With day one of the NFL Draft in the books, the Miami Dolphins had a pretty good first round. I can’t find fault with either pick considering I predicted both picks in my latest mock draft. This brings us to the upcoming 2nd and 3rd rounds in the draft on Friday. There are still dozens of players that can significantly improve the Dolphins roster. Here is my list of the top 10 players that the Dolphins should be targeting on day two of the draft.
10. Quinn Meinerz, C, Wisconsin-Whitewater (DIII)
If the Dolphins strike out with my top-rated center, they could do a lot worse than Meinerz. The Division 3 product was pretty much an afterthought until the Senior Bowl. During that week Meinerz showed that he belonged with the “big boys”.
The big knock on Meinerz is that he’s unproven when facing top talent on a regular basis. I have to admit that I know very little about him other than what I’ve read but word is that he was underwhelming even at the D3 level in 2019 and he opted out in 2020.
9. Dillon Radunz, T, North Dakota St.
Like Meinerz, I can only go by the consensus of what I’ve read about him in the predraft process. (It’s easier to find ND State tape than Wisconsin-Whitewater but still…). Radunz played left tackle in college but the Dolphins need is at right tackle and most believe he has the ability to slide over and protect Tua’s blindside.
8. Alim McNeill, DT/NT, NC State
After having to rely on other’s evaluations for the first two players on this list, I finally get to players that I have watched film on; or seen live on TV. Watching McNeill play brings back memories/comparisons to former Patriots NT Vince Wilfork.
McNeill isn’t going to make many plays as a pass rusher but he sure can clog up run lanes and take on blockers to allow teammates to get to the passer. The talk is that HC Brian Flores would like to move Raekwon Davis to DE in the team’s base 3-4 defense. Drafting McNeill would allow him to make that adjustment and plug the former Wolfpack member in a nose tackle.