Miami Dolphins starting to be linked to Drew Lock in the draft
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins are one of a few teams who are being linked to Missouri quarterback Drew Lock as the NFL Draft nears in late April.
Mock drafts over the last month have ranged from Kyler Murray to the Miami Dolphins at 13 to Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell. Now it appears to be Drew Locks turn on the mock circuit.
Todd McShay of ESPN recently mocked the quarterback to Miami at 13 saying that he is a quality mid-first round quarterback. Chris Simms called Lock “NFL ready” while McShay told Steve Levy on Sportscenter that he could develop into a “big-time player”.
Lock is intriguing. He has the tools and the make-up to be a great quarterback but he also makes dumb mistakes with a little too much confidence in his arm. It is a similar trait shared with great quarterbacks of the past, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. Lock can make all the throws but can his mechanics be coached up?
Miami Herald columnist Barry Jackson reported on the accolades in his most recent column.
Lock to Miami is going to gain steam but the Denver Broncos are still considered to be the favorite to draft Lock in round one. With Kyler Murray expected to go number one overall and the Giants the frontrunners for Dwayne Haskins, Lock becomes the most interesting quarterback of the class. Daniel Jones is another talent expected to go sometime in round one.
The question of course is whether the Dolphins want a quarterback this year. It has been speculated that the Dolphins will build their roster from the trenches first with focus on defensive end and offensive line in the 2019 draft. Then in 2020 they will try to land their franchise signal caller. The 2020 class is considered to be much better than this class with potentially three quarterbacks, Tua Tagoviola, Justin Herbert, and Jake Fromm all considered better than the front of this class.
If Lock did land with the Dolphins in April, I don’t think too many fans would be upset.