Miami Dolphins: 7-round mock draft to build around Tua Tagovailoa
By Jeremy Klump
The Miami Dolphins address the need for depth at defensive tackle as they wrap their final day picks.
In my opinion, after Round 3, you are just drafting players to give you productive snaps and you shouldn’t ever count on them to be starters. Yes, you can sometimes find the diamond in the rough, but it’s more than likely you won’t be drafting a star. Former USC defensive lineman could be a diamond in the rough, but I’m not so sure he falls to Pick 111. However, in this mock draft here was there and I quickly drafted him. Tuipulota has been impressive at the Senior Bowl. He has 3-down ability in today’s NFL and would be a great addition to the Dolphins’ defensive line.
This former Duke Blue Devil was surprisingly still here, but you never know because of the questions about his size. He reportedly weighs around 230 pounds, which could mean he is even less, but I think getting in a great spot like Miami would do wonders for him. He could easily put on 15-20 pounds with the Dolphins and it should not hurt his ability. And that ability is awesome.
Rumph II ended his Duke Blue Devils career with 33 tackles for a loss and 17.5 sacks. He once again fits the versatility aspect that the Dolphins defense covets and can rush the passer from anywhere on the field.
Just like Toney, who I have the Dolphins taking at Pick 24, I was able to cover former Florida Gators safety Shawn Davis. Taking a flier on a player like Davis in the 7th round would make a ton of sense. He needs to be coached up and he has his flaws, but Davis can fly around the field. He plays every snap 100% and when he hits you, he hits you! Flores should fall in love with his aggressiveness and hard-hitting ability. He may never be s starting safety in the NFL, but he could have a very nice career rotating in and dominating on special teams.