Miami Dolphins post-trade 7-round 2021 NFL mock draft

The Miami Dolphins select Ja'Marr Chase in the first round of this 2021 NFL mock draft (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
The Miami Dolphins select Ja'Marr Chase in the first round of this 2021 NFL mock draft (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /
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Travis Etienne, Miami Dolphins, 2021 NFL mock draft
Miami Dolphins second-round pick Travis Etienne in this mock draft (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Miami Dolphins mock draft: Round 2, 36th overall

Clemson. Travis Etienne. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. player. 59. RB. 2

While Miami was pleased with what they got from former seventh-round pick Myles Gaskin last year as he was able to rush for 584 yards. They need a back who is capable of being a true feature back in the NFL, something neither Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed or Malcolm Brown who are the other running backs on the roster are capable of being.

A running back the team could get at the start of round two who is capable of filling that role is Travis Etienne of Clemson. Etienne is an explosive running back who has the speed to go the distance anytime he touches the ball or be a threat as a receiver out of the backfield. He should fit in well with Miami’s offensive system that likes for their running backs to be multi-dimensional players.

Miami Dolphins mock draft: Round 2, 50th overall

Landon Dickerson. 2. 59. Alabama. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. C

Even though Miami has already invested in this position this offseason they will likely draft a center relatively high in the 2021 NFL Draft. The team signed former Ravens center Matt Skuka to a one-year deal, and it looks like he is the early leader to be the team’s starting center in 2021. However, if the team takes Landon Dickerson with this pick that could change.

The main reason why Dickerson could fall to this point in the draft is his long list of injuries including season-ending injuries in four of his five years he has played for Alabama. As a prospect, he is a smart player who holds up well in both pass protection and as a run blocker. He is also a larger center which is something Miami values in its offensive linemen.

Miami Dolphins mock draft: Round 3, 82nd overall

Pick Analysis. 3. player. 59. Scouting Report. OLB. LSU. Jabril Cox

The Dolphins go back to the linebacker position in the third round after taking Micah Parsons in the first round. With this selection, the team goes for more of a developmental prospect who can add depth during his first couple of years in the NFL. That is what they get in Jabril Cox who only played one year of FBS football after transferring from North Dakota State.

In Cox, the team is getting an athletic linebacker who has the potential to play either inside or outside linebacker in Miami’s 3-4 defense. He is best in coverage displaying the agility and speed to play either zone or man-to-man. In order for him to start for the Dolphins down the road though he is going to have to develop into more of a run stuffer.