The Miami Dolphins enter the 2020 NFL Draft with 14 picks, including the fifth, 18th and 26th overall picks of the first round. Miami traded away Minka Fitzpatrick to the Steelers and Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills to the Texans to acquire two of those first rounders and won just five games to end up with the fifth overall selection. Their final pick is in the seventh round at No. 251 overall.
In trying to tank for the No. 1 pick the Dolphins didn’t take into account Ryan Fitzpatrick’s will to win games his team probably shouldn’t. Their unexpected win total will keep them from drafting Heisman winner Joe Burrow but they are still firmly in the picture to acquire Tua Tagovailoa if they want him. They very much need a quarterback, but the holes they need to fill using the draft are plentiful. They did well in getting cornerback Byron Jones, linebacker Kyle Van Noy, and defensive end Shaq Lawson this offseason. Offensive line is a big need still and the team could easily take two linemen and a quarterback with their three first-rounders.
We’ll be tracking their picks throughout the three days of the 2020 NFL Draft, as well as any trades they make between now and the end of Saturday.
Round 1, pick 5 — Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Round 1, pick 18 — Austin Jackson, OL, USC
Round 1, pick 26 — Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
Round 2, pick 7 (No. 39) — Robert Hunt, OT, UL
Round 2, pick 24 (No. 56) — Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
Round 3, pick 6 (No. 70) — Brandon Jones, S, Texas
Round 4, pick 5 (No. 11) — Solomon Kindley, G, Georgia
Round 5, pick 8 (No. 154) — Jason Strowbridge, DE, UNC
Round 5, pick 19 (No. 164) — Curtis Weaver, LB, Boise State
Round 6, pick 6 (No. 185) — Blake Ferguson, LS, LSU
Round 7, pick 32 (No. 246) — Malcolm Perry, RB, Navy
Round 7, pick 37 (No. 251) — Stephen Sullivan, TE, LSU