Miami Dolphins Mock Draft 3.0
For this Miami Dolphins Mock Draft 3.0, I use the simulators of the Pro Football Network and Pro Football Focus. I used both to see if Jack Campbell fell to Miami at pick #51 in both of them. He did this time! I’m not sure if he will be on the board in real life, but you never know how the NFL Draft unfolds.
Miami Dolphins Mock 3.0: A no Trade Version!
This mock draft 3.0 for the Miami Dolphins fell very nicely for the Dolphins!
Pick 51: Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa
Jack Campbell got a lot of early buzz among Miami Dolphins fans in the draft process. Some of that buzz has faded because of his good testing numbers and good performance every time scouts see Campbell in person. Many people now believe that Campbell will be off the board before Miami makes its 1st selection of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Campbell does everything you would want from a linebacker in today’s NFL. He can stay on the field for all downs. A tough gritty player with production to match. Solid in all phases of the linebacker position. Vic Fangio would be pounding the table if Jack Campbell really falls to 51. Read more about Campbell by reading his draft profile.
Pick 84: Warren McClendon, OT, Georgia
The Dolphins need competition for Austin Jackson at right tackle. Warren McClendon would definitely give Jackson a run for his money at RT if not outright beat him and become a day-one starter in the NFL. McClendon has played against some top-notched competition in the tough SEC.
We all know that Dolphins GM Chris Grier loves those SEC players. McClendon has played a lot of right tackle which seems to be his natural fit. In Miami, he would be protecting Tua Tagovailoa’s blind side. So, having a player that is used to that side of the field is a plus. McClendon has played some at LT but the majority of his snaps have been at RT.
McClendon is solid as a run blocker as well as a pass blocker. Functional strength allows him to take on bull rushers. At times, has whiffed on speed rushers getting around to allow some pressure. He did not allow a sack during his senior season. Gave up 7 pressures and 1 QB hit in 2022.
Pick 197: Brenton Strange, TE, Penn State
Brenton Strange seems to find a way onto a lot of my mock drafts for the Miami Dolphins. I just think he is too good of a value at this point in the draft. I truly believe he might not make it past the 4th round due to the increasing attention he has drawn in off-season workouts in front of NFL scouts.
Strange might take some time to develop but that is normal for the tight end position in the NFL. He does a lot of things well that help his overall game. He can block and is no slouch in the passing game once he gets his on hands on the ball. Strange has met with coach Mike McDaniel and other Dolphins staff members this offseason. The signing of Eric Sauvert helps the TE room but there is still a need to add more talent.
Final Pick for Miami Dolphins Mock Draft 3.0
Pick 238: Corey Durden, DL, NC State
Corey Durden is another pick that might take some time to develop. There is a chance the Miami Dolphins will be able to stick Durden on the practice squad if he does not make the roster out of camp. You can read more about Durden in his draft profile on Dolphins Thirsty.
Durden has a motor that will not quit. He will need to develop some pass-rush moves but he should be solid against the run early in his career. This is a selection with an eye on the future. With both Christian Wilkins and Zach Sieler having uncertain contract situations beyond the 2023 season, it would be nice to have young talent on the roster.
Durden is strong and seems to have the “dog” factor. With time, Durden could be a solid contributor to a team’s DL rotation.
There you have it! Another mock draft for the Miami Dolphins!