Round 3 – The Dolphins will make their first appearance in the NFL draft, unless of course Chris Grier goes shopping again. More than a 100 player will have come off the board by the time the Dolphins step to the podium with pick number 102. Previously the Dolphins had options at linebacker and again and interior offensive line. Both could still be in play here but they could also look at filling that young running back role.
Channing Tindall – LB – Georgia – Tindall wasn’t a starter at Georgia but was very productive when he did see the field. Tindall is a jack of all trades type of linebacker who is skilled in both the passing and running game. He lacks the ideal size to be an edge setter (6’1” 223 lbs) but he’s athletic which makes him a plus defender when it comes to blitzing as well as in pass coverage. Tindall’s athleticism would also allow him to be an immediate contributor on special teams.
James Cook – RB – Georgia – This would obviously depend on whether the Dolphins want to continue addressing this position after their free agent signings. Cook is the younger brother of the Vikings Dalvin Cook, so he certainly has some pedigree. Cook doesn’t have a lot of wear and tear as he’s been stuck in a continually loaded backfield at Georgia. Cook excels in the passing game as he possesses very good hands. The jury is out on whether Cook could handle the primary ball carrier role but he certainly has the skills to be a productive contributor in both the run and pass game.
JoJo Domann – LB – Nebraska – Domann is a player who could be just what the Dolphins are looking for. The Phins re-signed Elandon Roberts who will continue his role as the running down thumper. Domann however is a player that possesses the skills to be on field during passing downs. He started his college career as a safety so he has the ball skills. Domann could immediately come in and be a rotational backer spelling Roberts during passing situations.