In my latest mock up I have Miami trading down from 19 to 26 with Cleveland and gaining a 3rd rounder from them (pick #83) and the Dolphins still being able to land Zack martin at 26.Rd. 1 (26)
Zack Martin-G/T-Notre DameThe Dolphins trade down and get their guy anyway. With Baltimore taking Calvin Pryor and Arizona taking Dee Ford in my latest Mock, Martin was still available at pick 26. Martin will initially play right tackle for Miami but down the line could kick back into guard. This pick would almost solidify the line that was such a weakness last year.*-This pick could just as easily be Morgan Moses if in fact Martin is already taken. Either way we trade down and still get our right tackle to bookend with Brandon Albert.Rd. 2 (50)
Chris Borland-MLB-WisconsinUndersized, short-armed fiery middle linebacker. Sound like anyone we know? Yup, he is the Zach Thomas of this draft. Almost all the draft analysts have compared Borland to Zach.
"If you look at him purely from a physical and athletic standpoint, you wouldn't consider Borland a first-round pick, but the tape tells another story," Kiper wrote. "Borland isn't just a clean-up tackler, he's an instinctive attacker of the backfield and a relentlessly instinctive player who can get on the field right away and make plays. I know there are teams that have a first-round grade on him." Every evaluation of Borland notes his instincts, which help him mask his limitations. He shows impressive pop and uses good technique to get separation.Rd. 3 (81)
Terence West-RB-TowsonWith our own 3rd round pick we get a back that our scouts and coaches have been sniffing around. West admitted awhile back that Dolphins running backs coach [Jeff Nixon] "likes me a lot".
West has gained alot of draft momentum lately, passing by bigger named backs from bigger schools. He plays a physical style we need.
Towson RB Terrance West should "get mentioned among Carlos Hyde, Bishop Sankey and the other top backs in this year's draft," according to NFL.com's Charles Davis.Rd. 3 (83)
Davis is presumably speaking to the public, here, as many experts have been espousing West's virtues for months now. "He has the tools to be an effective workhorse in the NFL," Davis wrote. West is a one-cut, downhill runner who flashes good vision and power, which was apparent as he slapped down 2,578 yards and 41 touchdowns last season. The 5-foot-9, 225-pounder ran an impressive 4.54 second 40-yard dash in Indy. Apr 17 - 7:34 PM
Donte Moncrief-WR-Ole MissWith the 3rd round pick we get from Cleveland we bring in another kid we've been kicking the tires on. Moncrief gives us another vertical burner for Lazor's new offense. Defenses will struggle to counter Moncrief, Wallace, Hartline and Clay. Especially now that Tannehill will have much improved pocket protection. This would be a great value pickRd. 4 (116)
Michael Schofield-G/T-MichiganSchofield has had a fine showing all throughout the draft process, starting at the Senior Bowl where he handled edge rushers very easily.
The Dolphins have "told people they like" Michigan OT Michael Schofield.Rd. 5 (155)
Fellow tackle Taylor Lewan stole all the pub, but Michigan's right-side protector is an impressive prospect in his own right who shouldn't be forgotten. ESPN's Mel Kiper called Schofield underrated: "I think maybe round three, round four. Michael Schofield can be a starting right tackle in this league." Miami also reportedly likes Lewan. Apr 6 - 9:48 PM
Source: Miami Herald
Antone Exum-CB-Virginia TechA huge physical corner at 6'1" 224, Exum is a quality depth corner who some think could easily switch to safetyRd. 6 (190)
Russell Bodine-C/G-UNCAnother pick used to finally fill out the line that was so disastrous last year. Bodine would be a great value for us here. Bodine can play any interior spot and also gives insurance behind Pouncey. He's a mean SOB that plays to the whistle and his power is through the roof (led all linemen with 42 bench reps).Rd. 7 (234)
Joe Don Duncan-TE-Dixie St.With our final pick we add an athletic tight end with upside. Has soft hands and a large catch radius. Needs to improve his blocking.
Undrafted free agent possibilities:
Nickoe Whitley-FS-Miss. St.
Erik Lora-WR-E. Illinois