Miami Dolphins need to draft a quarterback in 2019 but not in round 1
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins need to come out of the 2019 NFL Draft with a quarterback but they can’t bank on a first round player.
It is going to be costly for the Miami Dolphins to draft a quarterback in round one this year. At 13 they simply don’t have the draft capital to move up to get either Dwayne Haskins or Kyler Murray. At least not without mortgaging their future.
Moving up is going to cost the team a first in 2020 and that is not smart when the team is rebuilding. Trading a player and picks might be doable if you don’t mind moving Xavien Howard or Kenyan Drake in a package of sorts. That should just about get you high enough if Haskins falls out of the top eight.
Of course Haskins could fall all the way to 13 and if I were the Dolphins I would ask two things. One, who wants to move up to get him and two, why did QB needy teams like the Bengals, Giants, Broncos, and Redskins all pass on him?
The Dolphins are set to meet with Haskins today at some point after attending the Ohio State pro-day in Columbus, Oh. That has a lot of fans excited about the potential drafting of the one year starting quarterback of the Buckeyes.
This isn’t about Haskins though or Murray for that matter. The Dolphins do need to draft a quarterback. In rounds 3, 4, or 5. Easton Stick, Tyree Jackson, Brett Rypien, and Jarrett Stidham all immediately come to mind and here is why.
The Dolphins need to develop a quarterback that can be the primary back-up to a 2020 first round QB. A back-up QB that is going to have a year of development in the system and behind Ryan Fitzpatrick. A QB that will be able to compete, if need be with that rookie.
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The Dolphins can’t afford to trade capital to move up so drafting a mid-rounder makes sense and if they hit on one then fantastic. In that case it is a win/win for the club, the QB, and the Chris Grier.
Miami has to be frugal and can’t simply jump at a prospect. If they love the 2020 upper class of QB’s then they will only be reaching for one in 2019 and if it costs draft picks, then everything they have done so far makes little sense.
A mid-round QB is insurance. A developmental player who can help that franchise rookie you want to bring in for 2020. That guy that will show him the ropes so to speak and force that rookie to get better because he isn’t simply going to sit there and play the back-up role.
If the Dolphins can find a solid QB in one of those rounds he should have the desire to fight for the starting job in 2020 and that will make both of them better. That should at least be the goal.