The regular season is over for most of the teams in the NFL. The Dolphins are one of those teams who will not be playing in the postseason, so it is time to turn their attention towards scouting for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Luke Easterling of Draft Wire recently released a four-round mock draft for all 32 NFL teams. With the Dolphins first round pick, Easterling has the Dolphins selecting some help on the defensive side of the ball.
This defensive line needs help across the board, so this pick is about finding the best value and fit. Simmons is one of the most disruptive defenders in the nation, and he did it against some of college football’s best competition in the SEC. Off-field questions will loom large for Simmons throughout the process, but he’s talented enough to get top-10 consideration.
The Dolphins clearly need help on their defensive line as they gave up 145.3 rushing yards per game, which was next to last in the league. They also recorded only 31 sacks on the season, which was the 29th best in the league.
In 13 games, Simmons recorded 63 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and two sacks for the Bulldogs. Although Simmons would help the Dolphins defensive line, the team will definitely be in the market for a quarterback.
It is unlikely Ryan Tannehill will return to the Dolphins roster in 2019. After inconsistent play and injuries throughout the years, the Dolphins will probably try to trade Tannehill before releasing him.
Here are the other three players who Easterling has the Dolphins picking in the second through the fourth round.
Second round: Dexter Lawrence | DL | Clemson
Third round: Anthony Johnson | WR | Buffalo
Fourth round: Nate Herbig | OL | Stanford