Miami Dolphins 7-Round NFL Mock Draft, Version 1.0

Miami Dolphins 7-Round Mock Draft, Version 1.0

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With May's draft rapidly approaching, I took the liberty of participating in a mock draft on Fanspeak.com, selecting for the Miami Dolphins. Using Walter Football's big board, I nabbed six rookies for the Dolphins based on which players the simulator projected to be available in each round. Here are the results.

Round One, Pick No. 19: C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama

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Round One, Pick No. 19: C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama

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With the Dolphins in need of an upgrade at middle linebacker, Alabama product C.J. Mosley was too tempting to pass on. He's a complete player who is physical enough to shed blocks but athletic enough to cover and chase down runners on either sideline. The Dolphins would be fortunate if Mosley is still around at pick No. 19 come May.

Round Two, Pick No. 50: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington

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Round Two, Pick No. 50: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington

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Even with Charles Clay's breakout 2013 campaign, the Dolphins could use a big-bodied tight end who would provide Ryan Tannehill with a target down the seam and in the red zone. Austin Seferian-Jenkins of Washington fits the bill.

Round Three, Pick No. 81: Ja'Wuan James, RT, Tennessee

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Round Three, Pick No. 81: Ja'Wuan James, RT, Tennessee

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The Dolphins desperately need a right tackle. Ja'Wuan James excelled at the position in the SEC last season and would be a true steal in the third round. He possesses the ability to start from from day one opposite Branden Albert, which is exactly what Miami needs.

Round Four, Pick No. 112: Anthony Steen, OG, Alabama

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Round Four, Pick No. 112: Anthony Steen, OG, Alabama

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Alabama's Anthony Steen may not project as a stud at the next level, but he does have the potential to develop into a solid starter, especially in a zone-blocking scheme similar to Miami's. At the very least, Steen would provide the Dolphins with competition and depth at right guard.

Round Five, Pick No. 143: Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU

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Round Five, Pick No. 143: Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU

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Even if the Dolphins sign Knowshon Moreno, the need for a running back will still persist in May. Jeremy Hill is a tough between-the-tackles runner who has good vision and quick feet. He would be an excellent value pick in the fifth round.

Round Six, Pick No. 174: Jonathan Dowling, FS, Western Kentucky

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Round Six, Pick No. 174: Jonathan Dowling, FS, Western Kentucky

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An underrated safety prospect, Jonathan Dowling would be a nice development project behind free safety Louis Delmas in Miami. With Delmas' injury past, identifying a potential future replacement will be in order at some point.

Note: This is the Dolphins' last pick of the draft after sending a seventh-round choice to the Baltimore Ravens for Bryant McKinnie.


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