What Should the Dolphins Do With the No. 3 Draft Pick?

What are the Miami Dolphins going to do with the third overall draft pick to help build around Tua Tagovailoa? Or build the team overall?

Drafting at No. 3

The first top prospect is Oregon Ducks OL Penei Sewell. Sewell was graded as PFF’s best Offensive Tackle in the nation when he was only 19 years old. He shows great athleticism, speed, strength all while standing at 6’6″ 330 pounds. In 2020 Sewell opted out of the season. This often times results in a lower draft stock, but Sewell is only 20 years old and is regarded as a generational talent at Offensive Tackle. With Miami’s Offensive live being graded the fifth lowest in 2020, Sewell might be a must have at No. 3

Another good looking offensive tool is LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase. In his sophomore season, Chase caught 84 passes for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns, averaging over 21 yards per reception. Chase is 6’1, 210 pounds and is said to be one of the nations top speedsters. He, like Sewell, opted out of the 2020 season.

Tua could also regain connection with one of his former targets in Alabama’s DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle. DeVonta Smith, the Heisman Winner, caught 117 passes for 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns in his senior year. Also breaking Amari Cooper‘s record for most receiving yards in school history, he has made himself known. Jaylen Waddle is another option, even though not as good as Smith. Waddle was injured for most of the 2020 season, only playing in 6 games. However, he is known to have Tyreek Hill like speed. In the 6 games played, Waddle had 28 receptions for 591 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Getting More Draft Picks

In 2021, the No. 3 pick is a huge trading token because of how many talented quarterbacks there are in the draft.

The Carolina Panthers have shown distrust in QB Teddy Bridgwater after only one season with the team. Additionally, it was said that they were in heavy talks with the Lions for Matthew Stafford (who is now traded), so it’s not farfetched to think that they will trade up for a Quarterback. Possible trade:

Panthers receive 2021 3rd overall pick. Dolphins receive 2021 8th and 73rd overall pick.

Denver is a team that seems like it could be a few short strides away from making the playoffs. The Broncos could be looking for their All-Star of the future, if they decide to move on from Drew Lock. Possible trade:

Broncos receive 2021 3rd overall pick. Dolphins receive 2021 9th and 71st overall pick.

The Patriots could be another candidate here due to Cam Newton‘s failure to produce consistently last season. Newton did not live up to his 1-year “prove it” contract, so unless Bill Belichick saw something that nobody else did, this is a real possibility. Possible trade:

Patriots receive 2021 3rd overall pick. Dolphins receive 2021 15th, 120th, and 139th overall pick.

Deshaun Watson

All of the trades mentioned give the Dolphins a chance to get more draft picks and build their team. What about the jackpot trade? Deshaun Watson is no doubt the top QB target this offseason. Even though the Texans have said they have no interest in trading him, he has stated Miami as one of his preferred teams to play for. If the Dolphins feel that they are one freak quarterback away from making the playoffs, or even being atop the AFC East, then they might want to throw some picks toward Houston. But it wont be cheap. Possible trade:

Texans receive a 2021 3rd and 18th overall pick, and Tua Tagovailoa. Dolphins receive Deshaun Watson.

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