I'm a Colts fan who happen to live in Florida meaning on the days where I couldn't find a stream or the Colts weren't being nationally broad-casted, I watched a ton of Dolphins game which clearly qualifies me as a potential replacement for current GM Jeff Ireland.
To begin shall I say the obvious, Ryan Tannehill
does not deserve to be a top 8 pick let alone top 30 pick in the first round.
Round 1: DE/OLB Melvin Ingram from South Carolina
The Dolphins may trade down but involving trades in a mock draft is kind of silly nowadays anyways he will play opposite Wake. A dominant pass rush is how you bring great quarterbacks down in the league and with Brady always looking to increase his HOF resume this would be a wise investment. He has played DT, DE, OLB, kick returned 5 times (18 per) freshman year and that means a lot of ways to hurt the Patriots.
Round 2: OG/OT Kelechi Osemele from Iowa State
The Dolphins need a solid RT but most important need to add a playmaker on the right side of the OL and quite frankly Osemele should be able to do both.
Round 3a: CB/FS Trumaine Johnson from Montana
The Dolphins have brought in Johnson and he makes a ton of sense. The lack of Safetys and his potential to play FS or CB could either allow him to hold a CB spot while Smith stays in place or he plays FS. 4 year starter that is big, athletic, and a solid tackler.
Round 3b: TE Orson Charles from Gergia
He doesn't fit a glaring need but is part of a position highly coveted in this passing league .He was arguably a second round type of guy and if not running his 40 yards at the combine didn't drop his status a DUI charge surely should do it. While Clay and Fasano are doing a decent job if Charles falls down, which he will, then this is a pick as every team needs that play-making TE.
Round 4: WR A.J. Jenkins from Illinois
The Dolphins won't have a great WR corp next year but will definitely stock up on 2 things, potential and youth. Unlike Marshall, he has small hands but is reliable to catch a football, agile, and quickness at the line means he's perfect for the WCO. I would expect one of the Dolphins WR to emerge as an okay #1 WR and Jenkins should be at the top of the list.
Round 5: QB Nick Foles
The Dolphins avoided drafting Tannehill as @ #8 he is high risk, medium reward type of player. They should be grabbing a developmental guy in Foles who definitely has accuracy issues and behind both Gerard and Moore, the starter; he should have a retooled arsenal and a better team built around him in case he becomes a shocking franchise QB.
Round 6: SS Duke Ihenacho from San Jose State
Safety needs tons of depth and talent and although he has played a bit of corner Ihenacho is a high reward low risk for the Dolphins at this spot. Another SS that will be drafted late is SS Sean Richardson. He is a strong, physical safety and the combine has proved this lifting up 225 about 20 times.
Round 7: OG/OT Levy Adcock from Oklahoma State
Definitely an interesting target for the later rounds, he has played mostly tackle but has experience in the G posistion and Jake Long could possibly leave next year although confident the Dolphins should be looking for potential guys. He is a great pass blocker yet lacks in his ability to create holes for RB.
Rate el draft?
Way better than Ireland (5 votes)
Eh somewhat better than him (8 votes)
Are you, Ireland? (31 votes)
That's kind of bad (33 votes)
Skittles > Everything else in the world > Ireland > BobInBlue (11 votes)
88 total votes