Target areas for the Miami Dolphins in the 2019 NFL Draft
By Brian Miller
With the Miami Dolphins 2-0 heading into Sunday’s game against the Raiders, there are some areas the Dolphins will need to improve through the draft.
It’s early. Way too early to be discussing the Miami Dolphins 2019 NFL Draft but if there is one thing that we have learned more than anything, the draft is a hot topic all year-long. It’s no different this year.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the ebb and flow of the 2018 season and so far it’s all been flow with the Dolphins jumping out to an early 2-0 record. Each week is a new game and the Dolphins need to approach each week with the same intensity from the week before. If not more.
So far there are not a lot of problem areas that the Dolphins need to address, none that are glaring anyways. Here is a look position by position and where the Dolphins may look to turn towards when the draft arrives following the next 15 weeks of regular season football, the post-season, the Super Bowl, the free agency period, the NFL Combine, pro-days, and visits. Told you I knew it was a long ways away.
Quarterback: Ryan Tannehill is playing well and should improve consistently through the season. Barring any setbacks physically the Dolphins have a quarterback in hand and while fans are not comfortable with Brock Osweiler running number two the Dolphins seem happy with what they have.
Quarterback is still a need though and drafting one early may not be a bad option as it will give Gase and company time to develop behind Tannehill. Miami passed on QB’s in the 2018 draft but I would think that will not be the case in 2019.
Running back: The Dolphins are loaded with good talent and Kalen Ballage has yet to see the field. Still the Dolphins seem to be drawn towards drafting runners in the mid-rounds and so far they have hit on all of them. I would assume they would do it again.