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Miami Dolphins Mock Draft: Post Free Agency Frenzy

The first week of free agency is in the books and the Miami Dolphins' roster looks very different now. Here is a Dolphins mock draft that could further enhance the roster.

This guy would dominate behind Miami's defensive line.
This guy would dominate behind Miami's defensive line.
Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins were able to land the biggest free agent this year in Ndamukong Suh.  He will most certainly help the defense.  The Dolphins were also able to land red zone threat tight end Jordan Cameron and essentially swapped speed receivers by trading for former New Orleans Saint Kenny Stills and trading Mike Wallace to the Vikings.  Aside from possibly re-signing Charles Clay and a few minor moves, the Dolphins are likely done with free agency and will now focus on the draft.  Here's a possible draft that could help the Dolphins after the moves they've just made.

ROUND 1: Eric Kendricks, MLB, UCLA

With Miami adding Cameron and Stills, a first round receiver doesn't appear to be as high of a priority now.  Plus this draft is flush with mid round WRs that could help the Dolphins.  However, finding a 3-down middle linebacker will be a lot tougher.  Kendricks fits what this defense needs as he is a tackling machine and can play well in coverage.  Kendricks will not likely make it out of the first round and the Dolphins should snag another playmaker at linebacker.

ROUND 2: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest

I'm still believe that Jamar Taylor can become a starter and excel.  Taylor will compete with someone to become the starting corner opposite Brent Grimes this season.  However, Grimes is an older corner and showed signs of decline last season.  The Dolphins will need to find his eventual replacement regardless if Taylor wins a starting spot.  This is where Johnson fits in.  Johnson is a technically sound cornerback that can play zone or man coverage.  He has the coverage skills to become an immediate contributor and a long term starter for the Dolphins.

ROUND 4: Chris Conley, WR, Georgia

Conley blew up the scouting combine with top numbers in the 40 time, broad jump, and vertical.  He lacked production at Georgia, but has the physical tools to become a dynamic weapon in the NFL.  He still needs some development, which is why he'll fall to the fourth round.  Miami added size to the receiving unit with Cameron, but could use another big target on the outside.

ROUND 5: Sean Hickey, OL, Syracuse

Hickey was an offensive tackle at Syracuse, but will likely move inside to guard in the NFL.  Hickey is an athletic lineman that can get to the second level and will provide quality pass protection for Ryan Tannehill.  He can also play right tackle if necessary.

ROUND 5: Derrick Lott, DT, Chattanooga

Miami will start Earl Mitchell next to Suh, but will still need some depth at the position.  A.J. Francis and Anthony Johnson are current players that can help but aren't proven.  Lott can provide depth as a strong run defender on the line.

ROUND 6: Adrian Amos, FS, Penn State

The Dolphins will likely sign a cheap veteran free safety before the season starts, but will still look to add talent at this position.  Amos is a less heralded prospect than some others, but has the potential to be a quality free safety.  He has the speed to play deep coverage, while possessing coverage skills to handle the corner position if needed.