This is a big week for the next back of NFL hopefuls. Miami Dolphins staff will be in Indianapolis this weekend evaluating and interviewing all the talent available.
Things have changed since my first Dolphins mock draft prior to the Reese’s Senior Bowl. Most notably have been the cuts: Mario Williams and Earl Mitchell are all out of Miami.
Next are the trades that’ll be completed once the new league year begins on March 9th. Branden Albert will be heading to Jacksonville for a 2018 draft pick and Julius Thomas is coming to town for Miami’s 2017 7th round selection.
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Players that could be on their way out in free agency include Kenny Stills and Dion Sims. Stills’ replacement is expected to already be on the roster (Leonte Carroo) and I personally don’t believe Sims reaches the free agency market.
The Thomas addition all-but eliminates any need for a tight end in the first round. However, if Sims doesn’t stick around you can’t rule it out.
Miami has the following selections come draft time:
1st round, pick 22 (22nd overall)
2nd round, pick 22 (54th overall)
3rd round, pick 33 (97th overall)*
5th round, pick 22 (166th overall)
5th round, pick 34 (178th overall)*
5th round, pick 40 (184th overall)*
6th round, pick 22 (206th overall)