The Miami Dolphins have the 36th pick from the Houston Texans, their own pick at 56, and Denver’s pick at 40.
With the 36th pick in round two the Dolphins draft Javonte Williams, running back from North Carolina. Some believe that Williams will be the 2nd running back taken in this draft and could be the best prospect at the position. Miami has flirted with mid-round runners and have made trades that have not worked out but Williams should give the Dolphins that big running back they need that can break a game open. He averaged 7.3 yards per carry at UNC.
With the 40th pick in the draft, courtesy of Denver who really wanted a quarterback in round one, the Dolphins draft defensive tackle, Carlos Basham. The Wake Forest product excels off the line and gives the Dolphins a solid rotation of starters that include Christian Wilkins and Raekwon Davis. Basham is a playmaker who can immediately improve the run game for the Dolphins in this rotation.
With their final pick of round two at 56, the Dolphins draft Edge rusher Joseph Ossai out of Texas. Miami may have drafted Micah Parson in round one but that doesn’t mean they can pass up an opportunity to draft a pure edge-rushing defender. Ossai has 10.5 sacks over the last two seasons at Texas.