The Miami Dolphins hold the 54th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, the 22nd choice in the second round.
If the Dolphins choose a guard in the first round, it seems very likely they would go with a defensive lineman or linebacker in the second.
If the Dolphins choose a defensive lineman or linebacker in the second, they could go with a guard, cornerback or safety in the second.
In a similar position in 2015, the Dolphins selected Oklahoma defensive lineman Jordan Phillips 52nd overall. Phillips was a typical early second-round pick: a player with the talent to have been drafted in the first, who wasn’t.
The jury is still out on Phillips, a projected starter in his third NFL season.
In 2013, the Dolphins selected Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor 54th overall. Taylor played 33 games for Miami (nine starts) without much impact, before improving with the Cleveland Browns this season.
Taylor was honored by Pro Football Focus as one of the NFL’s most improved players in 2016.
Some other all-time Dolphins draft choices in the 50’s include: Chad Henne (2008), Chris Chambers (2001), Todd Wade (2000), John Offerdahl (1986) and Mark Duper (1982).
- Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas State
- Dan Feeney, G, Indiana
- T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin
- Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
- Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
- Ryan Anderson, LB, Alabama
- Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado
- Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State
- Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
- Dorian Johnson, G, Pittsburgh
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