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3 Players Dolphins Can Target in NFL Draft to Build Around Tua Tagovailoa

Max Staley
Three players the Miami Dolphins can target in 2021 NFL Draft to build around Tua Tagovailoa.
Three players the Miami Dolphins can target in 2021 NFL Draft to build around Tua Tagovailoa. / Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images
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The Miami Dolphins have been the busiest team in the league today. After trading down to the No. 12 overall pick with the San Francisco 49ers, and picking up a boatload of draft capital in the process, Miami moved back up to No. 6 with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Reading the tea leaves here, these moves seem to signal that the Dolphins are set with Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback. But they're also looking for a high-level position player to help develop their young passer.

Here are three players Miami can target at No. 6 to help build around Tua Tagovialoa.

3. Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida Gators

These moves were brilliant on a lot of levels for the Dolphins. But one underrated result of these trades is that Miami has all but guaranteed the first three (and perhaps even four) picks in this draft are all quarterbacks. That means an absolute stud will be available for the Dolphins at No. 6. Kyle Pitts is one of those guys, and he'd be an excellent fit in Miami. Pitts could work as a replacement for the talented Mike Gesicki, who is scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the year. Or, Pitts could form long-term dynamic duo with the Penn State product. Either way, young QBs love having safety blankets at TE, and the 20-year-old athletic freak would make life a whole lot easier for Tua moving forward.

2. Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon Ducks

Penei Sewell is generally believed to be a generational talent at left tackle. That's obviously appealing to the Dolphins, who need some upgrades at the position. Sewell may not fall past the similarly tackle-needy Bengals, but it's not insane to think Cincinnati could target a skill-position player or another tackle like Rashawn Slater. If he falls to No. 6, Miami would have a really tough time passing up the Oregon product.

1. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU Tigers

Ja'Marr Chase is generally viewed as the best wide receiver in this class, despite not playing in the 2020 season. Chase was just 19 years old when he lit the college football world on fire in 2019, recording 84 receptions for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns en route to a National Championship and Biletnikoff Award. Signing Will Fuller to a one-year deal should not prevent Miami from targeting a receiver. And adding Chase to this group could be deadly. Tagovailoa had to contend with a lackluster skill-position group last year, but if Miami lands a talent like Chase (or a similarly talented WR), the Dolphins would suddenly have one of the best WR trios in the league with Chase, Fuller and DeVante Parker. Those three are also different types of receivers who should complement each other quite well. That's a good way to help out a developing young passer.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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