University of Alabama CB Patrick Surtain II
The Texans win over the Jacksonville Jaguars pushed their pick outside of the top-5 and put me in a tough situation. Surtain was by far the best player available, but it is tough to go corner here after the Dolphins signed Byron Jones this offseason and selected Auburn CB Noah Igbinoghene. Truthfully I would rather take Penn State’s Micah Parsons or LSU’s Jamar Chase, but with both off the board Surtain is the pick.
I could sit here and tell you how Surtain II could be as great for the Phins as his father was, but I never watched his father so from what I hear I assume Surtain could be as good.
However, we are here to talk Surtain and for good reason he should be a top-10 pick. A lot of people were shocked when Surtain committed to Bama after it seemed LSU was the favorite, but Nick Saban knows how to coach DBs and has plenty of success with corners.
At 6’2”, 203 Lbs, Surtain is a big strong corner who is fast and can cover virtually anyone on the field. Picking Surtain and sticking him, Xavien Howard, or Jones in the slot would be extremely unfair, but could give the Phins a huge edge. However, its all in vain if the team can’t stop the run, but we’ll touch on that later.
University of Oklahoma IOL Creed Humphrey
In my weekly mocks there are a few names that fans love to point out to me that I should consider, and here I am considering him. Humphries is an absolute beast at the center position and could be the solution for the Dolphins at the position long term.
The offensive line has made strides, but they have a lot of work to go. Ted Karras is the current starting center for the Phins, and while he has been a great player and locker room figure, the Phins need to get a young player that fits the mold of the rest of the line.
The versatility Humphrey has, being able to play every interior offensive line position, is a big plus and can allow the Phins to use him early on if they choose to resign Karras.