In the third round, the best player available at pick #97 was the same in both scenarios; C Ethan Pocic (LSU).
Pocic is the second highest rated center on most draft boards but he has the ability to play all five positions on the offensive line. He would begin his career challenging Jermon Bushrod and Ted Larsen for one of the starting guard spots and would also serve as the backup center for Mike Pouncey; who will inevitably go down with another injury.
In Scenario 1, Miami doesn’t have a fourth round pick.
In Scenario 2, Miami uses the pick they acquired in the first round trade down to select DT Ryan Glasgow (Michigan). Owner Stephen Ross has not been shy in stating his desire for Miami to select players from his alma mater and in round four his desires fit with Miami’s need.
Glasgow is a “high motor” defensive tackle that draws rave reviews from former NFL player and head coach Jim Harbaugh. I realize this makes two defensive tackles taken in this draft but it allows Miami to shore up the middle of its defensive line for the next four years.