Another week, another Tankathon mock draft
For those keeping track at home, each week I continue to document the latest draft order and mock draft at Tankathon.com. And although the Miami Dolphins have not had the first-overall pick in quite some time, the fine folks at Tankathon continue to make things interesting, to say the least.
In fact, prior to the Jets’ blowout loss to the Patriots on Monday Night, Tankathon posted their three-round mock draft and to the surprise of many, DID NOT have the Dolphins drafting a quarterback. Obviously, that was a mistake. Or perhaps they just weren’t sure which QB Miami might covet with the second-overall pick.
Well after a short deliberation with their trusty friends, and a nice retweet from yours truly, there was one QB that the masses believed to be the clear-cut favorite.
His name was Joe Burrow.
That’s right, folks. In Tankathon’s latest mock draft, the Miami Dolphins select LSU QB Joe Burrow.
Now I know, I know, he’s not the same type of prospect as Tua Tagovailoa. However, no one can argue with how well Burrow has played through seven games in 2019. Furthermore, if he continues to ascend over the next few weeks, while Tua recovers from an ankle injury, it is very possible that an NFL team could deem him the guy to carry their franchise to the promise land.
Tankathon.com 3-round mock draft 10/22
With the remaining two picks in the first round #10 & #22, the Miami Dolphins fill two voids on their depleted roster. At #10, Miami selects Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb, who will make an immediate impact in Miami’s offense.
At #22, the Dolphins select Penn State pass-rusher, Yetur Gross-Matos. Truth is, aside from Vince Biegel and Taco Charlton, Miami has struggled mightily to get pressure on the QB. So, Gross-Matos would instantly fill a void and help fix one of the worst defenses in all of football.
With the 33rd-overall pick, the Dolphins pick arguably the most explosive running back in all of college football, Jonathan Taylor. Taylor would fill an instant need with Kenyan Drake on his way out and Kalen Ballage seemingly irrelevant. Mark Walton and Taylor would be a perfect 1-2 punch in Chad O’Shea’s offense.
At pick #62 the Dolphins land Iowa offensive lineman Alaric Jackson, to help sure up one of Miami’s weakest units. Yes, Miami has $130M+ to spend in FA, but they will absolutely turn to the draft to fix their struggling offensive line.
Lastly, Miami selects Utah CB Jaylon Johnson to start opposite of Xavien Howard in the secondary.
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, and is okay (I guess) with #BlowForBurrow