Pick #27, Las Vegas (then Oakland) Raiders: David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State
So far, it appears that Montgomery is a downgrade from Josh Jacobs but at 5’10”, 222 pounds, he’s the kind of bruising running back that HC John Gruden likes. Putting up 1959 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns makes Montomery first round worthy.
Actual Pick: Jonathan Abrams, S
Pick #28, Los Angeles Chargers: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
While Wilkins has not put up the sack numbers of their original pick, Wilkins would bring a hunger/desire to the Chargers defense that they didn’t show the last two seasons. Being able to play at both DE and DT, Wilkins would undoubedly improve the Chargers rushing defense.
Actual Pick: Jerry Tillery, DT
Pick #29, Seattle Seahawks: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
More from Dolphins Draft
- 4 offensive tackles Miami Dolphins could draft at 51
- Miami Dolphins don’t need CB help but these 5 could be available at 51
- The Miami Dolphins should not take a running back in the draft
- Predicting five NFL draft night trades for the first round
- Looking ahead to the 2023 NFL Draft for the Miami Dolphins
Current Seahawks tight end Will Dissly has had a decent career so far but Fant would provide QB Russell Wilson with the kind of middle-of-the-field and red zone target that he hasn’t had since Jimmy Graham.
Actual Pick: L.J. Collier, DE
Pick #30, Green Bay Packers: Chris Lindstrom, C/G, Boston College
With their first pick of the round, the Packers took a weapon for Aaron Rodgers to throw to. This pick helps provide the quarterback time to throw the ball; and help run the ball as well. Lindstrom has center/guard versatility and will help offset losing Elgton Jenkins to Washington at pick number 15.
Actual Pick (made by the Giants): DeAndre Baker, CB
Pick #31, Los Angeles Rams: Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
The injury to Todd Gurley made running back a priority for the Rams. Sanders is an upgrade over the current trio of backs that make up the Rams backfield; as he is a good pass catcher in addition to a runner.
Actual Pick (made by Atlanta): Kaleb McGary, T
Pick #32, New England Patriots: Chase Winovich, EDGE
Instead of wasting their first round pick at wide receiver, the Patriots snag the edge rusher they selected in the third round. Putting up 11 sacks in limited playing time makes Winovich an important building block for the Patriots defense; plus he brings a ‘gritiness’ to the defense that Bill Bellicheck loves.
Actual Pick: N’Keal Harry, WR