Target areas for the Miami Dolphins in the 2019 NFL Draft
By Brian Miller
Receivers and tight-ends
The biggest question mark is DeVante Parker. He has his 5th year option picked up but we have yet to see him in 2018. The Dolphins could look for a top receiver come draft day and that shouldn’t surprise anyone at all. Parker has the physical tools but seems to lack that mental aspect that would elevate him to the next level. Nagging injuries drag him down.
The addition of Albert Wilson has been a good one for the Dolphins and Jakeem Grant is getting more involved as well. Kenny Stills is still the top outside threat. A legit number one wide-out should be a priority next off-season should Parker not take a big step forward in 2018. His 2019 5th year option will pay him almost $10 million and that is too much to pay for a marginal receiver.
At tight-end the Dolphins are set for the near future and hopefully a lot longer. Mike Gesicki is being eased in to the offense as he continues to struggle to get off the line of scrimmage against physical defenders. He should continue to progress. In the meantime the Dolphins are finding A.J. Derby to be a worthwhile investment. Claimed off waivers last year from the Broncos, Derby caught a critical touchdown pass in week two against the Jets. He continues to improve each week.
The Dolphins also drafted Durham Smythe who should develop into a Anthony Fasano type tight-end.