Miami Dolphins 2016 mock draft
By Brian Miller
Oct 18, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Stanford Cardinal offensive tackle Kyle Murphy (78) against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the first quarter at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Murphy – OT – Stanford
The Dolphins have so many needs it almost seems like another offensive lineman isn’t needed but that is not the case. The Dolphins need lineman and in a very bad way. Stanford offensive tackle Kyle Murphy can play both guard and both tackle positions. The Dolphins need to start thinking about replacing Branden Albert and if they can get Murphy to transition to an NFL guard for a year, maybe two at the max, they will solve two problems with one draft pick.
Murphy is a very solid tackle and his play this season will determine where he will end up on draft boards. The Dolphins should be watching this guy. As a freshman in 2012 he played 12 games and made two starts for the Cardinals.
Doubling up on offensive lineman isn’t fun or pretty but it’s needed. The Dolphins have neglected the offensive line issues for so long that Mike Pouncey and Ja’Wuan James can’t handle the load and frankly James is starting to succumb to the lack of help on the offensive line. Finding a right guard and versatile tackle/guard combination could be exactly what the Dolphins need to finally get protection for Ryan Tannehill.
The Dolphins could also go the cornerback route and likely should but watching the offensive line play through three weeks of the season screams for attention.
Next: Rounds Four & Five