Moore and Smith can bring depth to positions of need for the Miami Dolphins.
Round 4 Pick 119
Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore
The former Saint Thomas Aquinas wideout and Fort Lauderdale native takes his talents back home to help solidify the Dolphins wideout core. This is a much-needed move for the Dolphins who will still need to improve their core after selecting Rondale Moore in the first round.
The Moore duo would be a great addition for the Dolphins who have had injuries at the wideout spot during the 2020 season. Both Moore’s aren’t massive players, both players come in at 5’9”, but are both impact players.
Elijah Moore capped off his breakout 2020 season, a season in which he had 86 receptions, 1,193 yards, and 8 touchdowns, with multiple All-American honors. He opted out of the bowl game in order to prepare for the draft, but with that in mind, it is difficult to imagine him lasting this long in the draft after the season he just put together. The only factor is how deep the wideout class is this year and when seeing how last season’s rookie wideouts have fared on the season, it is not a shock that this year’s class will also be looked highly on.
Moore was the best available wideout and his stellar season makes it worth taking a long look at him.
Round 6 Pick 188
Northern Iowa EDGE Elerson Smith
Smith is a player that I have continually mocked to the Dolphins, so this pick isn’t a surprise if you’ve read my past mocks. At 6’7” 245-lbs and with a year to prepare for the NFL draft, Smith is an intriguing prospect. In 2019, Smith led Northern Iowa with 14 sacks and would more than likely have put up better numbers in his senior season.
For the Dolphins, Smith would give them a project at the EDGE position who can also play outside linebacker. If Smith is able to develop as a pass rusher at his size, this selection could be an absolute steal for the Dolphins, who can use more help at the position.