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Miami Dolphins Draft Board Setup

Let's take scout.com's nfl top 100 players for the draft and pare it down for the miami dolphins. Operating under a couple assumptions, we can narrow down the list.

1. Miami will not draft a quarterback until after the first 5 rounds.

2. Miami will not draft a running back until after the first 3 rounds. Taking a leap of faith here. Even if Reggie Bush leaves, Daniel Thomas, Lamar Mills, and Jonas Gray are good enough that the Dolphins can wait on the RB position.

3. Miami will not draft a Center at all.

4. Miami will not draft a DT within the first 3 rounds. Even if Starks leaves, Miami has Soliai, Odrick, and Randall at the DT position.

5. Miami will not draft a fullback at all.

6. Miami will not draft big, heavy offensive linemen. This is against the west coast philosophy.

7. Miami will not draft players too far away from the ideal height, weight, and speed ratios for each position. This excludes a lot of players who are good, but don't fit the prototypical mold (Khaseem Green, Arthur Brown, Tavon Austin, etc.)

8. Miami will not draft a wide receiver or tight end with questionable hands (Justin Hunter, L Toilolo).

9. Miami will not draft one of the top 10 players (Who will not realistically be available), and will not trade up to get one, because there is none which fits a glaring need.

10. Miami will not draft an inside linebacker until, at least, round 3. Dansby has had a great year, has a smaller cap number next year, and isn't worth the resources to replace.

11. Miami will not take a player with character concerns too early, the risk is too high. This eliminates Marquess Wilson and a couple others.

Let's narrow down Miami's list of potential draft candidates into a suitable draft board.

Ranked Players

NAME

POS

HT

WT

SCHOOL

GRADE

OVR RANK

Chance Warmack

OG

6'2⅜"

325

Alabama

96

4

Barkevious Mingo

DE

6'5"

240

LSU

95

7

Jonathan Cooper

OG

6'3"

320

North Carolina

94

11

Dion Jordan

DE

6'6⅛"

239

Oregon

93

14

Taylor Lewan

OT

6'7"

302

Michigan

93

15

Sam Montgomery

DE

6'4"

245

LSU

92

16

Kenny Vaccaro

S

6'0½"

210

Texas

92

17

Corey Lemonier

DE

6'4"

242

Auburn

91

19

Eric Fisher

OT

6'7⅛"

297

Central Michigan

91

20

Ezekiel Ansah

DE

6'6"

273

Brigham Young

90

21

Cornellius (tank) Carradine

DE

6'4½"

255

Florida State

89

25

Keenan Allen

WR

6'3"

206

California

89

28

Dallas Thomas

OT

6'5⅛"

297

Tennessee

89

29

Zach Ertz

TE

6'6"

249

Stanford

89

30

Johnthan Banks

CB

6'2⅛"

185

Mississippi State

89

31

Tyler Eifert

TE

6'6"

250

Notre Dame

88

32

Blidi Wreh-wilson

CB

6'0⅜"

189

Connecticut

87

37

Matt Elam

S

5'10"

207

Florida

87

38

Robert Woods

WR

6'1"

190

USC

86

39

Logan Ryan

CB

5'11¾"

190

Rutgers

86

40

Shawn Williams

S

6'0"

219

Georgia

86

41

Justin Pugh

OT

6'6"

292

Syracuse

85

43

Eric Reid

S

6'2"

208

LSU

85

44

Oday Aboushi

OT

6'5⅛"

315

Virginia

84

46

Terrance Williams

WR

6'2⅜"

201

Baylor

84

47

David Amerson

CB

6'2"

193

North Carolina State

84

48

Tony Jefferson

S

5'11"

210

Oklahoma

83

49

Ricky Wagner

OT

6'6¼"

317

Wisconsin

82

51

Kevin Reddick

ILB

6'2"

240

North Carolina

82

53

Jake Matthews

OT

6'5"

305

Texas A&M

81

54

Aaron Dobson

WR

6'3⅛"

200

Marshall

81

55

Chase Thomas

OLB

6'2

245

Stanford

81

56

Desmond Trufant

CB

5'11¾"

180

Washington

80

59

Markus Wheaton

WR

5'11½"

182

Oregon State

80

61

Brian Winters

OG

6'3⅞"

302

Kent State

79

62

Alex Okafor

DE

6'4½"

260

Texas

79

66

Cobi Hamilton

WR

6'3"

209

Arkansas

79

67

William Gholston

DE

6'6"

278

Michigan State

78

69

Gavin Escobar

TE

6'5"

255

San Diego State

78

73

Xavier Rhodes

CB

6'1"

215

Florida State

77

74

Malliciah Goodman

DE

6'3⅞"

276

Clemson

77

75

Devonte Holloman

S

6'2"

235

South Carolina

77

76

Larry Warford

OG

6'3⅜"

325

Kentucky

77

77

Brandon Jenkins

OLB

6'3"

257

Florida State

77

78

Brennan Williams

OT

6'6"

320

North Carolina

77

80

Dion Sims

TE

6'5"

276

Michigan State

77

83

Jordan Poyer

CB

5'11¾"

182

Oregon State

76

84

Jackson Jeffcoat

DE

6'4"

250

Texas

75

87

Rod Sweeting

CB

5'11¾"

187

Georgia Tech

75

91

Kapron Lewis-Moore

DE

6'3⅝"

304

Notre Dame

74

92

Sheldon Price

CB

6'1"

185

UCLA

74

93

Hugh Thornton

OG

6'3⅝"

304

Illinois

74

95

Tavarres King

WR

6'1"

195

Georgia

74

96

Kenny Stills

WR

6'0"

190

Oklahoma

73

97

Michael Buchanan

DE

6'5⅜"

243

Illinois

73

98

Bacarri Rambo

S

6'0⅝"

206

Georgia

72

99

Shayne Skov

ILB

6'1¾"

245

Stanford

72

100

The filtered list has 44 names removed from the top 100, leaving 56 possibilities for the first 5 picks. It is very likely all 5 of the Miami Dolphins picks in the first 3 rounds are on this list.

Some things pop out from the remaining board. The best value at Miami's 1st round pick is either an offensive lineman, a Defensive End, or a Wide Receiver. Warmack, Cooper, Mingo, Jordan, Lewan, and Montgomery may be available.

Another thing that pops out is that there are a ton of WR, S, and CBs in the 2nd and 3rd round. Miami in the 2nd round has its pick of a lot of good CB and WR (WR: Woods, Wheaton, Williams, Dobson, Hamilton, Patton, King, and Stills). I think Wheaton, Patton, Dobson, and King could be great possibilities for the beginning of the 3rd round for them. At CB you have: Wreh-Wilson, Ryan, Amerson, Trufant, Rhodes, Poyer, Sweeting, Price, and Robley who may all be available at their 2nd round pick. Miami will likely skip CB in the first round to target the best left in the 2nd.

Lastly, is the lack of tight end options. Miami either needs to get back into the back end of the 1st round for a shot at Eifort or Ertz, or target escobar or sims in the late second/early third.

Removed from the List:

Star Lotulelei

DT

6'3"

320

Utah

96

1

Jarvis Jones

OLB

6'2"

242

Georgia

96

2

Damontre Moore

DE

6'4"

248

Texas A&M

96

3

Manti Te'o

ILB

6'1"

248

Notre Dame

96

5

Luke Joeckel

OT

6'5¾"

306

Texas A&M

96

6

Johnathan Hankins

DT

6'3"

335

Ohio State

95

8

Sylvester Williams

DT

6'2"

320

North Carolina

94

9

Bjoern Werner

DE

6'4"

255

Florida State

94

10

Dee Milliner

CB

6'0¾"

197

Alabama

94

12

Johnathan Jenkins

DT

6'4⅛"

363

Georgia

93

13

Alec Ogletree

ILB

6'3"

237

Georgia

92

18

Geno Smith

QB

6'2¾"

208

West Virginia

90

22

Sheldon Richardson

DT

6'2⅞"

290

Missouri

90

23

Justin Hunter

WR

6'4"

205

Tennessee

90

24

Kawann Short

DT

6'3⅛"

325

Purdue

89

26

Matt Barkley

QB

6'1⅞"

228

USC

89

27

Shariff Floyd

DT

6'3"

298

Florida

88

33

Bennie Logan

DT

6'3"

290

LSU

87

34

Mike Glennon

QB

6'7¼"

225

North Carolina State

87

35

Tavon Austin

WR

5'8⅜"

173

West Virginia

87

36

Akeem Spence

DT

6'1"

305

Illinois

85

42

Jesse Williams

DT

6'3½"

320

Alabama

84

45

Everett Dawkins

DT

6'2¾"

290

Florida State

83

50

Giovani Bernard

RB

5'10"

205

North Carolina

82

52

D.J. Fluker

OT

6'6"

335

Alabama

80

57

Tyler Wilson

QB

6'1⅞"

210

Arkansas

80

58

Le'veon Bell

RB

6'2"

242

Michigan State

80

60

Jelani Jenkins

OLB

6'0"

230

Florida

79

63

Landry Jones

QB

6'4"

230

Oklahoma

79

64

Arthur Brown

ILB

6'0½"

224

Kansas State

79

65

Barrett Jones

OC

6'5"

302

Alabama

79

68

Shamarko Thomas

S

5'8⅜"

206

Syracuse

78

70

Kaleb Ramsey

DT

6'2½"

285

Boston College

78

71

Marquess Wilson

WR

6'4"

183

Washington State

78

72

Montee Ball

RB

5'11"

210

Wisconsin

77

79

Khaled Holmes

OC

6'3¼"

308

USC

77

81

Denard Robinson

WR

6'0"

195

Michigan

77

82

Levine Toilolo

TE

6'8"

263

Stanford

76

85

EJ Manuel

QB

6'4⅝"

236

Florida State

76

86

Khaseem Greene

OLB

6'0½"

239

Rutgers

75

88

Da'rick Rogers

WR

6'3"

215

Tennessee

75

89

Andre Ellington

RB

5'9⅜"

195

Clemson

75

90

Kenjon Barner

RB

5'9⅛"

186

Oregon

74

94

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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