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Miami Dolphins draft review

Miami Dolphins draft review

1 (13). Christian Wilkins, DT: 6-3, 315, Clemson

3 (78). Michael Deiter, OG: 6-5, 309, Wisconsin

5 (151). Andrew Van Ginkel, OLB: 6-4, 241, Wisconsin

6 (202). Isaiah Prince, OT: 6-7, 305, Ohio State

7 (233). Chandler Cox, RB/FB: 6-0, 238, Auburn

7 (234). Myles Gaskin, RB: 5-9, 205, Washington

Grade: B-
This relatively small haul belies some hidden bonuses. Miami turned the 48th and 116th overall picks into quarterback Josh Rosen plus the 202nd pick, and 2020 second- and fifth-round picks via trades. Rosen has star potential, but if he struggles, the Dolphins added capital to target a QB next year. The rest of the class is just OK, though Gaskin could be a late-round gem.

Best pick: He might be a hair below elite, but Wilkins does so many things well, from disrupting in the run game to getting after quarterbacks with both quickness and power. He also has top-notch character and will be a great tone-setter for new head coach Brian Flores.

Upside pick: We’re cheating a bit here, but the acquisition of Rosen is easily the highest-upside move Miami made during the draft. His numbers were poor in Arizona, but he bore a heavier burden than any of the league’s other rookie QBs and looked like a 10-year veteran at times.

–Field Level Media

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