2020 Miami Dolphins Draft – Day 1 Haul

Draft Day 2020, and Day 1 is in the books! Definitely some surprise picks, and one pick a big surprise due to the position it was at. I have felt for some time that if our FO and coaches were satisfied with the medicals on QB Tua Tagovailoa that we would be hearing his name for our team. The great part is, we didn’t have to trade up, we just sat quietly at #5 and made the pick.

With our 2nd pick, I honestly did not have Austin Jackson as my top choice at that point. I was well aware of his story and I think he’s a great kid, he’s only 20 years old. I had Andrew Thomas, Jedrick Wills, Tristan Wirfs, Mekhi Becton and Josh Jones all ranked ahead of Austin Jackson. That doesn’t mean anything at all though, less than nothing actually. Jackson is a high quality character man, of this there is no question. He’s also very talented, and he can likely play either side, LT or RT. He has very good feet and moves well and is an excellent athletic prospect. He just needs help with technique. I think the biggest reason I wasn’t looking at him is because I’m not sure how much of an immediate impact he can make. I felt the other players could step in ASAP and play well enough from day 1.

Our 3rd and final pick of the day I did not see coming. Never had him on the radar. Noah Igbinoghene is a fine DB prospect, although he has only 2 years of experience on defense because he converted to a DB from WR. His bloodlines are strong with 2 Olympic athletes as parents. He can play outside at corner, he can play inside in the slot and has played a little safety too. With the players we currently have on the roster in the secondary, he gives us a lot of matchup versatility. Now I have to practice saying his name! IG-bin-OG-A-nee Like Mahogany but with an Igbin instead of the Maho.

So now comes Day 2, and we still haven’t addressed a few positions that I feel we need to. I was crushed when Cesar Ruiz went to the Saints at #24, two picks before our pick. It’s totally possible that Igbinoghene would still have been the pick, so maybe I should take solace in that. In any case, center is a position of need, and the next best player is Lloyd Cushenberry. At RB, Clyde Edwards-Helaire is off the board to the SB Champion Chiefs, leaving less than a handful of top RB prospects. D’Andre Swift is the best, followed by Jonathan Taylor, J.K. Dobbins and Cam Akers. After that, I think you’re looking more at complimentary players, not guys that can be your primary back. Jordan Howard is already coming off an injury, we need to find someone who can be a feature back if need be.

I’m hoping that taking DB Noah Igbinoghene stifles our need for secondary help. I don’t want another pick on a safety, let’s get some pass rushers and defensive tackle help. As D pointed in our draft article, there quite a few guys who should be available to us in RD 2-5, DE Jonathan Greenard (RD 2), DE Jabari Zuniga (RD 4), DT Marlon Davidson (RD 4) DT Nick Coe (RD 4). We need to get some interior DL filler and some pass rushers.

Here’s hoping we can ALL be happy with Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft!

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1,787 Responses to 2020 Miami Dolphins Draft – Day 1 Haul

  1. D says:

    At least we got one player I have been on the bandwagon all the way back onto.the college season

    • D says:

      Benito Jones DT Ole Miss
      Donnell Stanley OC/OG South Carolina
      Tyshun Render DE Middle State
      Nick Kaltmayer OT Kansas State

  2. The Flying Pig says:

    So we have

    Next year

    If this OL, DL and Secondary works out
    Think about the quality skill position players we can add next season

  3. TOP SECRET says:

    I love how it went overall……………… TRUST THE PLAN !!!!!

  4. bailbondmike says:

    D, who was my QB? The gunslinger with shitty foot work? Gordon, LOL

  5. bailbondmike says:

    D, anyone sign QB Steven Montez yet?

  6. D says:

    Spoke too soon. Redskins

  7. D says:

    Bryce Sterk DE Montana State

  8. D says:

    Moss and Montez signed with Washington

  9. steveccnv says:

    It’ll be tough this year for UDFAs to make our team this year, too many draft picks rgar have the upper hand.

  10. steveccnv says:

    We need the Tim depth chart to see how we did.

  11. D says:

    I think Perry could make Wilson expendable

    • Phindog says:

      I watched him a lot and he just makes big plays every time he touches the ball. The kid is special and a big playmaker.

    • steveccnv says:

      I was going to post that earlier, but I think Wilson was healed last year, he should be much better this year. He’s a big weapon, if he’s back to form. I think they may have cut him already, if they were going to.

  12. steveccnv says:

    Offense – 25
    RB – Howard, Breida, Perry, cox
    QB – Fitz, Tua, Rosen
    WR – Parker, Williams, Wilson, Hurns, Ford, Grant
    TE – Gesicki, Smythe, Myarick
    OL – Jackson, Flowers, Karras, Kindley, Hunt, Deiter, Davis, Isidora, Calhoun

    Defense – 25
    DL – Ogbah, Lawson, Wilkins, Godchaux, Davis, Weaver, Strowbridge, Sieler
    LB – Baker, McMillan, Van Noy, Biegel, Grugier-Hill, Roberts, Van Ginkel, Eguavoen
    DB – Jones, Howard, Jones, Rowe, McCain, Igbinoghene, Fedejelem, Needham, Parker?

    Sanders, Haack, Ferguson

    Includes all draft picks 10 FAs and Breida. I can see all 22 of these new comers making it. A few frindge guys like Taco or some DBs might push some guys out, but not too many.

  13. Tim Knight says:

    Malcom Perry doesn’t live up to NFL standards physically but he’s a really good football player. Think Wayne Chrebet. Over-achiever that has to prove themselves everyday.

  14. ocalarob says:

    We drafted some beef on that offense line

  15. steveccnv says:

    Cap hits based on 2019 guys from same selection # + 5%.
    Tua – 5.6 – adds 4.8 to cap
    Jackson – 2.46 – adds 1.7 to cap
    Igbinoghene – 2 adds 1.25 to cap
    Hunt – 1.4 – adds 650K to cap
    Davis – 954K – adds 204K to cap
    Jones – 800K – adds 50K to cap

    These guys don’t count now against the cap, because they don’t qualify for top 51
    Kindley – 718K
    Strowbridge – 556K
    Weaver – 556K
    Ferguson – 556K
    Malcolm – 556K

    8.65M is roughly our net rookie cap hit. This is just an estimate, with Tua being a QB his number may be slightly higher, and I believe the raise per year is 5% it may be 10% which wouldn’t significantly raise the number more than 500K – 1M. Also this is only for the current top 51, so 2 more guys will be added to the cap, but if all the rookies make it those bottom 5 will lower the cap a little over 800K.

  16. bookman11 says:

    Glad to be back at the camper enjoying a campfire tonight reading about the draft.
    FU Covid!!

  17. steveccnv says:

    Someone that talks to the media via social please send my net rookie cap to them and tell them what I said, they’re all U75s.

  18. Tim Knight says:

    Curtis Weaver is the wild card. Edge guys on the bubble be on notice.

  19. ocalarob says:

    Gaskins, balage& laird are good rbs hard for me to think they will all be gone , howard& brieda are locks

    • steveccnv says:

      Laird once in a while will run over a little guy, but mostly the opponents front 7 kick his ass. He’s got no speed, no moves and no power. He’ll catch the ball a little, but he’s not an NFL back, Gaskin is too small and has some of the same issues. Ballage has some tools, but his vision is so bad. Enough already with these losers.

  20. ocalarob says:

    Need to do something with josh Rosen, I don’t think you will be good for him to take up a roster spot, or maybe Fitzpatrick goes?

    • steveccnv says:

      Again, look at the picks we made, our FO isn’t selling out to make the playoffs this year, so leave Rosen on the team, basically waiting for Fitz to be done Tua taking over and Rosen the backup.

  21. wyoming85 says:

  22. ocalarob says:

    I’m sure there will be a push to get tua to start

    • steveccnv says:

      Relax, if Tua is ready we’ll all know, no reason to rush him. For sure Fitz will have one of those typical 3 or 4 int games and they may put him in then. Also if we start slow again you might see an all out release of Fitz or just a benching.

  23. steveccnv says:

    It seems every time we need to ease into a season we get brutal first few games, like last year, and 4 years ago at Seattle at NE. I expect it again this year. Opener at home vs NE or SF or KC.

  24. sb7mvp says:

    Malcolm Perry could be our Edelman.

    • Mike E. says:

      Perry doesn’t have that same short burst quickness Edelman has that allows him to get separation, but he definitely has nice agility and wiggle. If he’s 70% of Edelman that would be good enough

  25. bookman11 says:

    I am glad the NFL is not releasing the schedule until early May, gives us fans another milestone to look forward to in our sports starved world

  26. manitobafinfan says:

    Bookman did ya pack all yer weekend clothes in yer Mug ??

    Glad ya have a happy place to get away to

  27. Mike E. says:

    I’m curious to see how many prime time games we get. I would expect the schedule makers to believe that Tua won’t be starting in the beginning of the season, and that would be simply precautionary. I’d like to say that we give him a full year of not playing but I really can’t say that with any certainty. Despite the fact that I think we really improved our club in the trenches significantly, I won’t be surprised if we get snubbed for prime time this season.

  28. steveccnv says:

    Watched rerun of Mayweather vs Pacquiao. Brady and Krapp and crew in the 3rd row. Is this how they’ve been able to pay him half his value? In college it would be an NCAA violation.

    • Mike E. says:

      Huh? You don’t think Brady could afford his own ticket? If you and your friends went to a game would you think people would assume the richest guy there paid for everyone else to go?

      • steveccnv says:

        Would you hang out with the owner of your company, if he wasn’t paying? You k iw how the other half lives.

      • bookman11 says:

        I wouldn’t hang out with him just for the price of a ticket I can afford myself. I would pay for my own ticket and hang out with him if I thought he could get me things to advance my Career and build a brand. Nothing to see here, is my opinion

  29. Mike E. says:

    DT Benito Jones, who signed with us an UDFA was the 7th ranked DT on NFL.com. Isn’t that odd? I wonder what the reason is

  30. manitobafinfan says:

    Bookman thanx yes, doing alright. I still go to work, wife is working from home going stir crazy … for the most part we need something we go get it .. she likes to have plans and events to look forward to , and those are either cancelled or on hold , so she’s not taking it well.. I find tooo many events on my calendar piss me off so I’m doing okay fine 🤡

    • bookman11 says:

      Good to know you and the Mrs are doing OK. I get to work during this because we make essential products. It does get old with things getting canceled, especially when we just get to Spring…..those of us who hibernate anyway during the Winter, really need the Spring, and normality, but I guess we just have to make the best of it

  31. steveccnv says:

    Watching Ballers, even those idiots call it the underwear Olympics.

    I mean who came up with that retarded name? Shouldn’t it be called the NFL Olympics or the Underwear NFL? The combine mostly resembles track and field from the Olympics, and in track and field they wear similar clothes like they do at the combine, so by saying Underwear Olympics makes no sense.

  32. D says:

    Didn’t call ch this during the draft but this is at Jacob Easons house lol, live via draft.

  33. wyoming85 says:

  34. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins
    Draft picks: Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa (No. 5 overall), USC OT Austin Jackson (No. 18), Auburn CB Noah Igbinoghene (No. 30), Louisiana OT Robert Hunt (No. 39), Alabama DT Raekwon Davis (No. 56), Texas S Brandon Jones (No. 70), Georgia OG Solomon Kindley (No. 111), North Carolina DE Jason Strowbridge (No. 154), Boise State DE Curtis Weaver (No. 164), LSU LS Blake Ferguson (No. 185), Navy RB Malcolm Perry (No. 246)
    Day 1 grade: A
    Day 2 grade: B
    Day 3 grade: B
    Overall grade: A-
    Draft analysis: Miami needed a franchise quarterback and offensive line help coming into the draft — and they got both within the first 18 picks on Day 1. Add in a starting safety and run-stopper, and the Dolphins acquitted themselves well over the first three rounds.

    Kindley is power incarnate but also has some mobility for his size (6-6, 337 pounds) — not unlike the guard they signed to a big free agent deal, Ereck Flowers. Strowbridge strengthens the outside of the defensive line. Trading a fifth-round pick for 49ers running back Matt Breida may turn out to be a really good move if the tough runner can stay healthy. Perry has the work ethic and athleticism to succeed in the backfield, as well. Weaver has always had the potential to be one of the best edge rushers in this draft class — if he takes care of business, watch him power past tackles to consistently get after quarterbacks.

  35. wyoming85 says:

    That’s for you Tim
    I know how you love draft grades! 😉

  36. wyoming85 says:

  37. son of a son of a shula says:

    Nate Davis, whoever the hell that is, at USA Today gave us a C. He couldn’t explain it and he described how loved some of our picks but nevertheless a C, lol.

  38. The Flying Pig says:

    Some on in Vrabel House was caught on the toilet

    An you see it on the pic?

  39. son of a son of a shula says:

    Who goes to the bathroom with the door open?

  40. naplesfan2010 says:

    I gave the draft a b+ maybe even down to a b-.
    I think I will like Noah’s career, but we should’ve taken swift or helaine with that pick.
    And the LS pick was atrocious.
    Also nearly every pick has an asterisk for injury or lack of experience or unrealized potential or whatever, especially Tua,
    So that and not taking a TE bring it down from an A.

  41. naplesfan2010 says:

    Only thing I can figure is they didn’t like those RBs culturally. As longterm Fins.
    They have draft capital to get superstar skills players @WR and RB next year, with Jordan Howard and Breida easily dispensable then.

  42. sb7mvp says:

    Why do they call it ‘taking’ a dump instead of ‘leaving’ a dump because you’re not taking anything anywhere.

  43. naplesfan2010 says:

    I really hope they have a plan for that gadget kid in the 7th.
    I would love to see some Slash and Crash plays.

  44. The Flying Pig says:

    Your first look at the new OL via madden on PlayStation…lol

  45. naplesfan2010 says:

    Since we have some of these players here now …
    The Clemson 2018 defense might go down in history as the best college defense ever assembled, based on drafting ratings at least.
    The Alabama offense that Clemson’s defense listed below held to 16 points will end up with 9 first rounders.

  46. steveccnv says:

    LS grade F. Guess they didn’t see how bad the guy we had last year was. Let’s ask Sanders what he thinks of the pick.

  47. steveccnv says:

    I’d like to see the 3 rookies + the 2 FAs start day 1 on the OL. We know a couple of them are really good run maulers, so if nothing else our run game will be better, and in the passing game it can’t be any worse than last year. Fitz can manage, if the pass blocking breaks down. Get this line seasoned for Tua.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      yep I do believe that’s the plan.

      How many games before Tua steps in?

      • steveccnv says:

        16 I hope, otherwise 2020 will be another waisted season. If he comes in early, that likely means Fitz is who he has been in the past, one good year followed by a mulligan season.

        Or Tua pulls a Russell Wilson and starts game one, but I don’t see that happening, if nothing else because of his previous injuries.

  48. naplesfan2010 says:

    steveccnv says:
    April 26, 2020 at 11:28 am
    Even Brady can’t play forever.
    You have no proof of this.

  49. steveccnv says:

    Just watched Austin Jackson vs Iowa, Epenesa had 2 1/2 sacks, but Jackson looked good against him the entire game. First sack he got fooled, Epenesa cut inside straight to the QB. Second sack was a 3 step drop QB didn’t throw it quick, Epenesa reached out and knocked the ball out of QBs hand. The half sack was in garbage time, the pass rush flushed the QB right into Epenesa who was the only guy on the play that was being blocked.

    Jackson has good feet, has the strength to stop the bull rush, but could use some fine tuning. He’ll be fine on our left side, but not great.

  50. bailbondmike says:

    Naples, RB Tavien Feaster signed with the Jags as an UDFA. Jags also signed UDFA RB James Robinson the 5’9 219 bowling ball I was hoping we would sign.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      Feaster has a lot of talent.
      I was sorry to sse him transfer away from Clemson, and I think it hurt both him and us.

      Michel and Chubb played together at Georgia and then went to the pros.
      i think RB is different than QB. I don’t think a guy is forced to transfer like that.
      One RB in college or the pros usually doesn’t need to get 75 % or more of the carries, unless your team is gonna lose otherwise,
      like especially if it’s the playoffs or something.

  51. bailbondmike says:

    Damn, Rams signed UDFA RB Xavier Jones. He was another I hoped we would have signed.

  52. bailbondmike says:

    NFL.com is fucked up. This is they listed as our UDFA:

    Miami Dolphins

    WR Kirk Merritt
    WR Matt Cole
    WR Preston Williams
    TE Bryce Sterk
    OL Donnell Stanley
    OL Nick Kaltmayer
    DT Benito Jones
    DL Ray Lima
    DE Tyshun Render
    CB Nik Needham

    Williams and Needham were last year. Idiots!

  53. bailbondmike says:

    Son, I had forgotten about RB Tony Jones, ND. He signed as UDFA with Saints.

  54. bailbondmike says:

    Damn, Edge Bryce Huff went to Jets as UDFA.

  55. steveccnv says:

    I see why we took Igbinoghene in the 1st, he’s is a very good cover corner. He’s not real motivated to tackle, but he can, when it’s his man. He gets right on his man at the LOS and doesn’t give much separation. He has good instincts in zone coverage, and the quickness/speed to close.

    Putting him in the slot will work, but his strength is outside man. He actually might be really good in the slot, because he plays so tight you may not see a lot of free checkdown throws his way.

    Our secondary is going to be insane. It should make the front 7 look much better than they really are.

  56. steveccnv says:

    We didn’t want to sign these guys, that became UDFAs, in the 7th, why all of the talk about getting them? These guys have about a 2% chance to make it.

    • bailbondmike says:

      Camp bodies. Also, Preston Williams and Nik Needham were UDFA’s last year. Like someone said yesterday, there are 17 UDFA’s in the HOF.

    • bailbondmike says:

      We also still have, TE Myarick, OG Calhoun, LB Terrill Hanks, and S Hartage. That’s 6 UDFA’s from last years crop that made the team either on 53 or PS. Now, with our F/A additions and draft this year we will be saying bye to half of them probably.

  57. bailbondmike says:

    QB’s Blake Barnett, USF and Mason Fine, North TX are still unsigned. Mason Fine is shorter than Brees.

  58. olddolphan says:

    BOOKMAN—-Thanks for the kind words. But I’m so sorry it took this franchise 11 seasons before they made a commitment to produce a top quality Offensive Line. How good COULD Tannehill have been behind a decent O-Line?? We’ll never know for sure. BUT, his performance last season with the Titans strongly suggests that Miami could have been a legitimate playoff contender for most of the years he was here. And that big GOOSE EGG the franchise has for playoff wins the last 19 seasons would have been erased a long time ago. Steve Ross WASTED AN ENTIRE DECADE NEEDLESSLY. Thank goodness he’s finally seen the light!
    YOUNG STANGER—-So it seemed to you I was making Miami’s draft picks from my living room chair?? Well, not exactly. But I AM GENUINELY PLEASED at the direction this franchise has taken under Flores’ leadership. ROSS was very wise to chose Flores after a string of failed Dolphin head coaches. THIS TIME, ROSS GOT IT RIGHT!! –BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!!
    Let the run to the playoffs begin!! – – GO FINS!!

    • stangerx says:

      2 OTs in the first 39 picks and then a trade up for a G to boot….. yeah was thinking you had hacked the Dolphin’s draft system. 🙂

      And “ROSS was very wise to chose Flores “…… talk about the burning bush of a new era!

  59. bailbondmike says:

    RB Reggie Corbin, Illinois, still unsigned.

  60. bailbondmike says:

    RB Rodney Smith, Minn still has not signed with anyone.

  61. son of a son of a shula says:

    I liked Ledbetter, too bad he got hurt and ultimately released. At least we made up for him between FA and the draft.

  62. bailbondmike says:

    Dang, toughest little dude in college football is still unsigned 5’5″ AZ RB JJ Taylor.

  63. bailbondmike says:

    TE’s Luke Farrell, Ohio State, Cheyenne O’Grady, Arkansas, Joey Magnifico, Memphis and Mitchell Wilcox, South Florida still unsigned.

  64. bailbondmike says:

    OT Trey Adams still unsigned.

  65. bailbondmike says:

    C Zach Shackelford, Texas still unsigned.

  66. bailbondmike says:

    I am going to stop there. This was updated at 9am but have already found to mistakes.

  67. stangerx says:

    I’m really rooting for Malcolm Perry. And comes with a different kind of work ethic to him. Played the guys from West Point at West Point in college. They beat us and after the game they hosted a party. Guess they knew in rugby that was required. Best food ever had at an after game….. but no booze. Academy rules. We were like WTF till was explained. He had a most different college experience and chose it.

    • bailbondmike says:

      Being a retired Navy guy, I’m crazy about the pick!

      • stangerx says:

        They said Minkah was a swiss army knife…… thinking he could be whatever the navy uses for that on offense.

    • olddolphan says:

      YS: The company I worked for 20 years ago had a customer who was an instructor at West Point. I used to meet him at a convention in White Plains every year. I asked him What’s it like to have a class room full of Army cadets? He responded, “for a professor, it is a dream come true. EVERY PERSON IN THE CLASS IS TOTALLY COMMITTED TO BEING THE ABSOLUTE BEST HE/SHE CAN BE!”

      • stangerx says:

        Self-selected obviously, but throw in no parties to worry about and demerits for missing class….. heck yeah a prof’s dream.

  68. olddolphan says:

    ANY SPECULATION on which jersey number TUA will select???
    I’m guessing his Alabama number 13 is out of the question. (Jake Scott and someone named Marino.)
    May I suggest “5?” as in the overall 5th pick? –I don’t think Von Schamann would mind.

    • stangerx says:

      Was a stream about this the other day with lots of different answers. My thought was #2. Willing to give the magic of that one to Tua. 🙂

  69. steveccnv says:

    April 26, 2020 at 12:51 pm
    QB’s Blake Barnett, USF and Mason Fine, North TX are still unsigned. Mason Fine is shorter than Brees.

    I thought Fine was the 1st rd pick of the cheats😉

  70. naplesfan2010 says:

    I give Jackson a pass on some weakness lasst yer.
    I mean c’mon man, he had his bones drilled and drained in the summer.
    Even I’d give up a sack or two after that.

    And before that, he was a teenager playing major college football.

    • steveccnv says:

      I heard that might’ve been an issue. Would’ve liked to have seen some 2018 film.

      Watching him against Iowa, I didn’t feel strength was an issue. Epenesa seemed to give up most plays, think he lulled him to sleep on his first sack.

  71. steveccnv says:

    Someone posted that same JJ Taylor (Andre the Giant) video during the draft. I like those tiny powerful RBs, so quick always a mismatch.

  72. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!!

  73. steveccnv says:

    I would hope they speed up Raekwon Davis a little bit, he’s got no twitch off the LOS. He’ll be a nice addition to the DL, but He likely would’ve been there with the next pick. We should’ve gone RB there.

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