Bobby’s Miami Dolphins Mock Draft 2.0
We are officially 10 days away from the start of the NFL Draft! This will be my second DolphinsThirsty.com Mock Draft and in this mock, I have the Dolphins making several key trades that gain them a total of 3 extra picks. The first trade occurs when Miami is on the clock at 51, below are the trade details:
- Trade: Miami sends 51st Overall Pick & WR Cedrick Wilson to Dallas for 58th, 90th, & 176th Overall Picks.
58th Overall Selection: Zach Charbonnet (HB – UCLA)
After trading down with the Cowboys, the Dolphins at 58th overall select their lead back taking Zach Charbonnet out of UCLA. A patient hard hitting back, who should tire down defenses for Miami’s air attack. He can also be relied upon in pass catching and blocking situations.
84th Overall Selection: Warren McClendon (OT – Georgia)
The Dolphins have been busy this offseason, upgrading the defensive side of the ball and adding some offensive pieces but have done the bare minimum on the offensive line. That ends here with the selection of McClendon. A hard working 3-year starter and 2-time national champion, who should be able to compete for the starting right tackle spot on the Dolphins offensive line in year one. He could also be moved to guard if needed.
- Trade: Miami sends 90th overall pick & 5th Rounder (2024) to Bengals for 92nd & 131st overall picks.
92nd Overall Selection: Daiyan Henley (LB – Washington State)
Miami has spent most of this offseason boosting their defense. First, hiring Vic Fangio as defensive coordinator and trading for star cornerback Jalen Ramsey. They’ve also added linebackers Malik Reed and David Long to pair with Jerome Baker to help maybe their weakest unit on the defensive side of the ball. They continue to help that unit by taking the rangy inside linebacker Daiyan Henley, who plays fast and hits hard.
131st Overall Selection: Mike Morris (Edge – Michigan)
Don’t sleep on the Dolphins adding to their stud defensive line group at any point in the NFL Draft, especially if a player like Mike Morris is sitting there at this point. His combine performance may have hurt him, but you can’t ignore his stellar play during his college career. His size, production, and athleticism should translate to a successful NFL career.
176th Overall Selection: Jarrett Patterson (OL – Notre Dame)
Miami continues to address their offensive line with this pick, taking Notre Dame’s Jarrett Patterson. A versatile offensive lineman who can play guard and center. I know what you are thinking, another Notre Dame lineman? But let me just say, Eichenberg is the outlier compared to the other lineman who have come out of Notre Dame and have had successful NFL Careers so far (Zach Martin, Mike McGlinchey, Quentin Nelson, Ronnie Staley, etc.)
197th Overall Selection: Brenton Strange (TE – Penn State)
Mike Gesicki gone, Durham Smythe extended, Eric Saubert signed, Brenton Strange drafted. The Dolphins openly flirted with Strange at the Penn State pro day, a H-Back style tight end, who is a very good lead blocker and could be a reliable pass catching option. With this pick, Miami has a solid tight end group for next season.
238th Overall Selection: Karl Brooks (DT – Bowling Green)
No one expects Miami to hit on a prospect at 238 but Zach Seiler was pick 238 when he was drafted and look how he turned out. The Dolphins take Karl Brooks here, a 2-time team captain with 48 career starts and big-time production at Bowling Green. His high motor, play versatility, and pass rushing skills should allow him to make an immediate impact on Miami’s defense and he should find early playing time behind Raekwon Davis.
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