The draft starts in a couple of hours, and a live thread will be put up for Phinsiders to comment on and critique every pick of the first round of the draft. Since that thread has a habit of becoming filled with a ton of comments, I thought it'd be a good idea to create this separate thread for everyone to make a couple of pre-draft predictions about the Dolphins' first round pick. That way, if you want to convince someone you correctly predicted a Tavon Austin, D.J. Hayden, Luke Joeckel/Lane Johnson, Tyler Eifert, Kenny Vaccaro, etc. pick, they won't have to scroll down 500+ comments in the official draft thread to find your prediction. Instead, you can send them a link to this page as "proof."
So in the poll below, vote for which 1 player you predict the Dolphins will take in the first round. I included the top 32 non-QB prospects according to most mock drafts, so I'm inclined to believe the Dolphins' eventual first round pick is listed below (even if we trade down). The poll will close at 8:15 p.m. EST to prevent any "predictions" that are submitted after we make our pick, and we'll see how well we do as a Dolphins fan community at deciphering the signals and seeing through the smokescreens Jeff Ireland has put up.
After voting in the poll, list your Top 3 Predictions in the comments below. That allows you a little more freedom to take into account possibilities like the Dolphins trading up, trading down, or staying at 12 - though you don't necessarily have to make a prediction for each of those scenarios if you don't think we're likely to move up or down.
Bragging rights are at stake, so choose wisely!