Miami Dolphins' draft targets

Miami Dolphins’ Draft Targets

By timrodriguez February 28, 2020 0 Comment
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The Miami Dolphins have a bevy of assets at their disposal. A 2019 season that ended with multiple starters traded, more injuries than most people can count, and five wins, has led Miami to this point: The catalyst of the 2020 NFL off-season. This once storied franchise has fallen upon hard times and has entrusted Chris Grier and Brian Flores to get them back on track. It has been widely publicized that with their earliest first-rounder, they will be taking their next franchise quarterback. But, they may want to look elsewhere. Here are some top prospects that should be on the list of the Miami Dolphins’ draft targets.

Miami Dolphins’ Draft Targets

Trade-Up

Miami has a lot of options with this pick. One of them being to package pick 18 and pick 26 to move back into the top ten, for a second time. This would likely be to select an offensive tackle, to protect their rookie Quarterback. There are four tackles in this class who have separated themselves from the pack. Georgia’s Andrew Thomas, Alabama’s Jedrick Wills, Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs, and Louisville’s Mekhi Becton have cemented themselves as top players in this class. Any of these four could be a good fit for Miami. A target place would be a trade up to the Ninth pick with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

K’Lavon Chaisson (Edge, LSU)

This is an unlikely scenario, but should Chaisson fall to pick 18, he’s a no brainer selection for Miami. This a next-level athlete with an insane ability to bend around the edge. A top-tier edge-rusher is a piece that Miami could really use on that front line. Chaisson could possibly see one-on-one blocking early on with young defensive tackles Davon Godchaux and Christian Wilkins, pushing the pocket from the inside.

Kristian Fulton (Cornerback, LSU)

Miami needs cornerback help next to All-pro, Xavien Howard. Undrafted rookie, Nik Needham played well in a tough season for Miami, but planning to have him alone on the boundary is a recipe for a disappointing sophomore season. With Miami rebuilding their team in the image of Brian Flores, a New England disciple, you can expect it to be built from the secondary. Miami will make a huge investment in the secondary.

Crucial Times for the Dolphins

The Dolphins have a variety of assets to fill their obscene number of holes. Pick 18 is a crucial spot for Miami to get right. While they have another first-round pick, it doesn’t necessarily mean they will get a first-round caliber player. Most years, there will be less than 32 first-round caliber players. Miami needs to secure at least two in 2020.

 

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