Miami Dolphins 2012 Mock Draft: Rounds 1-3


The 2012 NFL Draft is only three weeks away and the Miami Dolphins have rapid decisions to make. The draft is where you make your stepping stone to accomplish a championship.

With that, let’s start the mocking!

  Round 1: Pick No. 8- QB Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M)

At this point in the draft, I would state this move is the best available option. Tannehill posted 5,450 yards, 42 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions in his college career. It would be an ideal fit due to his relationship with his former coach, now Offensive Coordinator of the Miami DolphinsMike Sherman. There is a distant shot in landing WR Justin Blackmon, who would be ideal. Right now, the Miami Dolphins need an upgrade on the offensive side of the ball. If the Dolphins were going to pursue the defensive side another guy to take a look at is outside linebacker/defensive end Melvin Ingram out of the national champions, Alabama Crimson Tide.

Round 2: Pick No. 41- DE/OLB Andre Branch (Clemson)

The most important need for the Miami Dolphins is a wide receiver, but if Steven Hill, the wide receiver out of Georgia Tech, isn’t available. The best option is Andre Branch. Branch is an ideal fit. With Jason Taylor retiring and Kendall Langford signing with the St. Louis Rams, the Dolphins have a huge void on the defensive line. Branch stands at 6-foot 5-inch 260 pounds. Last year, he tallied 77 total tackles and 10.5 sacks. With him and Cameron Wake loading the line, the senior out of Clemson wouldn’t have too much pressure on his hands. At this point in the draft, it could be to early to pick him up but if he is there, why not.

Round 3: Pick 72- WR Marvin McNutt (Iowa)

McNutt has the ability to be a No. 1 wide receiver. He has an athletic stature standing 6-foot 4-inches, 215 pounds. In his junior year, he proved himself to be a go-to wide receiver in the NFL after posting 170 receptions for 2,861 yards and 28 touchdowns. This season will look different and there is a strong possibility that the former Hawkeye will be playing alongside Davone Bess and Brian Hartline.

Round 3: Pick No. 73- LB Tank Carder (TCU)

Carder has hard-nosed attitude to him. Since Jason Taylor retired and Cameron Wake transforming to a defensive-end, he will retrieve a starting chance against Marvin Mitchell. The Miami Dolphin linebacker contributed 30 total tackles, two forced fumbles, and one interceptions. Carder will post an argument after recording 70 total tackles and two interceptions for two touchdowns in his senior.