Foskey likely would have been a Day 2 pick if he declared for the 2022 NFL Draft, but he has his sights on the 2023 first round. Playing a versatile edge role in Marcus Freeman's scheme, he has the length to stab and soften the edge, relying both on power and range to be disruptive.
The lone running back to appear in this mock draft, Robinson is a special player with the ball in his hands. Not only does he run with power and balance, but his cutting skills and vision make him hard to tackle. The Big 12 had the first running back drafted in the 2022 class and could do the same next year.
Channing Tindall was a huge steal for the Dolphins in this year's third round, but they still need a second linebacker in that same mold. Simpson is big and athletic, with the versatility to make big plays in every phase of the game.
Yet another 2020 five-star. Ringo was impressive in his first year as a starter for the Bulldogs in 2021. He's got 4.3 speed at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds. His pick-six in the National Championship Game sealed the win for Georgia.
The fastest running back in the draft goes to the fastest offense in the NFL. Achane has a 100m personal best of 10.14 seconds, and it shows on the football field. In all, 27 of his 130 carries last season went for 10 or more yards. He's earned elite rushing grades both seasons with the Aggies.
Nelson made an appearance in this space a year ago but he returned to school for another season. It was a smart decision; for as athletic as he is, Nelson's also incredibly raw, but if he puts it all together he'll be in the first-round mix.
If Tua can't make it work next season the Dolphins may look elsewhere. Rattler was in this space 12 months ago and, well, he had a forgettable '21 season at Oklahoma. He's since transferred to South Carolina and if it all clicks for him in Columbia he could be among the first QBs drafted.
The Dolphins have made notable strides to improve the offensive line this offseason but can still find an upgrade at center. Patterson has been a stalwart for the Irish and can help stabilize the center position for the Dolphins.
The Dolphins are committed to Emmanuel Ogbah and have an emerging talent in Jaelan Phillips but NFL teams can never have enough options to play on the edge. Foskey is a balanced defender against the run and pass that would give the Dolphins yet another versatile option.
He started all 14 games for Michigan in 2021 and elected to return after being selected Second-Team All-Big Ten. The former tight end is a legit 6'7″ and while he's maybe a little light for an elite tackle prospect at just over 300lbs, there's a really good chance he packs on another 5-10 lbs of muscle over the next few months.
Sewell is a big, powerful linebacker in the mode of what San Francisco might've picked had they kept this pick, and that works out well for the former 49ers coach leading this Dolphins team. Look for Sewell to have a breakout season with former Georgia Defensive Coordinator Dan Lanning taking over for the Ducks.
It's rare to select a running back in the first round nowadays. But Bijan Robinson is even rarer. A special kind of player with three-down ability, Robinson is the best running back prospect since perhaps Saquon Barkley.
He's dependable and racks up yards after contact with the best of them. Robinson has speed, elusiveness, power, and the ability to take any touch to the house. He does this all while standing at 6'0" and 215 pounds.
Get to know the name Connor Galvin if you don't already. A truly gifted tackle prospect, the praises don't just start at scouts. It starts with offensive line mastermind Eric Mateos. Galvin is a fabulous pass blocker, setting a great anchor and fighting off hands incredibly well.
He's also a road-grader who has improved his skills every single year during his illustrious college career. Back for one final run at Baylor, Galvin would add a valuable weapon to the Dolphins' offensive line that has struggled to find consistency over the years.