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Todd McShay Makes Surprise Pick for Dolphins in First 2021 NFL Mock Draft

Jason Schandl
The Miami Dolphins' projected draft pick Todd McShay's latest NFL mock draft is a big surprise.
The Miami Dolphins' projected draft pick Todd McShay's latest NFL mock draft is a big surprise. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

For 18 of the 32 NFL teams, the 2020 season has come to an end. That doesn't mean it's time for a break, however, as teams are already turning their attention to the offseason ahead.

One of the most impactful events of the offseason is the NFL Draft, and naturally analysis on this year's draft has already started.

ESPN expert Todd McShay has also released his first 2021 NFL mock draft, and it includes a shocking pick at No. 3 overall for the Miami Dolphins.

Miami Dolphins Mock Draft

McShay has the Miami Dolphins spending the No. 3 overall pick on Alabama wide receiver and 2020 Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith.

The shock here is just how high Smith is skyrocketing up draft boards.

It's no secret that he's an elite talent. He broke out with 14 touchdowns and 1,256 yards on 68 receptions in 2019, and he improved on that with 105 receptions, 1,641 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2020. He also still has one more game to add to those totals when he takes on Ohio State in the National Championship on Monday.

Add a receiver is something the Dolphins are expected to do this offseason, but using their top pick in the draft to do so would be surprising.

Penei Sewell is being widely projected as the top non-QB in this year's draft class, which has him going No. 3 to Miami in plenty of Mock Drafts. Some even think Miami could draft a QB if someone like Justin Fields falls to them.

If the Dolphins reunite Smith with Tua Tagovailoa, expectations will be sky-high for Tua in 2021.

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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.