Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL former player Larry Little announces the number fifty-four overall pick to the Miami Dolphins during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Who Would You Take For Dolphins At 19?


 

The Miami Dolphins have the 19th selection of round one next Thursday night.  With that selection a new era officially begins for the Dolphins.  Forget about what the team has done in free agency, champions are built on draft picks and there is no question Miami has struggled with their drafts over the last decade or more.  This will be the future of Dennis Hickey.  His job is not on the line with one simple selection but a lot will be said about him over that one selection…and others.  Especially if his top choice doesn’t play immediately.

Can the Dolphins afford to play it safe?  The Dolphins could opt to take the safe road and draft an offensive lineman.  That player may or may not work out eventually but in the short term he should be the penciled in starter at either the right guard or tackle position.  The Dolphins could opt to wait until round two or three to take their first lineman and risk not having the one want available when they come on the board.  Finally, Miami could trade down and gain more picks.  Something that Hickey has said he wishes he had.

So the question gets posed to you now.  Who would you take at number 19?  I’m not going to make you do it on your own.  There are players already off the board so let’s narrow that player field down by say, 18 players.  In the poll are the top 10 players that have been linked to Miami in some way or fashion including rumors, other mock drafts, draft expert opinions, and to some degree logic vs. need.  The eighteen players that are not on this poll have already been selected.  They are listed below and are based on a recent mock draft I have participated in.

Jadeveon Clowney, Khalil Mack, Teddy Bridgwater, Derek Carr, Sammy Watkins, Jake Mathews, Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles, Mike Evans, Greg Robinson, Anthony Barr, Eric Ebron, Aaron Donald, Calvin Pryor, Justin Gilbert, Taylor Lewan, Zach Martin, and Brandon Cooks.

The Miami Dolphins are now on the clock.  I have already made the Miami Dolphins selection and will let you know in the comments who I selected and why.  I do however want you to tell me who you would have taken.  The Poll is below!

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  • txmedic5

    O.k. so you are intrigued at who I would take or you wouldn’t have read down to find out…or you are just waiting for the opportunity to harass me…:) Either way, glad you took the time to read and hopefully participate in our poll question.

    So earlier today I took part in a mock draft. Trades were not allowed so with the 19th pick, I selected LB C.J. Mosley from Alabama. To me, Mosley has the potential to become the next great Miami LB. He is a very well rounded football player who actually works at making himself better. This is not a guy that will simply take his rookie paycheck and check out. A student of game film Mosley should have an opportunity to make an immediate impact on the team and should become the future on-field leader this team needs.

    Of the names listed above the only other name that I truly considered was Beckham. I like this kid more and more every day but I’m not sure given the current makeup of the roster that Beckham is a day one threat in the same way that other top WR’s have been over the past few years in the draft. He has the tools but the Dolphins have players that will be slotted in front of him out of the gate. Miami needs a day one starter or someone who can absolutely challenge for that position. Don’t get me wrong, I do really like this kid and if the Dolphins do draft him, I won’t be very disappointed.

    As for the offensive lineman, well, first I don’t like Olineman in round one traditionally although there are exceptions. That being said, none of those players left make feel as though they are solutions and not just competition. Cyrus Kouandjio is probably the highest rated that is left but I actually like Bitonio a lot more and if Hickey can play his hand right, perhaps the Dolphins can move up to the top of round 2 or back into round 1 and take him then.

    For now, my money is going to go with a player who I believe will be a stalwart LB for the better part of the next decade. Miami needs another Jason Taylor/Zach Thomas type of fan favorite and I think Mosley could become that type of player.

  • txmedic5

    For the record, I do believe that Hickey will try very hard to trade down in round one. Aside from Mosley, I would absolutely try and do just that.

  • Darryl N Penny

    i hope Hickey trades down in round 1… this is a very stacked draft in lineman and good men can be found in later rounds. I also believe Mosley will be gone by the time 19 is on the clock. (bad feeling he goes to Buffalo) Miami was a play or two away from the playoffs last year and were competitive in most of the games. No need for major overhaul… fix the main problem.. O line… and all should be good.

  • mrmike13

    Haha Clinton Dix to make up for passing on Earl Thomas in 2010.

  • tpl

    Miami needs an offensive lineman, and could still draft one of those listed in the late first or early second round, and get a second draft pick. I am hoping hickey trades down.

  • devin

    Trade down and get Morgan Mosley or jawuan james … Use extra pick to get a quarterback that can replace Matt Moore and his contract

  • Jim Gilmore

    Take Kelvin Benjamin… Fins can’t score Benjamin can. look how many times the FSU QB was in trouble last year and just threw the ball up in Benjamin’s direction. He made things happen..

  • Marshall summerlin

    I would not want to chance missing out on the best RT in the draft by messing around Amy with trackbacks…we desperately need a RT so lets grab Kiwanis James IT. He is clearly the best RT coming out..he dominates in pass blocking and he gets to the second level pretty quick run blocking…he dominated some great players over the course of his career at UT. In the second round we need red zone playmakers that is why we go with Kelvin Benjamin Florida state. .third round MLB Chris Borland Wisconsin…fourth round Troy Nicolas TEAM Notre Dame…another red zone threat at 6’7″ and then draft. Terrance West RB Towson..Seantrel Henderson RT UM….QB Brett Smith Wyoming and then for grab a bunch.of really good UDFA’s…and Gooooooo Miami!!!!!!## this is my attempt at GM :-)

  • David Thompson

    If there are only 1 or 2 QBs left when we’re on the clock our phone will ring. I hope we can drop to the top of the 2nd, should be able to pick up a 3rd and a 4th or 5th. Regardless of whose there, we’re far better off having early picks at the top and middle of rounds 2 and 3 than we could be drafting at 19.

  • LostSok

    I selected trade down, because it was an option. The question is: will it be an option on Thursday? I think Miami will go Martin if he’s there, but if not…will TRY to move down.

    In the trade-down scenario, they could go for way too many guys to guess one. Logic suggests Bitonio, Morgan or Koundijo, and JuWan James shouldn’t be over-looked.

    My biggest fear is we move up, like last year. Specifically, that Ross will push for Lewan if he slides at all. We have so many areas where a young player coming in would help the roster…we need more picks, and less will hurt us, IMHO.

  • Fraziel

    I would like to see us trade down unless Lewan is still there at 19,
    which is unlikely. I did like the idea of Mosley but i am concerned
    about his injury history, he has had 3 nasty injuries, and the fact he
    is a little undersized for a MLB which would seem to affect his ability
    to stay healthy.

    The draft is deep and if we trade down to the
    bottom of the first , possibly with san francisco, and take Moses we get
    an extra second rounder , and probably a 4th or 5th too. Trade up in
    the second and take Carlos Hyde. I would love to see that 230 lb beast
    at Miami. Even if that doesnt happen, the extra picks help us in a
    stacked draft.