Dolphins daily mock draft final edition
It’s Draft Day! This is our final edition of the Dolphins daily seven-round mock drafts.
After months of speculation and interest, the 2018 NFL Draft is finally here, and we’ll find out tonight who the Miami Dolphins will take with their first selection. For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been providing some of our daily seven-round mock drafts for the Dolphins using the Fanspeak mock simulator. The time for mocks is over now, and we’re all ready for the real thing.
This is the final edition of our daily mock drafts for the season. Thank you to all of you who have continued to read our material, and your inputs, even it did seem a bit overwhelming having these everyday. For the final mock, I used the composite big board, which is to be believed the most accurate of the bunch. I also used the Fanspeak team needs on difficult level. Here’s a look at our final results.
Round 1 – Josh Rosen – QB
A lot of Dolphins fans would like this. There is speculation that Miami will try to move up to land either Rosen or Baker Mayfield. With rumors that Rosen is expected to fall, however, he has been mocked to the Dolphins in a lot of mock drafts as of late. Of course, most of them like this one, don’t take into account trades so we’ll have to wait and see. If the rumors are true, however, then all the Dolphins would have to do is sit and be patient.
Round 2 – Justin Reid – S
In round one, Minkah Fitzpatrick was still on the board so I had a tough decision to make. If the opportunity presents itself, my belief is that the Dolphins would take Rosen without question. When Reid became available here I knew it was the right call. I personally like Reid just as much as Fitzpatrick, which is why I don’t believe he will actually fall this far. Reid should go somewhere in the mid-to-late first round. If for some reason he does fall, however, he’s a great option for Miami in round two.
Round 3 – Lorenzo Carter – EDGE/LB
Carter is listed as an edge, but he would play outside linebacker for Miami. His ability as a pass-rusher would just give the Dolphins the option to use him in various packages. He possesses the speed to run sideline-to-sideline, and would instantly become a valued addition to Miami’s defense.
Round 4 – Dalton Schultz – TE
I watched a run on tight ends go in the third round after taking Carter, but thankfully, Schultz remained available when it was time to select again. Schultz is a terrific blocker, and has many people thinking that he could come away as the best combo tight end of this draft. He still needs to work on his receiving, but he does well in creating separation.
Round 4 – Kendrick Norton – DT
Is there any surprise that I mocked Norton in our final edition? He is my personal favorite defensive tackle, and the guy I have mocked to Miami in these simulations more than anyone at any position. If the Dolphins do, in fact, pull the trigger on Norton in Day 3, I’ll be pulling out some Daniel Bryan “YES!” chants.
Round 6 – Phillip Lindsay – RB
I missed out on the run for running backs, and if it so happens to turn out this way, Miami may actually end up giving C.J. Anderson a call after all. Lindsay may turn out to be an Adam Gase type player because of his instincts and passion for the game. He had a very good career at Colorado both rushing and receiving. As a rookie, he could instantly become a special teams contributor, which is what Miami is looking for in a running back. His size is a concern, however, although he was still viewed as a decent blocker.
Round 7 – Eddy Pineiro – K
Pineiro is the only kicker I’ve mocked to the Dolphins throughout these simulations. That’s because I’m not keen on the idea of drafting one at all. For the most part, I think one could be signed in the off-season although there are plenty of kickers that have been drafted to go on to have terrific careers. Pineiro is extremely accurate though, and evidently, a die-hard Dolphins fan so I approve.
Round 7 – Brian Allen – C
The Dolphins management team is upset with me that I haven’t done a better job here with providing added depth to the offensive line. They will likely have to work extra hard on the phones getting some undrafted linemen to sign on once the draft is complete. At this point though, Allen is the best center left available although that’s likely the only position he’ll probably play in this league. He has the potential to become an eventual starter, but the Dolphins probably would like some linemen that can be more versatile across the line.