The Miami Dolphins are among the short list of teams in the NFL that could have the most active offseason. With Brian Flores heading into his second season as head coach, it’s time to continue building the roster to how he envisions it.
Ahead of free agency, the Dolphins are going to have $93.7 million in cap space, according to Spotrac. To go along with the ample amount of cap space, Miami also possesses three first-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Having three-first round picks gives the Dolphins an endless amount of options to address the holes that are on both sides of the ball. Of course, everyone is interested to see if Miami does what is expected of them and selects Tua Tagovailoa early in the first round.
After Miami’s three first-round picks, they won’t have to wait long for another selection with them holding the 39th overall pick. With that in mind, here are two perfect options for the Dolphins with the No. 39 pick in the NFL Draft.
There’s no mistaking that one of the Dolphins’ biggest needs this offseason is at running back. Following the trade of Kenyan Drake during the 2019 season, Miami had a revolving door at the running back position.
Luckily for the Dolphins, there should be a few talented running backs to choose from in the second round. Of the incoming prospects, J.K. Dobbins is regarded as one of the best running backs available in this year’s draft.
Dobbins spent three seasons at Ohio State and broke multiple records at the prestigious program. The elusive running back gashed opposing defenses for 2,003 rushing yards and 23 total touchdowns. If Dobbins proved anything in his final season at Ohio State, it’s that he’s an every-down back in the NFL.
The Dolphins should no longer have to worry about starting Patrick Laird in their backfield. This offseason, Miami unequivocally needs to add the team’s next starting running back. Preferably, with a million draft picks, the Dolphins should find their next starter in the draft.
If Dobbins isn’t available, D’Andre Swift wouldn’t be an awful alternative in the second round. The past couple of seasons, Swift joined a long list of successful running backs to put on a uniform at Georgia.
Despite standing at 5-foot-9, Swift isn’t afraid to put his head down for extra yards. Also, he is capable of being a receiving threat when he’s given the opportunity. Whether it’s Dobbins or Swift, the Dolphins should find their franchise running back in the second round.