Once again I stress . . . Quality over quantity. We had plenty of draft capital last year and will continue to have added capital next season and beyond. The important thing, most paramount, is to find players that help this team NOW. I’d rather have 3 or 4 great players in this draft rather than acquiring more picks and lesser talent. We’re close Dolphins fans, I know some of you don’t feel that way but I believe we’re close to being legitimate contenders. Rumors are hot that we may trade up from #18 and I’m fine with that. I’m not worried about who is available at #6, there will be a player there who will help our team, whether it’s Chase, Pitts, Sewell or even Smith.
To me, our greatest needs are WR, pass rusher, RB and center. Those are my 4 top positions. You may feel differently, but that’s how I see it. If we do trade up from #18 I think the chance of drafting Najee Harris goes away, but getting Jovonte Williams later on sure would be a nice consolation. It also may hurt the chances of us getting one of the top centers in the draft, like Creed Humphrey, Landon Dickerson, Josh Myers or Quinn Meinerz. I think we can get one no matter what, we may just lose our choice of which one. I know we have Michael Deiter, but if we had any intentions of having him play C, we don’t pick up Matt Skura. I do think C is a priority.
I think on defense, adding Benardrick McKinney added another rangy tackler. #55 is all over the field making tackles, now he’ll have help with McKinney. AVG grew quite a bit last season, he was very productive, but will additional snaps add to his production or wear him down? Can Vince Biegel become what AVG was last season? I think we will be looking for help early in this draft, as early #18 or even earlier if we trade up.
We’re going to do another FMU Consensus Mock Draft, stay tuned for when it will occur, I would like to have maximum participation. Last year, the crew here was pretty darn accurate, it was pretty impressive! We went 10 for 10 on the first 10 picks, the Jets of course ruined our accuracy. Even if you don’t post often or have never posted here, please join us and watch for the Mock Draft date coming very soon!