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2014 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins 7-Round Mock Draft, Final Edition

2014 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins' 7-Round Mock Draft, Final Edition

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The 2014 NFL Draft is finally almost here for the Miami Dolphins. The endless speculation is finally almost over. But before the real thing commences at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday night, it's time for one last seven-round mock draft. Once again, this mock draft was conducted on First-pick.com's mock draft simulator.

Round 1: TRADE

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Round 1: TRADE

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With an eye on picking up a right tackle, the Dolphins trade down in this mock, like many expect them to on Thursday. One of the tackle prospects beyond the perceived top four wouldn't be such a reach near the end of the first round. In exchange for the Dolphins' No. 19 overall pick, the Broncos were willing to part ways with their first and second-round selections.

Round 1, Pick No. 31 (DEN): Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

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Round 1, Pick No. 31 (DEN): Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

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The decision came down to Morgan Moses or Ja'Wuan James. Many have James ranked higher. I'll still take Moses, who possesses the imposing frame and long arms to hold his own versus edge rushers. He has extensive experience at right and left tackle, making him an ideal Week 1 starter and a potential long-term replacement for Branden Albert on Ryan Tannehill's blindside.

Round 2, Pick No. 18: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

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Round 2, Pick No. 18: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

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To the surprise of many, the Dolphins have shown interest in selecting a wide receiver during one of the draft's first three rounds. Mike Wallace's unsure future and Brian Hartline's limitations help explain that rationale. Indiana's Cody Latimer would be a solid acquisition in the second round. The fast-rising Big Ten standout has an appealing blend of size, speed and athleticism.

Round 2, Pick No. 31 (DEN): Dakota Dozier, OG, Furman

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Round 2, Pick No. 31 (DEN): Dakota Dozier, OG, Furman

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With a right tackle in the fold, one last need remains in the reconstruction of the Dolphins' offensive line. With the potential to be a true road grader for the running game, Furman's Dakota Dozier would be a nice final piece. An interior offensive line composed of Mike Pouncey, Shelley Smith and Dozier would give Miami the ability to drastically improve its rushing attack.

Round 3, Pick No. 17: Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida

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Round 3, Pick No. 17: Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida

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Cornerback might not be as big of a need as mainstream experts make it out to be, but the Dolphins still must consider that Brent Grimes and Cortland Finnegan are both on the wrong side of 30 and that Jamar Taylor and Will Davis are both still unproven. Florida's Jaylen Watkins would be a nice fit in Miami's secondary, with the speed and fluid hips to excel on the boundary or in the slot.

Round 4, Pick No. 16: Devonta Freeman, RB, Florida State

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Round 4, Pick No. 16: Devonta Freeman, RB, Florida State

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Florida State's Devonta Freeman is an ideal candidate to round out the Dolphins' stable of running backs. His vision and lateral quickness make him an excellent fit in Miami's zone-blocking scheme. With a compact build, he's also capable of converting in short-yardage situations, and he was reliable in pass protection for the Seminoles.

Round 5, Pick No. 15: Brock Vereen, S, Minnesota

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Round 5, Pick No. 15: Brock Vereen, S, Minnesota

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The Dolphins signed Louis Delmas to pair with Reshad Jones at safety, but Delmas is no sure thing to hold down the role given his chronic knee condition. Brock Vereen has the speed and range to provide Miami with a capable backup who may eventually be able to step in as a starter.

Round 6, Pick No. 14: Max Bullough, ILB, Michigan State

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Round 6, Pick No. 14: Max Bullough, ILB, Michigan State

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The Dolphins don't address their overpaid linebacker corps in the early or middle rounds in this mock. Michigan State's Max Bullough could give them an adequate run-stuffing linebacker late in the draft, though.

Round 7, Pick No. 19: Jay Bromley, DT, Syracuse

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Round 7, Pick No. 19: Jay Bromley, DT, Syracuse

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Jay Bromley's quickness off the snap makes him an excellent value in the seventh round.