2021 Draft Dolphins Pick: Who Picked Miami? Full list of NFL Draft selections
Ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins turned and negotiated. Originally they had two first-round picks, No.3 and No.18, but they moved up from No.3 with the San Francisco 49ers. Shortly after dropping back down to 12th place against the 49ers, they climbed back into the top six after making a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Once the dust settles, the Dolphins now have two picks in each of the first three rounds as well as a future draft capital. With six of the top 102 caps, they can continue to add depth to their already solid roster, but the No.6 pick should guarantee them a chance on top-notch talent.
So what will the Dolphins do in this year’s draft? They will likely focus on building around Tua Tagovailoa. If they surround him with more weapons and fill in some of the holes they’ve created, they’ll have a great chance of becoming a playoff contender like they were last year.
Here is an overview of the choices of dolphins in the 2021 NFL Draft:
2021 Draft Dolphins Pick: Who Picked Miami?
- Round 1, choice n ° 6: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
- Round 1, choice n ° 18: Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami (Florida)
- 2nd round, choice n ° 36: Jevon Holland, S, Oregon
- 2nd round, choice n ° 42: Liam Eichenberg, occupational therapist, Notre-Dame
- Round 3, choice n ° 81: Hunter Long, TE, Boston College
- Round 7, choice n ° 231: Larnel Coleman, occupational therapist, UMass
- Round 7, choice n ° 244: Gerrid Doaks, RB, Cincinnati
2021 NFL Dolphins Draft Order
|1||6 (from the Eagles)|
|7||17 (from Raiders to WFT)|
Miami Dolphins NFL Draft Needs
- Wide receiver: DeVante Parker and Will Fuller think they’re a good duo for the Dolphins, but they’ve had injury issues over the years and Fuller only has a one-year contract. Could any of Tua’s former receivers in Alabama, DeVonta Smith or Jaylen Waddle, make sense at No.6?
- Offensive line: The Dolphins should be able to land one of the most powerful offensive linemen in the draft class. They drafted Austin Jackson and Robert Hunt and both played tackles last year, but extra depth on the O-line is never a bad thing. The team need help from the center as well, so maybe the team could mix up their line and have someone challenge Matt Skura for the starting position.
- Edge rusher: Andrew Van Ginkel has been a surprisingly hard-hitting player for the Dolphins, but after trading Shaq Lawson for Benardrick McKinney, they must find Van Ginkel a long-term partner.
- Return: Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed looked good last year, as did the acquisition of free agent Malcolm Brown. That said, if Miami could add a high-end return to the draft, it would go a long way in helping Tua on offense.
- Linebacker: The Dolphins added McKinney to the fold and held Elandon Roberts back, but let go of versatile Kyle Van Noy. They will need to find a replacement for him and continue to develop their depth of linebacker.
2021 mock dolphins
Here are the latest 2021 NFL Draft projections for the Dolphins, according to Vinnie Iyer’s Seven Tower Simulation Project:
|1||18||Receipts from beneficiary||EDGE||Michigan|
|2||18||Creed Humphrey||C / G||Oklahoma|
|3||18||Michael carter||RB||North Carolina|
|5||12||Robert Hainsey||OT||Our Lady|