Miami Dolphins First Round Draft Selection
By Eric Roddy
The Miami Dolphins have multiple options with their first round pick, which is currently 14th overall. While they could use more depth at almost all positions, their glaring needs right now are at linebacker, cornerback, wide receiver and offensive guard. I am hoping that they will go best player available at one of these positions. The wide receiver and linebacker positions are both very deep in this draft, but the top players of both of these positions are game-changing players that would give the Dolphins a spark on either side of the ball. That being said, the Dolphins showed last season how important depth is on the offensive line, given the line’s less than stellar performance following LT Branden Albert‘s season-ending injury.
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While it is almost impossible to correctly guess who the Dolphins will take at 14 (seeing that there is still so much time between now and then, and given the fact that draft day is chaotic in itself), I will do my best to give an educated and accurate position of who I see the Dolphins taking at 14th overall. Again, this is just my speculation, and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.
Another difficult part of this process is that we have no idea who will go 1-13, but again I will just have to speculate when it comes to those picks too. But, given Miami’s current state on the offensive side of the ball, I think they will draft a playmaker for Ryan Tannehill. And I see that playmaker being…
Bear Goggles On
With the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select: DeVante Parker, WR Louisville.
Yes, I think the Dolphins will go either WR or OG with the 14th overall pick, and I don’t think they are going to be able to pass on Parker if he is still there at 14th overall, which I think he will be. Kevin White and Amari Cooper will be the first two wide receivers gone, and I see them going to the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders ahead of Miami.
Part of me wanted to have the Dolphins taking a Guard here, but I think Parker will be too tantalizing to pass up. He has great size at 6 foot 3, 209 pounds, and is both shifty and strong. He can go deep, he can explode after the catch, and he gains speed as he continues to run. He does not have great burst or quickness off the ball, but the Dolphins already have that in Jarvis Landry. Parker would give Miami another red zone target to compliment newly added TE Jordan Cameron, and Parker would pair well deep with WR Kenny Stills.
He is too good and too sure of a thing to pass on. Again, I am speculating that Parker is still there at 14, but I think there is a good chance he will be.
What are your thoughts? Who will Miami take at 14th overall?