Round 4 Pick #11: Julian Blackmon, S, Utah
Pick acquired in the 3rd round trade back.
A converted cornerback with only one year experience at safety, Blackmon has the ball skills for coverage (4 INTs last year) and the physicality to play strong safety.
Due to his lack of inexperience, Blackmon may start the year as a nickel/dime corner while Eric Rowe starts at SS but it would surprise no one if Blackmon takes over by the end of the season.
Round 4 Pick #27: Shane Lemieux, G, Oregon
To move up 9 spots in round 4, the Dolphins surrender their 27th pick in the 5th round.
If Jesse Davis starts the year at right tackle then Lemieux will be in the mix to start at right guard. If Davis can be moved back to the right guard then the Oregon guard will provide a powerful backup/insurance policy in case left guard Ereck Flowers turns out to be a free agent mistake.
Round 5 Pick #7: Davon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State
The Dolphins already addressed their NT needs with the selection of Elliott but the team can still use depth along the defensive line. Hamilton can be used as a run-stuffing DT in a 4-3 or as an edge-setting DE in a 3-4.
Round 5 Pick #8: K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State
Hill can compete for playing time in the slot; playing a Jarvis Landry-type role (3rd down chain-mover) and offers some value as a PR/KR player.