Miami Dolphins Mock Draft:
About the Pick: Keenan Allen has some injury concerns, but if they check out he’s the best receiver in this class. He’s got a great combination of size and speed, and has the potential to develop into a number 1 receiver in the NFL. In addition to his natural abilities, Allen is a pretty smooth route runner with good hands. He should hear his name called in the first half of the first round, and should pay immediate dividends to whatever team drafts him.
Steve’s Take: The Dolphins lack any significant weapons on offense, making it tough to establish a young quarterback like Ryan Tannehill. They have a chance to land the top receiver in the draft, which would be a major addition to this team. Allen and Tannehill could grow together in future years, giving them a nice foundation.
With an extra pick in both the 2nd and 3rd round the Dolphins are in an excellent position to improve their team this year. A lot will depend on what happens with them in free agency where they have over $30 million in cap room. If Jake Long is allowed to leave this could drastically change their outlook. As it stands even if they retain Brian Hartline, wide receiver is a major positional need for the Dolphins. Look for them to draft at least two receivers in the top 4 rounds. After that rebuilding their defense should take a precedence, with a focus on the defensive line, that is weak outside of star Cameron Wake.