The Miami Dolphins are at a pivotal juncture in the team’s rebuilding phase. Head coach Brian Flores is ushering the team into year three, and the expectation is that they’ll be in contention for a playoff berth. Starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is entering his second season and needs to take a big step forward in his progression. How the Dolphins handle the 2021 NFL Draft will go a long way towards determining each one’s success.
Thanks to the gift that keeps on giving, the 2019 trade of offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil to the Houston Texans, and some pre-draft wheeling and dealing, Miami now sits with the sixth and 18th overall picks. With quarterbacks all but guaranteed to go 1-2-3, and likely even 4, Miami should have their ‘pick of the litter, so to speak. Miami needs playmakers, and they’re all but guaranteed to be staring at least one in the face when their number is called.
What direction will Dolphins take in 2021 NFL Draft?
With so many options and holes at a number of key positions on the roster, it should be nearly impossible for GM Chris Grier to make a poor choice. However, the NFL Draft is in many ways a game of chance. While Miami may have stacked the deck in their favor, there are still a number of ways in which their house of cards could crumble by making the wrong choice.
If the Miami Dolphins are going to build on the successes of 2020 and continue to build the team, the 2021 NFL Draft needs to be a home run. With so many great options available, these are the three prospects Miami should avoid with the first of their two first-round selections.