Three days, three mock drafts. Welcome to the fun of Mock Draft season, a four-month span from the end of the NFL's regular season to the start of the actual NFL Draft in April. It gives us a chance to consider, discuss, and debate numerous projected draft picks for the Miami Dolphins, and it keeps us entertained until April.
On Tuesday, we took a look at Dan Kadar's latest mock draft, where he had the Dolphins selecting cornerback Mackensie Alexander. Wednesday brought us a four-round mock from NFL.com's Chad Reuter, who had the Dolphins adding defensive end Shaq Lawson in the first round. This morning, we take a look at ESPN analyst Todd McShay's second mock draft of the year.
McShay leads up to Miami's eighth overall pick with the Tennessee Titans selecting Ohio State defensive end Joe Bosa with the first pick, then the Cleveland Browns picking California quarterback Jared Goff, the San Diego Chargers adding Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, the Dallas Cowboys selecting North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz, the Jacksonville Jaguars picking Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey, the Baltimore Ravens picking Nortre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley, and the San Francisco 49ers adding Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell.
He then has the Dolphins using that eighth pick to add secondary help in the form of Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III. McShay explains his pick of Hargreaves, writing:
At 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, Hargreaves has adequate size to go along with outstanding suddenness, body control and deep speed. He thrives in man-to-man coverage, and with CB Brent Grimes turning 33 this summer, Hargreaves would be a good fit in Miami. The other option would be Oregon DE DeForest Buckner if free-agent-to-be Olivier Vernon leaves town.
Hargreaves is a popular pick for the Dolphins right now, and he does appear to perfect fit the team's needs. He will continue to pop up throughout mock draft season, unless the Dolphins address cornerback in free agency. Is McShay right in his pick for the Dolphins?