In the 2015 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select…READ MORE: CDC Releases New Guidelines For Trial Cruises
Note: This mock draft was executed on Fan Speak, giving the user the ability to make picks for a particular team in a simulated draft based on a particular Big Board (I used CBS Sports) of prospects. Try it out.
Devante Parker, WR, Louisville
Round 1 (No. 14)
Repeat after me: thou shalt NOT draft a running back in Round 1.
In Greg Jennings, Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills, and Rishard Matthews, the Dolphins already have what looks like a solid foursome of wideouts. But Jennings is 31 and tight end Jordan Cameron is a major injury risk. Miami could use a 6-foot-3 monster on the outside who doesn’t drop passes (three drops since 2012).
One scout says Parker “has an innate feel for the position,” which is something Mike Wallace undoubtedly lacked.
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
Round 2 (N0. 47)
Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon get all the hype but Abdullah is a terror in his own right, surpassing the 200-yard mark a whopping four times last season. Canes fans remember him well.
I’m a strong supporter of building teams from the inside out (after QB) but Miami is just fine on the defensive line after purchasing Ndamukong Suh and the amount of money and picks they’ve invested in the offensive line is both staggering and nauseating. Draft a big fella later.
Pairing Lamar Miller with someone like Abdullah (or Duke Johnson after trading down?) gives this team a backfield with the ability to churn out chunk yardage on every touch.READ MORE: South Florida Streets Packed For Cinco De Mayo, First Big Holiday Since Governor Lifted Local COVID Restrictions
Hauoli Kikaha, OLB Washington
Round 4 (No. 114)
You can never have enough pass rushers in a league built around passing offenses.
Cameron Wake is getting older, Olivier Vernon is about to get expensive, and Dion Jordan’s future in Miami is in doubt. Kikaha has a funky name and a nasty pass-rushing game.
Shaq Mason, OL, Georgia Tech
Round 5 (No. 149)
Later in the draft the Dolphins can layer their interior offensive line with some young depth. Shaq Mason is also a hall-of-fame name, one that engenders fear.
So in this mock draft that has roughly a zero-percent chance of coming into fruition, Miami gets two pristine playmakers on offense (sells tickets), another pass rusher, and a mauler up front with their first four picks.
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