Dolphins add Former Hurricane Gregory Rousseau in the first round
The Dolphins made moves this offseason to improve their defense and offense. By trading Shaq Lawson to the Texans, they were able to find the perfect running mate for Jerome Baker in Benardrick McKinney. The team also let go of Kyle Van Noy in order to clear cap space, and this led the way to bring in Fuller.
Taking a Miami native in Gregory Rousseau, and quite possibly the top EDGE in the draft gives the Dolphins an elite option at a major position of need. The 6-foot-7, 275-pound, Rousseau is an impressive athlete who moves well for his size.
Prior to opting out of the 2020 NCAA football season, Rousseau was one of the country’s sack leaders in 2019 with 15.5 sacks. Using both strength, speed, and finesse, Rousseau has displayed a multitude of ways to get to quarterbacks.
While I considered a few other options at this pick, including Alabama, running back Najee Harris, I felt that adding Rousseau would make a bigger impact with the size of the need the Dolphins have at the EDGE position.
Selecting two players who have not played football in a year could be difficult to wrap your head around, but the two are considered the top two players at their positions in the draft. The key part is improving the roster and adding to areas of need. Miami does both by adding Chase and Rousseau with their first two picks.