Miami Dolphins: Top 5 Targets in the First Round

Top 5 Targets in the First Round for Miami

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With the Miami Dolphins holding the No. 19 overall pick in next week's NFL draft, the team has a short list of targets that they intend to draft with their first overall pick. With the Dolphins looking to improve their offensive line and linebacker corps, the team has several targets with their first overall pick. Here are the Dolphins' top five targets in the first round.

5. OT Morgan Moses, Virginia

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5. OT Morgan Moses, Virginia

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It's no secret the Dolphins' top need is at offensive line. If the top four draft prospects at tackle are selected before the Dolphins pick at No. 19, Morgan Moses of Virginia becomes the Dolphins' best option at tackle. Moses has experience starting at both left and right tackle, as Moses started the first two seasons of his college career along the right side. If Moses is selected, the Virginia product becomes Miami's starting right tackle.

4. TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina

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4. TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina

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This is a wild card selection for the Dolphins. Though the Dolphins have a quality starter at tight end in Charles Clay, if North Carolina's Eric Ebron somehow drops down to the No. 19 spot, don't be surprised if Miami drafts this tight end. Ebron is by far the best player at his position, and if the Dolphins were to draft Ebron, they immediately add another playmaker to a stagnant offense.

3. LB CJ Mosley, Alabama

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3. LB CJ Mosley, Alabama

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C.J. Mosley is widely regarded as the top inside linebacker in this year's draft class. The Dolphins lack quality at the linebacker position, and Mosley would be an immediate upgrade over Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler. Mosley started all four seasons at Alabama and was voted by coaches as the SEC Defensive Player of the Year. This is another selection that would surprise some due to the Dolphins' weakness along the offensive line.

2. OT Zack Martin, Notre Dame

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2. OT Zack Martin, Notre Dame

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Notre Dame's Zack Martin is regarded as the third-best prospect at his position. Martin has a plethora of experience at tackle, having been a starter for the Fighting Irish from 2010-13. Martin's experience is mainly on the left side of the line, so if the Dolphins were to draft Martin, he would have to shift at right tackle, where he started just two games during his collegiate career. Could possibly shift to guard at the NFL level.

1. OT Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

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1. OT Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

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The Dolphins' top target at the No. 19 overall selection will be Alabama's Cyrus Kouandjio. Kouandjio and Zack Martin have been the most popular selections by draft experts when projecting the Dolphins' first overall pick. Though the Alabama product's experience has been at left tackle, draft experts project the 6-foot-7 tackle as a "bulldozing right tackle in a power scheme."


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