Round 1, Pick 5
The Dolphins finished dead last in sacks to end the 2019 season (23). Even with the additions of free agents Emmanuel Ogbah and Shaq Lawson, the Dolphins could use some more quarterback pressure coming off the edge.
University of Miami defensive end Gregory Rousseau would be an excellent pick. His 15.5 sacks in 2019 show that Rousseau can get after the quarterback and at 6’7″ and 265 pounds, he can also set the edge against the run. The Dolphins will benefit from quarterbacks going first and second to snag a potential steal with the fifth pick.
Round 1, Pick 11 (From Houston)
Even if wide receivers Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns hadn’t opted out of the season due to the coronavirus, the Dolphins receiving corp isn’t as strong as most fans would like to believe.
Devante Parker looked great in 2019 but he played 16 games for the first time in five seasons last year. Preston Williams was very promising but injured his ACL after 8 games. And Jakeem Grant has had explosive moments but he hasn’t caught more than 21 passes in his four-year career. After those three, Isaiah Ford (23 receptions) is the only other wide receiver with any meaningful offensive output.
That brings us to the Dolphins second first-round pick. Alabama wide receiver Devonta Smith took a huge step forward in 2019; catching 68 balls for 1256 yards (18.5 YPC) and 14 touchdowns. At only 6’1″ and 175 pounds, it’s uncertain whether Smith can play on the outside but he was a threat to score every time he touched the ball when lining up in the slot.
Current Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa had good chemistry with Smith as college teammates and there is no reason to believe it wouldn’t continue if reunited in the pros.