Friday, May 2, 2014
Miami Dolphins' final draft board
By James Walker
NFL Nation’s mock draft is several days away, and it’s been a weeklong process of putting together a final draft board for the Miami Dolphins.
With help from our Dolphins’ community, here's our board with the No. 19 overall pick heading into next week’s mock draft:
Walker’s draft board (50 percent)
1. Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
2. C.J. Mosley, MLB, Alabama
3. Marqise Lee, WR, USC
4. Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
5. Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
Community draft board (50 percent)
5. Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA
Final draft board
It was very close at the top between Notre Dame offensive tackle Zach Martin and Alabama middle linebacker C.J. Mosley. I had Martin rated higher on my board, and the community just barely rated Mosley higher. As Dolphins general manager, I made the final call and put Martin as the top target. But both players can help Miami immediately and would have a chance to be Week 1 starters.
I am trusting my scouts with Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses. I had him rated fifth on my board, but he is third on the final draft board. Offensive tackle remains a great need.
USC receiver Marqise Lee and Louisville safety Calvin Pryor do not fill major need areas. But these would be “best available player” picks. Lee could be a stud addition to a receiver group which already includes speedy Mike Wallace and the steady Brian Hartline. Pryor adds another dynamic talent in the secondary and insurance in case often-injured starter Louis Delmas cannot stay healthy.