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Dolphins Top-50 Draft Board (2nd Round Considerations)

Tre Mason Dolphins Top 50 Draft Board (2nd Round Considerations)

Would Tre Mason be the Dolphins’ long-term answer at RB?

This 36-50 list completes my Top-50 board for the Miami Dolphins. I have a feeling that this list will be an interesting conversation piece in 2-3 years, for better or worse.

36) C Weston Richburg, Colorado St (6-3, 304)
Richburg would be much higher on my board if not for Pro Bowl C Mike Pouncey. Great pivot man who easily gets into his stance after the snap. Although I doubt it happens, I wouldn’t be against Pouncey moving to OG if Richburg is available at #50.

37) C Marcus Martin, USC* (6-3, 320)
Martin is an extremely mobile Center at 320 poundswho would fit in well in a ZBS. Could he move to RG?

38) DE DeMarcus Lawrence, Boise St* (6-3, 251)
Underrated player with great pass-rush moves. Can move to OLB in a 3-4 if the Dolphins switch Defenses in he next few years.

39) RB Jeremy Hill, LSU* (6-1, 234)
Hill is a tall, powerful downhill runner who broke out for LSU last season with 1401 yards and 16 TD’s.

40) RB Carlos Hyde, Ohio St (6-0, 230)
The draft’s most complete RB averaged 7.3 YPC for the Buckeyes last season.

41) DT Timmy Jernigan, Florida St* (6-2, 305)
Jernigan’s dominant performance in the NCAA Title game against Auburn could be what lands him in the 1st Round. He is strictly a 4-3 DT who is equally effective against the run and pass. Reports are surfacing that he failed a drug test at the combine, which could push him deep into the 2nd Round if not further.

42) RB Tre Mason, Auburn* (5-8, 207)
Mason is an all-purpose back who reminds many people of Ray Rice because of his stocky build and impressive size-power combination. He’s a bit raw in poor in pass protection, but would have a chance to ease into the rotation with Knowshon Moreno and Lamar Miller on the roster.

43) DT Louis Nix, Notre Dame* (6-2, 331)
Nix gets pushed around more than previous NT’s drafted in the first 2 rounds (Vince Wilfork), but is still a stout run defender if he can stay healthy. Nix could replace departed NT Paul Soliai in the rotation if available at #50.

44) DT Dominique Easley, Florida* (6-2, 288)
If not for 2 torn ACL’s Easley might be battling Aaron Donald to be the first DT selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. He is a quick, active penetrator who DL coach Kacy Rodgers would have a field day with in Kevin Coyle’s attacking 4-3 scheme.

45) G Gabe Jackson, Mississippi (6-3, 336)
He’s bigger and slower than Joe Philbin would like as a RG in the ZBS, but his power more than makes up for it. Chris Kouffman compared Jackson to Larry Warford, a 3rd round pick of the Lions last season who looks like a future Pro Bowler.

46) RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor (5-10, 201)
Seastrunk has an aggressive running style with great speed on a 201-pound body. He’s raw, but offers star potential to the team that is patient with him. He could season behind Knowshon Moreno and Lamar Miller for a year until he cracks his way into the starting lineup.

47) WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (6-3, 212)
Matthews is an incredibly productive player with 2800 yards over the last 2 years for Vanderbilt. Although he isn’t the type of WR to take the top off the Defense or outmuscle WR’s in jump ball situations, he is a smooth route-runner with great hands. Think of a bigger, faster Brian Hartline.

48) WR Jarvis Landry, LSU (5-10, 205)
Landry’s stock reminds of me of Anquan Boldin’s in 2003. Like Boldin, Landry’s stock plumetted after a slow 40 time (4.77) at the NFL Draft Combine. He’s a great route runner with tremendous hands. Think of a bigger, faster Davone Bess.

49) RB Bishop Sankey, Washington* (5-10, 209)
Sankey is Mike Mayock’s top RB in this class because he is a complete player. He doesn’t quite have Hyde’s size, Seastrunk’s speed, or Hill’s upside, but is a B+ across the board who could be a 1200-yard RB.

50) WR Cody Latimer, Indiana* (6-3, 215)
Latimer jumped from a 3rd-4th round pick to a late 1st/early 2nd rounder after running a 4.44/40 at 6’3 – 215 pounds. He doesn’t quite play to his 40 speed, but makes plays downfield because of his hands and route running skills. He could be a long-term replacement for either Wallace or Hartline if he falls to #50.

Overall Dolphins Top-50 Board:
1) DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina* (6-5, 266)
2) OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (6-5, 305)
3) OT Greg Robinson, Auburn* (6-5, 332)
4) WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M* (6-5, 231)
5) TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina* (6-4, 250)
6) LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo (6-3, 251)
7) WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson* (6-1, 211)
8) DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh (6-1, 287)
9) OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan (6-7, 309)
10) DE Anthony Barr, UCLA* (6-5, 255)
11) LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama (6-2, 234)
12) LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio St* (6-1, 237)
13) TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech* (6-5, 265)
14) WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon St* (5-10, 189)
15) WR Odell Beckham, LSU* (5-11, 197)
16) OT Morgan Moses, Virginia (6-6, 314)
17) G Zack Martin, Notre Dame (6-4, 308)
18) CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech (6-0, 190)
19) WR Marqise Lee, USC (6-0, 192)
20) S Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois (5-11, 193)
21) OT JaWuan James, Tennessee (6-6, 311)
22) CB Jason Verrett, TCU (5-10, 176)
23) S HaHa Clinton-Dix, Alabama (6-1, 207)
24) G Xavier Su-a’Filo, UCLA (6-4, 307)
25) CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma St (6-0, 198)
26) WR Allen Robinson, Penn St* (6-3, 220)
27) OT Cyrus Kouandijo, Alabama* (6-7, 322)
28) LB Dee Ford, Auburn (6-2, 252)
29) S Calvin Pryor, Louisville (5-11, 207)
30) DT Ra’Shede Hageman, Minnesota (6-6, 310)
31) CB Bradley Roby, Ohio St* (5-11, 194)
32)G Trai Turner, LSU* (6-3, 310)
33) RB Devonta Freeman, Florida St* (5-8, 206)
34) CB Darquese Dennard, Michigan St* (5-11, 199)
35) DE Kony Ealy, Missouri* (6-4, 265)
36) RB Carlos Hyde, Ohio St (6-0, 230)
37) DT Timmy Jernigan, Florida St* (6-2, 305)
38) C Weston Richburg, Colorado St (6-3, 304)
39) C Marcus Martin, USC* (6-3, 320)
40) DE DeMarcus Lawrence, Boise St* (6-3, 251)
41) RB Jeremy Hill, LSU* (6-1, 234)
42) RB Tre Mason, Auburn* (5-8, 207)
43) DT Louis Nix, Notre Dame* (6-2, 331)
44) DT Dominique Easley, Florida* (6-2, 288)
45) G Gabe Jackson, Mississippi (6-3, 336)
46) RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor (5-10, 201)
47) WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (6-3, 212)
48) WR Jarvis Landry, LSU (5-10, 205)
49) RB Bishop Sankey, Washington* (5-10, 209)
50) WR Cody Latimer, Indiana* (6-3, 215)

Not Included:
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
QB Derek Carr, Fresno St
QB Blake Bortles, Central Florida*
WR Davante Adams, Fresno St*
WR Kelvin Benjamin, Florida St*
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington*
TE Troy Niklas, Notre Dame*
OT Joel Bitonio, Nevada
OT Tiny Richardson, Tennessee
G Derek Yankey, Stanford
DE Scott Crichton, Oregon St*
DE Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech
DT Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame*
LB Chris Bortland, Wisconsin
LB Kyle Van Noy, BYU
CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Nebraska
S Deone Bucannon, Washington St

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  • I’ve been trying my hand at GM for the Dolphins
    on http://www.first-pick.com.

    I traded down twice to get the 4, 2nd round picks.

    These were my picks:
    Round 2 Pick 16 (BALT): JaWuan James, OT, Tennessee (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 18: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington (A)
    Round 2 Pick 20 (ARI): Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 28 (CAR): DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn State (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 17: Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 16: Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU (A)
    Round 5 Pick 15: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (B+)
    Round 6 Pick 14: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OT, McGill (Canada) (C+)
    Round 7 Pick 19: Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty (A)

    The grades they give for picks at the website are strange sometimes
    and I don’t know the criteria they use.

    The Draft at least the one above addresses the O-line
    and Receivers which I believe are the Dolphins 2 out of 3 biggest weaknesses.
    I didn’t like any of the Linebackers available, the other weakness on the team.
    We should be able to get at least 3 starters from the group.
    I would hate to draft players that don’t see the field like last years draft.

    If we can’t trade down, then I’d like to see the following;

    Round 1 Pick 19: Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville (A)
    Round 2 Pick 18: JaWuan James, OT, Tennessee (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 17: David Yankey, OG, Stanford (B-)
    Round 4 Pick 16: Ricardo Allen, CB, Purdue (C)
    Round 5 Pick 15: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (A)
    Round 6 Pick 14: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OT, McGill (Canada) (C+)
    Round 7 Pick 19: Marion Grice, RB, Arizona State (A)

    Without trading down the draft is harder and sometimes
    you have to reach for a player.
    In this scenario I could only address the O-line.

    Anyway what do you think?

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