Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Miami Dolphins 2024 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our Miami Dolphins Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Miami Dolphins from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Dolphins:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (5/9)

22. Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

The Dolphins will start Austin Jackson at right tackle in 2023, but they declined his fifth-year option and he'll be a free agent after the season. Suamataia, a former five-star recruit, transferred to BYU from Oregon and started at right tackle in his first season with the Cougars. With Blake Freeland off to the NFL, Suamataia will take over at left tackle in 2023. Given that Dolphins left tackle Terron Armstead turns 32 in July, Suamataia could bookend him as Jackson's replacement before eventually taking over on the left side when it's time.

CBS Sports - Josh Edwards (5/8)

21. Cade Stover, TE, Ohio State

Miami lands a tight end capable of blocking in space, in addition to his responsibilities as a receiver.

ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)

18. Ja'Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas

Sanders is a rising star. Miami moved on from Mike Gesicki and could use a difference-maker at tight end -- someone who could provide Tua Tagovailoa with a security blanket in the middle of the field and give the Dolphins some size in the red zone. A reliable pass-catcher, Sanders is 6-foot-4 and hauled in 54 passes for 613 yards last season.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/2)

23. Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington

Penix was very up and down during his time at Indiana (2018-21), but he looked like a new player after transferring to Washington. His 2022 tape and production (35 total touchdowns) make you sit up in your seat. If he can build upon last year and stay healthy, Penix has a chance to keep rising into the first-round range, especially considering the firepower the Huskies return on offense.

CBS Sports - Ryan Wilson (5/2)

21. Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

The Dolphins had just four picks in the 2023 and look to get more help off the edge in division that now has Josh Allen and Aaron Rodgers.

Fox Sports - Rob Rang (5/1)

17. Zion Nelson, OT, Miami (FL)

The Dolphins will have greater insight into Nelson than other NFL clubs. Hurricanes head coach Mario Cristobal is a former offensive line coach and should have Nelson playing the best football of his career in 2023, living up the lofty expectations that came with him when the former five-star recruit signed — prior to the knee injury that limited him to just two games last year.

The 33rd Team (5/1)

18. JC Latham, OT, Alabama

This is not necessarily a need pick for the Miami Dolphins, but with uncertainty as to how long Terron Armstead has left, Miami takes his future replacement. Latham has the size (6-foot-6, 325 pounds), length and thickness of an NFL tackle. Latham played right tackle last season, but he could make the switch to the left side.

PFF - Max Chadwick (5/1)

22. Graham Barton, OT, Duke

Barton was the only Power Five tackle who posted 85-plus grades as both a pass and run blocker last season. His 17 big-time blocks (PFF's highest-graded blocks) were five more than any other tackle in the country. He'll boost a Dolphins offensive line that needs to do everything it can to protect Tua Tagovailoa.

For the Win - Christian D'Andrea (4/30)

26. Cooper Beebe, IOL, Kansas State

Both Miami's starting guards from 2022 are slated to hit free agency in 2023. Beebe is a rock solid interior lineman who has played both tackle and guard at K State and hasn't given up a sack since 2020. He'd be an asset keeping Tua Tagovailoa upright and healthy — or whomever is starting for the Dolphins next fall.

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (4/30)

23. Cooper Beebe, IOL, Kansas State

With experience playing every position along the line except center, Beebe is a versatile and polished pass protector who should be a quick study as a pro. That kind of stabilizing presence might go a long way toward repairing a Miami front that has been bedeviled by subpar play, especially on the interior.

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