How can the Miami Dolphins continue their rebuild in the 2021 NFL Draft?
The Miami Dolphins may be the surprise of the season so far in the NFL as they stand with a 5-3 record heading into Week 9 of the season. After turning the keys over to Tua Tagovailoa, Miami has hit a groove, winning four straight games, going 2-0 with Tagovailoa under center. Not only that, but they have a ton of 2021 NFL Draft assets thanks to the Houston Texans.
After trading left tackle Laremy Tunsil last offseason for two first round picks and more, the Dolphins hold two first rounders and two second rounders in the upcoming draft this April. After landing three first round talents a year ago, Miami looks to add even more assets to their roster and accelerate their rebuild.
As the Dolphins have hit the midseason point of their schedule, here is a seven-round mock draft to celebrate their success.
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Round 1, Pick 7 (via HOU): Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
Despite breaking his ankle in his 2020 campaign, a season he was on a torrid pace in, Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle lands as the first wide receiver off the board still. With the seventh overall pick in this 2021 NFL Mock Draft, the Dolphins take him, giving Tagovailoa a familiar face to throw to.
With Preston hitting the Injured Reserve once again, and with DeVante Parker as the only other realistic target for the Dolphins, getting a dude who can stretch the field and win at every level is of the utmost importance in South Beach. Now with two big bodies and a field stretcher, the Dolphins can take their offense to new heights with their new franchise quarterback in Tua.