Smith like I stated earlier is going to be a bad man in Athens this year. I also am very expectant of Nolan Smith to continue to fly up the draft boards as people learn of how good he can be.
He could be a good piece to add in what seems like will be a rebuild everywhere. I think with the offense they have in play there could make the defense exposed all the more if it does not get better. Smith is a good start to avoiding that.
This is another guy where skill is there, and it will be a question of how will he play under the bright lights with only 4 starts under his belt. At 6’4 315 Jones is a super exciting prospect who needs to develop quickly on the job to maintain this 1st round status that he is projected into.
This is the most exciting prospect we might see out of this class. He has the Micah Parsons or Isaiah Simmons build. The guy who can make up ground on running backs, but also run over an offensive guard, and also cover a tight end.
This guy will have some of the best measurables in the combine, and teams will consider him a top-10 guy. At 6’3 225 it makes a lot of sense for him to be a great coverage man.
However, he is going to lineup everywhere for Clemson this season and it is going to be fun to watch. He will take snaps on the line, in the box, off the edge, in the slot, and even in deep safety. If we can match someone like this guy next to a Jerome Baker and Channing Tindall combo, this Miami Dolphins defense will be dangerous for years to come.
If you notice, I am not worried about the offense, and I think if anything the Miami Dolphins’ offensive line and more specifically the right tackle position will be addressed in the 2nd or 3rd round. Prospects fall, and we will have to see if Chris Grier is patient enough to scoop them up.
If the Miami Dolphins were able to go back-to-back drafts getting a swiss army knife or an LB, this defense will be dangerous, and the fans will be juiced about all the potential speed all around the field.