Opinion: Top 3 players Miami Dolphins should take at 36th overall
By Nick Belotto
It might be a bit of a reach to take an offensive lineman with their first pick in the second round given Miami’s other needs, but I have liked Humphrey for Miami since the draft season started.
Miami has spent a lot of time rebuilding the offensive line and I am happy that the focus for this front office has been on the importance of the trenches. That being said, Miami still needs an upgrade at center and Humphrey may be the best in the class at that position.
In just about every mock I have done this year, I have tried to take Humphrey because he could be an instant starter for the Dolphins, replacing new signing Matt Skura, who was benched last season before coming to Miami in the offseason. Humphrey would compete, and I believe, win that battle in training camp. Miami would then have an extremely young and talented offensive line to help anchor this team for years to come.
In Humphrey, Miami would be getting a strong, quality player who demonstrated needed leadership skills while at Oklahoma. He isn’t the most athletically gifted lineman in this class, which is why I could see him available in the first half of the second round, but he makes up for it by playing smart football. He sounds like the type of guy who is just what the Dolphins need to finalize the protection for second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.