The Miami Dolphins are a team on the rise. The front office has been busy making moves and now has four picks in the first two rounds of the upcoming draft. It is opportunities like these that can make a franchise competitive for years to come.
While the Dolphins have elite talent in the roster like cornerback Xavien Howard, there are still several holes to plug. Miami’s first pick at sixth overall will most likely be used to give young quarterback Tua Tagovailoa an additional weapon in the passing game. Wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase from LSU fits the bill.
Below are three options for the Dolphins.
1. Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
Getting Emmanuel Ogbah proved to be one of the best signings last year. With a modest contract, he finished last season with nine sacks and regularly generated pressured from the edge. Despite the solid play of Andrew Van Ginkel from the opposite side, he seems better suited to not be a full-time edge defender.
Paye is arguably the best prospect at his position in the class. Nabbing him with the 18th selection is good value and addresses a need at a premier position. At 6’4, 272, he has great size and ironically, is built similarly to Ogbah. He has an impressive burst and has a good set of moves and countermoves to get to the passer. Combine these with his powerful hands and Paye can be a real difference-maker for the defense.