The Miami Dolphins could go safety again in 2021.
Round: 3, number 84 overall: Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse
This may not be the pick that makes the most sense for the Dolphins at this spot, but they already shored up a lot of the holes on this team with their first four picks. They don’t need a safety, but the fact that somebody with ball skills like Andre Cisco dropped is hard to pass up.
Miami’s safety tandem has been solid this season, with Eric Rowe continuing his success at shutting down tight ends and Bobby McCain and rookie Brandon Jones providing serviceable snaps on defense. But, it wouldn’t hurt to get an upgrade for McCain and Cisco could be that guy.
Cisco has versatility, lining up as a nickel cornerback at times, which could be enticing to Brian Flores. He is also a bit of a ball hawk, notching 12 interceptions in his freshman and sophomore seasons. He didn’t play much in his senior season due to injury, but if you pair him with the other ballhawk on this unit in Xavien Howard, opposing offenses won’t be able to pass on this team at all. For me, Cisco is a steal in the third round and could help this secondary duplicate it’s impressive 2020 form.