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Best bets for position Dolphins take in 1st round of 2021 NFL Draft

We break down the odds for what position the Dolphins will draft in the first round

DeVonta Smith #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide scores a touchdown during the College Football Playoff National Championship football game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Hard Rock Stadium on January 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 52-24. Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images

The Dolphins have the No. 6 and No. 18 pick in the first round this year and will likely look to help their offense, which was the weak link last season. Getting Tua Tagovailoa more productive targets and protection are likely on deck. They also don’t need to stay in the sixth slot if a team sees a quarterback falling to them and really wants to trade up. There are a lot of options for Miami in the first round, but offense should be key.

Check out the odds and info provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Odds

Wide Receiver -150
Tight End +275
Offensive Lineman +300
Defensive Lineman +3000
Linebacker +3000
Cornerback +3000
Quarterback +3300
Running Back +5000
Safety +6600
Kicker/Punter/Long Snapper +25000

Best bets

Wide Receiver -150
Offensive Lineman +300

The Dolphins need a wide receiver. They have good players in Devante Parker and Will Fuller, but they need another piece to help Tagovailoa take the next step in his development. They surely want to add to their offensive line, but with two picks in the first round, along with an early second rounder, they have plenty of options and grabbing one of the top receivers should be their first plan.

Would they want Kyle Pitts if he fell to them? I would hope so. And that’s why tight end is second to receiver in the odds. But I think there is too much of a chance that they end up trading back, which could still give them a shot at one of the top wide receivers if they fall.

Could they trade back and go with a defensive player, then a receiver at 18? Possibly, but I still can’t see them getting too far from someone like DeVonta Smith, who is currently being mocked as the third wide receiver picked and who also used to play with Tagovailoa.

I’m sold on wide receiver here, but wouldn’t be completely shocked if they went all in on helping their sophomore quarterback stay upright by grabbing a lineman they covet.

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