A first-round running back and a first-round tight end might not be what Miami Dolphins fans are truly interested in adding in the first round. However, adding the top running back and top tight end in the class would be extremely valuable.
Both Robinson and Mayer would have slotted in as the top players at their respective positions in this year’s class. Both would likely not still be available when the Dolphins are selecting at this point, but they are here and they are both logical additions.
The Dolphins face an uncertain situation at the position with starter Mike Gesicki returning to the team under the franchise tag. If the Dolphins want to avoid paying Gesicki anywhere between $12-15 million on his next deal, they could just add Mayer and potentially gain similar, if not more, production from his rookie deal.
The 6’4” 251-pound tight end ended his sophomore year with 71 catches for 840 yards and 7 touchdowns. He was by far Notre Dame’s top offensive player and should hold on to that title in his junior season.
While this class does, hypothetically, offer other interesting tight-end options, Mayer is the top option and should remain there. The Dolphins could seek to add him and give Tagovailoa another solid tight-end option if Gesicki does walk away from the team.