The NFL Draft will once again be the most important offseason activity for the Miami Dolphins
My in depth thoughts on the draft can be found in my weekly mock draft that can be found below.
However, to summarize, the Dolphins will have to fill holes that they did not during the rest of the offseason. But to kick it off, taking Oregon’s Penei Sewell at number 3 is by far the best move at that position.
Sewell is considered by many as one of the best offensive tackle prospects since Orlando Pace, who was selected first overall by the then Saint Louis Rams in 1997 and played a key role in their 1999 Super Bowl win.
Then adding weapons in Alabama RB Najee Harris (round 1 pick 18), Ohio State WR Chris Olave (round 2 pick 36), and Alabama WR Anthony Schwartz (round 4 pick 114) is vital to help in Tagovailoa’s development.
Then adding Alabama center Landon Dickerson in the third round to replace Ted Karras is another A+ pick. Selecting a player that Tagovailoa has history taking snaps from could help both players in their developments as well as improve an already young offensive that would mainly consist of first and second-year players if Sewell and Dickerson are drafted.
Finally, getting to the quarterback is key, that is why adding University of Miami EDGE Jaelan Phillips (round 2 pick 50) and Northern Iowa EDGE Elerson Smith (round 6 pick 187) are two major additions to Brian Flores defense.
The draft is really the biggest part of the Dolphins’ offseason and after the jobs, general manager Chris Grier and Flores have done the past two years it should be encouraging no matter what direction they go in.
Overall, this offseason is meant to help out their franchise quarterback in Tagovailoa, if they can manage to do this, the team should be looking at becoming a contender sooner much rather than later.