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Miami Dolphins Mock Draft Roundup 3.0


Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Miami Dolphins Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Miami Dolphins from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Miami Dolphins, check out our 2021 Miami Dolphins Mock Draft Database.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Dolphins:

EDSFootball - Hanson (1/1)

3. Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

With two first-round picks including this one courtesy of the Houston Texans, the Dolphins could auction this pick off to a team looking to get ahead of the Falcons, who could be in the market for a long-term replacement for Matt Ryan.

If they stay put, however, this pick would likely come down a prospect that would help put Tua Tagovailoa in position to succeed -- Sewell or LSU's Ja'Marr Chase.

While Sewell opted out of the 2020 season, the 2019 first-team AP All-American was dominant in his true-sophomore campaign and won't turn 21 until October.

23. Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

In terms of fits between teams and prospects, there may not be a better one than Collins and the Dolphins. The recipient of the Bronko Nagurski Award, the versatile Tulsa defender (6-4, 260) can rush the passer or drop in coverage. Collins had four sacks and four interceptions, which includes two returned for scores, in eight games this season.

San Diego Union Tribune (12/31)

3. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

The Dolphins are desperate for wide receivers who can get open. The 2019 Biletnikoff Award winner is another potential top-10 selection who opted out this season because of COVID.

23. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

The Dolphins are only a few players away from fielding a potentially elite defense. Owusu-Koramoah is an explosive athlete who can make plays from sideline-to-sideline. The ACC Defensive Player of the Year was recently named a finalist for the Butkus Award (nation's top linebacker) and Bednarik Award (defensive player of the year).

Touchdown Wire - Schofield (12/31)

3. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

After helping LSU secure a national championship, wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase decided to opt out of the 2020 season and focus on getting ready for the NFL draft. But during that run to a title, Chase put up huge numbers for the Tigers. In 2019 Chase caught 84 passes for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns, and he did that on a loaded offense with Justin Jefferson across from him.

DeVonta Smith might be the most productive receiver in the college game from this past season, but Chase is a great NFL prospect. Some might think the Dolphins could consider a quarterback here given uncertainty around Tua Tagovailoa, but getting him a true weapon is a much smarter move.

23. Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama

Dylan Moses has dealt with injury issues during his time at Alabama, but there is no denying his talent and athletic ability. Alabama has used him in a number of different roles during his time on campus, from serving as an MLB in the heart of their defense, to a player on the edge, to even an “Apex” defender in Nick Saban's coverage schemes out in space.

Brian Flores and Josh Boyer are building a fast, aggressive defense that relies on versatility and players serving in different roles. Moses would be a great linebacker to pair with Kyle Van Noy as you can move both of those players around and utilize them in complementary roles. This seems like an ideal fit.

PFF - Gayle (12/29)

3. Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

If the Dolphins' front office feels that Fields or Wilson is a better quarterback prospect than Tua Tagovailoa and one of the two 2021 prospects falls to them at No. 3, the decision should be to swing the bat again and take another quarterback in the first round. It's really that simple.

No, Tagovailoa hasn't played enough to make a decision on his NFL prospects -- he's earned a 63.0 PFF grade across just 265 NFL dropbacks. But if Miami isn't confident that Tagovailoa is a better prospect than Fields, Wilson or even NDSU's Trey Lance, the team should pass on Oregon's Penei Sewell, decide on whether to trade Tagovailoa for draft compensation and take a quarterback at No. 3 overall.

With Lawrence and Wilson already off the board in this mock draft, I opt for Sewell over Fields and Lance because I'm still a bit more confident in Tagovailoa over those two quarterback prospects. Sewell is a generational offensive tackle prospect who earned PFF grades in 2019 that we've never seen from an underclassman in the PFF College era (2014-20). However, if I could trade in this mock draft, I'd look to trade back here. It's also a close call between Fields and Sewell, not an obvious decision either way.

23. Carlos Basham Jr., EDGE, Wake Forest

While he hasn't taken the 2020 leap we expected from him after earning a 90.6 PFF pass-rushing grade in 2019, Basham is still a plus athlete with ideal size (6-foot-5, 285 pounds) for the edge defender position in the NFL. Miami's highest-graded edge defender this season is Andrew Van Ginkel, and even he doesn't have a PFF pass-rush win rate above 17%. Let the likely 2020 Coach of the Year Brian Flores cook with some actual pass-rushing talent along the edge.

CBS Sports - Wilson (12/29)

3. Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

Talking to folks around the league, there is little concern that Parsons opted out for the 2020 season because he is such a special talent. That said, No. 3 is a little high to hear his name called. It's why the Dolphins could end up trading down several spots, especially with a team desperate to land a QB, and still land Parsons. Kamu Grugier-Hill and Elandon Roberts will be free agents next spring and Parsons has the type of freakish athleticism that we've come to expect in NFL linebackers -- Kenneth Murray, Patrick Queen, Devin White and Devin Bush just to name first-rounders from the last two drafts -- and he'll impact the Dolphins 'D' from Day 1.

23. Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami (FL)

Phillips, who retired from football in 2018 because of injuries, transferred to the U and has been just about unstoppable. He announced two weeks ago that he's headed to the NFL and now the question becomes how high he'll end up getting drafted.

Pro Football Network - Miller (12/26)

3. Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

Luckily for my sanity, the “generation” tag seems to have worn on Sewell. He never was. But this 19-year-old dominated college football before turning 18. He allowed just one sack in over 1,300 career snaps. And he's going to get better as he continues to grow and mature.

The Dolphins desperately need to upgrade their offensive line, and this move can kill two birds with one stone. It will be interesting to see what they do with 2020 first-round pick Austin Jackson and second-round pick Robert Hunt, but they need to upgrade from what Jackson brings them at this moment.

Developing Sewell technically would make him one of the better tackles in the league because his mentality is already up there with the best. This young man is nasty. He made Santa's naughty list for sure.

23. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

Normally, this would be blasphemous for me to do. A running back? In the first round? In this economy?! But I needed to convey just how much I enjoy Harris as a player. Recreating a bit of that unbelievable Alabama offense from 2019 doesn't seem like an awful idea.

Harris is a complete back with outstanding size and speed. He has more wiggle than you'd expect from a 230-plus-pound back, and he is a naturally gifted receiver out of the backfield. His back-shoulder fade versus former LSU Tigers and current Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen was unbelievable.

PFF - Renner (12/23)

6. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

Preston Williams hasn't taken near the leap in Year 2 as some had hoped, and the Dolphins would be well served to give Tua Tagovailoa more weapons on the outside. Chase can win at every single level of the football field. Even though he opted out this year, he still has the second-most deep receptions since the start of 2019.

21. Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

Darrisaw shot up boards with his dominant play week in and week out for the Hokies this season. He didn't allow a single sack or hit all year en route to a ridiculous 95.6 overall grade. He also faced an ACC slate that featured some of the best edge rushers in the country -- and he shut them all down.

Bleacher Report - Miller (12/22)

6. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

Did you forget about Chase? General managers haven't. He's a physical, dominant wide receiver and will pair perfectly with the talent being assembled by Chris Grier to complement quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

21. Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan

After landing a top wide receiver early, the Dolphins will go to the other side of the ball, as Brian Flores is building a dominant unit. Paye is 272 pounds of athleticism and power and would be their version of Chandler Jones as a three- or four-man-front edge-rusher extraordinaire.

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