The Miami Dolphins could look at defense with their 2nd pick in round one.
Round 1, number 21 overall: Joseph Ossai, Edge, Texas.
Everyone in the world is aware of the Miami Dolphins’ struggles on offense. Even though they got the top receiver in the draft, they still need an upgrade at running back, a more reliable interior offensive lineman, and, potentially, a second rookie receiver.
Travis Etienne is a great running back, who could instantly fill in as the starter on this team, but I’m not a fan of taking a running back at this point, despite Etienne’s potential. There are a couple of decent tackles on the board, but that isn’t a need this year since it was addressed last year.
The only real struggle on the defensive side of the ball this past season was the pass rush, which hasn’t been great outside of some decent sack numbers from Emmanuel Ogbah and Shaq Lawson. Miami needs another linebacker who can rush the passer at a quality rate, and Joseph Ossai could be the guy.
He is an athletic linebacker who is, according to many pundits, still raw. He seems like the perfect guy for Brian Flores, who can easily take Ossai and transform him to be a quality outside linebacker. The only lacking area in Miami’s defense has been its pass-rushing, and Ossai could fix that quickly.