The Dolphins have a giant resolution to make with the No. 3 decide within the 2021 NFL Draft. Listed below are three gamers that might be poor choices.
The 2020 regular-season didn’t finish within the playoff berth the Dolphins so desperately lined, however the future continues to be shiny in South Florida. The group’s prospects are considerably improved with their possession of the No. 3 general decide on this yr’s draft because of a lopsided commerce with the Houston Texans.
The Dolphins can’t afford to swing and miss with such a premium asset. They must land a participant able to beginning for them instantly and turning right into a star in comparatively brief order. It’s time for Miami to take a significant step ahead in direction of turning into a menace to the Payments within the AFC East.
Choosing the incorrect participant might doom the Dolphins to mediocrity for the foreseeable future. As such, Miami should keep away from the next three prospects.
3. Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
Sewell deserves to be a top-3 decide because the consensus No. 1 left sort out on this yr’s draft class. The explanations the Dolphins ought to cross on him is as a result of they should give final yr’s first spherical choice Austin Jackson extra time to develop on the place.
It’s simple to see why Miami is perhaps tempted to pick Sewell and swing Jackson over to the precise facet. Keep in mind, Tua Tagovailoa’s standing as a southpaw makes the precise sort out simply as necessary for the Dolphins. The presence of Robert Hunt at that spot of the road already offers Miami a younger participant value growing.
Sewell could go as excessive as No. 2 which might take away the temptation for Miami. If he does fall to No. 3 it’s doable the Dolphins will obtain a pretty commerce supply for the rights to amass him. Capitalizing on Sewell falling through commerce is a terrific plan for the Dolphins. Stopping his slide by doubling down on one other excessive draft decide at sort out is a recipe for catastrophe.