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2021 NFL Draft: Nogle’s Miami Dolphins Big Board

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The NFL Draft is almost here (I know, I keep writing that, but it is a true statement). As we all debate who the Miami Dolphins should select with their two first-round picks (6th and 18th), I thought it was time to bring you my “big board” of the prospects. This is my personal ranking of 100 prospects, with a mix of best-player available and need.

This is a horizontal big board. I ranked the positions based on how I see the Dolphins’ needs. Then, I ranked the players based on how I would select them. Starting at the top left, work left-to-right, then line-by-line to see how I would select players for the Dolphins. As you can see, while I have tight end low on my needs, but I have Kyle Pitts as my top ranked player. He is the only player on the top line, so moving to line two, we run into Ja’Marr Chase as my second ranked prospect. Line three has both Jaylen Waddle and Penei Sewell listed, so Waddle gets the nod ahead of Sewell based on need (furthest left).

Finally, yes, the quarterbacks are lower than they should be based simply on prospect ranking. But, I do not see any way Miami is selecting a quarterback early in this Draft, so I pushed them down. There is a point where, if Trevor Lawrence falls, you have to select him, but (a) that is not going to happen and (b) the other positions need more consideration than a quarterback in this big board.

Now, check it out and feel free to tell me who I forgot, who is too high, and who is too low.

(Note: If you are checking this out on a mobile or smaller-screened device, the table below may change formats, causing you to lose the horizontal aspect of it. Underneath the table, I have added a picture so you can check it out. It might not be as great resolution, but it is there.)

2021 Nogle Horizontal Draft Board

Edge Running back Wide recevier Linebacker Center Safety Defensive tackle Guard Offensive tackle Tight end Cornerback Quarterback Special Teams
Edge Running back Wide recevier Linebacker Center Safety Defensive tackle Guard Offensive tackle Tight end Cornerback Quarterback Special Teams
Kyle Pitts
Ja'Marr Chase
Jaylen Waddle Penei Sewell
Davonta Smith Micah Parsons Trevor Lawrence
Kwity Paye Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Patrick Surtain II Zach Wilson
Najee Harris Rashawn Slater Justin Fields
Travis Eitenne Elijah Moore Trevon Moehrig Trey Lance
Jaelan Phillips Javonte Williams Kadarius Toney Zaven Collins Christian Barmore Christian Darrisaw Caleb Farley Mac Jones
Jayson Oweh Rashod Bateman Jamin Davis Teven Jenkins Jaycee Horn
Azeez Ojulari Alijah Vera-Tucker
Gregory Rousseau Amon-Ra St. Brown Nick Bolton Creed Humphrey Richie Grant Dillon Radunz Asante Samuel
Joseph Ossai D'Wayne Eskridge Landon Dickerson Jaylen Mayfield
Joe Tryon Rondale Moore Baron Browning Quinn Meinerz Levi Onwuzurike Deonte Brown Liam Eichenberg Tyson Campbell
Quincy Roche Terrace Marshall Jabril Cox Josh Myers Daviyon Nixon Wyatt Davis Alex Leatherwood Brevin Jordan Greg Newsome
Ronnie Perkins Michael Carter Dylan Moses Walker Little Kelvin Joseph
Kenneth Gainwell Amari Rodgers Chazz Surratt Kyle Trask
Rashad Weaver Andre Cisco Alim McNeill Trey Smith Ifeatu Melifonwu
Marquez Stevenson Jevon Holland Payton Turner Samuel Cosmi Aaron Robinson
Adetokunbo Ogundeji Tylan Wallace Jay Tufele Jackson Carman Eric Stokes
Patrick Jones Dazz Newsome Ar'Darius Washington Milton Williams
Carlos Basham Rhamondre Stevenson Tyler Shelvin Pat Freiermuth
Jaylen Twyman James Hudson Hunter Long
Osa Odighizuwa Brenden Jaimes Elijah Molden Davis Mills