The NFL Draft process rolls on for teams building up to two weeks from now, and that includes the Dolphins and what they might be looking for at several positions.
We have well documented that Miami’s top two priorities appear to be both quarterback and running back for the future. And, with the 11th selection currently, they may be just out of reach the top player(s) at both of those positions. I.E. It’s entirely possible that QBs Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield an also RB Saquon Barkley are all gone before that 11th pick.
So, will Miami try to move up to grab one of those names? Will they move down, and accumulate more picks?
That’s all part of the fun in this whirlwind process.
Also, part of the fun is trying to identify and figure out, who the lesser known prospects are that a team might want later on, as things progress.
And, the Fins piqued our (and others) interest, when they invited tight end Dallas Goedert of tiny South Dakota State to come to their facility Wednesday to talk some more about him potentially being a Dolphin:
South Dakota State TE Dallas Goedert, who is in the mix to be the first TE drafted, is visiting the #Dolphins today, source said. He’s been busy, also working out for or visiting the #Seahawks, #Chargers, #Lions, among others.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 11, 2018
Now, if you are a hardcore follower of the draft, Goedert is someone you will know, because he not only had a tremendous 72 catch, 1,111 yards, and seven touchdowns season in 2017, but at 6-4, 270lbs. he’s got a big body to put on defenders for the run game, too.
But, with more well known guys like South Carolina’s Hayden Hurst, Oklahoma’s Mark Edwards, and even Jordan Aikens from up the road in Orlando at UCF, most fans would be asking why is Goedert getting this kind of scrutiny from Dolphins?
It’s fair, but also, it shows that Miami is doing it’s diligence for position that will be a need in the second-middle rounds to be addressed.
As Goedert talked about at the Senior Bowl in January, and Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post recounted, he is just looking for a shot somewhere: “I’m out to show that I can compete, play and win at this level, not just be one of the guys,” Goedert said. “But in the top tier of guys.”
Clearly, Goedert is not a first round pick and he might not go round two either, then again if Hurst comes off the draft board, some teams might be itching to get a playmaker at tight end.
And, one of those teams is interested enough to talk to him again, using one of their 30 facility visits to do it?
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