Miami Dolphins daily mock draft Tuesday edition

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Baker Mayfield
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Baker Mayfield /

The Miami Dolphins pick 11th and the direction they take will be contingent on what the teams in front and perhaps behind them do on draft day.

In our first mock draft of what we hope to be a daily seven round mock draft, we look at who could be available to the Dolphins in this months draft.

Mock drafts are not without their hang-ups and frankly while using FanSpeaks mock draft simulator nothing is perfect. In this mock draft Lamar Jackson was going third to the Jets. On one hand it is easy to immediately discount the draft but on the other hand it is the Jets so anything is always possible.

For the purpose of this draft we used the “difficult” level. We also used CBS’s Chris Trapasso’s big board, and NFL Mocks team needs list. While we selected for the Dolphins, the other teams were autobot generated based on the big board and team needs previously mentioned.

Here we go:

Round 1 – Baker Mayfield – QB

As I mentioned Lamar Jackson went to the Jets at pick three but in this mock Josh Allen was still on the board as well. Allen could easily go to the Jets so Mayfield falling was not a big bust of the draft. Mayfield may or may not fall and since the draft doesn’t account for trades, Buffalo, we stuck to the board and drafted a franchise quarterback with pick one.

Round 2 – Leighton Vander Esch – LB

Much like Mayfield, the chances of Vander Esch falling into round two is almost absurd. Originally projected as a 2nd round talent, LVE is now considered a potential top 25 pick in this months draft. Still this is a mock draft and based on what was available he was by far the best choice in the 2nd round filling a major need on defense.

Round 3 – Hayden Hurst – TE

Players were falling everywhere and the fact that Hurst, who many say is one of the top three tight-ends in this years draft, fell to round three is surprising. Hurst however does have some hang-ups. Once considered the best option in this draft, others have surpassed him and while he won’t fall to round three, if he is there, it is a steal for sure.

Round 4 pick 1 – Deadrin Senat – DT

The Dolphins need to address their defensive line and if they don’t in round one, round four and five could be landing spots for a defensive tackle. Last year Miami seemed to have hit on Davon Godchaux and Vincent Taylor in the mid-rounds. Senat would be a perfect fit to the Dolphins rotation.

Round 4 – Bo Scarbrough – RB

In reality this is the one pick that seems to be slotted correctly. Scarbrough is a solid running back that would fit nicely into the Dolphins rotation and play on special teams. Miami has had success in recent years with fourth and fifth round runners, could Scarbrough be the next Miami Dolphins gem?

Round 6 – Mason Cole – C

The Dolphins need offensive line depth and getting a center that can also add depth to the guard positon is a bonus. The position isn’t a priority as it was heading into free agency but Cole is a player who has a lot of potential and upside. Athletic and strong he needs polishing and that is where the Dolphins coaches, especially line coach Jeremiah Washburn will come in handy.

Round 7 – Terrell Edmunds – S

To be honest seeing Edmunds here made me laugh as I expect him to be off the board in round four, five at the latest. Edmunds is the other son of former Dolphins TE Ferrell Edmunds and he has some outstanding potential. He is taking a backseat to younger brother Tremain Edmunds, the linebacker expected to go in the top ten of the draft. Still on the board, it was too good to pass up.

Round 7 pick 2 – Braxton Berrios – WR

Another giggle seeing the Miami U wide-out still on the board late. The Dolphins hosted Berrios recently as part of the local visits that are allowed by league rules. Berrios is a solid receiver who needs some work but in round seven he is a steal.