Every year, there are always a few players who come from the lower rounds of the NFL Draft and turn into legitimate stars, although it usually happens after a few years in the league. The reality is that most players who contribute right away are those that go in the first and second round. That said, there are always busts, which are players that simply cannot make the transition from college to pro ball. Still, with multiple picks in the opening rounds, teams have a shot at drafting a couple of gems. That is what the Miami Dolphins will be hoping for after having 3 picks in the first round in the 2020 NFL Draft. Let’s take a look at all their picks and how their betting odds to win the Super Bowl look right now.
NFL Miami Dolphins Super Bowl LV Odds & Analysis After Draft
Dolphins Round 1 Picks
It was obvious to everyone that the Miami Dolphins needed a QB in this draft, but who to take. Miami drafted Tua Tagovailoa with the 5th pick overall, and while he is coming off a major injury, the Dolphins are in a position where they can start veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick this season and allow Tua to heal and learn.
If you are going to take a potential franchise QB, you better get him some help on the O-line. The Dolphins did that by taking OT Austin Jackson out of USC. This is a high character player with a ton of upside.
The Dolphins went with a bit of a surprising pick for their final selection in Round 1, going with Noah Igbinoghene out of Auburn. They are strong at CB, so a bit of a head scratcher.
Dolphins Round 2 Picks
The Dolphins had another 2 picks in the 2nd round and opted to get things started by selecting G Robert Hunt out of Louisiana. This is a versatile player who is equally at home at guard or left tackle, so a solid move by the Dolphins.Miami got themselves a ready to start run-stopper with their final pick in the 2nd round, taking Raekown Davis out of Alabama.
Dolphins Round 3 Picks
The Dolphins once again went with versatility when they took S Brandon Jones out of Texas. He went a little higher than a lot of experts predicted, but he is a fast, athletic player who will likely serve double duty as a safety and on special teams.
Dolphins Round 4 Picks
The Dolphins swung a trade to move up 25 spots to get a player that was very much on their radar from the start. The player in question is OG Solomon Kindley out of Georgia, a powerful player who will be a rock on the O-line.
Dolphins Round 5 Picks
The strategy for the Dolphins coming into this draft was to bolster the lines on offense and defense. They continued that by taking DE Jason Strowbridge out of North Carolina. They also had an absolute steal in the round, nabbing OLB Curtis Weaver out of Boise State, a player that many though would be gone in the 1st to 3rd round.
Dolphins Round 6 Picks
By this point, it was safe to say that the Dolphins has filled all their needs, so they went a little crazy here taking long snapper Blake Ferguson out of LSU.
Dolphins Round 7 Picks
The Dolphins landed a very versatile player with their final pick, taking WR Malcolm Perry out of navy. While listed as a receiver, Perry has run the football and played QB, so look for him in gadget plays.
The pundits all seem to agree that the Dolphins aced this draft, but they are still a work in progress, which is why the bookies have them at +6600 to win the Super Bowl.