Round 3, Pick 5
It’s much too early to know how the acquisitions of Jordan Howard and Matt Breida will turn out for the Dolphins. Hopefully both players “ball out” for the Dolphins this year but if the Dolphins are picking in the top give again next year, odds are that one/both of them failed to jumpstart the Dolphins running game.
If the Dolphins indeed need to address the running back position in the draft, they get a steal in Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard. It’s likely that Hubbard is gone but using the mock draft board of thedraftnetwork.com Hubbard was still there when the Dolphins pick early in round three.
Hubbard possesses both the size (6’0″, 200lbs) and speed to both wear down defenses and take it for a touchdown on any given snap. He finished 8th in the Heisman voting in 2019 and is among the favorites to win this year.
If Hubbard isn’t available, Alabama’s Najee Harris or Penn State’s Journey Brown would also make nice additions to the Dolphins backfield.
Round 4, Pick 5
A player that could definitely take advantage of the SEC’s decision to play this fall could be Missouri linebacker Nick Bolton. There’s no doubt that Bolton can hammer ballcarriers (103 tackles and 8.5 TFL in 2019) and showed signs of improving his recognition against the pass (2 INTs). Athletic limitations will probably always prevent him from reaching ‘star’ status but another year to work on his game and Bolton could be a solid addition to the Dolphins run-stopping linebacker corp.