Miami Dolphins Best Options at 51st Overall in NFL Draft


Tucker Kraft – Tight End, South Dakota State University

As talented as Mike Gesicki was, he never made an impact in Mike McDaniel’s offense last season because he never fit the scheme and now he’s with Bill Belichick and the Patriots after signing a one-year deal during free agency. The Dolphins on the other hand did sign TE Eric Saubert from the Broncos but unless they know something we don’t, Miami has a hole to address and can do so with taking Tucker Kraft at 51. Kraft offers formation versatility with good hands and solid blocking skills. He could make an immediate impact next season.

Cody Mauch – Guard, North Dakota State University

Many Dolphins fans are continuing to pound the table for the Dolphins to make a impact signing or trade to improve the 24th ranked offensive line from last season and so far, Miami has brought in former NY Jet guard Dan Feeney and resigned tackle Kendall Lamm. The Dolphins have signaled they like what they have… but what if they are waiting for draft night to address the o-line? What if they are waiting for Cody Mauch? – He has the look of a grizzled hockey player but plays with the physicality of an old school football player and offers position flexibility at guard, tackle, or center.

Henry To’o To’o – Linebacker, Alabama

One of the major needs going into the offseason was the linebacker position and the Dolphins addressed that need in free agency with the signing of former Titan David Long and former Steeler Malik Reed. They also resigned Duke Riley, Andrew Van Ginkle, and it looks like they don’t plan on moving Jerome Baker after allowing his deal to be fully guaranteed so does that stop Miami from drafting a linebacker at 51? Maybe, but if there is one they like is sitting there and is the best player available – I wouldn’t rule it out. Henry To’o To’o is a physical and instinctive linebacker who is good at hitting and finishing the tackle. He also played for Alabama, and we know how much Grier loves taking players from Alabama (Tua, Waddle, Raekwon Davis, Kenyan Drake, etc.)

Tuli Tuipulotu – Edge Rusher, Southern California 

The defensive line is maybe the Dolphins deepest position in terms of talent and depth, it makes sense for a Dolphins fan to believe Miami wouldn’t take an edge rusher at 51 when Jaelen Phillips, Emmanuel Ogbah, Bradley Chubb, Christian Wilkins, and Zach Seiler on the roster. Here’s where it comes into play, the Dolphins are open to trading Ogbah due to his cap hit this season and more than likely he will be off the team by next season, plus we don’t know if Miami extends Sieler or Wilkins so the Dolphins could look to have a plan in place before they lose them and Tuipulotu could be the perfect replacement. He offers position flexibility, with the ability to play in multiple spots and brings major production from 2022 with 13.5 sacks and 22 tackles for loss.

Zach Charbonnet – Half Back, UCLA

The Dolphins have resigned their entire running back group from last season so that must mean they are running it back (no pun intended) with said group… right? Wrong. At least I think so, I believe the Dolphins will add a back via trade or by draft selection and a perfect candidate at 51st overall could be UCLA’s Zach Charbonnet. A bruising back who shows great patience to find a hole or wait for blocks to develop to gain positive yards. Charbonnet’s physicality could be the perfect complement to potential backfield partner Raheem Mostert.

Who would you like the Dolphins to draft at 51st overall?

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