Miami Dolphins: 15 sleepers in the 2021 NFL Draft
By Jeremy Klump
Caden Sterns, S, Texas
Richie Grant has been my draft crush all offseason at safety. However, it looks as if Grant will be gone early in round 2, meaning he is no longer a secret. That is why I have pivoted to my new favorite sleeper at safety, Texas’ Caden Sterns. This guy can make plays and showed his freshman year of college just how special he can be. He did not do as well after that year, but I think with some better coaching, Sterns has sky-high potential. This guy is going to be starting at safety in the NFL, so let’s hope it is for the Dolphins.
Spencer Brown, T, Northern Iowa
His college Northern Iowa is the biggest reason he’s not getting more love right now, in my opinion. If he went to big-time SEC school, he’d be in the conversation to be a first or early second-round guy. However, that shouldn’t be an issue to the Dolphins, as they can get a steal of a starting tackle on Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Marco Wilson, CB, Florida
I have been tough on former Florida Gators cornerback Marco Wilson in the past. A lot of that stems from him throwing a cleat in a game, getting a 15-yard penalty, and essentially being a significant part of his team losing because of it. If you look past that, Wilson started at Florida for a very long time, and he is a crazy athlete. He blew up his pro day and has tons of experience, so Wilson may be a steal later in the draft.
Divine Deablo, Moneybacker, Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech hybrid player Divine Deablo could really excite head coach Brian Flores. Deablo is that perfect blend of safety/linebacker, or what I like to call the moneybacker. I think a player like him would be an ideal fit in Miami’s defense, as his versatility will get him on the field early in his career.
Chris Rumph III, EGDE, Duke
Former Duke edge defender Chris Rumph III is an undersized pass rusher that would thrive in Miami. He has a great motor, and head coach Brian Flores would love to plug him into their defense. Rumph will need to put on some weight in strength, but he could play some important snaps for the Dolphins.