Miami Dolphins Find Wilkins, Hunt Replacements in Ian Cummings’ 7-Round Mock Draft

The Miami Dolphins load up on the offensive and defensive fronts in PFN Draft Analyst Ian Cummings' latest seven-round mock draft.

The NFL Draft is just days away, and soon, the Miami Dolphins will be on the clock in Round 1 for the first time since 2021. In PFN Draft Analyst Ian Cummings’ latest seven-round mock draft, the Dolphins’ offensive and defensive fronts both get a needed influx of talent.

7-Round Miami Dolphins Mock Draft

Round 1, Pick 21 | Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas

MORE: Byron Murphy II Draft Profile

Considering some are projecting Murphy as a top-10 pick, landing Murphy (29th on PFN’s Big Board) at 21 would be a bit of a coup for Miami, which is, for now, planning a by-committee approach to replacing Christian Wilkins.

Of the seven DTs currently competing to start opposite Zach Sieler — Neville Gallimore, Da’Shawn Hand, Jonathan Harris, Benito Jones, Isaiah Mack, Daviyon Nixon, and Brandon Pili — none has Murphy’s playmaking ability.

Round 2, Pick 55 | Cooper Beebe, G, Kansas State

MORE: Cooper Beebe Draft Profile

The downside of not taking an offensive lineman in Round 1 is the urgency to get one goes way up in Round 2.

Beebe, who PFN ranks as the draft’s No. 2 offensive guard, would be a good Plan B. He would have a real chance to start at right guard in 2024.

“Beebe carries a top-64 grade on my 2024 NFL Draft board and would be a stellar addition anywhere in the early-to-mid Day 2 range,” Cummings writes. “Round 1 may be rich for Beebe, but he’s a steady lineman in every sense of the word — and those pay dividends.”

Round 5, Pick 158 | Myles Harden, CB, South Dakota

Chris Grier has taken a corner in six of the last nine drafts, and so it would almost be a surprise if he didn’t pick one in 2024.

Myles Harden, a 5’11”, 195-pounder, who probably projects as a special teamer and backup slot corner, played his high school ball at nearby Miramar.

Round 6, Pick 184 | Xavier Thomas, EDGE, Clemson

If you’re looking to take a flier on a player with upside, you could do worse than Xavier Thomas, whose 40-yard dash and 20-yard split were in the 95th percentile among defensive ends.

Thomas projects as an outside linebacker at the next level. The honorable mention all-conference talent had three sacks and four total tackles for loss as a senior.

Round 6, Pick 198 | Jordan Whittington, WR, Texas

MORE: Jordan Whittington Draft Profile

Whittington isn’t as well-known as UT teammates (and potential first-round picks) Adonai Mitchell and Xavier Worthy. But Whittington — who caught 42 balls for 505 yards in his final collegiate season — would compete for the team’s slot receiver job if the Dolphins don’t upgrade in free agency.

Round 7, Pick 241 | Nick Torres, OL, Villanova

At 6’6″ and 315 pounds, Nick Torres has the versatility to play tackle, but he’s probably an interior offensive lineman at the next level. He’s the 295th overall player on the latest PFN Big Board.

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