Miami Dolphins draft focus is on interior but what about corner?
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins are a popular landing spot in NFL Draft talk for defensive tackles, edge rushers, and offensive lineman. Corner should be too.
When you look at the current roster for the Miami Dolphins it is easy to get roped into the interior talk and even the quarterback talk but don’t forget the Dolphins also need a corner to play opposite of Xavien Howard.
This years draft class isn’t great at the top for cornerbacks and if the Dolphins should opt to go that way at pick 13 only two stand out as worthy of that high a selection. Greedy Williams of LSU and Washington’s Byron Murphy.
Both are expected to go in the first round and predictions have them ranging from around 10 to 25. Plenty of teams need cornerback help as do the Dolphins and if Miami can’t get out of the 13th spot and their top DT, DE, and offensive line options are not there, corner makes sense.
It wouldn’t be a flashy pick and Miami used their first round pick on Minkah Fitzpatrick last year, something that didn’t thrill owner Stephen Ross at the time. Over at ThreeYardsPerCarry, they are predicting a corner in round one.
It would make sense if the Dolphins went in this direction especially if there is uncertainty around the future of Xavien Howard who wants to be paid as the top corner in the league. If reports are true. Miami will also be running a defensive system similar to what Brian Flores ran in New England. In that system there was a focus on corner play and at times, six were on the field.
The Dolphins have been very quiet with what their draft focus is and there isn’t a lot if any information coming out of the teams offices. If the Dolphins are targeting a corner it would be a surprise but would not be shocking. It is just another position to debate two days ahead of the draft.