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.
NFL.com’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)
Linebacker Guard Cornerback Defensive end Defensive tackle
Chris Grier explains that Dolphins deliberately avoided Harris
Prospects who visited with Dolphins
2017 NFL Mock Draft (2-rounds via SB Nation bloggers)
2017 NFL Draft Schedule
4th-7th Rounds - Saturday, April 29 - 12pm ET
TV channels: ESPN/ESPN2 and NFL Network
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