Miami Dolphins Mock Draft Roundup 1.0
Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Miami Dolphins Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Miami Dolphins from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Miami Dolphins, check out our 2021 Miami Dolphins Mock Draft Database.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Dolphins:
The Dolphins continue to build around Tua, this time adding one of his Alabama offensive linemen, as Miami strives to retool the trenches for their franchise quarterback.
Fox Sports - McIntyre (6/7)
2. Miami Dolphins -- Penei Sewell, LT, Oregon
8. Miami Dolphins (via Houston Texans) -- Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami
From Florida, plays for the Hurricanes. Last year, the Dolphins had four former Hurricanes on the roster. A front four of Rousseau (15.5 saCKS, 19.5 TFL IN 2019), Ogbah, Wilkins and possibly Raekwon Davis has some potential.
Walter Football (5/19)
2. Miami Dolphins: Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami
10. Miami Dolphins: Alex Leatherwood, OT/G, Alabama
Unless the Dolphins believe Robert Hunt can play right tackle, they'll be looking to upgrade the position in the near future. Alex Leatherwood, a former five-star recruit, has excellent strength to be a stellar run blocker and the athleticism to block elite edge rushers.
CBS Sports - Edwards (5/12)
4. Miami Dolphins: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
9. Miami Dolphins (via HOU): Devonta Smith, WR, Alabama
Smith was overshadowed a bit by Alabama's first-round receivers. With a larger platform this season, there will be no denying his talent. Smith should cement himself as a first-round talent.
At times in 2020, Waddle looked like the best, most electric receiver at Alabama. His yards-after-the-catch talent is through the roof. Easy decision to give Tua one of his favorite targets.
PFF - Renner (4/30)
4. Miami Dolphins -- EDGE Greg Rousseau, Miami (FL)
10. Miami Dolphins -- TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
Pitts is more of a jumbo wide receiver than actual tight end, at 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds. I'd be scared if that's what he checks in at during the combine, but that's what he was listed at last season when he was only 18 (!) years of age to start the year. He moves unlike any other tight end in the country and led the Gators with 649 receiving yards last year.
Leatherwood has shown he can be equally dominant at right guard or left tackle.
SI - Hanson (4/27)
4. Miami Dolphins: Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU
10. Miami Dolphins (via HOU): Walker Little, OT, Stanford
Reinforcing the offensive line in the 2020 draft, Chris Grier used a top-20 pick on Austin Jackson and a top-40 pick on Robert Hunt, then added some Day 3 depth with Solomon Kindley. While Hunt primarily played right tackle in college, he projects best to guard at the next level. Continuing the transformation of the worst offensive line in 2019, Little and Jackson would give Tua a talented set of bookend tackles to protect him for the next decade.
The Miami Dolphins opted not to draft a running back in 2020, which may point to how the front office values the position. But with their fifth first-rounder in two seasons, it's possible they'll be more open-minded to adding an electric option at the position. Travis Etienne is a blur in space and has excellent hands. Whether he's paired with the existing backs or asked to take the featured job right away, he has a spark in his game the Dolphins could use in the backfield.
SB Nation - Kadar (4/27)
5. Miami Dolphins: Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU
10. Miami Dolphins (from Texans): Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State
Say hello to the 2021 version of Derrick Brown. Wilson surprised people by returning to Florida State for his senior season. That came after a season of 8.5 tackles for loss and five sacks even though he missed his last four games.
The Athletic - Brugler (4/27)
5. Miami Dolphins -- *Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
11. Miami Dolphins (from HOU) -- *Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State
Freiermuth might have been drafted in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft if he declared early, but he chose to return to State College for the 2020 season. An outstanding mix of size and athleticism, the tight end can be a dynamic receiving weapon.
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