Analyzing the Miami Dolphins Options at 12th Overall

This off season is really an exciting time for the Miami Dolphins and their fans, as it should be. Miami is more than $40 million under the cap, and the talk is that Miami is going after one of the best free agent wide receivers available. Plus, the Dolphins have five picks in the first three rounds. You've got to love it.

But wait, Jeff Ireland is heading the charge, and I get the feeling he knows what's at stake.

If the Dolphins sign a free agent wide receiver, then that opens up options for the 12th pick.

The first option is filling other needs on the team, and with that here are my options if available:

  • Dee Milliner, CB
  • Kenny Vaccaro, S
  • Chance Warmack, G
  • Jonathan Banks, CB
  • Lane Johnson, OT

If Miami is not successful in signing any free agent wide receiver, then here are my picks at 12:

  • Cordarrelle Patterson, WR
  • Keenan Allen, WR
  • Tavon Austin, WR
  • Justin Hunter, WR

One scenario is Miami trading down to acquire additional draft picks. Here are some of my choices later in the first round:

  • Terrance Williams, WR
  • Zach Ertz, TE
  • Tyler Eifert, TE
  • Alec Ogletree, ILB
  • Manti Te'o, ILB
  • Matt Elam, S
  • any of the other names from the above lists

This is my take on how the first round may play out. I would like to see us trade down and still have a shot at most of these selections. Chances are Warmack, Vaccaro, and Milliner will be gone before pick 12, but there is a lot of talent available in the Dolphins need areas. The second round could also bring in some true talent.

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