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Draft crushes: four players I hope the Miami Dolphins target at #36

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The second and third rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft kick off tonight, and there are plenty of potential impact players on the board for the Miami Dolphins. As usual, there are names that you see continue to fall and hope that, somehow, their wait continues until pick #36 comes up. Here are four players that I would be thrilled with seeing come off the board as Miami Dolphins.

4) Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU. Maybe safety shouldn’t be this high with other areas that need to be addressed first, but Moehrig had been getting a lot of first round love as the top safety in the class. It just seems like safety is becoming a more important part of a team in today’s pass-happy NFL, and Moehrig is a potential difference maker. He has good cover skills and can play single-high capably. He’s also a staunch run supporter and has the frame of a thumper at 6-foot-2, 202 pounds. He would make Miami’s secondary better, and again, that’s of such importance in the league today.

3) Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama. Yeah, he’s had knee issues, with 2 torn ACLs in his career, but I feel like Chris Grier and Brian Flores are more willing to take a risk. They did with Jaelan Phillips at 18. Dickerson was a rock in the middle of Alabama offensive line, and he has the flexibility to shift positions if need be. Miami could wait until 50 and probably get a guy like Quinn Meinerz from Wisconsin-Whitewater, and MAYBE Creed Humphrey from Oklahoma, but I would be very excited about plugging in Dickerson at center and moving forward.

2) Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina. It was the worst-kept secret that Najee Harris was going to Pittsburgh in the first round, but that doesn’t mean that the options for a bruising running back are gone. Williams’ performance against the Miami Hurricanes last December was one of the most dominant, awe-inspiring single-game performances I’ve seen in a long time (as was that of his teammate, Michael Carter). He was active in the passing game, catching 25 passes for 305 yards and 3 TDs last season, but was inconsistent at times, with a bad drop on 4th down to seal a loss to FSU last season. As far as a runner, he’s a steady, workhorse three-down back that Miami needs.

1) Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame. I mean.........I had him as my #1 crush for pick #18, so how could I not have him as my top pick for 36 as well? I already wrote about Owusu-Koramoah this week, so no need to regurgitate what I wrote. Check it out here. I honestly can’t believe he’s still on the board. He should have been taken where Jamin Davis or Zaven Collins were, but hey....their loss is someone else’s gain. Hopefully it’s Miami’s.

Who are you all hoping to see called for Miami in the early stages of Round 2?