NFL mock draft season continues as free agency slows and attention starts to turn to next month's NFL Draft. As we get closer and closer to the Draft, mock drafts will continue to take over the internet, and we will all continue to read them and debate whether or not they are accurate for the Miami Dolphins, or if the player is the right one to be taken with the team's 13th overall selection.
Every week, SB Nation's Dan Kadar, who runs Mocking the Draft, updates his projection of the first round of the Draft. We take a look at his latest 2016 NFL Mock Draft, posted Monday morning, and see where he sees Miami looking.
Kadar projects the Tennessee Titans to use the first overall pick on Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil. The second pick then sees the Cleveland Browns select California quarterback Jared Goff, followed by the San Diego Chargers taking Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa, the Dallas Cowboys picking Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and the Jacksonville Jaguars adding UCLA linebacker Myles Jack.
Jumping to the Miami Dolphins' original draft choice, the eighth overall pick, which they traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, Kadar sees Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott coming off the board.
The Dolphins, falling back five positions, then add Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, a slight change from recent Kadar projections for Miami. Kadar has had Miami looking at Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander in his recent mocks, but instead gives Miami the Florida this week, with Alexander being selected 14th overall by the Oakland Raiders.
Kadar explains the Hargreaves pick, writing:
The Dolphins have poked around on some running backs this offseason, most notably C.J. Anderson. That could be an indication they might not be ready for Jay Ajayi to handle the full load. But after trading with Philadelphia, the Dolphins may not be in position to get Elliott. If they can't, they could turn to cornerback. Byron Maxwell's level of play isn't equal to his paycheck, so it's not like the Dolphins have a true No. 1 corner on the roster. Hargreaves could be that player. His instincts are very good and he's fearless playing on the outside.