As Miami Herald colleague Adam Beasley explains here, the Dolphins have a good chance to crack the draft’s top 10 by losing to Buffalo on Sunday. But a move up from their current 11th spot wouldn’t necessarily offer an obvious choice at a need position. Though a lot can – and usually does – change between now and late April, the current top 10 draft projections don’t include the two positions where the Dolphins appear most in need of an upgrade: linebacker and tight end. It also doesn’t make sense to draft a guard in the top 10. There is a chance a linebacker could move into the top 10, if Georgia’s Roquan Smith makes a move up in postseason workouts. (ESPN’s Todd McShay has him 15th in his first mock draft.) Here are the top 10 picks in McShay’s mock draft: 1) USC quarterback Sam Darnold; 2) UCLA QB Josh Rosen; 3) North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb; 4) Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick; 5) Wyoming QB Josh Allen; 6) Penn State running back Saquon Barkley; 7) Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell; 8) Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley; 9) LSU defensive end Arden Key; 10) Texas offensive tackle Connor Williams.
A Miami Dolphins loss to Buffalo could open up interesting options
Miami Herald | Dec 26