In this latest installment of our ongoing pre-draft series, we take a look at the Miami Dolphins’ 2021 NFL draft team needs.
Miami is in a great position entering this year’s NFL draft. Armed with two first-round picks, the Dolphins can leverage their draft assets and QB Tua Tagovailoa to make an aggressive trade for disgruntled Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson, or they can stay the course with Tagovailoa and continue building a strong roster around him.
As of press time, Miami has the 3rd and 18th overall picks. The most popular targets in 2021 mock drafts for those selections have been Ja’Marr Chase (WR, LSU) and Najee Harris (RB, Alabama) at three and 18 respectively. Both picks would make sense with the roster’s current composition.
Here are the Dolphins’ top needs entering the 2021 NFL draft.
Top Need: Wide receiver
Devante Parker and Preston Williams are a high-upside tandem but the Dolphins are in a position to land a blue-chip wide receiver in a talented class with the third overall pick. Considering the investment made in Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick in 2020, Miami has to provide him with a more consistent option opposite Parker. Chase would make a ton of sense as a do-it-all pass-catcher, or Miami could wait until No. 18 and potentially land Heisman Trophy winner, Devonta Smith.