1. C.J. Mosley (ILB) - Great instincts and experience would solve part of Miami's Run Defense Issues.
2. Ha'Sean Clinton Dix (FS)- Dix is better at coverage than Calvin Pryor, and Miami's FS primarily plays a centerfielding role.
3. Zach Martin - (OG) A tough, instinctive leader at Left Guard, with the athleticism to pull. But is he that big of an improvement over options 2 rounds later?
4. Kyle Fuller (CB) - Fuller is a better all around CB than Dennard (Who is a press CB), and great in zone coverage, Miami's scheme.
5. Morgan Moses (OT) - Moses is a need, but not a value in Round 1. He is better as a left tackle than a right tackle anyway, so he likely would not be better than Antonio Richardson, Ju'Waun James, or Jack Mewhort in round 2.
1. Carlos Hyde (RB) - The premier powerback in the class, and likely the only value in Round 2. After Hyde there is a glut of 9 RBs likely to be taken in rounds 3-4, all with similar grading.
2. Xavier Su'a'Filo (OG) - A left guard prospect, he could be the best guard in the class. Likely to be gone, but you never know.
3. Jack Mewhort (OT) - While not impressing at the senior bowl, Mewhort pops off the tape as an athletic, zone-capable OT with great physicality and leadership. Two time captain who never waivers in his effort and intensity, compared to Antonio Richardson and Ju-Waun James, who play lazy and shuffle their feet sometimes.
4. Austin Sefarian-Jenkins (TE) - With his foot injury he is likely to make it this far. He is a day one starting TE, with the physical potential of a Rob Gronkowski, although possessing less overall intensity.
5. Jordan Matthews (WR) - Has the professional attitude Philbin likes. Can jump in immediately as the #3 WR, and has the height to be a better endzone prospect.
6. Brandon Coleman (WR) - Somewhat more raw than mike Evans, but possesses even greater height and is a good athlete as well. Will compliment Wallace and Hartline well.
1. Marcus Martin (OG/C) - He could be the best center AND guard in the class, but is a Junior with some development remaining and some immaturity. Could be a top starting OG with a year of experience, and could replace Mike Pouncey after 2015.
2. Pierre Desir (CB) - A tall CB, but out of the tall CBs this year he has the best hips and acceleration out of the 6+ footers.
3. Tre Mason (RB) - A speed/acceleration back, but with greater power than anything the Dolphins have currently, has the potential to be a great all around RB.
4. Shayne Skov (ILB) - Has the tenacity, physicality, and instincts to be a great ILB.
5. C.J. Fiedorowicz (TE) - Comparable to Anthony Fasano, he could be a good all around starting TE with above average skills across the board, but not excelling at any of them.
6. Dante Moncrief (WR) - A classic GB wide receiver, he is good at everything. Great hands, good speed, good agility, and above average height. Could come in immediately and be WR #3. Is undervalued because of the depth of the class.
7. Terrance Brooks (FS) - A great safety who could be one of the best in class if given a year of development.
1. Lache Seastrunk (RB) - Seastrunk is known as a speed back, but showed more lower body power and explosion than any other RB at the combine. With some starting reps this guy could become more developed and TOUGH to bring down. Also has some of the best vision in the RB class.
2. Weston Richburg (OG/C) - Capable of converting to guard, he is an athletic, strong, and mature option for a zone-blocking scheme.
3. John Urschel (OG) - Another day one left guard starting possibility. Few of the guards this year actually translate well to a zone scheme. Urschel is a rare one, like Su'a'Filo who has the physical potential for either a power scheme OR a zone scheme.
4. Anthony Steen (OG) - Slightly less powerful than Urschel, but with more athleticism, Steen is an ideal zone-blocking guard.
5. Christian Jones (ILB) - Jones has the size, speed, athleticism, and potential to be the best ILB in the class, but he would be converting his position. If there was tape to back up the transition then he would be a 2nd round pick.
6. Ahmad Dixon (FS) - Good option to replace Louis Delmas after year 1.
7. Josh Huff (WR) - His play speed is off the chart. In a year or two he could be the next Mike Wallace.
1. Dominique Johnson (FS) - Athletically gifted, he could become a top of the line starter once developed. Has great potential.
2. Terrance West (RB) - Hickey drafted 2 RBs in Tampa exactly matching West's body specifications of 5' 9" and 220+ pounds. Has both the power and shiftiness desired for the position.
3. Mike Davis (WR) - Worked out with Marqise Lee in the offseason and trainers said they were surprised that Davis seemed like the more athletic and faster of the two. Under the radar, but matches the classic Green Bay model of a WR with above average speed, hands, and burst, but less than desired height.
4. James Hurst (OT) - Could develop into a right tackle by year 2. Adequate athleticism for a zone system.
5. Gabe Ikard (C) - Ideal zone-blocking center, but lacking core strength and experience. Good depth pick for OL.
6. Trai Turner (OG) - Great physicality and athleticism for the position. He flashes 2nd round skills, but requires development. By year two he could be a great right guard.
What is the common asset all of Miami's signings this offseason have in common? Physicality. Louis Delmas is a FS who is also very physical and can lay out some big hits. Branden Albert may be older, but is very physical and overpowering in his play. Earl Mitchell should be able to become a great NT with Kacey Rogers tutoring. Cortland Finnegan is a very physical CB who has had a rough couple of years with injuries. This may give a hint to who hickey looks for in the draft.
Fun Mock Drafts
Miami's Physicality Draft:
Round 1: Carlos Hyde (RB)
Round 2: Jack Mewhort (OT)
Round 3: Brandon Thomas (OG)
Round 4: Christian Jones (ILB)
Round 5: Ahmad Dixon (S)
Round 6: Gabe Ikard (C)
Round 7: Aaron Colvin (CB)
Miami's Nasty Offensive Line Draft
Round 1: Zach Martin (OG)
Round 2: Morgan Moses (OT) or Jack Mewhort (OT)
Round 3: CJ Fiedorowicz (TE)
Round 4: Brandon Coleman (WR)
Round 5: Devonta Freeman (RB)
Round 6: Wes Johnson (OG)
Round 7: Brett Smith (QB)