The Miami Dolphins started their 2015 NFL Draft process with the selection of Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker. The league pauses the Draft after the first round, then comes back with the second and third rounds the next night. That is where we currently stand, with the second round beginning later tonight.
As the Dolphins get ready to resume the selection process, there are several players on the board that make a lot of sense to end the night in aqua. The real question of the night will be where does Miami see its biggest need at this point. The two best answers are probably offensive line and linebacker, though that does not prevent the team from drafting a different position.
Who are the best players available at the Miami positions of need? Here are the players at each position who will likely be picked in the second round.
The Dolphins could look to upgrade the middle of the defense with an inside linebacker that moves Koa Misi to outside linebacker. There are a lot of potential selections for Miami at the position, and they could absolutely pickup a player who can come in and start from day one.
1. Eric Kendricks, UCLA
2. Denzel Perryman, Miami
3. Benardick McKinney, Mississippi State
Miami likely needs to upgrade their interior offensive line, though the could look to tackle for the answer, then move either the pick or Ja'Wuan James inside.
1, T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh
2. A.J. Cann, South Carolina
3. Jake Fisher, Oregon
4. Ali Marpet, Hobart College
5. Tre Jackson, Florida State
Other potential targets
The Dolphins do not have to stick with either of those two positions, and there are several other player who could make sense for the team as well. Some of these are talent based, "best-player available," picks, some are fringe needs.
1. Landon Collins, Safety, Alabama
2. Maxx Williams, Tight end, Minnesota
3. Jordan Phillips, Defensive tackle, Oklahoma
4. Tevin Coleman, Running back, Indiana
5. Clive Walford, Tight end, Miami
6. Quinten Rollins, Cornerback, Miami (Ohio)
7. Ameer Abdullah, Running back, Nebraska