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NFL Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins: 6 Post-Free Agency First Round Options

6 Post-Free Agency NFL Draft Scenarios for the Miami Dolphins

Dennis Hickey

The Dolphins have filled three of their major needs in the first few days of free agency. The Dolphins signed Branden Albert to play left tackle and Earl Mitchell to fill the spot of Paul Soliai, who signed a hefty contract to take his talents to Atlanta. So now that those needs have been filled, who will the Dolphins select this may with the 19th selection in the NFL Draft? The Dolphins current needs are RT, OG, ILB, RB, TE and FS.

6. UCLA OG/OT Xavier Su'a Filo

Xavier Su'a Filo

6. UCLA OG/OT Xavier Su'a Filo

Xavier Su'a Filo

Su’a Filo would be a reach at 19, but he would be the best offensive lineman the Dolphins could realistically land with the 19th pick besides (spoiler alert!) Zack Martin. Like Martin, Su’a Filo brings with him the versatility to play either tackle or guard. Su’a Filo’s athleticism and excellent work ethic will make his transition to the Dolphins’ zone blocking scheme a seamless one.

5. Alabama FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

5. Alabama FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Even with the signing of Louis Delmas, drafting a free safety at No. 19 is a possibility for the Dolphins. Delmas is only on a one-year deal and has also been injury-prone in his career, so Clinton-Dix could be brought in as an insurance policy who would eventually become the starter.

4. North Carolina TE Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron

4. North Carolina TE Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron

Ebron is a dynamic seam threat who compares to San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis. Ebron is a couple tenths-of-a-second slower than Davis but they both have freakish athleticism and move like receivers. Pairing Ebron with Charles Clay would provide a lethal combination in the middle of the field, but is tight end a big enough need for one to be drafted in the first round?

3. Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio

Cyrus Kouandjio

3. Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio

 Cyrus Kouandjio

Kouandjio was once seen as one of the top tackle prospects in this draft before a disappointing few months with the lowest point being when Kouandjio was revealed to have an arthritic knee at the NFL Scouting Combine. But, if healthy, Kouandjio could be a day-one starter at right tackle for this Dolphins team.

2. Alabama ILB CJ Mosley

CJ Mosley

2. Alabama ILB CJ Mosley

CJ Mosley

The Dolphins' flirtation with D’Qwell Jackson proved that the Dolphins are looking to upgrade the inside linebacker position. Mosley is an instinctive linebacker who was the leader of a daunting Alabama defense. Mosley can play the run as well as he can cover, something Miami desperately needs from a linebacker. Mosley is the most well-rounded linebacker in this class and is the only one who I would select at 19 if I were the Dolphins' GM.

1. Notre Dame OT/OG Zack Martin

Zack Martin

1. Notre Dame OT/OG Zack Martin

Zack Martin

If you believe mock drafts, Zack Martin is a sure thing to be the Dolphins’ pick at 19. Martin provides the Dolphins with a versatile option who can play either right tackle or guard for this Dolphins team which still needs to fill three starting spots along the offensive line.