Brian Flores is coming off a surprising year where the Dolphins just fell short of reaching the playoffs. Heading into week 17, all the Dolphins had to do was win. Unfortunately, they fell short of the Buffalo Bills.
The Dolphins head into the 2021 NFL Draft with a load of picks, including four picks in the first two rounds. Last season, the Dolphins selected Tua Tagovailo to be their franchise quarterback. Now it is time to build around Tua.
Pick 3: DaVonta Smith WR, Alabama
Tua gets his playmaker. Smith was having a solid career at Alabama, but when Waddle got hurt this past season, Smith took the ball and never looked back. That lead to him winning the Heisman. Smith will be a day one starter and playmaker for the Dolphins.
Pick 18: Zaven Collins EDGE, Tulsa
I know most people have Collins as a linebacker, but I feel in the 3-4 defense that Collins will excel at the rush linebacker position. Collins has shown he has the size, skill set, and flexibility to be a difference-maker on defense.
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Pick 35: Wyatt Davis IOL, Ohio State
Davis is a plug and plays starter on day one. Davis is great in the run game and solid in the passing game. Adding Davis to the offensive line, with help, will protect Tua, which was needed from last season. Davis will be the starter at right guard next season for the Dolphins.
Pick 50: Alex Leatherwood OT, Alabama
The pick of Leatherwood will solidify their offensive line. He can play tackle or guard so there is flexibility. Starting Leatherwood at right tackle will be his best fit to start there and move him inside if needed.
Pick 81. Quincey Rouche EDGE, Miami
Rouche has a good frame with above-average flexibility for his size. He had a great showing during the Senior Bowl week. Rouche will be a good rotational player for Miami’s front seven.
Pick 122: Trey Sermon RB, Ohio State
Sermon has exploded onto the draft scene with the way he finished the 2020 season at Ohio State. Medical is the reason that he drops. He has a history of injuries at Oklahoma, which is why he transferred to Ohio State. Sermon will be a great change of pace back with the ability to be effective in the short yard situations.
Pick 198: Tre Norwood CB, Oklahoma
Norwood has shown the versatility to play outside or in the slot during his college career. For his height, he needs to work on building muscle mass. Norwood, with his ability to play outside or inside, gives him a good chance to make the roster this season.
Pick 203: Josh Palmer WR, Tennessee
Palmer has good size standing at 6’1’’ and 201 pounds. He needs to some work on his route running but has solid hands. Palmer looks to be a fringe roster player, but the best look is to practice squad and tries to develop.
Pick 255: Peyton Ramsey QB, Northwestern
Ramsey will be a project at quarterback. Selecting him will just be to see if they can develop Ramsey to a solid backup to Tua. Ramsey will likely be a practice squad if he makes the team.