With the major moves in free agency complete, it’s officially time to look ahead to the draft. The Miami Dolphins were big spenders in free agency for the first time in a long time, but they still have some major spots where they need to improve.
The offense has been revamped, and Ryan Tannehill now has some real weapons at his disposal. But there is still some work to be done to ensure the offense really takes a major step forward.
The defense got younger and faster but still has plenty of room for improvement. Miami needs quality and quantity in the secondary, and its front seven could use a boost as well.
This is an interesting draft because of the lack of elite quarterbacks and offensive skill players. There is not much consensus about the top prospects, and there are few if any “lock” picks at the beginning of the draft.
The Dolphins have five picks in the first three rounds and got an extra selection in the fifth and seventh rounds from free-agency compensation.
With all of their free-agent signings, the Dolphins are really going to be looking for quality over quantity, but they need to hit on their biggest needs with the first couple of picks.
Here’s a look at how the draft could shake out for Miami.