Best pick: Christian Wilkins (DT, Clemson)
Questionable pick: Andrew Van Ginkel (LB, Wisconsin)
Sleeper pick: Isaiah Prince (OL, Ohio State)
As one of the few teams in the NFL Draft in full-scale rebuild mode, the Dolphins had the flexibility to go “Best Player Available” with every selection rather than honing in on a specific need. They did a great job of exemplifying that by adding Clemson standout Christian Wilkins, who celebrated by nearly turning Commissioner Roger Goddell into dust, Super Mario style. Wilkins should be productive right away in his NFL career and his leadership will be a welcome addition to a Dolphins team looking to build for the future.
Ultimately, the best pick for the Dolphins was one that they didn’t actually make in quarterback Josh Rosen. After a back-and-forth with Cardinals GM Steve Keim, the Dolphins were able to land Rosen for merely a third-round selection. With Ryan Fitzpatrick as the only quarterback likely to get snaps in the near future, Miami may have just pulled off the deal of the year in landing a potential franchise quarterback for a third-round pick. There are still plenty of kinks to be worked out in Rosen’s game, but his disastrous rookie season was hardly his fault and he’ll likely be as motivated as anyone to prove that Arizona chose the wrong quarterback to lead its franchise.