2020 NFL Draft | Mock Draft Roundup 3.0

The scouting combine ended two weeks ago, and what happened in Indianapolis during that final week of February didn't have much of an impact on what analysts think the Dolphins will do in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft.

As was the case before, draft analysts overwhelmingly expect the Dolphins to select a quarterback with their first of three first-round selections, and the positions of choice for the other two first-round picks remain any combination of defensive edge players, offensive tackle and running back.

Of the 23 recent national mock drafts surveyed, 20 had the Dolphins taking a quarterback with their first pick and Tua Tagovailoa got three-quarters of those projections with 15, with Justin Herbert getting the other five.

Four mock drafts had the Dolphins trading the fifth overall pick, three of them to move up to select Tagovailoa (twice) or Herbert, but the most eye-catching scenario was presented by Will Brinson of CBS Sports. Though he did say he didn't think it eventually would happen, Brinson threw out the possibility of the Dolphins acquiring impending Dallas Cowboys free agent Dak Prescott for the fifth and 18th overall selections.

At number 18, the players receiving the most mentions was LSU edge defender K'Lavon Chaisson, following by Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson and Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones.

Jones also was mentioned four times as the projected pick at number 26, and his seven overall mentions tied him for third with Chaisson as the prospect most linked to the Dolphins in those 23 mock drafts. Tagovailoa led the way with his 15 mentions and Georgia running back D'Andre Swift was projected to the Dolphins eight times, once at 18 and seven times at 26.

The one other player connected to the Dolphins more than twice in this most recent mock draft roundup was USC tackle Austin Jackson, who was projected as the 18th pick twice and as the 26th pick three times.

Here's the rundown of those 23 national mock drafts, along with comments that accompanied their Dolphins picks.

Dane Brugler, The Athletic

5. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

The Dolphins have done a nice job keeping their intentions close to the vest so far — some around the league believe they will go with Tua while others think it will be Herbert and then others think they will ride Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen in 2020, addressing the quarterback situation in the 2021 NFL Draft.

18. K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

The Dolphins don't have a pass rusher on the roster who threatens opposing offenses and it is a good bet they will look to change that via the draft. Chaisson screams off the edge with speed and energy, which allows him to convert his momentum to power or close the gap when chasing.

26. Josh Jones, T, Houston

In the most top-heavy offensive tackle class in a long time, it would be a surprise if the Dolphins don't draft one of them in the first round. With five offensive line coaches over his career at Houston, Jones was somewhat of a late bloomer, but he has NFL starting traits.

Eric Edholm, Yahoo Sports

5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

The reports of Tagovailoa getting weird vibes in his Dolphins interview at the combine were interesting, but the more we checked with some people who would know, the feeling we got is that the team seems to be operating that way with other prospects, too. If the Dolphins feel good about Tagovailoa's health, he is a strong possibility for Miami.

18. K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

If the Dolphins don't have to move up for Tagovailoa, perhaps they could slide up from this pick into the top 10 — maybe ahead of the Browns and Jets — to draft one of the top OT prospects. If not, pass rusher looms as a major need. We could see the Dolphins liking Chaisson in a Jamie Collins-ish role, something this Patriots-steeped staff could unleash effectively.

26. Josh Jones, T, Houston

Jones is a tease as a prospect, displaying clear first-round traits at times but seldom dominating. There's still a lot to like about him, and Jones could be a nice piece to a Dolphins unit in need of work at both tackle spots.

Todd McShay, ESPN

5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

When he's right, Tagovailoa is special. He has incredible accuracy and some twitch to him. I love the way he reads a defense. The question is whether the Dolphins feel comfortable with Tagovailoa's injury history and durability. I said recently that if I were promised 10 years of good health for both, I'd take Tua over Burrow. He's that good. And with Ryan Fitzpatrick still in town, Tagovailoa could be afforded a nice adjustment period to the NFL.

18. C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

After getting their coveted quarterback earlier, the Dolphins bring in a talented cornerback to line up opposite Xavien Howard. While Nik Needham and Eric Rowe teamed up for 20 passes defended and three interceptions in 2019, Miami needs a smooth, athletic corner such as Henderson. He posted a 4.39 in the 40 and has good ball skills.

26. Josh Jones, T, Houston

Having three first-round picks allows a rebuilding team to work on multiple areas. So with Tagovailoa tagged as the quarterback of the future and Henderson helping out the defense, the Dolphins can bring in the big 6-5, 319-pound Jones to shore up an offensive line that tied for the most sacks allowed last season (58).

Chad Reuter, NFL.com

4. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon (projected trade with Giants)

Miami needs a quarterback. Herbert's starter-caliber arm and mobility impressed scouts at the combine. Moving up one spot to hold off other potential Herbert suitors is not an unusual move — the Bears made that move a few years ago to land Mitchell Trubisky.

18. Austin Jackson, T, USC

Jackson fills the hole at left tackle that was created when the Dolphins shipped Laremy Tunsil to the Texans before last season.

26. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

The Dolphins invest one of the picks they received in the Laremy Tunsil trade in Taylor, who ran a blistering 4.39-second 40-yard dash at 226 pounds and caught the ball extremely well in combine drills.

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com

5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

If Tua's medical reports continue to come back clean, he won't get out of the top five.

18. Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

The Dolphins have needs everywhere, but it would be fun to watch Ruggs reunite with Tua to ignite a stagnant offense.

26. Austin Jackson, T, USC

The Dolphins can't leave the first round without addressing the offensive line. Jackson is well liked around the league.

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com

5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

The Dolphins need a young QB1 to build around. Despite Tagovailoa's injury history, he is the most talented quarterback prospect in the class.

18. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Brian Flores could use another long, rangy athlete to match up with big-bodied WR1s around the league.

26. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

Swift would add some pop to the Dolphins' RB room. He's a true three-down back, possessing explosive skills as both a runner and receiver.

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports

5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Another week, same pick. At the end of the day, the sky is the limit for Tua -- assuming he's healthy, and we may not have a definitive answer for months.

18. K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

With the QB position taken care of above, Miami lands an explosive edge rusher here. Chaisson needs to add weight, but he plays much stronger than he looks and can be a constant threat in the backfield.

26. Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

Raekwon McMillan and Sam Eguavoen both have one year left on their current deals and Jerome Baker's contract expires in two years. None rated better than average, according to Pro Football Focus' grades, and Murray, who has sideline-to-sideline speed and can take over games in the middle of the field, would give the Dolphins a much needed playmaker on defense.

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports

5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Major developments at the combine drastically helped the Dolphins in their pursuit of simply staying put at No. 5 and picking Tagovailoa.

18. Jedrick Wills Jr., T, Alabama

This would be the logical pick for Miami after going Tagovailoa at No. 5 overall. Wills protected Tua's blind side at Alabama and demonstrated springy athleticism for the position at the combine.

26. A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa

The Dolphins are perfectly fine ending Epenesa's slide — precipitated by the combine — here. He's NFL strong with defensive end/defensive tackle versatility.

R.J. White, CBS Sports

5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

The Dolphins land their guy at quarterback, and hopefully he won't be rushed into the lineup before he's ready, as Miami has a lot of work to do to build a competitive roster.

21. Josh Jones, T, Houston (projected trade-down with the Eagles, with the Dolphins getting a 4th-round pick)

The Dolphins added their QB of the future earlier, and after landing an extra fourth-rounder to add more young talent to the roster, they get a potential left tackle of the future to block for Tua if Jones reaches his massive ceiling.

26. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

How bad was the Miami run game last year? The Dolphins' leading rusher was Ryan Fitzpatrick. The guy with the most carries averaged just 1.8 yards per rush. While there are other more important positions on the roster, there's no denying a talent like Swift can help their offense.

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports

3. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama (projected trade with Detroit)

The Dolphins need to get their quarterback of the future and it looks like Tagovailoa has made big strides in terms of his health. So the Dolphins go get him.

18. Josh Jones, T, Houston

They have to get a left tackle after trading Laremy Tunsil to the Texans last year. Jones is an athletic player who should be a long-time starter.

26. Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama

After addressing offense with the first two picks, it makes sense to take a pass rusher in this spot.

Will Brinson, CBS Sports

5. Traded to Dallas with 18 for QB Dak Prescott

If Miami is willing to give up No. 5 and No. 18, the Cowboys pull the trigger and go sign a free agent. If you're Miami, you do that right? Two picks — probably less than the cost of getting Tua in a trade up — and you land Dak. You can hand him $40 million and get down to the business of building out your roster. I know the new "Moneyball" is having a QB on a rookie deal, but it's way more important to have a good quarterback.

26. Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame

Good news: You got Dak! Bad news: you only got one player in the first round of the draft now. At least he's talented!

Tyler Roman, NBCsports.com

5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

I know this is a controversial pick right now considering his recent serious hip injury, but if all his medicals check out, he's a top 5 pick. This selection also has to do with the fact that Joe Burrow and Tua are way above the next batch of QBs in this draft. Tagovailoa is one of the best QB prospects in recent memory due to his anticipation, deep ball, and pocket movement skills. 

18. Andrew Thomas, T, Georgia

The Dolphins need a new left tackle to protect their new franchise quarterback, so they with the UGA product at No. 18. Thomas can be a plug and play starter for the next 5-10 years at left tackle.

26. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

The Dolphins get their new QB a new weapon in this Georgia running back. D'Andre Swift is a dynamic player who could be Miami's most talented rusher since Ricky Williams. He's a gifted one-cut runner who is also a real threat as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. Swift will be a nice piece added to an already up-and-coming young offense.

Charlie Campbell, Walterfootball.com

5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

The Dolphins take their future franchise quarterback. If the medical reports come back with positive news on Tagovailoa, I could see Miami taking him over Justin Herbert. If it weren't for his dislocated hip and durability concerns, Tagovailoa would be a lock as a high first-round pick.

18. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Sources say Miami is high on Alabama offensive tackle Jedrick Wills, but they will have to move up from this pick to get him. If they miss out on the tackles, they could grab an upgrade at safety because they traded away Minkah Fitzpatrick and Reshad Jones could be a cap casualty.

26. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

The Dolphins grab a feature back for their offense. Miami really struggled to run in 2019 and needs more talent in the backfield along with a better offensive line. Swift has a good build to him with a surprising burst to hit the hole and accelerate downfield. He has a lot of upside and enters the NFL without much wear-and-tear due to the Georgia backfield platoon.

Walter Cherepinsky, Walter Football

3. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama (projected trade with Detroit)

I've had the Dolphins trading up with the Redskins for several weeks, but I've decided to change their partner to Detroit. It makes sense for them to make a move, as they can still obtain their top targets at No. 5 overall.

18. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

The Dolphins need to add tons of talent around their new quarterback to give him a fighting chance. They have so many holes on offense that almost every position makes sense. D'Andre Swift might be the best offensive player on the board. Swift lives up to his name concerning that attribute, but vision is his best strength.

26. Austin Jackson, T, USC

The Dolphins addressed their offense with their first two selections. Here's a third pick for the offense, as the blocking desperately needs to be upgraded. Austin Jackson is a terrific athlete with quick feet and superb agility.

Dan Kadar, SB Nation

5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Tagovailoa got positive news about his health, but there still has to be some trepidation, especially considering Oregon's Justin Herbert is a likely top-10 pick. Then again, the last time the Dolphins passed on a quarterback because of injury concerns, it ended up being Drew Brees.

18. K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

You've heard it plenty of times this offseason: The Dolphins were the worst team in the NFL at sacking the quarterback last season, totaling just 23. By comparison, Shaq Barrett alone had 19.5 for the Buccaneers. Chaisson can rush standing up or with his hand down, and give head coach Brian Flores someone who can finally cause some havoc in the backfield.

26. Austin Jackson, T, USC

The Dolphins can make a big leap if they come out of the first round this year with a starting quarterback and a starting left tackle. Jackson was considered a potential top-10 pick before the season, so there's plenty of talent there.

Nate Davis, USA Today

5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

It sounds like his surgically repaired hip is on track. If not for the injury, he might very well be regarded as this draft's jewel. No matter how rosy his prognosis might be, the Fins wouldn't have to rush Tagovailoa into action even as they employ their haul of draft picks to improve the roster elsewhere.

18. Andrew Thomas, T, Georgia

If you buy into the assumption they'll target Tagovailoa first, step two should be fortifying the protection for him – or whoever is taking the snaps here. Addressing the O-line would also bolster the league's least effective run game in 2019.

26. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

Ryan Fitzpatrick led Miami with 243 rushing yards in 2019. Probably enough said, but Swift – widely regarded as the draft's top back – would be a steal here in any circumstance.

Luke Easterling, Touchdown Wire

5. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

Interestingly enough, Miami might be just fine with the Chargers leap-frogging them, as they end up with the passer that some in the building have been targeting for over a year. It was just a year ago when reports out of Miami were that Dolphins' owner Stephen Ross was interested in two quarterbacks: Tagovailoa and Herbert. 

Now, with both an option for the Dolphins in this year's draft, many have linked Miami to Tagovailoa. But the decision to hire Chan Gailey as their offensive coordinator does give them a potential schematic fit with both quarterbacks.

18. K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

This is an interesting EDGE class, but something Chaisson said in Indianapolis has me thinking that he will be on the radar of Dolphins head coach Brian Flores. When addressing the media Chaisson said, "I'm the most valuable player in this draft. When you hire someone, do you want someone that speaks one language or three languages? I can speak three…rush the passer, drop in coverage, and I can play the run." Flores will love how he can use Chaisson in a variety of roles, and he is a good fit for how Miami wants to mold their defense. Think of him as potentially in a Kyle Van Noy mold, who spends most of his time on the edge but can be used in coverage as well.

26. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

After trading Laremy Tunsil to the Texans a year ago, the Dolphins acquired Houston's first-round selection, which is the 26th overall selection. They could use that pick here and address offensive line, with both Ezra Cleveland and Josh Jones on the board. But with a pick coming up early in the second round they can still address offensive line, while addressing another need created via a trade last season.

Vinnie Iyer, The Sporting News

5. Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

The Dolphins have been attached to Tua Tagovailoa, but with some other QB options developing, they might not be aggressive in going after him. Should Isaiah Simmons be off the board at this point, Okudah would make for a sneaky-good pairing with Xavien Howard on the back end of the defense. Okudah, an elite ball hawk at 6-1, 205 pounds, has the build to handle receivers of all sizes. He is fluid and quick enough with great recovery skills in coverage to develop into a shutdown type with his strengths showing up in press man.

18. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

With three picks in the first round, the Dolphins can wait for a high-ceiling QB without having to reach. Love (6-4, 224 pounds) didn't waste his opportunity at the Senior Bowl. He has terrific size and immense physical skills, including a big arm, and his athleticism bodes well if his accuracy, decision-making and footwork can become cleaner with good NFL coaching.

26. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

The Dolphins can finish their first-round haul by adding a running back. Given their lack of feature options, it's worth using a high pick on the position. Swift (5-8, 212 pounds) is capable of both getting the tough yards inside and breaking free for big plays in the open field. He also flashed as a receiver for the Bulldogs and can excel in the screen game.

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated

5. Jedrick Wills Jr., T, Alabama

A two-year starter at right tackle for Alabama, Wills is a dominant run blocker and his outstanding movement skills should allow him to play either tackle spot for the OL-needy Dolphins.

18. C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Critics will be quick to point to Henderson's inconsistency as a tackler, but the former Gator's impressive combination of size, length, speed and fluid movement makes him a potential shutdown corner at the next level. The duo of Xavien Howard and Henderson would give the Dolphins one of the league's better young outside cornerback tandems.

26. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

Miami has holes all across their roster and can go in a number of directions here, but they had the league's worst rushing attack in 2019. Upgrading the offensive line is necessary as well (see No. 5), but Swift is an elusive runner with great burst. As an accomplished receiver (73 career receptions at Georgia), he offers the upside to be a three-down back for the Dolphins.

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report

5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

When healthy, Tagovailoa is a special passer with awesome touch, accuracy, field vision and mobility. He's a little bit of Drew Brees with a little bit of Russell Wilson mixed in. The NFL will go wild for that type of quarterback as long as his medicals from two ankle injuries and a dislocated hip in the last two seasons come back clean.

18. Austin Jackson, T, USC

After grabbing quarterback Tua Tagovailoa at No. 5 overall, the Dolphins must focus on protecting him after trading left tackle Laremy Tunsil to the Houston Texans for a collection of draft picks prior to the 2019 season. Luckily enough, USC's Austin Jackson is on the board and ready to slide into a left tackle job after holding it down for the Trojans.

26. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

D'Andre Swift is fast, smart, soft-handed as a receiver and shows exceptional burst in the open field. He was a tad banged up by the end of the Georgia season but healthy enough to turn heads with his positional drills and workouts at the combine. Dolphins fans will argue that with so many draft choices, it's better to wait on a running back. My argument is that with so many choices, it's OK to draft the best back in the class at No. 26 overall.

Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus

5. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

Miami doesn't have to go QB if Tua is off the board. That being said, Herbert has unsurprisingly aced the pre-draft process and admittedly offers a ton of clay to mold at the next level. An underrated aspect of his game is that he can legitimately add to any run game in the NFL — similar to what Josh Allen has done in Buffalo. Herbert ran a 4.68 40 in Indy and had excellent jumps (35.5-inch vertical and 10-foot-3 broad jump).

18. C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Henderson has all the traits of a high-level man corner at 6-foot-1, 204 pounds with 31⅝-inch arms along with a 4.39 40. He goes to the third man-heaviest team in the NFL from a season ago. Henderson can be a building-block type alongside Xavien Howard at a valuable position.

26. A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa

Epenesa's 5.04 40-yard dash is obviously ugly on its face, but he's closer to a DeForest Buckner-type defensive end (5.05) in the way he wins than he is a Myles Garrett (4.64). Epenesa's excellent hand usage and versatility make him a perfect fit for Brian Flores' scheme.

Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network

5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

The Miami Dolphins' patience pays off and they get to sit tight and make their pick of the remaining quarterbacks. There's been push that perhaps Herbert or Love is an appealing alternative to Tagovailoa, and I believe the team likes all three quarterbacks for what they are. But at this point there's been too much pushback from those in the know regarding Miami's plans involving anyone else. Hence he's the pick here.

18. K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

Miami is probably pretty bummed to not see one of the big four offensive tackles here as the team looks to build out for the future around their new franchise quarterback, but I have a feeling Brian Flores will be pretty pleased with the idea of tacking K'Lavon Chaisson's versatility into his front seven. The Dolphins were among the worst at rushing the passer in 2019. This is a feature player they can move around and create lapses in pass protection with.

26. Josh Jones, T, Houston

The Dolphins kick-start the next run on offensive tackles by nabbing the raw but gifted Josh Jones to cap off their trifecta of first-round picks. Jones may be a year away from adding the needed technique to his game, but that works out well considering the Dolphins are likely to redshirt Tagovailoa in this scenario anyway.

Trevor Sikkema, The Draft Network

5. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

I know Miami Dolphins fans have been in on Tua Tagovailoa since the middle of the college football season — some even earlier than that — but the reality is the rumors of Miami potentially having more interest in Justin Herbert than Tagovailoa has legs. Over the course of the Senior Bowl and the combine, Herbert has put his leadership questions to rest and seems to have passed every test teams have given him.

21. Josh Jones, T, Houston (projected trade-down with Eagles)

With no sweet-spot offensive tackles or pass rushers left on the board, I have the Dolphins trading back a few spots to pick up an extra fourth-round pick and still get the offensive tackle they want. Jones is a smooth mover with a high upside.

26. Zack Baun, EDGE, Wisconsin

Zack Baun didn't have much chatter around his combine performance because we were too busy freaking out about other players. But while we were, Baun was quietly having a great weekend with a 4.65-second 40-yard dash and 7-second 3-cone drill.

Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus

5. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

Miami doesn't have to go QB if Tua is off the board. That being said, Herbert has unsurprisingly aced the pre-draft process and admittedly offers a ton of clay to mold at the next level. An underrated aspect of his game is that he can legitimately add to any run game in the NFL — similar to what Josh Allen has done in Buffalo. Herbert ran a 4.68 40 in Indy and had excellent jumps (35.5-inch vertical and 10-foot-3 broad jump).

18. C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Henderson has all the traits of a high-level man corner at 6-foot-1, 204 pounds with 31⅝-inch arms along with a 4.39 40. He goes to the third man-heaviest team in the NFL from a season ago. Henderson can be a building-block type alongside Xavien Howard at a valuable position.

26. A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa

Epenesa's 5.04 40-yard dash is obviously ugly on its face, but he's closer to a DeForest Buckner-type defensive end (5.05) in the way he wins than he is a Myles Garrett (4.64). Epenesa's excellent hand usage and versatility make him a perfect fit for Brian Flores' scheme.

Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network

5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

The Miami Dolphins' patience pays off and they get to sit tight and make their pick of the remaining quarterbacks. There's been push that perhaps Herbert or Love is an appealing alternative to Tagovailoa, and I believe the team likes all three quarterbacks for what they are. But at this point there's been too much pushback from those in the know regarding Miami's plans involving anyone else. Hence he's the pick here.

18. K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

Miami is probably pretty bummed to not see one of the big four offensive tackles here as the team looks to build out for the future around their new franchise quarterback, but I have a feeling Brian Flores will be pretty pleased with the idea of tacking K'Lavon Chaisson's versatility into his front seven. The Dolphins were among the worst at rushing the passer in 2019. This is a feature player they can move around and create lapses in pass protection with.

26. Josh Jones, T, Houston

The Dolphins kick-start the next run on offensive tackles by nabbing the raw but gifted Josh Jones to cap off their trifecta of first-round picks. Jones may be a year away from adding the needed technique to his game, but that works out well considering the Dolphins are likely to redshirt Tagovailoa in this scenario anyway.

Trevor Sikkema, The Draft Network

5. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

I know Miami Dolphins fans have been in on Tua Tagovailoa since the middle of the college football season — some even earlier than that — but the reality is the rumors of Miami potentially having more interest in Justin Herbert than Tagovailoa has legs. Over the course of the Senior Bowl and the combine, Herbert has put his leadership questions to rest and seems to have passed every test teams have given him.

21. Josh Jones, T, Houston (projected trade-down with Eagles)

With no sweet-spot offensive tackles or pass rushers left on the board, I have the Dolphins trading back a few spots to pick up an extra fourth-round pick and still get the offensive tackle they want. Jones is a smooth mover with a high upside.

26. Zack Baun, EDGE, Wisconsin

Zack Baun didn't have much chatter around his combine performance because we were too busy freaking out about other players. But while we were, Baun was quietly having a great weekend with a 4.65-second 40-yard dash and 7-second 3-cone drill.

Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network

5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

The Miami Dolphins' patience pays off and they get to sit tight and make their pick of the remaining quarterbacks. There's been push that perhaps Herbert or Love is an appealing alternative to Tagovailoa, and I believe the team likes all three quarterbacks for what they are. But at this point there's been too much pushback from those in the know regarding Miami's plans involving anyone else. Hence he's the pick here.

18. K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

Miami is probably pretty bummed to not see one of the big four offensive tackles here as the team looks to build out for the future around their new franchise quarterback, but I have a feeling Brian Flores will be pretty pleased with the idea of tacking K'Lavon Chaisson's versatility into his front seven. The Dolphins were among the worst at rushing the passer in 2019. This is a feature player they can move around and create lapses in pass protection with.

26. Josh Jones, T, Houston

The Dolphins kick-start the next run on offensive tackles by nabbing the raw but gifted Josh Jones to cap off their trifecta of first-round picks. Jones may be a year away from adding the needed technique to his game, but that works out well considering the Dolphins are likely to redshirt Tagovailoa in this scenario anyway.

Trevor Sikkema, The Draft Network

5. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

I know Miami Dolphins fans have been in on Tua Tagovailoa since the middle of the college football season — some even earlier than that — but the reality is the rumors of Miami potentially having more interest in Justin Herbert than Tagovailoa has legs. Over the course of the Senior Bowl and the combine, Herbert has put his leadership questions to rest and seems to have passed every test teams have given him.

21. Josh Jones, T, Houston (projected trade-down with Eagles)

With no sweet-spot offensive tackles or pass rushers left on the board, I have the Dolphins trading back a few spots to pick up an extra fourth-round pick and still get the offensive tackle they want. Jones is a smooth mover with a high upside.

26. Zack Baun, EDGE, Wisconsin

Zack Baun didn't have much chatter around his combine performance because we were too busy freaking out about other players. But while we were, Baun was quietly having a great weekend with a 4.65-second 40-yard dash and 7-second 3-cone drill.

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