Miami Dolphins

Dolphins Draft Preview: Round One and Two

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 10:  Darrius Heyward-Bey #8 of the Maryland Terrapins begins to celebrate as he scored on 37 yard reverse against the Boston College Eagles in the fourth quarter at Byrd Stadium on November 10, 2007 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Kris NovakContributor IApril 8, 2009

The Dolphins need to draft: WR, CB, DL, LB, OL.


Round One (Pick 25): Darrius Heyward-Bey; WR, Maryland

With raw 4.3 speed and a prototypical body at 6'3" 205, this lengthy receiver will help compliment Ginn and give the Fins a dual deep threat at any given time. They need someone who can draw double coverage; Heyward-Bey can do this.


Round Two (Pick 12): Malcom Jenkins; CB, Ohio St.

Pending he's still around, due to his not-so-great 40 and the demand for corners in the draft, the Fins need a physical corner to help out in a division with standout recievers, Owens and Moss. (Pending that Vontae Davis will be taken before Jenkins.) Owens is known to struggle against physical corners. Jenkins fits the bill.


Round Two (Pick 24): Michael Johnson; DE/OLB, Georgia Tech

If he isn't gone early in the second, the Fins will look his way. He was a freak at the combine with a 4.75 (He has run a 4.56) 40 and a 38.5" vertical—not bad for being 6'7" 266. He is a 3-4 pass rush linebacker, exactly what the Dolphins need. A Julius Peppers clone.



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