With just under two weeks to go the draft is almost here. I decided to get into the fun and do my own mock draft in this one there are no trades. Here is what I’ve come up with.

  1. Cincinnati- Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
  2. Washington- Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
  3. Detroit- Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
  4. New York Giants- Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson
  5. Miami- Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
  6. LA Chargers- Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
  7. Carolina-Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
  8. Arizona- Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
  9. Jacksonville- Jedrick Wills Jr, OT, Alabama
  10. Cleveland- Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
  11. New York Jets- Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
  12. Las Vegas Raiders- Cee Dee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
  13. San Francisco 49ers- Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
  14. Tampa Bay- Jordan Love, QB, Utah St
  15. Denver- Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
  16. Atlanta- K’Lavon Chaisson, DE, LSU
  17. Dallas- CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
  18. Miami- Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
  19. Las Vegas Raiders- AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson
  20. Jacksonville- Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
  21. Philadelphia- Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
  22. Minnesota- Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
  23. New England- AJ Epensa, DE, Iowa
  24. New Orleans- Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
  25. Minnesota- Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn St
  26. Miami- Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
  27. Seattle- Austin Jackson, OT, USC
  28. Baltimore- Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin
  29. Tennessee- Joshua Jones, OT, Houston
  30. Green Bay- Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona St
  31. San Francisco 49ers- Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
  32. Kansas City- Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan

So, I went with Tua at pick #5. I know he has injury concerns and I’m not convinced he will be taken by the Dolphins, but he can make all of the throws and is very accurate. If the Dolphins take him, he can sit on the bench all year and not take a snap with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen in front of him. On top of that, he can continue to rehab his hip and get ready for 2021. It’s a great scenario for him. Frankly any quarterback the Dolphins take doesn’t have to play right away, but I’m sticking with Tua in this process.

The Dolphins snagging Thomas at 18 would be a dream. I’m not sure he will fall into the Dolphins lap, but with this draft loaded with receivers I think there will be a run on the position and a team like the Jets might take one considering they lost their top receiver in Robby Anderson. The Bucs taking Love I know is a curveball, but they could have him sit behind Tom Brady and when he is done in two years can slide right in and play. Thomas would fill the biggest hole on this team at offensive tackle. The Dolphins don’t have a starter on the left side and badly need to come out of this draft with one period.

Pick 26 the Dolphins could go several ways. I take McKinney because they need a free safety and would give the team more versatility in the secondary. They could move Bobby McCain back to the slot. McKinney can also play several positions in the secondary and would add value for the Dolphins. The Dolphins could take a running back, but I think they can address that in round 2.

That’s what I see right now. Like a lot of mock drafts there are some debatable picks and we can all go back and forth on it. Let me know what you think.