2020 NFL Power Rankings: Miami Dolphins
Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Here is where the Miami Dolphins rank in terms of average, best and worst:
- Average ranking: 24.8 (25th)
- Best ranking: 23rd (USA Today)
- Worst ranking: 26th (Multiple)
Below you will find a post-NFL Draft roundup for the Dolphins in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 26
What's really impressive is that the Dolphins didn't technically tank and they still landed Tua Tagovailoa at No. 5. He's the headliner of a massive draft class of 11 players, but the most important immediate selection might be their second first-round pick, offensive tackle Austin Jackson, who will need to play -- and be decent -- right away.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 24
The Dolphins have had a great offseason. If Tua Tagovailoa is what they think he is, they will be a playoff team in 2021. This team is on the rise.
USA Today -- Rank: 23
Patriots may be descending, but Miami's draft suggests Fins probably won't be ready to compete for playoff spot until at least 2022.
ESPN -- Rank: 25
Player who benefited: WR Albert Wilson. Penciled in as the Dolphins' slot and No. 3 receiver, Wilson seemed to jump off the roster bubble after the draft. Miami didn't draft a single pure receiver among its 11 picks; Navy's versatile Malcolm Perry was selected in the seventh round, but it might be a year or two before he can develop into a reliable option. Wilson, coming off two injury-stricken seasons, showed enough explosiveness and yards-after-catch ability in December to prompt the Dolphins to bring him back for Year 3. -- Cameron Wolfe
NFL.com -- Rank: 26
Miami's offseason makeover has been quite an undertaking. The Dolphins opened up their wallets in free agency to add a host of quality players, then used a huge draft bounty to infuse an improved roster with young talent. It starts with Tua Tagovailoa, the fascination of this draft class, and now, the face of the Miami Dolphins. Tua had been linked to the Dolphins since last year -- him being available at No. 5 overall could be remembered as a franchise-shifting stroke of fortune. The new quarterback will play in front of a new offensive line, as the Dolphins used first-, second- and fourth-rounders on blockers. The choice of USC LT Austin Jackson at 18th overall was not universally adored; in an ideal world, Jackson is ready to take on the all-important role of blind-side protector come September. It's a new day in Miami.
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