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Quarterbacks the Dolphins Should Target in 2021 NFL Draft

Jason Schandl
Three quarterbacks the Miami Dolphins should target in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Three quarterbacks the Miami Dolphins should target in the 2020 NFL Draft. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images
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Miami Dolphins fans knew the team was taking a bit of a gamble when they drafted Tua Tagovailoa in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Of course, that gamble was supposed to be about his health, not about his abilities. His 10 games played as a rookie have made it clear that he's not nearly the surefire franchise quarterback he was touted as in the pre-draft process, health concerns or not.

With that in mind, here are three quarterbacks the Dolphins should be targeting the 2021 NFL Draft to compete with Tua as the team's potential franchise QB.

1. Kyle Trask, Florida

The Miami Dolphins should target Kyle Trask in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Miami Dolphins should target Kyle Trask in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images

This year's draft class is absolutely loaded at QB, and that means Kyle Trask may very well be available when the Dolphins are up with the Houston Texans' pick early in the second round. Making two first-round picks at other positions would make taking a quarterback early in the second round much easier to justify, and it doesn't hurt that Trask is such a promising talent, either. Trask led the NCAA in both passing yards (4,283) and touchdowns (43) as a senior, and that wasn't just because he threw so often. His 10.9 adjusted yards per pass attempt ranked No. 8 in the nation, beating out both Justin Fields (10.7) and Trevor Lawrence (10.2).

2. Justin Fields, Ohio State

The Dolphins could draft Justin Fields if he falls to their first pick.
The Dolphins could draft Justin Fields if he falls to their first pick. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Dolphins have the Houston Texans' first-round pick, and that could be as high as No. 3 overall. They may not want to use a top-five selection on a QB in back-to-back drafts, but it would be hard to resist if Justin Fields fell. He'll likely be gone at No. 2 to the New York Jets, but Penei Sewell is a wild card who could end up going No. 2 if the Jets don't love Fields and/or end up trading down. Fields showed just how good he is against Clemson, slinging 6 touchdowns as an underdog in one of the biggest games of his career.

3. Jamie Newman, Georgia

Jamie Newman could be a 2021 NFL Draft target for the miami Dolphins.
Jamie Newman could be a 2021 NFL Draft target for the miami Dolphins. / Adam Hunger/Getty Images

Jamie Newman opted out of the 2020 season after playing for Wake Forest in 2019, but he's still an exciting prospect. His ability to throw the deep ball is something Tua hasn't shown at the NFL level, and that makes him an interesting fit in Miami. Ryan Fitzpatrick's ability to push the ball downfield seemed to be what kept getting him back into the lineup after being benched for Tua initially. In 2019, Newman's 26 touchdowns were tied for 25th in the NCAA despite the fact that his 361 pass attempts ranked just 49th. He's not nearly as exciting a prospect as the first two names on the list, but he's also going to cost significantly less draft capital.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. 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 his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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