2018 NFL Draft: Which prospects are the Dolphins considering? A whole lot of ’em

Preview of the 2018 NFL Draft Theater, which is being built on the field of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

The Palm Beach Post — along with any other sports media outfit worth its salt — isn’t shy about publishing mock drafts leading up to the actual NFL Draft, which begins with the first round Thursday night in Arlington, Texas. Our Jason Lieser and Joe Schad alone have published six between them (Lieser 1.0 | 2.0 | 3.0 | 4.0; Schad 1.0 | 2.0) since February.

The fact of the matter, though? We don’t know who the Dolphins are going to pick. None of the experts do.

Heck, the Dolphins don’t even know who they’re going to pick. It will depend on variables like the players selected by the teams drafting earlier, positions of need and the value they’re likely to get at the No. 11 slot.

So what do we do? We cover our bases. We write about lots of the interesting players the Dolphins could and should be considering.

Below you’ll find a ridiculous number of profiles we’ve written over the last few months. Maybe we’ve even written on the guy the Fins will draft in the first round.


Quarterbacks:

Stud QB prospect Josh Allen: ‘I would definitely welcome’ backing up Ryan Tannehill in ’18

5 Reasons why Baker Mayfield fits with Miami Dolphins

UCLA’s Josh Rosen has talent, but personality draws questions

Lamar Jackson proclaims: ‘I’m strictly quarterback!’

Dolphins might turn attention to Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph

Is Luke Falk the most realistic Miami Dolphins QB option?

Is Kyle Lauletta the Dolphins’ answer at quarterback?

Marshall QB Chase Litton a late-round option for Dolphins

QB Mason Rudolph intriguing Miami Dolphins fit

Is Mike White the right QB choice for Miami Dolphins?


Running backs:

Is RB Derrius Guice the perfect Kenyan Drake complement?

Miami Hurricanes RB Mark Walton shows toughness, health


Wide receivers:

Christian Kirk could be Dolphins’ next Jarvis Landry

WR Tre’Quan Smith of UCF and Delray Beach improves stock


Tight ends:

Could Dallas Goedert solve Miami Dolphins’ tight end woes?

South Carolina’s Hayden Hurst among top tight ends

Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki talks with Dolphins

Can Mark Andrews be Miami Dolphins’ TE answer in 3rd round?

Wisconsin TE Troy Fumagalli meets with Miami Dolphins

Miami Hurricanes TE Chris Herndon has big upside

TE Ian Thomas’ purpose was formed by difficult childhood


Offensive linemen:

Notre Dame’s Mike McGlinchey too big for Dolphins to ignore

Miami Hurricanes OL Kc McDermott fighting to get picked

Oregon tackle Tyrell Crosby gets Dolphins’ attention

UTEP guard Will Hernandez makes sense for Dolphins


Defensive linemen:

Could Miami Dolphins draft massive defensive tackle Vita Vea?

‘Canes DL Chad Thomas improving his draft stock


Linebackers:

Is dynamic, game-changing LB Roquan Smith right for Miami Dolphins?

Why Miami Dolphins should consider LB Tremaine Edmunds

Miami Dolphins LB targets other than Roquan Smith, Tremaine Edmunds

UCF’s Shaquem Griffin earns shot on merit, not admiration

Dolphins need a linebacker like Leighton Vander Esch

Does South Carolina State LB Darius Leonard fit Dolphins?

Miami Dolphins meet with USC linebacker Uchenna Nwosu


Defensive backs:

Mel Kiper selects a safety for Miami Dolphins in three-round mock