The season is finally over for the Dolphins and they end it on a low note losing to the Jets. Now they move to the draft and address some huge needs that are a big reason why they missed the playoffs again.
1st) Jalen Strong WR from Arizona State
The Fins biggest need is actually a defensive coordinator but sadly you can’t draft one of those, so they go to their next biggest need on offense which is that big target for Ryan Tannehill. With Hartline most likely getting cut and Mike Wallace going crazy, the Fins need that true threat on offense and they get it with Jalen Strong. Strong stands at around 6’4 and is a big target who can win those 50/50 balls as well as be a threat from anywhere on the field. The Fins have suffered in the redzone and getting Strong will help that as well as get a solid WR to go with Jarvis Landry.
2nd) Ty Sambrailo OT from Colorado State
Fins began part 1 of the offensive line rebuild last year getting Brandon Albert and Ja”Wuan James and they can continue by getting Sambrailo from Colorado State. Sambrailo has been under the radar this year in the draft world due to his playing in a smaller school but he has played pretty well. He stands at 6’5 317 and right now plays LT but could move inside if needed. His technique for the most part is good and he can either be plugged in at LG or maybe RT if the Fins want to move James inside. With the main goal being protecting Tannehill, this would be a step in the right direction.
3rd) Senquez Golson CB from Ole Miss
Finnegan is probably a goner and you can never have too many corners. Golson is in the small size at 5’10 but he is a playmaker having 15 interceptions in his 4 year career and 9 in his senior year. His smaller size is going to hurt him and he looks to be a nicker CB in the NFL but with the NFL moving more and more into nickel defenses, the Fins can never have enough corners.
4th) Cedric Reed DE from Texas
You can never have too many pass rushers and Reed is that. He struggled greatly his junior year in 2013 but this year he has turned on the lights and looks night and day better. With the Fins struggling to rush the passer in the 2nd half of the year, Reed will give them a useful player on passing downs.
5th) Roberto Aguayo K from Florida State
The greatest college kicker since Seabass, Aguayo has been Mr. Reliable in college and is already better than Sturgis who has cost the Fins a few games the past 2 years. Aguayo can make all the kicks you can want and make sure this never happens again.
6th) Brandon Ivory DT from Rawl Tyde
Dolphins run defense got gashed second half of the year and they could use a rotational interior lineman that can help on run downs. Ivory is just that and would allow them to cost some of those guys taking up lots of cap room.
7th) Sam Arneson TE from Wisconsin
Dolphins like drafting a TE each year and they continue with Arneson. Arneson is a real good blocking tight end whose upside as a receiving threat is very limited. He isn’t a game changer but he is a good blocking tight end who can help on run downs and maybe be a red zone target.