Late round value picks could have an instant impact on the Miami Dolphins rosters in their first seasons.
Round 3 Pick 85
Pittsburgh DT Rashad Weaver
Weaver, another local South Floridan, has had a great senior season for the Pittsburgh Panthers and has even earned an invite to the Senior bowl. On the season, he has put together 34 total tackles including 7.5 sacks and 3 forced fumbles.
Weaver would fit in well next to Wilkins and in a rotation with Raekwon Davis and Zach Siler. With his ability to get to the quarterback from the interior defensive line position, and the versatility to play on the outside as well, Weaver is a great fit for the Brian Flores defense.
Round 4 Pick 118
Florida WR Kadarius Toney
No wideout has helped their draft stock in 2020 much like Toney as at the University of Florida. While emerging as the second top target for Kyle Trask and the Gators, Toney has put together a statline of 62 catches for 831 yards and 9 touchdowns with the SEC championship and the Bowl game left to be played.
This pick is to increase depth at the position, but Toney could shape a role for himself year one in the wideout rotation, thanks to a lack of weapons for the Dolphins. If Toney continues to grow as he has in his senior season for the Gators, this could end up being a steal for the Dolphins.
Round 6 Pick 190
Northern Iowa EDGE Elerson Smith
Smith is a player that I’ve been keeping an eye on and I believe would be worth the Dolphins taking. At 6’7” 245Lbs, Smith is long and lanky but is extremely effective at getting to the quarterback.
While you won’t find much of a highlight tape on Smith online, trust me I’ve tried, you will see clips of raw talent that could become a major piece. At his size, Smith plays smooth and quick and could seemingly line up at both EDGE and OLB.
This versatility and ability to get to the quarterback could stand out for the Dolphins and Flores’ defense.