Yahoo’s alleged sportswriter Eric Edholm published his mock draft today, citing the 3 players the Dolphins should pick with their 3 first-round picks.
You can read it here: https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl-draft-happy-mocktober-6-q-bs-land-in-our-first-2020-mock-134507143.html
No surprise to find Tua on top. No one can fault that pick.
But he goes on to suggest that Dolphins draft a WR next and then a RB.
For many years, I have always said that drafting a WR in the first round is a mistake. Remember Randall Hill and Yatil Green? Okay, never mind those obvious busts. I’m talking about any WR on any team. How many times has a WR made THAT much of a difference?
Can Julian Edleman catch a pass better than Jarvis Landry or Davonne Bess or Calvin Johnson or Randy Moss? No way. The act of catching a ball is inherent, and all WRs have it. WRs are only as good as the QBs throwing to them, and the line who protects the QB starts it all. Besides, I still fee that our WRs currently are our strongest position. I like Preston Williams, and DeVante Parker has improved. Jakeem Grant has had a rough year, but I’m not giving up on him. Albert Wilson is our biggest little threat, and he’s been hurt. I like their size and speed.
Again, how good would Julian Edelman be if he played his entire career with Mark Sanchez or JaMarcus Russell throwing to him? We woulda never heard of Edelman.
IF (big if) we need another WR next year, they are always a dime a dozen on the waiver wire and free agency. Just grab someone. Don’t waste a first-round pick on though. Also…I’m content with our RBs, and I don’t know if grabbing one in the first round is worthwhile. The holes are nonexistent this year, so obviously our RBs are stifled. Coach FloJo made a good move last week by benching Ballage and giving some playing time to Mark Walton.
Let’s see how the RBs of 2019 pan out before we worry about trying someone new in 2020.