Round Five – 184th Overall (Compensatory)

Tanzel Smart, DT, Tulane (6-foot-1, 296 pounds)

A repeat player from the 1.0 version of the mock draft, but this time taken a bit later in the same round.

Despite his coming from Tulane, Tanzel Smart was a highly effective defensive tackle that showed the ability to anchor in against the run as well as rush the passer.

He racked up 40 tackles for loss and nine sacks in three years of work and was a two-time All-American Conference first team honoree.

Smart, like Kpassagnon, could offer great value as a situational/rotational pass rusher in his rookie season – while he learns the NFL game from one of Miami’s great vets, in this case Ndamukong Suh.

Still believe that if Smart did better on the “eye test” that he would be drafted higher. Either way, he can help the Dolphins.

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