13 Day 2 NFL Draft Prospects That Make Sense for Miami Dolphins at 55

With just two picks in the first 150 selections of the 2024 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins need to make both of them (No. 21 and 55) count.

Round 1 gets all the attention, but the Miami Dolphins have done solid work in the NFL Draft‘s second round in recent years.

Jevon Holland, Robert Hunt, and Xavien Howard all became one of the best players at their respective positions with the Dolphins despite slipping out of the first day of the draft.

Hunt and Howard are among the many cornerstone pieces now gone due to financial considerations. The Dolphins will look to the draft, including their pick in Round 2 (No. 55 overall), to continue their reset.

Miami Dolphins Round 2 NFL Draft Options

WR Ja’Lynn Polk | Washington

  • Age: 22
  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 204 pounds
  • Current Year: Redshirt Junior
  • PFN Big Board Ranking: No. 36 overall, No. 7 overall

Ja’Lynn Polk PFN Draft Profile

“Polk passes the desired athleticism threshold with excellent explosiveness, agility, and smooth fluidity in all phases. And while he’s not a burner, he has enough speed to stress vertically and create late-snap separation on tight throws.” — PFN Draft Analyst Ian Cummings

EDGE Adisa Isaac | Penn State

  • Age: 22
  • Height: 6’4 5/8″
  • Weight: 250 pounds
  • Length: 33 7/8″
  • Wingspan: 81 3/8″
  • Hand: 9 5/8″
  • Current Year: Redshirt Senior
  • PFN Big Board Ranking: No. 40 overall, No. 6 EDGE

Adisa Isaac PFN Draft Profile

“Isaac is a prototype with an all-encompassing physical profile. He’s incredibly explosive, energized on the lateral plane, and flexible beneath the arc. Not only that, he also generates shocking power at contact and has the strength to set the edge in run defense.” — Cummings

WR Xavier Legette | South Carolina

  • Age: 23
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 221 pounds
  • Length: 31 7/8″
  • Wingspan: 77 1/2″
  • Hand: 9″
  • Current Year: Redshirt Senior
  • PFN Big Board Ranking: No. 43 overall, No. 10 WR

Xavier Legette PFN Draft Profile

“Size-speed profiles like Legette’s simply don’t come around often. He ran a 4.39-second 40-yard dash at 220 pounds and also hit as fast as 22.3 MPH in-game during the 2023 season.

“Not only is Legette’s top-end speed enthralling, but he reaches that speed almost instantly and can warp coverage and tackling angles as a result.” — Cummings

CB Max Melton | Rutgers

  • Age: 21
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 193 pounds
  • Length: 32″
  • Wingspan: 76 3/8″
  • Hand: 9″
  • Current Year: Senior
  • PFN Big Board Ranking: No. 45 overall, No. 5 CB

Max Melton PFN Draft Profile

“Melton’s elite combination of explosiveness, twitch, hinge, and swivel fluidity, and long speed makes him a tantalizing coverage prospect with incredible upside.” — Cummings

CB T.J. Tampa | Iowa State

  • Age: 22
  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 200 pounds
  • Current Year: Senior
  • PFN Big Board Ranking: No. 53 overall, No. 7 CB

T.J. Tampa PFN Draft Profile

“In a class where many of the top-rated CB prospects are closer to average size, Tampa stands out as a rare size-speed athlete with truly elite length and disruptive reach. He has an absurd playmaking radius with his combined length and recovery speed, and his attack explosiveness is in a tier of its own.” — Cummings

EDGE Chris Braswell | Alabama

  • Age: 22
  • Height: 6’3 3/8″
  • Weight: 251 pounds
  • Length: 33 1/4″
  • Wingspan: 81 3/8″
  • Hand: 9 3/8″
  • Current Year: Senior
  • PFN Big Board Ranking: No. 58 overall, No. 7 EDGE

Chris Braswell PFN Draft Profile

“Braswell is one of the best speed-to-power rushers on the 2024 NFL Draft circuit. Speed-to-power rushes involve quick momentum generation, base alignment and leverage acquisition, extension, and leg churn, and Braswell implements all of these components to near perfection.” — Cummings

S Javon Bullard | Georgia

  • Age: 21
  • Height: 5’10 1/2″
  • Weight: 198 pounds
  • Length: 30 3/4″
  • Wingspan: 74 1/4″
  • Hand: 9″
  • Current Year: Junior
  • PFN Big Board Ranking: No. 63 overall, No. 7 S

Javon Bullard PFN Draft Profile

“For teams in need of a versatile safety with high-end run support ability, value as a nickel defender, and field safety flexibility between two-high and single-high, Bullard is worth early-to-mid Day 2 capital.” — Cummings

EDGE Marshawn Kneeland | Western Michigan

  • Age: 22
  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 268 pounds
  • Length: 34″
  • Wingspan: 83 3/8″
  • Hand: 9 1/8″
  • Current Year: Redshirt Senior
  • PFN Big Board Ranking: No. 77 overall, No. 8 EDGE

Marshawn Kneeland PFN Draft Profile

“He’s a stout run defender with superb stack-and-shed skills. He’s a high-motor pursuit player and a high-effort competitor, and particularly at the Senior Bowl, his synergy and counter game as a pass rusher stood out.” — Cummings

DL Kris Jenkins | Michigan

  • Age: 22
  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 305 pounds
  • PFN Big Board Ranking: No. 85 overall, No. 7 DT

Kris Jenkins PFN Draft Profile

“Being the son of a former NFL All-Pro, it’s no surprise that Jenkins has some of the most enthralling tools in the class. He’s an incredibly explosive athlete off the snap, both laterally and vertically, and has suffocating strength at the point of attack.” — Cummings

WR Malachi Corley | Western Kentucky

  • Age: 22
  • Height: 5’10 5/8″
  • Weight: 215 pounds
  • Length: 75 1/2″
  • Wingspan: 30 7/8″
  • Hand: 9″
  • Current Year: Redshirt Junior
  • PFN Big Board Ranking: No. 86 overall, No. 17 WR

Malachi Corley PFN Draft Profile

“Corley is the YAC — Yards After Catch — King of the 2024 NFL Draft, and virtually everyone agrees. Corley had one of the lowest average depth of targets in college football over the past two years for one reason: The Hilltoppers just wanted the ball in his hands.” — Cummings

S Calen Bullock | USC

  • Age: 20
  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 188 pounds
  • Length: 32 1/2″
  • Wingspan: 78 1/8″
  • Hand: 9″
  • Current year: Junior
  • PFN Big Board Ranking: No. 95 overall, No. 9 S

Calen Bullock PFN Draft Profile

“The prime appeal with Bullock is clear: He has rare upside as a single-high playmaker and deep coverage safety.

“He brings elite center-fielder range with his explosiveness and long-strider speed, and he has the ball-tracking ability and ball skills to hawk over ill-fated touch and drive throws.” — Cummings

EDGE Austin Booker | Kansas

  • Height: 6’4 1/2″
  • Weight: 240 pounds
  • Length: 34″
  • Wingspan: 81 1/2″
  • Hand: 9 1/4″
  • Current Year: Redshirt Sophomore
  • PFN Big Board Ranking: No. 96 overall, No. 12 EDGE

Austin Booker PFN Draft Profile

“Booker has all of the physical tools to supplement a high ceiling. He’s long, explosive, agile, and bendy, and his unyielding motor lays a strong foundation for his disruptive footprint both as a pass rusher and a run defender.” — Cummings

TE Ja’Tavion Sanders | Texas

  • Age: 21
  • Height: 6’3 7/8″
  • Weight: 245
  • Length: 32 7/8″
  • Wingspan: 78 1/4″
  • Hand: 10 1/8″
  • Current Year: Junior
  • PFN Big Board Ranking: No. 98 overall, No. 4 TE

Ja’Tavion Sanders PFN Draft Profile

“Sanders is a notable size-speed athlete with great burst and agility, and he compounds those traits with good play strength, physicality, and contact balance in multiple phases.” — Cummings

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