List of players the Miami Dolphins have hosted so far


The Miami Dolphins are still meeting with incoming, soon to be NFL rookies ahead of the draft but who exactly has the Dolphins met with? Here is a list, glad you asked.

While much of this seasons rumor mill has centered around quarterback talk and specifically Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, the Dolphins are doing their due diligence on a lot of players. The NFL allows only 30 players to visit the teams training center unless that player has roots in the teams state.

Here is the breakdown of who the Dolphins have been looking at by position. The list is courtesy of

Quarterback: 8 visits

Josh Allen: Wyoming, Luke Falk: Washington State, Lamar Jackson: Louisville, Baker Mayfield: Oklahoma, Alex McGough: Florida International, Josh Rosen: UCLA, Mason Rudolph: Oklahoma State, Mike White: Western Kentucky.

It is no wonder that quarterback is on the top of everyone’s mind. Miami is doing their homework on players who are slated as top 10 prospects and day two and three prospects.

Running Back: 5 visits

Kalen Ballage: Arizona State, Sony Michel: Georgia, Ito Smith: Southern Miss, Ralph Webb: Vanderbilt, Ryan Nall: FB – Oregon State

Miami has only officially met with four runners so far according to but they have also been rumored to have interest in Derrius Guice of LSU and a couple of others as well. Miami will likely look to day three to find another running back and they have had success with mid-round runners the last six to ten years.

Wide-Receivers: 5 visits

Saeed Blacknall: Penn State, Jawill Davis: Bethune-Cookman, Brandon Shed: Hobart, Javon Wilms: Georgia, Jeff Badet: Oklahoma.

The Dolphins also hosted local college Miami University’s pro-day where Braxton Berrios attended as well. Miami doesn’t have a need at wide-receiver but ruling out drafting one is not smart. The Dolphins have some veteran players who have injury history like Danny Amendola so beefing up the unit at some point will be needed but not a need this year.

Tight-Ends: 2 visits

Dallas Goedert: South Dakota State, Chris Herndon: Miami

The Dolphins lack of tight-end visits is not concerning. The Dolphins will draft a tight-end maybe as early as round two. It is a major need for the team dwarfed only by the need for a linebacker. Several tight-ends are rumored to be on the Dolphins table but Miami doesn’t always host players that they are targeting in the draft.

Offensive Line: 6 visits

Nick Gates: OT-Nebraska, Rick Leonard: OT-Florida State, Mike McGlinchey: OT-Notre Dame, Skyler Phillips: G-Idaho State, Braden Smith: G-Auburn, Dave Steinmetz: OT-Purdue

The fact Miami isn’t hosting more offensive lineman isn’t a big deal. Oline are pretty easy to see on tape and this year the Dolphins are not in the market for an offensive lineman unless they trade Ja’Wuan James during the draft for some reason. Miami seems to be set in the offensive trench but they will add depth at some point in the draft or after it.

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Defensive End: 1 visit

Ja’Von Rolland-Jones: Arkansas State

The Dolphins are looking at DE’s and OLB’s so there is a possibility that Miami could see a linebacker projected to move up to DE if need be. DE isn’t a huge need this year but Miami could add depth later in the draft.

Defensive Tackles: 4 visits

Joshua Frazier: Alabama, Justin Jones: N.C. State, Christian LaCouture: LSU, Vita Vea: Washington

The Dolphins will add a defensive tackle in the draft and one player not on this list is Da’Ron Payne. Payne is projected as a first round talent but some see him not going until round two. The Dolphins need to add depth and they need another rotation option.

Linebackers: 7 visits

Ja”Whaun Bentley: ILB-Purdue, Kendall Donnerson: OLB-Southeast Missouri State, Rashaan Evans: ILB-Alabama, Bobby Jones: OLB-Northern Illinois, Darius Leonard: OLB/ILB-South Carolina State, Quentin Poling: OLB-Ohio, Roquan Smith: OLB/ILB-Georgia

It is not surpring that Miami has spent time with more linebackers than any other position. It is a major glaring need on their roster and more of a need than quarterback. The Dolphins will draft a linebacker but the question is more when than who.

Cornerback: 5 visits

Tony Brown: Alabama, Joshua Jackson: Iowa, Chris Lammons: South Carolina, D’Montre Wade: Murray State, Denzel Ward: Ohio State

Cornerback isn’t a major need but Ward and Jackson are two players that may be in play for Miami at number 11 and if they are there and the top linebackers, quarterbacks, and defensive tackles are gone, they are strong options for the Dolphins. Miami will add a corner in this draft but likely on day three.

Safety: 4 visits

Trayvon Henderson: Hawaii, Tarvarius Moore: Southern Miss, Justin Reid: Stanford, Damon Webb: Ohio State

I fully expect the Dolphins to add a safety even though they don’t have a major need for it and if they do sign FA Kenny Vaccaro they could still add a safety to the mix. Justin Redi is a player that may have a lot of Miami interest.

Kicker: 1 visit

Ryan Santoso: Minnesota

I can’t imagine the Dolphins spending a draft pick on a kicker. It would be a waste that Miami should have learned from with Caleb Sturgis. The Dolphins do not have a kicker on their roster yet but there is a lot of time to add one.

NOTE: This list may not be 100% complete