This is it boys and girls! Draft Day 2015. I will be using Fanspeak.com to tackle this seven round beast and using the Composite "mock draft board' to form my hopefully somewhat realistic player pool. I will not reset the mock to get players in my favor, what you see is what you get- this was my only attempt for my third and FINAL mock draft.
But for now, Miami is on the clock...
Round 1, Pick 14- The Miami Dolphins select Devante Parker, WR, Louisville
6'3, 209 lbs-
As much as I want to see Miami trade down, part of me is hoping that Devante Parker makes it past pick 13 and is available for Miami with the 14th pick. Devante Parker has no red flags, no injury history and in my opinion has the best hands in this draft. With an excellent catch radius, concentration and ball control, Parker fits the final piece at receiver for Miami giving the Dolphins three young talented receivers at contract friendly numbers. Parker excels at jump balls, will be a redzone monster, and is the type of guy you want to trust in one-on-one battles on the outside. He has shades of A.J. Green and has the best hands from a prospect since Odell Beckham Jr.
Alternate Draft Pick: Marcus Peters (drafted 18 to KC)
Round 2, Pick 47- The Miami Dolphins select Denzel Perryman, ILB, University of Miami
5'11, 236 lbs-
After addressing the offense, the Dolphins draft a homegrown Hurricane and get downright MEAN on defense. Perryman is small but fiesty, and is the definition of a thumper. What he lacks in lateral movement and coverage technique, he makes up for in physical run-stopping ability. Miami can move Perryman inside and his goal will be to fill the gaps and work right behind Miami's superior defensive line. Miami needs a physical inside linebacker more than anything, and they are lucky enough to get their guy on Day 2.
Alternate Draft Pick: Jay Ajayi, RB (drafted 48 to SD)
Round 4, Pick 115- The Miami Dolphins select Davis Tull, OLB, Tennessee-Chattanooga
6'2, 246 lbs-
Surprisingly, Miami stays at the linebacker position and Dennis Hickey looks to impress around the league with a small school phenom in Davis Tull. Tull is a three time Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year who played alot of defensive end in college. He's a high character guy, a four year starter and he turned plenty of heads at the combine with his insane athleticism. In fact. Nike uses a ratings scale called SPARQ to measure overall athleticism and translates it to a single composite score from 0 to 100 (with 50 being the average player). Many teams, including Seattle, have been rumored to use these scores to find some of their late round athletic defenders, and we all know how that worked out for them! While the SPARQ scores are not publicly available, Rotoworld developed their own rankings, pSPARQ, which attempts to estimate a player's athleticism on a handful of exercises, qualities and attributes, similar to Nike's SPARQ rankings. Look at where Davis Tull showed up on this list. Miami could use a high motor relentless player like Tull, and already through 4 rounds the Dolphins have transformed practically their weakest defensive unit.
Alternate Draft Pick: Ifo Ekpre Olomu, CB (drafted 120 to CIN)
Round 5, Pick 149- The Miami Dolphins select Mark Glowinski, G/T, West Virginia
6'4, 307 lbs-
Finally, a guard! Miami doesn't rush to address the guard position, but grab Glowinski who has the feet of a tackle (his former position) and plenty of strength to play inside. The Dolphins yet again, draft another high character guy, who is competitive, tough and has a high motor. Glowinski will compete with Dallas Thomas opposite of Billy Turner and hopefully compete to start for one of the guard positions for Week 1. Glowinski's highlight reel impressed me, as did his pSPARQ score.
Round 5, Pick 150- The Miami Dolphins select Jacoby Glenn, CB, UCF
6', 179 lbs-
Miami gets another homegrown talent, this time from Central Florida. Glenn has good size, athleticism and intensity to be an outside corner. He was the co-winner of the AAC Defensive player of the Year for 2014. Glenn has terrific hands and is a ballhawk who is not afraid to go for the interception and make a big play. Like many cornerbacks in this draft, he will need to put on some weight and improve his tackling to transition well to the next level, but Glenn can immediately contribute on special teams, and eventually compete for a starting corner job in Miami. He's got a higher ceiling than alot of other corners in the draft, so if he can take the reigns at the next level, Miami may have gotten a late round steal and a future starting outside cornerback.
Round 6, Pick 191- The Miami Dolphins select Jalston Fowler, RB/FB, Alabama
5'11, 254 lbs-
Jalston Fowler has got the size and plenty of it; with this pick Miami has found their goal line and short down specialist. This selection would show that Miami is committed to Lamar Miller, because Fowler would not be competing for more than a handful of his carries. He could line up in the backfield as a lead blocker, but also be able to pick up those tough yards in 3rd and short scenarios. For a big guy, he has got decent hands, and can serve a purpose as a safety valve on blitzes. Fowler can also assist on special teams, and although he I think he serves a limited purpose for Miami, he does what he needs to do, and he does it well.
Well, that's it. Who was your favorite pick? Who was your least favorite pick? Feel free to sound off below and bash my mock. Either way, we will find out very soon who Miami's first pick will be!