The NFL Draft is under way with the first pick coming soon. Instead of jumping around and scrolling social media or waiting for NFL.com to update, stop here first.
Our LIVE draft tracker will provide you with the who, the to who, and a brief synopsis about the fit of player and team as well as any trade breakdowns that may occur (as soon as the parameters of the trade are known).
In addition for all you Miami Dolphins fans out there, we will also let you know how or if a selection impacts the Dolphins.
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1. Cleveland Browns
Myles Garrett – DE: After all the talk of taking MItch Trubisky, the Browns did what everyone knew they would. Taking the smart player instead of the draw of reaching for a QB.
2. Chicago Bears – via Trade with 49’ers (9’ers get a 3rd and 4th in 2017 and a 4th and 6th in 2018)
Mitchell Trubisky – QB: The Bears have shocked everyone by taking QB Trubisky. Most believed that they would take Solomon Thomas. First surprise of the draft.
3. San Francisco 49’ers
Solomon Thomas – DE: The 49’ers were penciled in to drafting Thomas in most mock drafts. They are getting him plus 4 picks.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
Leonard Fournette: RB: The Jaguars need a play maker at the position and Fournette is that guy. This should open the passing lanes and improve the play or give some hope to Bortles. The Jaguars simply need offensive help after spending a lot on the Oline this free agency.
5. Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams in previous trade)
Corey Davis – WR: The Titans need to improve their play at the position and Davis is one of the top receivers in this years draft but this is a bit of a reach as he was projected to go mid-teens.
6. New York Jets
Jamal Adams – S: The Jets have a declining defense in the league despite the fact that they have a lot of talent. Adams is the top safety in this years draft and will immediately help in pass and run defense.
7. Los Angeles Chargers
Mike Williams – WR: The Chargers needed help on offense but most figured that L.A. would go defense at corner. Williams was rated higher than Davis on most boards.
8. Carolina Panthers
Christian McCaffery – RB: The Panthers desperately needed a playmaking running back and McCaffrey is electric when he can get into open space. With Cam Newton’s legs and the WR talent McCaffrey could shine in Carolina.
9. Cincinnati Bengals
John Ross – WR – The Bengals surprised some people with this pick as many projected Def. Ross will pair well with A.J. Green.
10. K.C. Chiefs – VIA trade with Bills (Bills get 1st in 2017, 2018, and a 3rd in 2018)
Pat Mahomes – QB: There were a lot of rumors floating around the last few days that K.C. was high on Mahomes and they were. They gave up a lot for a guy who won’t play until 2018 but they have who they believe will be their future.
11. New Orleans Saints
Marshon Lattimore – CB: If there was one team that had to go CB it was the Saints. New Orleans is very thin at corner and there was simply no way they could ignore it despite the depth at the position in this years draft.
12. Houston Texans (VIA Trade with Cleveland) Cleveland gets 2018 1st round pick
Deshaun Watson – QB: The Texans liked what they saw in Watson and it has become obvious that they were worried that Watson wouldn’t fall to them. The Browns on the other hand are still looking for a starting QB.
13. Arizona Cardinals
Hassan Reddic – LB: There was little question that the Cardinals would go LB. Karlos Dansby is 35 years old (yes PhinFans the same Dansby). Reddick is a solid LB who will slide in really well with the Cardinals defense.
14. Philadelphia Eagles (from Minnesota Vikings)
Derrek Barnett – DE: Prior to the draft Barnett told reporters on the red carpet that he would be drafted by the Eagles. He was. Barnett is a top DE talent who many had hoped would fall to the Dolphins. He is the first defensive player off the board that some hoped would fall.
15. Indianapolis Colts
Malik Hooker – S: The Colts have a serious need for offensive line help and addressed holes in their defense in free agency but passing on Hooker was too much to pass up. Hooker will make the Colts defense better but Andrew Luck will remain getting hit.
16. Baltimore Ravens
Marlon Humphrey – CB: The Ravens pick is a somewhat of a surprise given the fact that Jonathan Allen and Reuben Foster are both still on the board. The Ravens did need corner help but this is still a surprise.
17. Washington Redskins
Jonathan Allen – DT: The Redskins took a player who many believed was a top five draft pick. Shoulder concerns dropped him way down the draft list. The Redskins got a dominant run defender who can get up-field. This was a player the Dolphins were high on.
18. Tennessee Titans
Adoree’ Jackson – CB: The Titans needed a corner and some had him rated to go in the late teens. It’s a smart draft pick and a player who will also contribute on special teams. The downside is that Jackson needs to improve as a corner.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
O.J. Howard – TE: The Buc’s needed to draft a runningback and many believed that Dalvin Cook was the definite choice but instead they add another offensive threat with the addition of O.J. Howard the best TE rated prospect in this years draft.
20. Denver Broncos
Garrett Bolles – OL: The Broncos said if Bolles was on the board they would jump to the podium. They did. Wasting no time to get the offensive lineman that they wanted. It was the teams biggest need heading into the draft.
21. Detroit Lions
Jarrad Davis – LB: The Dolphins were very high on Davis but the Lions take him one pick ahead of their turn. Miami will have their choice of Charles Harris or LB Reuben Foster.
22. Miami Dolphins
Charles Harris – DE/LB: Harris was reportedly at the top of the Dolphins draft board or at least close to it but that doesn’t make it a great pick. Harris is a quick twitch off the ball but he tends to fall short on effort once the play is in progress. He is also not a very good run stopper and fails to set the edge. Something Miami needs.
23. New York Giants
Evan Engram – TE: Engram climbed up quick as the draft approached and the Giants wasted no time getting him. A lot of people believed that the G-Men would trade up for Howard or take Njoku, who continutes to fall.
24. Oakland Raiders
Gareon Conley – CB: Conley could have fallen into the 2nd day after rape accusations surfaced against him. The Raiders were not going to wait and Conley has made sure his innocence is being recorded. He took a lie detector test prior to the draft.
25: Cleveland Browns
Jabril Peppers – S/DB/ST/LB: The most versatile player in the draft is a bit of a surprise as the Browns continue to skip over the QB’s but with multiple first round picks in 2018 it’s likely the can wait until next season.
26. Atlanta Falcons (Via trade with Seattle – Sea gets 3rd and 7th)
Takkarist McKinley – LB: The Falcons tried to trade up with Miami but the Dolphins opted to take Harris. They got the linebacker that they wanted by moving up with seattle. McKinley is a solid pick for the Falcons who need to get their defense stronger.
27. Buffalo Bills (via trade with K.C.)
Tra’Davious White – CB: No surprise here as the Bills needed to replace the departed Stephon Gilmore who left for the Patriots. White is good but he has some big shoes to fill.
28. Dallas Cowboys
Taco Charlton – LB: The Cowboys wanted to add another defensive play maker and Charlton can do that but he struggles at time to set the edge against the run but a very proactive player.
29. Cleveland Browns – VIA Trade with Packers (Packers get Clevelands 2nd round pick number 32 and the first pick in round 4.
David Njoku – TE: The Browns have been busy on day one of the draft this time trading up to 29 from the 32nd spot to take Miami U TE David Njoku. It’s a surprise given the need at QB and the fact they have a decent TE, Gary Barnidge, on the roster.
30. Pittsburgh Steelers
T.J. Watt – LB: Watt will be a monster in Pittsburgh who knows who to utilize linebackers. An instant starter Watt should impact the Steelers defense from day one so long as he remains healthy.
31. San Francisco 49’ers (Via trade with Seattle who traded with Atlanta)
Reuben Foster – LB: The fall of Foster has ended with the 49’ers getting back into round one to take him. Foster, if he can get healthy will help make the 49’ers defense stronger but he will need to adjust his attitude as well.
32. New Orleans Saints (from Patriots)
Ryan Ramzcyk – OT: The NO Saints could have gone defense but they are also unable to generate the kind of offense they used to so drafting Oline makes a lot of sense.