can agree that our BIGGEST issue was the play of the O.L. this last year. Lets be thankful that we lost 4 of the 5 starters,,, WEHw! It actually works out in our favor.

    As far as your mock goes , I like it as a ( based on need kind of draft.) It would fill out pretty much all the positions of need , if the rookies can produce right out of the gate. That usually doesn’t happen though.

    Personally, I would love to see a B.P.A draft. Take some risks . Stack positions of strength and grab talent that puts points on the board. YES , draft another QB in the 5th or 6th . I would love to grab David Fales from San Jose ST. Reminds me of a Russell Wilson/Drew Brees kinda guy.

    In the end I know we need Linemen, but I feel like we might have a Lineman coach in Benton and in his assistant, with Lazor to plug guys in and coach them up. Just make sure they can operate in the zone scheme.

  • John

    I hate seeing all these need-based drafts. With Moreno, Albert, and Mitchell, we gotta go Best Player Available for AT LEAST the first two rounds. Ideal Mock for me would be: Mosley, Seferian-Jenkins, McCarron, Sutton, Hurst, Crowell, and Schofield. Tell me that wouldn’t be better than two o-lineman in the first two rounds. And I’m a Tannehill fan, but Bill Lazor has already shown a knack for developing QB’s so why not have two QB’s with massive potential instead of one?