We continue our staff predictions of the Miami Dolphins draft with our next 7 round mock-up of Phins predictions.
Miami Dolphins 7 Round Mock Draft
Chris Leeuw – Contributing Staff Member
Round 1 – QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M, 6’4 221 lbs.
Dolphins get another crack at a future QB that can learn behind Garrad/Moore.
Round 2 – DE/OLB Vinny Curry, Marshall, 6’3 266 lbs.
Curry can help fill the pass rushing void opposite Cameron Wake in either the 3-4 or 4-3 front. He also has the prototypical rush linebacker size that Bill Parcells has engrained in Jeff Ireland. If Clemson DE Andre Branch is on the board he could be the pick.
Round 3 – WR Marvin McNutt, Iowa, 6’3 216 lbs.
McNutt may be long gone, but if he’s there Miami should snatch him up. He’s produced his entire career in Big 10 play, runs solid routes and has great hands. ProFootball Weekly’s draft guide predicts he’s a great fit for a West Coast offense. If McNutt is gone Wake Forest’s Chris Givens or Wisconsin’s Nick Toon could be other WR picks.
Round 3 – S Markelle Martin, Oklahoma St., 6’1 207 lbs.
Dolphins needed safety help before they cut Yeramiah Bell, now it’s a glaring hole. Martin can play FS or SS. If Reshad Jones takes Bell’s spot, Martin can instantly compete with Chris Clemons at FS.
Round 4 – OT Brandon Mosley, Auburn, 6’6 314 lbs.
Mosley can add needed depth at RT in case Lydon Murtha doesn’t work out. He’s an athletic former H.S. Tight End, which fits the Philbin mold of becoming “more athletic” on the OL.
Round 5- WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma, 5’10 192 lbs.
Dolphins double-down at WR with the little speedster Broyles. He fits the West Coast mold and produced huge numbers (45 career TD’s) as Landry Jones’ favorite target before his injury late in the season.
Round 6 – DE/OLB Brandon Lindsay, Pitt, 6’2 254 lbs.
This could be wishful thinking, as Lindsay could go in round 4 or 5. Dolphins need to double-down on pass rushers as well as WR. Lindsay has the size and intangibles to fit the bill.
Round 7 – TE DeAngelo Peterson, LSU, 6’3 230 lbs.
Purely developmental TE. Crazy athletic and could possibly develop into a receiving TE if he makes the roster.
The Dolphins have many needs and have created more off-season holes by losing Brandon Marshall and Yeramiah Bell. I think they’ll double-down at WR and Pass rusher, but also need to address OL, S, and TE somewhere in the draft or late in FA.