Miami gets Edmunds in back-to-back mock drafts

SYRACUSE, NY - OCTOBER 15: Eric Dungey
SYRACUSE, NY - OCTOBER 15: Eric Dungey /

If Miami cannot land a quarterback in round one on Thursday, the hope is that they can get a linebacker instead. In today’s mock draft, Miami lands Tremaine Edmunds for the second consecutive day.

We’re just two days away now from the 2018 NFL Draft. What Miami plans to do still remains a question, and we won’t find out until the draft is actually under way. Anyone claiming to know what the Dolphins have planned are lying to you.

A strong majority believe that the Dolphins should do what they can to move out of the 11th spot, whether up or down. If Miami really wants a quarterback then they’ll likely have to trade up to get one. If all the players atop of their board are gone, then they should try and move down to pickup some additional picks.

Included at the top of that board are Roquan Smith and Tremaine Edmunds, two linebackers that the Dolphins would happily take if available. Most people believe that both will be gone by the time Miami picks at 11. In today’s daily mock draft, however, Edmunds once again falls into the hands of the Dolphins, making it the second consecutive day he does so.

We’ve had various mock drafts completed on this site, which by now I’m sure some of you are sick of seeing. Some of my colleagues have included trade possibilities into their mocks, but in my daily editions I have elected not to. For today’s selections, I used the composite big board and NFL Mock team needs on difficult level. Let’s take a look at the results.

Round 1 – Tremaine Edmunds – LB

As I mentioned, this is the second day in a row that Edmunds has fallen to 11. Smith was taken by Indianapolis at 6, but it was Oakland who allowed the Dolphins to snag Edmunds by taking Denzel Ward instead. Ward is a great player in his own right, but he’s probably not on Miami’s radar, and Dolphins fans should hope to hear his name called within the top 10 somewhere as it should allow at least one player they like to fall. If Harold Landry sneaks into the top 10 as well, fans should be ecstatic.

Round 2 – Dallas Goedert – TE

No surprise here as Miami seems to be very high on Goedert, but what would be surprising is if Goedert is available for the Dolphins in round two. Goedert could be a late first round pick, and possibly the first tight end off the board. If Miami finds a trade partner to fall way back in the first round, don’t be surprised if Goedert ends up becoming their first selection.

Round 3 – Justin Reid – S

This is about as unrealistic as it gets. With the potential of becoming a perennial Pro Bowl player, Reid is expected to come off the board on Day 1. The fact that he is available here in the third is near laughable. I had him mocked to Miami yesterday in the second, but I doubt he gets even that far down.

Round 4 – Kalen Ballage – RB

There was a run on running backs in the back half of the third round, but surprisingly, Ballage was not a part of it. I decided to scoop him up with the first fourth round pick. His ability to break tackles and contribute on special teams makes him an intriguing option for the Dolphins in the mid-rounds.

Round 4 – Mike White – QB

As expected, Miami misses out on the four main quarterbacks of this draft. In case you are wondering, they all went within the top 5. There are options for Miami in the mid-to-late rounds that need time to groom, and that includes White. With Ryan Tannehill locked in as the starter for the next two years, he’ll get the time he needs.

Round 6 – Bilal Nichols – DT

A run on tackles correlated since Miami’s last pick so I decided to take Nichols before it got any worse. Nichols still needs to work on some technique, which is a concern at this level, but he could become a pivotal part of the rotation.

Round 7 – Eddy Pineiro – K

The Dolphins need a kicker, and Pineiro seems to be the fan favorite in this class. I don’t like the idea of taking a kicker any higher, but at a success rate of over 94% in 2017, and a hometown kid, it’s easy to see why people like him.

Round 7 – Bradley Bozeman – C

Roll Tide with the final selection. Miami needs some offensive line, particularly in the interior, so why not take one from the best collegiate program in the nation?

Next: The really close Miami Dolphins mock draft