In the final three rounds, we’ll see Miami go after the best available players at each spot, with little regard for position. Though, it’d be ideal if they found a defensive tackle, a cornerback, a wideout and a tight end among these selections.
After running a 4.54 40 yard dash at the NFL combine, Gabriel Davis likely propelled himself up a draft board or two. He coupled that speed with a greater than ten-foot broad jump and a 35-inch vertical, demonstrating an all-around athletic ability that teams crave in their wide receivers who will also play special teams (guys 4-6 on the depth chart, namely).
In 2019 he scored 12 touchdowns and gained 1,240 yards for the Knights, and earned first-team all-conference honors as a result. Davis doesn’t become the WR3 for the Dolphins right away, but he could certainly be the WR4 or WR5 for a team that will certainly be throwing the ball more in 2020.
While Mike Gesicki will be starting for Miami in 2020, who plays the TE2 role for the deep is likely still up for discussion. While O’Grady has some severe character concerns, in the form of two suspensions and dismissal from the team while at Arkansas – his athleticism makes him a risk worth taking for a team not looking for a starter at the position.Despite his struggles off the field, he still managed to finish as the all-time touchdown leader for tight ends at Arkansas. This is a risk, but it’s one worth taking for the Dolphins.
A quick, fast, undersized corner prospect to add to the depth of a growing football team. His upside is there and so is his mental drive to be a tough, able competitor. Davis’ speed and ball skills mean that by the time this team is ready to compete, he could be a strong CB3 for the secondary unit.
It’s rare to find 300-pound athletes who move as fast as Darrion Daniels. He’s got to get stronger at the point of attack to work at the NFL level, but his upside as a big, quick, gap-shooter makes him a good prospect to get in the weight room and see what happens.
McKivitz is a quick, strong prospect with concerns about his overall athleticism. But, he’s got a motor and a mean streak, coupled with uncoachable size (6-foot-6 and 303 pounds) that make him a worthwhile flyer in the draft’s seventh round.
It would not hurt to provide more competition in the running back room to push Ballage and Howard and to provide rotative depth when injuries occur. JJ Taylor is small (5-foot-5) but powerful (185 pounds packed in that frame). He could contribute as a change of pace, shifty pass-catching option but could also develop into the kind of runner that Darren Sproles was in the league for so many years.