Miami remains at sixth overall, select Alabama wideout, Devonta Smith
It is more than likely that Miami will stick with the sixth overall pick after the Panthers traded for Darnold and picked up his fifth-year option. Miami’s plan should not alter after missing out on Chase and Pitts leading them to select Devonta Smith, who is the best offensive skill prospect that fits what Miami currently needs.
Jaylen Waddle’s elite speed and athleticism make him, in my mind, a better prospect, but the Dolphins need an elite route runner and slot man to round out the offense. In his rookie season, Smith would function completely from the slot position with the newly signed speedster Will Fuller and Devonta Parker handling the outside.
At the next level, Smith should be able to get bigger and break out of his 170-pound frame, which would hopefully make him a sturdy player. Smith also proved to have the skillset to become a top-notch wideout in the NFL.
Ideally, the Dolphins landing Smith would mean they draft right tackle later in the draft or sign one such as Mitchell Schwartz following the draft. The Miami front office and coaching staff said that this offseason was dedicated to improving the team to make Tua Tagovailoa’s life easier, and this move solidifies that notion but does not complete it.