Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa becomes the second quarterback taken in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Miami Dolphins used their fifth overall pick to nab what they hope will be their future franchise quarterback. Knowing that Tagovailoa would need protection, the Dolphins drafted OT Austin Jackson with the No. 18 overall pick.
Despite already having a loaded backfield, Miami used its final first-round pick to add to its defensive arsenal with CB Noah Igbinoghene, making the Dolphins an even more dangerous man-to-man team.
The second day proved fruitful for Miami’s defense, with the acquisition of Raekwon Davis and Brandon Jones. The Dolphins also added Robert Hunt, an offensive lineman who adds power to a line that has proven to be one of Miami’s weaknesses. Davis will reunite with his former QB, Tagovailoa, providing hearty defense to the defensive line, while Jones will strengthen the secondary with his versatility and consistency.
On the third draft day, the Dolphins picked up two defensive ends, Jason Strowbridge and Curtis Weaver. The offensive line improved with guard Soloman Kindley and center Blake Ferguson. They even grabbed a receiver in Malcolm Perry.
However, one of the more exciting moves of Day 3 was Miami’s acquisition of running back Matt Breida in a trade with San Francisco. The Dolphins had an obvious hole at running back, and many thought they’d use the draft to fix that problem. Breida may be a second-tier running back on a stacked 49ers team, but his physicality, experience and confidence will lead him to play a prominent role on this year’s Dolphins team.
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Round 1, pick 5: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Round 1, pick 18: Austin Jackson, OT, USC
Round 1, pick 30: Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
Round 2, pick 39: Robert Hunt, G, Louisiana-Lafayette
Round 2, pick 56: Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
Round 3, pick 70: Brandon Jones, S, Texas
Round 4, pick 111 (from Texans): Solomon Kindley, G, Georgia
Round 5, pick 154 (from Jaguars through Steelers): Jason Strowbridge, DE, North Carolina
Round 5, pick 164 (from Eagles through Cowboys): Curtis Weaver, DE, Boise State
Round 6, pick 185: Blake Ferguson, C, LSU
Round 7, pick 246 (from Chiefs): Malcolm Perry, WR, Navy
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