Miami Dolphins daily mock draft Monday edition

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We are now just 10 days away from the start of the 2018 NFL Draft. In anticipation, we are doing our best to provide you with a daily seven-round mock draft full of Miami Dolphins selections.

Leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft next Thursday, April 26th, we’re giving you a daily mock draft of all seven round selections for the Miami Dolphins. Our mock drafts are projected using the Fanspeak mock draft simulator. Like any mock draft, they should be viewed with caution, and are by no means an indicator at who the Dolphins are looking at. We have no idea no matter what rumors may be out there.

The simulator does not take into account potential trades that can and will happen throughout the three day process so don’t take it realistically. It’s all in good fun, and just a personal opinion of who we believe Miami may select in each round. For this specific mock, I used the composite big board and user-voter team needs on difficult level. Here are the results.

Round 1 – Roquan Smith – LB

This is the second day in a row we’ve mocked Smith to Miami at pick 11. It’s questionable whether he’ll be there for the taking or not, but my guess is that he is atop Miami’s big board among non-quarterbacks. If he does happen to fall to them it shouldn’t take them long to get to the podium.

Round 2 – Ronnie Harrison – S

The Dolphins need a tight end in the worst way, but they could try their luck in Round 3. It appears that Miami has Kenny Vaccaro on hold at the moment, but if they can get a guy like Harrison then they can hang up the phone. Viewed as a combo safety, Harrison can instantly be plugged into Miami’s vacant free safety position.

Round 3 – Mark Andrews – TE

Miami’s gamble pays off in this simulator as they still end up with one of the top tight ends in this class. Many believe that he is the best tight end in this class. If true, Adam Gase would be all smiles knowing he finally has the tight end he’s been seeking.

Round 4 – Kyle Lauletta – QB

Look for the Dolphins to add a quarterback in the fourth round if they don’t pick up one of the top four in the class in round one. Lauletta is a perfect candidate for Gase to work with for the next two seasons, despite having limited arm strength, and coming from a small school.

Round 4 – Kendrick Norton – DT

Maybe I’m biased, but I have a hunch that the Dolphins will add at least one former Hurricane in this draft. I would jump up and down if they took Norton, who should be there in round 4 or 5, which is where we expect Miami to pickup an additional defensive tackle.

Round 6 – Scott Quessenberry – C

His name reminds me of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory where “snozzberries tastes like snozzberries”, but all kidding aside, Quessenberry offers great value if Miami can snatch him up this late. With the ability to also play guard, Quessenberry does have starter potential, but he’s had some injuries in the past.

Round 7 – Will Richardson – OT

This is an absolute steal for Miami at this point of the draft. Richardson does come with some character issues, however, as he has been suspended twice in college for driving while intoxicated. On the surface, the city of Miami may not sound like the best place for him, but he could be the Dolphins starting right tackle of the future if he can get his act together.

Round 7 – Jordan Wilkins – RB

With the news that C.J. Anderson has been released from the Broncos, I have the feeling the Dolphins will express their interest, despite already signing Frank Gore to a one-year deal. If they do bring in Anderson, then it becomes highly unlikely they would draft a running back at any point of the draft. Should they pass, they probably want to find one earlier than the 7th, but the way this mock draft played out, Wilkins is not a bad find this late. Averaging 6.3 yards per carry as a collegiate athlete, Wilkins would be a great fill-in should an injury occur to either player above him on the depth chart.

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