Free agency was a roller coaster ride for Miami Dolphins fans. The tampering period started on Monday, and many, including myself, thought Miami would be aggressive right away. They weren’t.
It began to feel like the Dolphins weren’t too interested in any of the free agents. Miami started to sign some players, but no big named, high-priced free agents. The Dolphins added a new starting punter, Michael Palardy, which was an underrated move. However, there was no splash to start the week.
Miami made some solid moves, signing backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett, rotational running back Malcolm Brown, and rotational defensive lineman Adam Butler. They also added slot cornerback Justin Coleman, who will compete for some playing time.
Chris Grier did get crafty and traded Shaq Lawson, and a 6th round pick to the Houston Texans for starting linebacker Benardrick McKinney and a 7th round pick. This was arguably the best move he made so far this offseason.
Then there was the big splash in free agency. Miami signed wide receiver Will Fuller. Starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa needed help, and Fuller will help tremendously. Fuller is a guy that can take the top off of the defense, but he is also a very underrated route runner. He will likely be Tagovailoa’s top target at receiver in 2021, depending on the 2021 NFL Draft.
Miami made some other small moves to fill out their roster, but the rush of free agency is over now, and it is time to focus on the draft. With that in mind, here is a post-free agency seven-round mock draft.
*I used The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Simulator to try and give this the most accurate and realistic feel.*