Dolphins Report Mock Draft Round 1

The staff at Dolphins Report unveils their picks for the Miami Dolphins' first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. With the 8th pick, the Dolphins select...

Eric Roddy, Publisher: Myles Jack, OLB UCLA Bruins

I think teams like the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys may get greedy and take a quarterback too high, allowing a guy like Jack to fall to the Miami Dolphins at the number eight spot. Jack is already NFL ready, and has the perfect mix of size and speed to attack runners in the backfield and cover tight ends and speedy backs in the passing game. Yes Jack is coming off an injury from early in the 2015 season, but his athleticism and knowledge of the linebacker position would make him a Day 1 starter in an anemic Dolphins linebacker corps. 

Richard Adams, Head Staff Writer: Myles Jack, OLB UCLA Bruins

I would like to the see the Miami Dolphins go after Myles Jack with their first pick. Jack fits the description of bigger, faster, and stronger, which the Dolphins need in this position. Jack is a proven tackler and is a pure athlete in coverage. He is a 6-foot-1, 245 pound wrecking machine and will be a first round pick without question. 

Blanton Stagno, Staff Writer: Vernon Hargreaves III, CB Florida Gators

The Miami Dolphins secondary is a complete disaster.They are in desperate need of an elite corner. Vernon Hargreaves was a tremendous talent at Florida. He is physical for his size and has great hands. He would be a solid addition for a Miami team that struggled all season on defense.

Sean Heffron, Around-the-NFL Expert: Myles Jack, OLB UCLA Bruins

The Dolphins defense desperately needs outside linebacker help and Jack is a rare combination of size and toughness to be a run stopper and the speed and athleticism to drop back in man and zone coverage. Despite having an ACL tear last season, Jack was the best player on the field whether he was playing linebacker or running back for the Bruins and is projected to have a full recovery. Miami’s defense lacked an element of a intimidating linebacker and Jack’s raw talent could shape him into a perennial probowl backer for years to come. Getting a former Offensive and Defensive Freshman of the Year could be the spark needed in that Miami linebacking corps. 


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