Dolphins Draft Picks, Team Needs & First Round Betting Odds
Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images
Dolphins Draft Picks
Dolphins Draft Odds
|Position of First Pick||Odds|
Dolphins Draft Needs
- QB Insurance: While it’s unlikely the Dolphins pursue a first-round QB two years in a row, I’m not ruling out the possibility they add one in a later round as an additional insurance policy. The team did ink Jacoby Brissett this offseason following Ryan Fitzpatrick’s departure to back up 2020 first-rounder Tua Tagovailoa, who may or may not be a long-term answer for Miami.
- RB: The Dolphins could use depth at running back, even after signing former Rams running back Malcolm Brown. Their depth chart is currently led by Myles Gaskin, a former seventh-round pick who dealt with a MCL sprain in 2020. Next up are Salvon Ahmed and Patrick Laird.
- CB/S: Miami ranked 22nd in passing yards per game allowed (251.5) and could certainly use help in the secondary.
- DL/LB: Miami’s pass rush was solid last season and tallied the 10th-most sacks per game (2.6). They did, however, lose linebacker Kyle Van Noy, edge rusher Kamu Grugier-Hill and tackle Davon Godchaux during free agency and will need to fill those roster voids going into 2021.
by Chris Raybon
- RB: In terms of yards after contact, Gaskin (2.54), Ahmed (2.32) and Brown (2.18) all finished in the 25th-percentile or below. Gaskin is valuable as a receiver, but Miami needs a better complement.
- LT: Miami has to stay aggressive after last year’s 18th overall pick Austin Jackson graded 84th of 89 qualified tackles by PFF.
- C: The team replaced Ted Karras, who graded 20th of 38 centers, with Matt Skura, who was 36th and struggled to snap the ball.
- OLB: The departures of Van Noy and Shaq Lawson add up to 10 lost sacks and 70 lost pressures.
- CB: The No. 3 spot behind Xavien Howard and Byron Jones is an issue: Nik Needham (112th), Justin Coleman (120th) and Noah Igbinoghene (135th) all failed to crack the top 100 in PFF’s cornerback grades.