Miami Dolphins Draft Week Begins


Dion Jordan is still a Miami Dolphin and there are a slew of incoming rookies that will be Miami Dolphins by weeks end. It’s draft week. Welcome to it.

More from Dolphins Draft

The topic of Jordan is important because as the draft draws closer rumors continue to swirl from “unnamed” sources that Jordan may get traded. I wanted to start this off with saying that while anything is possible, it’s almost a guaranteed unlikely event. Forget about money, the dedication that Jordan has shown for his NFL career is enough to make even Chip Kelly question his abilities.

So enough with Jordan.

Moving on to what the Dolphins might do as I said in yesterdays article, no one really knows. Except of course Dennis Hickey and Mike Tannenbaum. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Joe Phiblin is in the dark about the formulated actual plan. So what is that plan? Exactly?

Live Feed

2015 KC Chiefs draft class is one of best in team history
2015 KC Chiefs draft class is one of best in team history /

Arrowhead Addict

  • Re-Drafting the 2015 NFL Draft: Where do Winston and Mariota end up?NFL Mocks
  • Draft Rewind: Studs and Duds from 1st round of 2015 NFL draftWith the First Pick
  • The debate over Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota remains unsettledFanSided
  • New York Jets waive 2015 second round pick Devin SmithNFL Mocks
  • Titans surely feel fortunate to have Marcus MariotaFanSided
  • The offensive line is a troubling spot and La’el Collins has recently got a lot of play in mock drafts. Many feel the Dolphins will draft the guard/tackle with their 14th pick. If they do it will be a move that is intended to finally shore up the offensive line once and for all leaving everyone else to challenge Dallas Thomas for the other guard position. Collins makes a lot of sense and his time at LSU has prepared him to play in the NFL.

    If the Dolphins opt not to go lineman in round one the obvious thought is wide-receiver. Both Amari Cooper and Kevin White are expected to be long gone by pick 11 let alone 14. That leaves DeVante Parker but Cleveland has an eye on receiver as well. Breshad Perriman has been mentioned as a rising draft candidate should all three top receivers be off the board at 14.

    Linebacker could also be in play and the name that keeps inching down the draft board or up the draft board is Bud Dupree of Kentucky. Dupree could become a day one starter for the Dolphins on the outside opposite Jelani Jenkins. Dupree is well rounded in both coverage and run defense. He has been climbing draft boards and right now is expected to go somewhere between 10 and 14. In a recent not yet to be named mock draft, Dupree went 13 to the Saints.

    Cornerback has become an afterthought for many mocking the Dolphins. Miami has added two corners in the last month and as a result another year will be given to Jamar Taylor to win that job. ..and hold it. Still Trae Waynes could be a target.

    The focus has been on those positions but we can’t rule out running back where Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley get a lot of action as well. Then of course there is defensive tackle where Ndamukong Suh is set to debut in Miami this September but could a Danny Shelton be brought in to be the teams replacement down the road? A day one starter on the line in the mix of Suh and Mitchell?

    The Dolphins need to address guard, linebacker, and wide-receiever but the order of priority is not as important as who will fill the role. The Dolphins have set themselves up to draft playmakers and players who can be day one starters. They have also put themselves in a position to trade back and gain extra picks. The latter may be the teams best move regardless of who is there at 14.

    With increased chatter that the Eagles are looking to move up for a quarterback, Miami could be a half-way stop for them. A package of say Evan Mathis a 3rd round pick and a swap of 1’s could move Philly closer to jumping up to number two. Of course once we start that hypothetical, we may as well throw Dion Jordan back into the talk as well.