The Dolphins obviously addressed some definite needs on offense during the 2011 NFL Draft, bringing in a stud interior offensive lineman (Mike Pouncey), an every-down running back (Daniel Thomas), a deep threat wide receiver (Edmond Gates), and a versatile pass-catching tight end (Charles Clay). What about the rest of the division, though? We know that the Bills had the third overall pick and that the Pats had 600 total selections, but what did those teams (and the Jets) end up doing and will it lead to increased toughness in the AFC East in 2011?
Last week, I put together my first attempt at a mock draft. This week, I’ve compiled info from a bunch of different mocks to see who they all think the Dolphins will take at #15. As always, mock drafts do not take potential trades into account, so here is a breakdown of what a bunch of people think will happen at 15, if that’s where the Dolphins pick…
Todd McShay, ESPN: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
The Dolphins need to upgrade their interior offensive line but there isn’t a guard or center worth drafting this high.
So you remember how when you’re a kid and your mom always said things like “just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean you have to do it” and “if Johnny jumped off a bridge, would you?” Well, that’s kind of how I feel about mock drafts. Everyone is doing them. So I don’t really have to. But I think I kind of want to.