Saturday, May 18, 2024

Miami Dolphins 2024 NFL power rankings post-draft roundup

Throughout the 2024 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a post-NFL draft roundup for the Miami Dolphins in our consensus 2024 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 7

Most improved: Pass-rush depth

Although the Dolphins' top two pass-rushers are about as good a tandem as you get in the NFL, their depth behind Jaelan Phillips and Bradley Chubb left something to be desired. Miami released Emmanuel Ogbah and lost Andrew Van Ginkel to free agency, but general manager Chris Grier signed veteran Shaquil Barrett this offseason, then doubled down on pass-rushers in the draft -- taking Chop Robinson and Mohamed Kamara in the first and fifth rounds, respectively.

The rookies might be asked to contribute early in the season if Chubb and Phillips have not fully recovered from their season-ending injuries suffered in 2023, but once those two are healthy, Miami has to feel good about its pass-rush depth in 2024. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques -- Rank: 11

I completely understood the rationale of taking edge Chop Robinson in the first round. The Dolphins were gutted when Jaelan Phillips, Bradley Chubb and Andrew Van Ginkel all went down with injuries down the stretch last season, and Christian Wilkins, Emmanuel Ogbah and Van Ginkel are now playing elsewhere. Plus, they can't count on Phillips and Chubb being fully healthy to start the season. Robinson profiles similarly to Danielle Hunter when he came out, lacking quality college production but possessing all the pass-rush traits NFL teams are seeking. The rest of Miami's draft was fine. I really liked the middle three picks of RB Jaylen Wright, edge Mohamed Kamara and WR Malik Washington, but none of the three are going to significantly push Miami closer to a Super Bowl in 2024.

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CBS Sports -- Rank: 15

The Dolphins lost some key players in free agency, but they have done a nice job of filling in for their losses. Oh, and they added more speed.

USA Today -- Rank: 17

After taking some broadsides in free agency, they got good players in the draft. Yet their overlap with some already strong areas of the depth chart, combined with degradation in the middle of each line, portend potential pitfalls for a team riding a 23-season streak without a playoff win — currently the league's longest.

The Athletic -- Rank: 16

Mike McDaniel is committed to the bit. The head coach of the NFL's fastest team traded up to take the second-fastest running back in this year's draft in Round 4 (Tennessee's Jaylen Wright) and then drafted a high school sprinting state champion — Virginia wide receiver Malik Washington — in the fifth round. Give him credit, too, for getting big guys in the first two rounds in edge Chop Robinson and offensive tackle Patrick Paul.

Fox Sports -- Rank: 16

I worry about the Dolphins. The skill positions are as good as it gets, but I'm not sold that they improved the offensive line, which was their downfall last year. On defense, they lost Christian Wilkins, and both Bradley Chubb and Jaelan Phillips are coming off major injuries. Past versions of this team haven't been able to hold up over the grind of an 18-week season, and I have my doubts about this one.

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