Dolphins address some big needs in ESPN’s seven-round token draft

With the free agency boom officially behind us, all 32 NFL teams are beginning to focus on the next big step of the offseason – the NFL Draft.

In less than a month, teams have the opportunity to address some of their current and future needs by adding the most talented players in the college game.

Until then, draft experts will continue to release mock drafts to predict how teams might use their picks during the selection process. ESPN’s Jordan Reid recently posted a Seven round mock draft with the Miami Dolphins using their four picks to add three offensive players and one defensive end.

Here’s who Reid thinks Miami could target:

#51 – Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama

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“Gibbs could be drafted long before this point, but running backs are difficult to project. However, he would ideally fit into coach Mike McDaniel’s outside zone scheme. Adding Gibbs to an offense featuring wideouts Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle would be even more explosive. Gibbs averaged 6.1 yards per carry on the Crimson Tide last season; he also caught 44 passes.” – Reid

#84 – Luke Schoonmaker, TE, Michigan

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“The Dolphins are missing a tight end threat after that Mike Gesicki signed with the Patriots in free agency. Adding 6-5 Schoonmaker would add competition to a group looking for a player to show up. He caught 35 passes last season.” – Reid

No. 197 – Alex Forsyth, IOL, Oregon

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“A stable center/guard option with good height and length, Forsyth plays with a technique and consistency that offensive line coaches appreciate. He wasn’t asked to play with much range from home base, but he comes to his block with pop and is consistent in his effort to sustain and finish the task. He has some trouble protecting the A gaps at times and the pre-snap penalties are an issue. Forsyth’s poor explosiveness testing at the NFL Scouting Combine could raise concerns for teams seeing him late in the third day of the draft. – Lance Zierlein,

#238 – MJ Anderson, EDGE, State of Iowa

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“Defensive lineman with old-school vibes, from his stocky build to his four-point stance. Anderson just hasn’t played football enough to be technically savvy or have the football IQ that will be required at the next level, but that doesn’t mean he can’t develop both over time. He’s strong by nature and does a good job of attacking with force and avoiding blocks, both in running play and as a reduced rusher when passing down. As a 4-3 boss he lacks range so teams may have to decide where and how to play him, but he has the potential to become a solid rotation player.” trimmings

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