The Miami Dolphins have undergone a complete transformation heading into 2019 after ending the 2018 season with a 7–9 record.
The Dolphins traded quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans, getting a 2020 fourth round pick and a seventh round pick in this year's draft in exchange. Miami also hired Brian Flores to serve as the team's new head coach.
With holes up and down the roster, the Dolphins make a great target for teams looking to trade up from the 20s, as this draft is an opportunity to collect as much talent as possible.
During last year's draft, Miami selected safety Minkah Fitzpatrick with the 11th-overall pick.
How will they use their picks in this year's NFL draft? We’re breaking down every selection below. (Check out draft needs for all 32 teams.)
Here's the full list of picks the Dolphins hold in the 2019 draft, which will be updated as each selection is made.
Round 1, Pick 13 (No. 13 overall):
Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Andy Benoit's grade: B-
This is a fascinating selection: Presumably, new Dolphins head coach Brian Flores will run the Patriots-style scheme that he has spent his entire career teaching. Wilkins has the size that the scheme demands, but stylistically, his game is built more on quickness and movement than raw power. Perhaps Flores envisions Wilkins filling the Trey Flowers role. The two have different body types, but Flowers always thrived on the stunts and twists that Wilkins seems tailor-made to execute.
Round 3, Pick 15 (No. 78 overall): Michael Deiter, G, Wisconsin
Andy Benoit's grade: A+
Deiter started all four years at Wisconsin (after redshirting) and should start in Year One with the Dolphins, who had iffy backups Chris Reed and Isaac Asiata penciled in at left guard. Deiter is a strong, nasty competitor who also has versatility.
Round 5, Pick 13 (No. 151 overall): Andrew Van Ginkel, LB, Wisconsin
Round 6, Pick 30 (No. 202 overall): Isaiah Prince, T, Ohio State
Round 7, Pick 19 (No. 233 overall): Chandler Cox, RB, Auburn
Round 7, Pick 20 (No. 234 overall): Myles Gaskin, RB, Washington
See every NFL team's 2019 picks by clicking the links below.
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