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2014 Miami Dolphins NFL Mock Draft: Post-Free Agency Edition

2014 Miami Dolphins Mock Draft: Post-Free Agency Edition

2014 Miami Dolphins Mock Draft
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The Miami Dolphins have been patient but steady in free agency so far. There is a little less than two months before the NFL Draft begins on May 8 so a lot can happen, but here is the latest mock draft for the Dolphins based on their moves so far in free agency and what I expect them to do in the next few weeks.

Round 1: Ryan Shazier: LB - Ohio State

Ryan Shazier
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Round 1: Ryan Shazier: LB - Ohio State

Ryan Shazier
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The Dolphins need to upgrade their linebacker corps, and selecting Ryan Shazier is the perfect place to begin. Shazier would be able to become the new middle linebacker, and Dannell Ellerbe would be able to move to the outside. He has tremendous instincts and can easily cover the field from sideline to sideline.

Round 2: Brandon Thomas: OG/T - Clemson

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Round 2: Brandon Thomas: OG/T - Clemson

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I expect the Dolphins to address one of the guard spots in free agency and draft a rookie for another spot. Brandon Thomas would be a good fit and would likely start from day one. In addition, he has played left tackle in college so if he was ever needed there in a pinch, he would be able to fill in.

Round 3: Bishop Sankey: RB - Washington

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Round 3: Bishop Sankey: RB - Washington

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Bishop Sankey is slowly climbing up the draft boards, but if he starts todrop, the Dolphins should take a look at trading up to get him. Sankey has great vision and has great power needed to break tackles and get the extra yards.

Round 4: C.J. Fiedorowicz: TE - Iowa

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Round 4: C.J. Fiedorowicz: TE - Iowa

C.J. Fiedorowicz: TE - Iowa
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The Dolphins need a big TE who can make catches in the red zone, and this might be their man. Although he doesn't have great speed, he is 6-foot-6 and excels in short-yardage situations. He is athletic and his size makes him tough to deal with.

Round 5: Jon Halapio: OG - Florida

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Round 5: Jon Halapio: OG - Florida

Jon Halapio
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General Manager Dennis Hickey likes to double down in certain positions, and OG should be one of them. Jon Halapio excels in run blocking but needs to do better in pass protection. With good coaching, he can round himself out and hopefully turn into a future starter.

Round 6: Boseko Lokombo: OLB - Oregon

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Round 6: Boseko Lokombo: OLB - Oregon

Boseko Lokombo: OLB - Oregon
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Boseko Lokombo is very good in space and can get to a spot quickly. This makes him both very good in man and zone coverage. In addition, he has the ability to blitz with impact. His tackling leaves some left to be desired, but with added muscle and coaching, he can turn that around.

Round 7: None

Bryant McKinnie
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Round 7: None

Round Seven: None
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The Dolphins do not have a seventh round draft pick because they traded it away to Baltimore for Bryant McKinnie last season.