Miami Dolphins Free Agency Mock Draft: Offense
By Brian Miller
Over on our networks mock draft site, NFLMocks, Erik Lambert has tried something a little different in terms of mocking the NFL…as in not making fun of them but, oh you know. Instead of doing a traditional mock draft, Lambert has opted to take a stab at mocking free agency. Here is a look at what the Miami Dolphins might do.
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In his latest mock, which you can read here, Lambert opted to focus his attention on the offensive side of the ball.
First up were the quarterbacks where Matt Moore doesn’t find a home despite the fact that the quarterback market is very thin entering this years shopping season. Miami does however make an appearance on slide two where Lambert believes the Dolphins will watch running back Knowshon Moreno head to Chicago.
Moreno is of course an impending free agent and the question is does John Fox who is now the head coach in Chicago high enough on him to give him a shot with the Bears. Moreno will likely sign a late free agency incentive laden contract and the Bears could be a spot where he can be the back-up to Matt Forte. I wouldn’t rule out entirely a return to the Dolphins either.
According to this mock the Dolphins will also retain Charles Clay. That’s a good bet considering the Dolphins have of late been rumored to have him high on their priority list. Of all the free gent tight ends, Lambert sees the Dolphins as the only team keeping their own.
The Dolphins will need to address the offensive line yet again and this mock has St. Louis lineman Joe Barksdale heading to Miami. Barksdale played right tackle for both St. Louis and previously with Oakland so the question becomes can he play either guard or left tackle? The Dolphins are thin at guard and depth at both tackle positions but the health of Branden Albert is more concerning as he may not be recovered fully from his ACL tear to make the start of the season.
The Dolphins don’t appear on any of the other pages of this mock but it’s worth a look nonetheless.