Miami Dolphins daily mock draft Thursday edition

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Running back Saquon Barkley
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Running back Saquon Barkley /

Our daily edition of mock drafts rolls on in this Thursday, April 13th edition. You may be shocked who fell to us in today’s simulator.

PhinPhanatic’s daily seven-round mock draft for the Miami Dolphins continues with today’s edition using Fanspeak’s mock draft simulator. It’s important to understand that these are more to be all in good fun as the likelihood of the draft playing out this way are nearly slim to none. It’s unrealistic in some aspects, particularly that there are no trades made throughout the draft at any time.

It does, however, help give a perspective on who/what the Dolphins are looking for in the 2018 NFL Draft, and where certain players may land. In today’s simulator, I used the big board from Matt Miller of Bleacher Report, and the User-Voter team needs. As always, the “difficult” level was chosen. So without further ado, let’s take a look at today’s results.

Round 1 – Saquon Barkley – RB

Yeah, I know. Like I said, don’t take these things too seriously. I couldn’t believe that Barkley, easily a top five projected pick, was there for the taking. Miami is looking to add a running back this year, but probably not until Day 3 somewhere. Barkley’s skill set and athleticism are too good to pass up here though. I will say that all the guys taken ahead of Barkley in this simulated draft have been mocked to the top 10 in some regard, but this is very very unlikely.

Round 2 – Dallas Goedert – TE

This one is more realistic although Goedert may be off the board by the time Miami selects again. The Dolphins must add a tight end or two in this draft, and Goedert is among the elite of this class. By taking him, Goedert became the first tight end off the board in this simulator.

Round 3 – Jerome Baker – LB

The Dolphins added one Ohio State linebacker from last season, and they could be in position to add another. Unfortunately, Raekwon McMillan didn’t get to see the field after tearing his ACL in Miami’s first preseason game, but how great would it be if he could alongside his former teammate?

Round 4 – Terrell Edmunds – S

If the name looks familiar, it’s because Terrell is the brother of Tremaine, who is projected as one of the top two linebackers in this class. Terrell will have to wait a little longer than his brother to hear his name called, but with good size and speed, he’ll be a valuable addition in the secondary. The Dolphins may even be in a position to draft both Edmunds’ brothers.

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Round 4 – Shaquem Griffin – LB

You either love this pick or you hate it. There is no middle. I myself am a big Griffin fan, and as a resident of the Orlando area, I can say I’ve seen a lot of UCF games. Griffin has tremendous speed, evidenced by his 40 time at the Combine, and yes, he can cover, despite having just one hand. The guy is everywhere around the ball, and is an exceptional tackler. Put me down as one of those who thinks he’ll have a great career on top of an already inspiring story.

Round 6 – Deadrin Senat – DT

Miami will add some depth at defensive tackle, but probably in Day 3. Senat is a nice project that may be available in rounds 5 or 6. He’s a great hustler, which Jordan Phillips has consistently been criticized for not doing. Senat could be a benefactor in the run game, but lacks a presence in the passing attack.

Round 7 – Jake Bennett – C

The Dolphins add to their offensive line depth, but isn’t it nice that it’s not a top priority this time around? Bennett has a high football intelligence, although he lacks in size. He could build his strength for a couple of seasons, and learn quickly from the other veterans.

Round 7 – J.T. Barrett – QB

While I’d prefer the Dolphins address quarterback a little earlier, I wouldn’t be mad at all at this pick. Barrett is falling under the radar as not a lot of people have confidence in his game at the next level. That may turn out true, but it’s definitely worth a shot to find out with a late round flyer.