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Miami Dolphins Horizontal Draft Board Featured

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Every franchise front office has many eyes scouring over every prospect as opinions are gathered from everyone who is organizationally involved in scouting. This includes scouts at several levels, coaches, and the general manager. Realistically, attempting to approximate a team’s draft board from the outside looking in is inaccurate by definition.  However, it doesn’t mean we won’t give it our best shot.  In an attempt to create a similar draft board to the one that the Miami Dolphins might have, Ian Wharton and I have combined our own grades based on Miami’s scheme fits and preferences to create a horizontal draft board.

This process aims to highlight some of the potential draft picks for the Miami Dolphins, while also displaying the complexities of arranging many opinions. Even with just two sets of eyes and preferences there can be considerable distance between evaluations. This does not mean that either is wrong or right, but opens a conversation about prospect traits as they project forward into the NFL.

All prospects have been placed into their position based off the grade they earned through film study. All safeties have been listed under “SAF as we see the team going in a hybrid direction with no true free or strong safety in the current scheme. We have also grouped all off-ball ‘backers under OBB, as many of the linebackers are interchangeable. Also, of note, the interior offensive line players have been placed under “IOL”.

There may be common names missing from this board, but it is because we do not see these players as scheme fits. A handful of players have been taken off the draft board for commonly known character red flags, which are also denoted.

We will be hosting a two part hang-out series discussing this board and potential target prospects. The first hang-out will be live on May 1st at 9pm EST at the bottom of the page or follow @FinDepth on twitter for more details. 

 

 

Grade QB RB WR TE OT Interior OL DT DE OBB CB Safety
Top 10 Teddy Bridgewater       Jake Matthews   RaShede Hageman Jadeveon Clowney Khalil Mack    
        Greg Robinson       CJ Mosley    
                     
1st     Odell Beckham Jr.   Zack Martin^ Xavier Su'a-Filo Dominque Easley Marcus Smith Anthony Barr Kyle Fuller  
    Sammy Watkins     Marcus Martin Aaron Donald   Ryan Shazier Jason Verrett  
                     
late 1st     Brandin Cooks Eric Ebron Morgan Moses Joel Bitonio Louis Nix Demarcus Lawrence Kyle Van Noy Bradley Roby Haha Clinton-Dix
    Allen Robinson Jace Amaro             Jimmy Ward
    Marqise Lee                
    Davante Adams                
    Mike Evans**                
High 2nd Blake Bortles Bishop Sankey   Troy Niklas Billy Turner Weston Richburg Timmy Jernigan Jeremiah Attaochu Telvin Smith Philip Gaines Terrance Brooks
        JaWuan James Trai Turner Scott Crichton Dee Ford      
              Aaron Lynch      
                     
Mid 2nd David Fales Devonta Freeman Cody Latimer Austin Seferian-Jenkins Cameron Fleming   Will Sutton Chris Smith Kevin Pierre-Louis Jaylen Watkins Lamarcus Joyner
Derek Carr Carlos Hyde Donte Moncrief   Cyrus Kouandjio   Stephon Tuitt Kareem Martin Jordan Tripp   Deone Bucannon
    Jarvis Landry         James Gayle Carlos Fields Jr.    
Late 2nd   Charles Sims Jordan Matthews C.J. Fiedorowicz Taylor Lewan Brandon Thomas Zach Kerr     Rashaad Reynolds  
    Shaquelle Evans Kelvin Benjamin Jack Mewhort Dakota Dozier Daquan Jones     Ross Cockrell  
                  Dontae Johnson  
High 3rd Logan Thomas Isaiah Crowell Josh Huff     David Yankey Justin Ellis Kony Ealy   Shaquille Richardson  
    Paul Richardson       Caraun Reid Morgan Breslin   Aaron Colvin  
Mid 3rd Aaron Murray Storm Johnson Jared Abbrederis Crockett Gillmore James Hurst Corey Linsley   Trent Murphy Jordan Zumwalt Bene Benwikere  
Jimmy Garoppolo   Bruce Ellington A.C. Leonard   Charles Leno Jr   Will Clark Yawin Smallwood Walt Aikens  
Johnny Manziel         Gabe Jackson       Dexter McDougle  
Late 3rd   Dri Archer       Wesley Johnson   Shaquil Barrett Preston Brown Carrington Byndom Antone Exum
          Travis Swanson   Jackson Jeffcoat Christian Kriskey EJ Ganies Brock Vereen
                Boseko Lokombo Brandon Dixon Marqueston Huff
                     
High 4th   Marion Grice Robert Herron Richard Rogers Michael Schofield   Kelcy Quarles   Howard Jones Kendall James Sean Parker
    Mike Campanaro Arthur Lynch Garrett Scott Gabe Ikard Ego Ferguson   Chris Borland   Avery Patterson
      Joe Don Duncan   Spencer Long          
Mid 4th   Charles Ross Kevin Norwood Xavier Grimble Antonio Richardson Tyler Larsen Khyri Thornton   Christian Jones Terrance Mitchell Dezman Southward
    Devin Street     Jonotthan Harrison       Robert Nelson Ahmad Dixon
          Kevin Pamphile       Andre Hal Tre Boston
Low 4th Keith Wenning Darrin Reaves Mike Davis   Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Brandon Linder George Uko Jonathan Newsome Carl Bradford Bennett Jackson Jemea Thomas
    TJ Jones         Terrence Fede Khairi Fortt Marcus Roberson Daytawion Lowe
    Allen Hurns           Avery Williamson   Maurice Alexander
High 5th Brett Smith Lache Seastrunk Erik Lora Gator Hoskins   Bryan Stork Jay Bromley     Kendall James Vinnie Sunseri
  Ka'Deem Carey Jeff Janis Jake Murphy   Anthony Steen Calvin Barnett Cassius Marsh Lamin Barrow Mohammed Seisay  
  Tre Mason       Chief Kekuewa          
          Blake Treadwell          
Low 5th Bryn Renner James White Ryan Grant Marcel Jensen Seantrel Henderson James Stone Anthony Johnston   Jack Tyler Keith Reaser Jonathan Dowling
  DeAnthony Thomas Jalen Saunders     Jon Halapio DeAndre Coleman   Marquise Flowers Jabari Price Greg Heban
  Stephen Houston L''Damian Washington       Virgil Lawerence   Brock Coyle Ricardo Allen  
  Jeremy Hill         Bruce Gaston   Tavarius Wilson Victor Hampton  
6th A.J. McCarron LaDarius Perkins Chandler Jones   Justin Britt Chris Watt Beau Allen Larry Webster     Craig Loston
Jeff Mathhews Henry Josey Quincy Enunwa   Perry Simmons Matt Paradise   Tyler Starr   Torin Harris Alden Darby
Tajh Boyd Jerick McKinnon Jeremy Gallon   Cornelius Lucas     Trevor Reily Devekeyan Lattimore B.J. Lowery Ed Reynolds
  Beau Blankenship Derek Graves Jr.   Donald Hawkins Russell Bodine   Michael Sam      
    Devin Street                
    Anthony Dean Jr.                
7th Kenny Gulton Jerome Smith Matt Hazel Jordan Najvar Kevin Graf John Urschel Kerry Hyder Chidera Uzo-Diribe Corey Nelson Marcus Williams Jerry Gates
Chase Rettig Rajion Neal Tevin Reese   Kyle Litchenberg Demetrius Rhaney Demonte McAllister       Greg Worthy
  Antonio Andrews Cody Hoffman*   Ulrick John Andrew Norwell Jamie Meder        
  Tim Flanders Corey Brown     Chris Elkins          
    Bernard Reedy     Ryan Groy          
PFA Connor Shaw Geogre Atkinson III Eric Ward Blake Annen Bryce Quigley Sam Longo Chris Whaley Kevin Greene Nate Askew Gergory Ducre Lonnie Ballentine
Stephen Morris Tyler Gaffney Willie Snead Rob Blanchflower Fou Fonoti Coner Boffell Francis Bah Corey Miller Caleb Lavey Branden Sermons Gordan Thomas
Keith Price James Sims Diontae Spencer Justin Jones   Ryan Jones Tenny Palepoi David Gilbert   Brendan Munnerlyn  
  James Wilder JR Noel Grigsby     Marcus Hall Sullivan Grosz        
  David Fluellen Brandon Coleman*                
  Terrance West                  
UDFA Adam Kennedy   Isaiah Burse     Alex Bullard Garrison Smith Corey Miller Steele Divitto Rishard Anderson Shamiel Gary
    Brelan Chancellor       Tim Jackson David Gilbert Stephon Robertson   Darwin Cook
    Marcus Lucas       Derrick Hopkins       LJ McCray
                    Kacy Rodgers III

*Oscar deemed off board

**Oscar Graded as TE

^Oscar Graded as IOL

 

Red Flags

Zach Mettenberger
Colt Lyerla
Charles Siddoway

 

 

 

 

 

 
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