A lot of mocks have us drafting LB Roquan Smith, and if that happens, I'd be ecstatic about it. The Dolphins have several nice options in this draft. Don't get pigeon-holed into a certain position or player because there is a lot of "hype". The Dolphins kept last year's pick, DE Charles Harris, to themselves, and were plenty proud that they didn't let their interest slip out.
The whole thing is a good read, so, i can't post the entire article on the forum.https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/d ... todays-nfl
The last two paragraphs says why he should be picked above the other two linebackers:
Edmunds and Vander Esch may both top 250-pounds and stand at least 6-foot-4. They each have multiple inches on Smith when it comes to wingspan and all of those measurables have many people salivating over the potential that each player possesses. Both have graded well at PFF during their college playing time, but not in the same ballpark as Smith has. Some may have Smith below those players on their draft boards because of the potential that each player possesses, but the bottom line is that they would need to realize most of that potential to overcome the gap in production to Smith.
If they’re lucky, both Edmunds and Vander Esch each have the potential to become as good as Smith, but if I was drafting I’d take the guy who already is Roquan Smith, and may quickly become one of the game’s best coverage linebackers and a true mismatch weapon on defense.