Miami Dolphins

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PickOverallChoiceNotes
1.1212Ezekiel Ansah, DE
from Brigham Young
Assuming the Dolphins sign Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings, or another receiver, the wide receiver position is out in the first round. I am also assuming they re-sign or tag Randy Starks. Considering Jeff Ireland's penchant for trench players early in drafts, this seems like a good choice. Ansah may be raw, but his athletic ability and motor are huge draws. That he is this good after just a few years of football under his belt is a great sign. Pairing him with Cameron Wake is too tantalizing to pass up.
1.2727Johnthan Banks, CB
from Mississippi State
Whether Sean Smith returns or not, the Dolphins need help at CB. Banks fell far enough to make it a worthwhile trade. Among other things, the big cornerback has something the Dolphins have lacked over the years in the secondary: ball skills. The ball-hawking cornerback will be an excellent addition to the secondary. His playmaking skills at the position will be a sight for sore eyes in Miami. Bolstering the secondary is a big priority this offseason, and Banks brings a lot to the table.
2.1848Robert Woods, WR
from Southern California
Robert Woods' fall had gone far enough for Miami to pull the trigger on a trade. The USC product had a relatively lackluster season, especially while playing under the ever-growing shadow Marquise Lee imposes. Woods, however, has been an almost-forgotten man in the receiver pool of this year's draft. He is a technician at the position, running clean, crisp routes with precision. He has good hands and can make the spectacular catch. Woods is also good after the run. While he might not be tempting as an explosive player, his attributes will be coveted in the NFL, and that is why I moved up a few spots to snag him. Pairing Woods with a top free agent will be a huge boon for Ryan Tannehill.
3.1779Dallas Thomas, OT
from Tennessee
In continuation of free-agency assumptions, I am assuming Jake Long will be too pricey to keep. That leaves Jonathan Martin and Nate Garner to man the tackle positions for Miami if they don't sign somebody else. Dallas Thomas is a big, athletic lineman who could come in and start right away in Long's spot. He is also versatile, having started and played well at left guard for the Volunteers. This seems like a pick Jeff Ireland would make, which is what ultimately made me pick him over some other good choices.
3.2789Tony Jefferson, S
from Oklahoma
5.17143Mark Harrison, WR
from Rutgers
One of the bigger prospects at wide receiver, Mark Harrison will provide nice depth at wide receiver for Miami. His size makes him tough to bring down after the catch, and he has underrated speed. His ability to beat press coverage is an important asset heading into the NFL, and he has solid route-running skills. I was hoping to land Ryan Swope here to reunite him with Ryan Tannehill. Harrison plays outside while Swope is a slot guy, but adding talent at the receiver position is a must no matter where they line up.
7.11201Brandon McGee, CB
from Miami (Fla.)
With cornerback continuing to be a weak position for the Dolphins, Brandon McGee jumps off the draft board here in the seventh round. The senior cornerback is an experienced, fast player coming out of The U. He is a bit undersized, and he was inconsistent as a starter in Miami. Those are the main reasons why is not a more highly regarded prospect, but he has the potential to develop into a solid cornerback in the NFL.
7.18208Joseph Fauria, TE
from UCLA
Assuming Anthony Fasano is back, tight end is likely not viewed as a need. Fasano, Charles Clay and Michael Egnew—despite his invisible 2012, Miami spent a third-round pick on him last year—is a deep enough set that the Dolphins could forego taking a tight end altogether. However, utilizing the team's final draft pick for a guy with the upside Joseph Fauria possesses seems like a good idea. Like Egnew, Fauria is a terrible blocker. But he is a massive target that can be moved all over the field. Miami had red zone issues; Fauria can help if he develops.

Trade Details
Pick
2.24NFL: from Colts for DB Vontae Davis

3.20NFL: from Bears for WR Brandon Marshall

1.27#MockOne: from Texans for pick(s): 3.20,2.11,4.14
2.18#MockOne: from Steelers for pick(s): 2.24,3.15,5.13
3.17#MockOne: from Steelers for pick(s): 2.24,3.15,5.13
3.27#MockOne: from Texans for pick(s): 3.20,2.11,4.14
5.17#MockOne: from Steelers for pick(s): 2.24,3.15,5.13