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NFL Draft results 2017: Dolphins pick in fifth round Davon Godchaux

The second of the Miami Dolphins’ fifth-round picks is in!

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The Miami Dolphins started the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft with three picks, then made a trade up with the Philadelphia Eagles to select Utah guard Isaac Asiata with the 164th overall pick. That trade caused the Dolphins to lose their 184th overall pick, but they kept the 178th overall pick, plus added a pick in the sixth round. The team has now used that 178th overall pick to add LSU defensive tackle Davon Godchaux.’s Lance Zierlein writes of Godchaux:

Undersized three-technique who played with the punch and arm extension to set a strong edge even though he might be a better fit for a one-gap unit. Options could be limited as he lacks the mass to hold up against double teams, and he might be missing the traits to create quick wins as a pass rusher. He projects as a 4-3 rotational tackle with very little sub-package value.

Mike Mayock on NFL Network described Godchaux as a player whose best football is in front of him.

The Dolphins have systematically attacked their needs while getting the best player available each time they have made a pick. The team was the last franchise in the league to make a selection on offense, having used their first three picks on defensive upgrades.

Dolphins Draft Picks

Round 1 - Pick 22 - Charles Harris, DE, Missouri

Round 2 - Pick 22 (Overall 54) - Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State

Round 3 - Pick 33 (Overall 97 - Compensatory) - Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson

Round 5 - Pick 22 (Overall 164) - Isaac Asiata, G, Utah

Round 5 - Pick 35 (Overall 178 - Compensatory) - Davon Godchaux, DT, LSU

Remaining Miami Dolphins picks

Round 5 - Pick 41 (Overall 184 - Compensatory) - Traded to Eagles

Round 6 - Pick 10 (Overall 194 - from Eagles) -

Round 7 - Pick 5 (Overall 223 - from Los Angeles Rams)

Dolphins needs

  • Linebacker
  • Guard
  • Cornerback
  • Defensive end
  • Defensive tackle
  • Safety

Other links

PFF Profile of Charles Harris

Chris Grier explains that Dolphins deliberately avoided Harris

NFL Draft results

NFL Draft Order

Prospects who visited with Dolphins

2017 NFL Mock Draft (2-rounds via SB Nation bloggers)

Dolphins roster

2017 NFL Draft Schedule

4th-7th Rounds - Saturday, April 29 - 12pm ET

TV channels: ESPN/ESPN2 and NFL Network


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