The Miami Dolphins lack reliable options at wide receiver and will have plenty of draft picks to address the position. Among their options, Henry Ruggs III would be an intriguing option for the Dolphins in the 2020 NFL Draft.
There’s no surprise that Miami will be selecting near the top of the draft in next year’s draft. Along with their own pick, the Dolphins have two other first-round picks that come from the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Following their loss in Week 12 to the Cleveland Browns, the Dolphins are now 2-9 and are in last place in the AFC East. Currently, the Dolphins are projected to have the third, 21st, and 23rd overall picks in the 2020 draft.
With one of those picks, Miami should consider selecting Ruggs. There’s a decent chance that if all three of them declare for the draft, all three Alabama wide receivers could be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft next year.
Of course, Jerry Jeudy is atop scout’s draft boards and Devonta Smith has made a name for himself in 2019. Besides those two, Ruggs could insert his name as a wide receiver that teams could take a chance on the first day of the draft.
In his junior season at Alabama, Ruggs has hauled in 32 receptions for 620 yards and six touchdowns. Don’t let the numbers fool you, Ruggs would be a No. 1 receiver for most college teams.
It’s just that Ruggs has to play alongside two other wide receivers who are NFL prospects as well. If you put Ruggs on another team, the big-play wide receiver would eclipse 1,000 yards with ease.
Over his three seasons in college, Ruggs has always had a knack for creating a huge play down the field. Furthermore, the junior wide receiver has averaged 17.7 yards per reception in his collegiate career.
Provided that, the Dolphins could use a deep-threat option in their passing attack. This season, DeVante Parker leads the team with 46 receptions, 695 yards, and four touchdowns.
Along with Parker, Preston Williams also flashed some potential with 32 catches for 428 yards and three touchdowns. Unfortunately, an injury ended Williams’ rookie campaign prematurely.
But besides those two wide receivers, Miami lacks weapons in the passing game. Regardless of who is starting under center in 2020, the Dolphins need to improve their wide receiver position.
Without a doubt, selecting Ruggs would be a wise move for a team that lacks big plays through the air. The selection of Ruggs would give offensive coordinator, Chad O’Shea, endless possibilities with the offense.