One week ago, the Dolphins were sitting pretty at the top of the 2020 NFL Draft order. And although there was still plenty of football to be played, fans could breath a sigh of relief. After all, anything less than the first-overall pick would be a massive disappointment. Which, to be honest, has been the story for the last twenty years for most Dolphins’ fans.
Well folks, prepare to be disappointed once more.
In the latest Tankathon.com mock draft, the Cincinnati Bengals are at the top of the draft order. And for a team that wasted more years on Andy Dalton than the Dolphins did on Ryan Tannehill, the time is now for Zac Taylor to handpick his QB of the future.
Sure, there’s the slight chance he takes Oregon QB Justin Herbert, but the more likely scenario is Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa. (Insert Sad Face)
So with the #Tankovailoa sweepstakes over, who will the Dolphins select with their three-first round draft picks?
There’s no question the Dolphins will draft a QB in this April’s draft. And whether that be Jake Fromm, Jordan Love, Jalen Hurts, or Justin Herbert, a QB will be selected on day one. (If you want to take a look at this year’s top QB prospects, CLICK HERE)
In Tankathon’s latest mock draft, that QB is Herbert– who has been mocked to Miami several times before. Furthermore, GM Chris Grier continues to do his due diligence on the prototypical passer (6’6, 237 LBs).
But who should the Dolphins select with the 5th-overall pick?
In previous mocks, Tankathon had Miami selecting Iowa pass-rusher A.J Epenesa. Now, they go with one of Tua’s favorite targets in wide receiver Jerry Jeudy.
Jeudy would be a game-changer in Chad O’Shea’s offense and would make the rest of receiving corps better. He would also be the perfect security blanket for the Dolphins’ newest QB, whoever they ultimately decide to draft.
Lastly, Miami selects LSU CB Kristian Fulton with the 25th-overall pick. As we all know, Miami desperately needs help opposite of Xavien Howard and Fulton would be an immediate fit.
This will change many more times between now and April 23, 2020. With that said, how do you feel with Tankathon’s latest mock draft?
Josh Houtz (@houtz) is a die-hard fan of the Miami Dolphins, despite what Jerome Baker thinks.