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Dolphins select Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray in Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft

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Many experts and pundits believe the Dolphins will tank in 2019, and ultimately decide on their franchise quarterback in next year’s draft. After-all, you don’t need perfect vision to realize the Dolphins have a dire need, at arguably the most important position on an NFL team.

But why wait until 2019?

Why leave things up to chance, when there’s no guarantee that:

A) The Dolphins are terrible and receive a top-3 draft pick.


B) Tua Tagovailoa declares for the 2020 draft.

Nothing is guaranteed.

So why not draft a quarterback in 2019, even if you don’t take one in the first-round? At worst, the rookie quarterback falters and the Dolphins have a high draft pick in 2020. At best, Miami found their franchise quarterback of the future.

That’s what I would do. And one draft analyst seems to agree.

According to Mel Kiper Jr’s latest mock draft, the Miami Dolphins select Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, with the 13th pick in the 2019 draft

The Dolphins need to rebuild. What better way to start that rebuild than to take the Heisman Trophy winner? Now, just because Murray has entered the draft doesn’t mean he’s sticking to football. He could still back out and play baseball. But I’m treating him as if he’s all-in for now, and if he goes to the combine -- he’s going to run a blazing 40-yard dash -- and goes through workouts for teams, I expect him to be picked in Round 1. This is an unprecedented situation for a 5-foot-10 quarterback, but it’s going to be fun to watch over the next few months.

Despite his small frame, Kyler Murray has the potential to revolutionize the quarterback position in the NFL. Murray would bring an added dimension to a Dolphins’ offense that struggled mightily over the last several seasons.

#TankForTua is nice, but it might be time to start the #MurrayToMiami hype train. And I have no problem being the conductor of that locomotive

“All aboard!!!”


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