Staff Predicts Dolphins First Round Draft Pick

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Sep 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio (71) on the line of scrimmage during the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium. Alabama beat Michigan 41-14. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Miller

Who I would like:  C.J. Mosley

The Miami Dolphins have a need at LB and offensive line but this is a deep class along the offensive line so I believe the Dolphins should wait to address that side of the line of scrimmage.  Mosley however can make a major impact in his first season and should do well in the Dolphins scheme.  If I am Dennis Hickey and Mosley is on the board (and Eric Ebron is not) then I would make this pick.

Who I think: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT Alabama

This pick makes too much sense for me.  The Dolphins have such a huge need on the right side of the line that they will draft early so they don’t fail to land one later.  This could simply be one of those situations where fear of losing out makes a GM draft someone they really don’t want to draft in terms of the round.  Truth be told, the Dolphins likely have a few players rated higher but know the need at the position is too important to pass up.

Other options:

The Dolphins should look to trade down especially if they are going to target Shazier who I believe will be available later in round one.  The Dolphins could also look at Odell Beckham, Jr. a big bodied fast WR who can be prepped to replace Mike Wallace.  I would be o.k. with either of the options for the Dolphins.  Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald said he has heard whispers that the Dolphins could be targeting this versatile inside LB.  Shazier has a great tackling ability and reads coverage well.  To boot, his father has been the Dolphins pastor the last five years.  Can you say locker room presence?  I do not  however want to see the Dolphins take a first round offensive guard or right tackle.