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Miami Dolphins Complete 7-Round 2017 NFL Mock Draft

Eric Roddy predicts the Miami Dolphins´ complete 2017 NFL Mock Draft, complete with trades.


Here is my complete 2017 NFL mock draft for the Miami Dolphins

Round 1, 22nd Overall Pick: Forrest Lamp, OL, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

I think when it is all said and done, and the craziness of the first half of Thursday night´s first round has settled, the Miami Dolphins will end up taking Lamp. Right now, all signs point to the Dolphins solidifying the left side of their line, and Lamp could be a plug and play option for the next decade. The only way this pick goes differently is if a higher player falls, such as Derek Barnett or Haason Reddick, which I just do not see happening at this moment in time. Those chanting for Reuben Foster could also get their wish at this pick, if the Dolphins decide their background research on him is enough to take the risk at 22nd overall. 

Ideally, I would like to see the Dolphins trade back in round 1 and add at least another third round pick. Lamp is a safe and smart choice, however. 

Round 2, 54th Overall Pick: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida Gators

With Raekwon McMillan and Zach Cunningham off the board by this time, the Dolphins take the next best linebacker in Jarrad Davis. Davis has the diversity to play inside or outside, and the Dolphins take him to learn behind veterans Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons. Davis is a thumper that has the speed and size to stay with tight ends in the passing game, too. Some have him projected to the Dolphins in the first round, but they get him at a great value in the second. If Davis goes in the first, the Dolphins will take one of the other two linebackers mentioned above. 

Round 3, 97th Overall Pick (compensatory): Chris Wormley, DT, Michigan Wolverines

I think Wormley, whose sole complaint is his lack of consistency, falls to the Dolphins in the third round. The talent is there, and given a chance to learn behind Jordan Phillips and Ndamukong Suh give Wormley the perfect scenario to come into as a rookie. He can become a better pass rusher, giving the Dolphins a guy who can do both on the interior of the line. I still expect the team to add a more natural pass-rusher later in the draft. 

Round 4, 123rd Overall Pick (from Washington Redskins): John Johnson, S, Boston College Eagles

I truly do not think that Mike Tannenbaum and Chris Grier will watch the 4th round go by when they have the means to trade up. The Dolphins currently have 3 fifth round picks, and I think they use the 166th and 184th overall pick to trade up with the Redskins in Round 4. With their selection, they get a talented and hard-hitting safety who can compete with Nate Allen to start opposite of Reshad Jones. Johnson can play high man and can also cover the slot, both something the Dolphins could use Day 1.

Round 5, 178th Overall Pick: Cornelius Elder, CB, Miami (Fl) Hurricanes

Whatever you do, do not call Corn Elder small. I have watched him play both basketball and football since High School, where he attended Ensworth School and completely blew players off the court and field with his speed and toughness. Elder could come in Day 1 and compete with Bobby McCain as the team´s primary slot corner, and could compete with Jakeem Grant on kickoff and punt duties. Elder is extremely tough, competitive, and seemingly always has a hand in the passing lane. If he was a few inches taller (he is measured at 5-foot-10), he would be a second round prospect. This would be a Best Player Available pick for the Dolphins, and they would be getting an Alpha on defense.

7th Round, 223rd Overall Pick: Josh Carraway, DE, TCU Horned Frogs

Carraway is raw and will be a developmental product his rookie year, but he has incredible athleticism and speed off the edge. Is there a better mentor at the position than Cameron Wake? Carraway could work his way into pass-rushing situations his rookie year, before eventually taking over years down the road when Wake retires or the team moves on from Andre Branch. This is a good pick with good value in the sixth round. 

FINS UP!


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