Once seen as the team openly tanking this season, the Miami Dolphins have put together some competitive games despite the lack of talent available to them. They are sitting at 2-9 overall, with tiebreakers having them slated for the No. 4 pick.
However, due to a number of forward-looking trades, the Dolphins currently possess three picks in the first round and two in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Here are the three players they should target with some of those picks.
1. Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
If the Dolphins aren't able to find their quarterback first, then taking someone who can protect an incoming one should be a top priority, especially after trading starting left tackle Laremy Tunsil to the Texans earlier this year. Wirfs has been projected all over the first round, but he's a player Miami should be aggressive in going after. He is a massive human, at 6 foot 5 inches, 322 pounds, and has the versatility to play both tackle spots. This gives them a reliable blocker in both the pass and run game, and it allows Miami the flexibility to shuffle the line or get the best available talent on either end in free agency.
2. CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
With holes all over the roster, the Dolphins will need to address both sides of the ball in this draft. Looking to the defensive backfield with this talented Florida product, we have cornerback CJ Henderson. Henderson excels in coverage and possesses great athleticism to play with any receiver, despite only being 6 foot 1 inch and 202 pounds. He would be able to play opposite talented cornerback Xavien Howard, and provide Miami some much-needed depth, with Howard seemingly always banged up.
3. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
While Tua Tagovailoa's injury may have him dropping from the top spot (or even the first round), he is still a premier prospect at the position. It is unknown how long his injury will keep him out, but early reports suggest he could miss the entire 2020 season recovering. Although, when healthy, aside from physical skills, which he possesses a lot of, there may not be a player with more hype around him in this draft. If the Dolphins are able to get Tua later in the first round, or in the early part of the second round, he might be worth the wait and a good value pick, even if they have to wait an extra year to see him on the field.
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