Miami Dolphins Must Land One Of These 5 Guys In First Round Of 2016 NFL Draft

By Bryan Zarpentine

No matter what they do, the Miami Dolphins can’t seem to gain much traction in the AFC East. One thing that could change that is putting together an excellent draft class. That begins with making good use of their first-round pick. Here are five players the Dolphins should be targeting with the 13th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Miami Dolphins Must Land One Of These 5 Guys In First Round Of 2016 NFL Draft
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5. Myles Jack, Linebacker, UCLA

Myles Jack, Linebacker, UCLA Credit: Getty Images
After his injury last season, there's a chance Jack drops far enough for the Dolphins to take him 13th overall. If he does, Miami would be foolish not to grab him, as he has the potential to be a playmaking linebacker for years to come.

5. Myles Jack, Linebacker, UCLA

After his injury last season, there's a chance Jack drops far enough for the Dolphins to take him 13th overall. If he does, Miami would be foolish not to grab him, as he has the potential to be a playmaking linebacker for years to come.

4. Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Ohio State

Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Ohio State Credit: Getty Imags
Elliott is another player who may not last until pick 13, but if he does, the Dolphins would be fools not to take him. Miami's running backs didn't get the job done last year, so the Dolphins are bound to take one in the draft sooner or later.

4. Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Ohio State

Elliott is another player who may not last until pick 13, but if he does, the Dolphins would be fools not to take him. Miami's running backs didn't get the job done last year, so the Dolphins are bound to take one in the draft sooner or later.

3. Darron Lee, Linbacker, Ohio State

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There's a decent chance Lee is still around when Miami's turn comes up, and they'll think hard about taking him. He'd be a nice fit in their 4-3 scheme, and Lee alongside Kiko Alonso would give Miami one of the best linebacker corps in the NFL.

3. Darron Lee, Linbacker, Ohio State

There's a decent chance Lee is still around when Miami's turn comes up, and they'll think hard about taking him. He'd be a nice fit in their 4-3 scheme, and Lee alongside Kiko Alonso would give Miami one of the best linebacker corps in the NFL.

2. Eli Apple, Cornerback, Ohio State

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Cornerback is one of Miami's biggest needs heading into the draft, and it's likely Apple will be the best available at that position when the Dolphins pick. Miami definitely needs to bolster its secondary at some point in the draft.

2. Eli Apple, Cornerback, Ohio State

Cornerback is one of Miami's biggest needs heading into the draft, and it's likely Apple will be the best available at that position when the Dolphins pick. Miami definitely needs to bolster its secondary at some point in the draft.

1. Jack Conklin, Offensive Tackle, Michigan State

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The offensive line may not be Miami's biggest priority, but they will address it at some point in the draft. Conklin is a safe bet to be available 13th overall, and he'll be able to step in and make the Dolphins better up front right away.

1. Jack Conklin, Offensive Tackle, Michigan State

The offensive line may not be Miami's biggest priority, but they will address it at some point in the draft. Conklin is a safe bet to be available 13th overall, and he'll be able to step in and make the Dolphins better up front right away.

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