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Miami Dolphins Mock Draft Roundup 7.0


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 - Donahue (3/23)

3. Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

With the Dolphins signing Will Fuller last week, I think their attention with the third pick moves to Sewell or perhaps even a trade down. PFF had the Dolphins ranked as the 20th-best pass blocking and 30th-ranked run blocking unit in the league last year so they could use an immediate upgrade there. Even though Sewell sat out all of last season, he has been long thought to be the best offensive tackle in this draft and has all the characteristics of a cornerstone tackle in the NFL.

18. DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

If not for his size, this is someone that may have been in consideration for Miami at No. 3 as they look to reunite Tua Tagovailoa with his former Alabama teammate. While the Dolphins did sign Will Fuller, it was only a one-year deal and Smith is a much more complete WR to go along with DeVante Parker for the long-term.

The reigning Heisman Trophy winner is coming off one of the most impressive seasons any college WR has ever had. Smith posted 117 catches for 1,856 yards and 23 TDs and was on his way to a historic national championship game with 12 catches for 215 yards and three TDs before being knocked out of the game early due to injury. With their first two picks in this draft, the Dolphins start to build the foundation around Tua.

NFL.com - Brooks (3/23)

3. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

The signing of Will Fuller won't prevent the Dolphins from adding another perimeter playmaker to the mix.

18. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

The addition of a big-time running back with dynamic skills as a runner and receiver would enable the Dolphins to take some of the pressure off Tua Tagovailoa´╗┐. Harris is a Matt Forte´╗┐-like playmaker with big-play ability out of the backfield.

The Athletic - Beat Writers (3/23)

9. DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

Trade: Pick acquired in this mock draft from Denver at No. 3.

Dolphins coach Brian Flores recently alluded to the possibility of trading down, and we made it happen. Not only do the Dolphins, who were originally at No. 3, stay within the top 10, but they also acquire Denver's second-round selection (No. 40) and a future first-round pick -- and they still end up with Smith, whom we pegged as the team's top selection in our first NFL mock draft. Even after signing receiver Will Fuller in free agency, another talented offensive playmaker remains Miami's biggest need. Smith was the last player from the top four prospects (Chase, Waddle, Pitts) who can help fill that hole. He offers quarterback Tua Tagovailoa an immediate sense of familiarity and comfort, and the Dolphins build more draft capital. -- Josh Tolentino

18. Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia

The Dolphins desperately need more pass rushers. Ojulari fits the bill. He made a living in opposing backfields while at Georgia, combining for 17.5 tackles for loss and 15 sacks over the past two seasons. Standing 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds, Ojulari, ranked No. 16 on Dane Brugler's big board, lacks elite size for the position. However, he possesses a motor that doesn't stop churning until he reaches the ball carrier or at least causes disruption with his active hands. He'd slot in immediately in a rotational pass-rush role behind Emmanuel Ogbah, Andrew Van Ginkel and Vince Biegel. Alabama's Najee Harris should also be a consideration here if the Dolphins plan to seriously address their long-standing issues at running back. -- Josh Tolentino

ESPN - Kiper (3/22)

8. Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

Let's go back-to-back Alabama wide receivers and reunite Waddle with his former college quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Adding Will Fuller V in free agency shouldn't put Miami out of the running for a wide receiver with its top pick; Fuller got only a one-year deal, and this team needs to add playmakers around Tagovailoa for 2021 and beyond. A top three of Fuller, Waddle and DeVante Parker would be one of the NFL's best, and each of them could take the top off a defense. Waddle is the best deep threat in this stellar class. The Dolphins also could address their front seven here and use the No. 18 pick on a wideout.

18. Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami (FL)

When I look at this roster, I don't see many holes. This team is going to contend for the AFC East title again next season. Since I gave Miami a wide receiver at No. 8, let's address the pass rush with Phillips, a former five-star prospect who thrived in 2020 at Miami after transferring from UCLA. He had 5.5 sacks in his final three games, really catching the eyes of NFL scouts. If you're talking about a pure pass-rusher, he might be the best in the entire 2021 class. He'll need some time to become a complete edge defender, but he is going to get to the quarterback in a hurry.

CBS Sports - Wilson (3/22)

3. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

This is becoming a popular pick for us, primarily because the team has said publicly that it's committed to Tua Tagovailoa. That could change, of course, but even after adding Will Fuller in free agency, Chase is too good to pass up here.

18. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson

The Dolphins filled a lot of their needs in free agency, adding 11 players, including RB Malcolm Brown. Still, running back remains a need and Etienne, who had a great pro day earlier this month, is almost as dangerous as a receiver as he is as a runner.

PFF - Renner (3/22)

3. Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

While this could be a trade-down spot, you're not always going to be in a position to take a prospect of Sewell's caliber -- and that's because they don't even exist in every draft. Teams weren't just evidently desperate at the quarterback position this offseason; they were desperate at the tackle position, too.

18. Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia

The Georgia product is the first edge off the board, and it's because of scheme-fit more than anything else. Ojulari can fill the shoes left by Kyle Van Noy's release while also being able to win one-on-one as a pass-rusher more consistently. His 91.7 pass-rushing grade in 2020 was the highest of any edge defender in the draft.

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