The Miami Dolphins didn’t do very well with their 2017 draft but 2020 could be one of the best in franchise history. But will someone be the best?
2017 will go down in history as one of the worst, if not “the” worst in Dolphins history. 2020 could be the opposite. Miami drafted 11 players in the 2020 draft including Tua Tagovailoa. While everyone sits on pins and needles to find out what kind of jump he will make in his second NFL season, the Dolphins think they have a pretty good draft class.
Robert Hunt is moving to guard and the Dolphins believe that he will thrive at the position. So much so, it has been said that they believe he can develop into an All-Pro at the position. Taken in the 2nd round, Hunt showed a lot of positives at tackle last year and he is embracing the move inside this year.
Noah Igbinoghene had a lot of information thrown at him last year but he has settled into the game and towards the end of last season everything looked like it was starting to click. The third first-round player taken last year by the Dolphins should see a huge jump in 2021 and could become an outstanding contributor.
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With Hunt moving to guard, Solomon Kindley who had some flashes of greatness in 2020 will find himself competing for a job this training camp but he should be able to win that job and continue to get better.
While all of the above have very good chances to develop into a player that could be considered the top player from the class, and we all know that if Tua even makes marginal gains in his career from year to year, he likely would be the best but you can’t discount Raekwon Davis who had an almost great season as a rookie and will start in 2021 alongside Christian Wilkins on the defensive line.
Davis looks like he could become special and he will get all the work he needs to get better. He clearly hasn’t reached his ceiling yet. There is a lot to like about him and we should see his development continue.
For now, without seeing what Tagovailoa can do or will do this year, Davis has shown that he is, for now, the best of that class but after only a season, it is far too early to make a definitive case for anyone honestly.