Miami Dolphins

On the clock: Houston Texans, Pick: 7.41


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PickOverallChoiceNotes
1.088Jake Matthews, OT
from Texas A&M
The crew couldn't resist to move up for Matthews, who some view as the top OT in the draft class. He will be an immediate starter at right tackle, bookending the offensive line with Branden Albert.
3.1781Tre Mason, RB
from Auburn
Tre Mason is the consensus best player available in the Dolphins war room, and he happens to play at a position of need. The Dolphins brought Knowshon Moreno in on a contract that expires in 2015 and have expressed frustration with Lamar Miller's development. Mason has high quality tangibles and intangibles. He is experienced with confined spaces and familiar with carrying the load for his team.
4.16116Robert Herron, WR
from Wyoming
The Dolphins war room considered Robert Herron in the third round, so it was a nice surprise to have him fall into our laps here in the fourth. The Dolphins could use help at WR, and it couldn't hurt to have a guy with 4.2 speed. Herron is a bit small, but we're not asking him to be our No. 1 receiver.
5.15155Spencer Long, OG
from Nebraska
Mostly forgotten because of an injury during his final season, Long is one of the best fits in the draft for a zone blocking system. He has perhaps the most explosive first couple of steps among guards getting out of his stance and on the move, and the explosive lower body bleeds into several areas of his game. A team captain with experience at right guard, he will have the ability to fight for and potentially win a starting job immediately much as 6th rounder Donald Thomas of UConn did in 2008.
6.14190Jonathan Dowling, FS
from Western Kentucky
The safety position is one where a developmental prospect with a lot of upside could have the opportunity to earn playing time for the Miami Dolphins. To that end, we have chosen Jonathan Dowling of Western Kentucky. A former four-star recruit to the Florida Gators, Dowling found himself suspended after a freshman season marked by immaturity and unresolvable conflicts with his position coach Chuck Heater. He transferred to Western Kentucky where then Head Coach Willie Taggert molded him into a more mature man and a football player with incredible potential. At 6'3" Dowling runs a 4.49. He tallied more turnovers (interceptions, forced fumbles and blocked kicks) than any player in FBS football over the 2012 & 2013 seasons by a comfortable margin. He must continue to work on his consistency and discipline, particularly in tackling, however few players possess the kind of ceiling Dowling presents.
7.19234Howard Jones, OLB
from Shepherd

Trade Details
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1.08#MockOne: from Vikings for pick(s): 1.19,2.18