A defensive tackle in the first round for the Miami Dolphins? It may seem like a shock at first, but there aren’t proven studs at the position yet. Christian Wilkins is well on his way, and Davon Godchaux is a nice player, and Miami even drafted Raekwon Davis in the second round.
However, when Marvin Wilson is available, you make the move and draft him. Wilson could make the defensive line a true force for seasons to come. He dominated a lot of opponents last season in the ACC, playing with a hot motor and attacking gaps well in the run game. While he isn’t the best in this area, Wilson does flash some pass rush moves and could grow in that area in 2020.
One of the bigger needs left on the Dolphins roster is wide receiver. DeVante Parker had an excellent 2019 season and finally broke on to the scene, but there isn’t much outside of him. Jakeem Grant has drawn some offseason hype, and Preston Williams flashed as a rookie. But, neither will likely be long term pieces.
Why not give Tagovailoa some familiarity at the position? Both DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle will likely be in the 2021 NFL Draft, and while Smith may be more well-rounded, Waddle provides the upside. He has elite speed and explosion and has very good ball skills. With more targets available in 2020, Waddle could end up at the top of the receiver class. He’d be a great addition in Miami.