The Dolphins say they didn’t think one of the four prized quarterbacks would fall to them at No. 11 and they were correct. Although they say they’re committed to Ryan Tannehill in 2018, perhaps Friday is the day they began planning for the future at QB.
Thursday’s events left them with safety Minkah Fitzpatrick of Alabama — and plenty to think about on Day 2 of the NFL Draft.
The Dolphins are scheduled to have the 10th pick of Round 2 (No. 42 overall) and the ninth pick in Round 3 (73 overall).
Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State: Known for accuracy, finishing one season with 28 touchdowns and four interceptions and leading the nation last season with 37 TDs against nine INTs. Averaged 377 passing yards per game.
Kyle Lauletta, Richmond: Managed only six wins last season on FCS schedule but completed 64.9 percent with 28 TDs and 12 interceptions.
Mike White, Western Kentucky: The school that produced former Dolphins draftee Brandon Doughty now boasts White, who went to high school a stone’s throw from the Dolphins’ training facility at University School. He landed at Western Kentucky after originally signing with USF. Had 4,177 yards, 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions last season.
Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State: Combination of size and speed plus production (1,293 yards, 11 TDs) has him rated as the top tight end and could end Miami’s longstanding search at this position.
Mike Gesicki, Penn State: Another ex-basketball player (and slam-dunk champ) who made the transition to tight end.
Mark Andrews, Oklahoma: Like Jay Cutler, Andrews has diabetes that no doubt led to plenty of questions by NFL teams, but it’s said to be controllable. He was a favorite target of Baker Mayfield (62 catches, 958 yards, eight TDs).
Harrison Phillips, Stanford: When an interior lineman mades 103 tackles, including 17 for loss, and has 7.5 sacks, it gets people’s attention.
Nathan Shepherd, Fort Hays State: Originally from Ontario, Canada, Shepherd was named second-team AP Division II All-American. Of his 38 tackles in 2017, 12.5 were for loss.
Malik Jefferson, Texas: Assuming T.J. McDonald is moved to linebacker, the Dolphins’ need at this position won’t be as great as it was before the draft. But if they want depth, Jefferson, who made 110 tackles last season, might be an option.
Lorenzo Carter, Georgia: Roquan Smith’s teammate made 61 tackles and forced a team-high three fumbles last season.
Donte Jackson, LSU: Sprinter timed at 4.32 in the 40. Had 49 tackles and broke up 10 passes.
Eddy Pineiro, Florida: Made all but two of 58 extra-point tries the past two seasons and was 38-of-43 on field goals, including 17-of-18 last season to lead the nation. Was 2-of-2 from 50 yards or more. Good distance on kickoffs.