Miami Dolphins daily mock draft Sunday edition
It may still be months away before we have our next Football Sunday, but at least this Sunday we can provide you with another Dolphins seven-round mock draft.
Mock drafts don’t come near to satisfying our quench for football, but at this time of the year we take what we can get. That’s probably why the NFL Draft gets as much coverage as it does. The excitement that we get from hearing names simply called from a podium is mesmerizing at times.
Although all mock drafts, even from the “experts”, should be taken with a grain of salt, we can’t help ourselves at times wanting to see who our teams could potentially take. That’s why we here at PhinPhanatic decided to provide you with a daily seven-round mock leading all the way up to April 26th.
To help us project who the Miami Dolphins may select in each round, we use the Fanspeak mock draft simulator to conduct our daily drafts. The simulator does not include potential trades. For today’s simulation, we used the Composite big board and Fanspeak team needs on difficult level. See below for today’s results.
Round 1 – Roquan Smith – LB
Quarterbacks went 1, 2, and 3 in this simulation, and Tremaine Edmunds fell to the Bears at #8, so this is a no-brainer for Miami. The Dolphins need help at linebacker, and Smith has been the guy they’ve been looking at all along. A home run pick for the Dolphins should it happen.
Round 2 – Tyrell Crosby – OT
There were a lot of options for Miami at this pick, but I think they might go with Crosby here if he’s still on the board. It’s the first time in a long time where Miami doesn’t have to reach for an offensive lineman early, but they can’t afford to ignore the position altogether. Ja’Wuan James is not guaranteed to be here past this season, and adding quality depth is vital to strengthening this group.
Round 3 – Rashaad Penny – RB
I have a strong feeling that Penny will be gone by the time Miami selects again in the third round, but if he’s there, this is another home run pick for the Dolphins. Miami likes Penny a lot, and adding him to a depth chart of Kenyan Drake and Frank Gore gives the Dolphins one of the strongest corps of running backs in the league.
Round 4 – Ian Thomas – TE
It gets a little worrisome at this point knowing that the Dolphins have yet to select a tight end, knowing it’s their most needed position going into this draft. Fear not, however, as Thomas is available for them with their first fourth round selection, providing Miami with a solid combo tight end.
Round 4 – Luke Falk – QB
Luke Falk has been linked to the Dolphins a lot leading up to the draft, and would be a popular pick for Miami in the 3rd or 4th round. He’s not a Week 1 starter by any stretch, but would finally provide Ryan Tannehill with some much needed off-season competition.
Round 6 – Bilal Nichols – DT
Miami finally addresses their need for a defensive tackle here in the 6th round. Nichols sub-par competition playing at Delaware is expected to drop his draft stock, but he’s a terrific run-stopper that gives 100% on every play.
Round 7 – Brian Allen – C
The Dolphins add to their offensive line depth here with their selection of Allen. Despite falling to the 7th round, Allen has a legitimate shot at making the final 53-man roster, and becoming a viable backup for newly acquired Daniel Kilgore.
Round 7 – Jordan Akins – TE
Miami doubles down at tight end in their final selection of Akins. Akins is not much of a blocker, but he does a good job in running routes. The downfall on Akins is that he’ll be a 26 year old rookie when the season starts, but he could still have a lengthy career with the right team.