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The Miami Dolphins had flashes of greatness with the newfound (and upright) Tua Tagovailoa in the 2023 season; but ultimately, needs a little bit more help and health. This team, given their dire cap situation, needs to get the best value at each draft pick as they possess a wide array of needs. The 2024 NFL Draft is their chance to reload the team with younger and cheaper. Let’s dive in!

Miami Dolphins 2024 Mock Draft

1-21:Troy Fautanu, T/G, Washington

Terron Armstead’s retirement chatter aside, this line needs to tighten up in order for Tua to run this offense efficiently. Fautanu is a dominating force and, not to mention, able to play tackle or slide in at guard. Tua is not an above-average athlete so giving him time to slice up a defense through his talented weapons is where Mike McDaniel’s philosophy begins.

2-53:Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama

Both Bradley Chubb and Jaelen Phillips will be coming off of serious injuries next year so if a guy like Braswell hangs around until pick 53, you take him. His strength at rushing the passer cannot be understated. If you are going to take a shot on loading up at a position, unbeknownst to the future of the current roster, this one surely will not hurt.

5-155: Luke McCaffrey, WR, Rice

After Hill and Waddle, Miami’s pass-catching options have a very sharp drop-off. There isn’t much of a tight Eend room worthy of boasting while their running back situation is there. This is where Luke McCaffrey comes in. Yes, this is the brother of star RB Christian McCaffrey of the 49ers.

LMC is a talented route-runner with a good football IQ. As a former QB, he really understands the depths of the game that not all receivers grasp. He is not wildly speedy, but who needs that when you are lining up with the Cheetah on the field? McCaffrey also has great hands as he only recorded 8 dropped passes on 130 receptions.

6-186: Omar Speights, LB, LSU

Seen as a big sleeper in this year’s draft, Speights notched over 300 tackles at Oregon State BEFORE heading to LSU. Considering his favorable size, he also has an impressive burst out the gates. Would be a welcomed addition to DC Anthony Weaver’s defensive unit. As a believer in malleable defenses, Speights fits the bill.

6-199: Kingsley Eguakun, OC, Florida

If Connor Williams can return from injury (assuming the Dolphins retain him at Center) this would be a nice opportunity to develop Eguaken for a year or two. Eguaken himself missed a lot of the 2023 season at Florida due to an ankle injury so this would give him time to rehab and develop under someone proven and really patchwork his technique in the NFL.

7-239: Jaylon Hutchings, DT, Texas Tech

Hutchings is quite a sizeable force and could come in as a rotational contributor. If Miami retains Christian Wilkins through the franchise tag he would be a fantastic mentor for a playmaker like Hutchings. The combo of his speed, hands, and size would make Weaver a happy man.

My main goal was to mainly focus on the trenches on both sides of the ball. One larger area of need is a reliable tight end, but the way the draft fell there were better players at other positions. This may have to be something acquired through free agency.

#FinsUp nation, what are your thoughts on this draft? What do you see happening in April? Let us know @DraftCountdown on X!

 

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