Next up in the Miami Dolphins way too early mock draft series is Round 6.
Previous Way-too-early Miami Dolphins mock draft results:
- Round 1: RB Breece Hall
- Round 2: OC Alec Lindstrom
- Round 3: ILB Micah McFadden
- Round 4: CB Mykael Wright, OL Nick Ford
- Round 5: EDGE/OLB Tyree Johnson
- 6th round: Current Pick and Patriots Pick
- 7th round: Tennessee Titans Pick
D’Vonte Price, RB, FIU
Hailing from Punta Gorda, Florida D’Vonte price has waited his turn to become the star at FIU.
Jim Nagy, the director of the senior bowl, noted that NFL scouts wanted to see D’Vonte Price at last years Senior Bowl.
“The league is always looking for 6-2, 225-pound backs who display a breakaway gear that can separate themselves from most backs that size”Jim Nagy on D’Vonte Price
As big of a running back Price his he has no issues going through tight spaces and churn out hard fought yards against seven to eight man boxes.
Price had to wait his turn in a crowded Panthers backfield consisting of Alex Gardner, Napolean Maxwell and Anthony Jones. He made the most of his limited snaps as a reserve and in situational packages.
He exploded onto the scene in his games against Liberty, FAU and Western Kentucky gaining a combined 426 yards on 63 carries. Price was the brightest spot on FIU’s disappointing 2020 season.
D’Vonte Price is hard to bring down. He’s generally running between the tackles using his 6’2″, 225-pound frame, pushing the pile when his pads are low.
He possesses the frame and physicality to handle a big workload, has third down value as a blocker and good straight line speed as well as change of direction at his size.
Not to mention he can catch out of the backfield, a staple in this new Dolphins offense.
“D’Vonte Price has as good of vision and natural running ability as all of the great backs I’ve been around, the (Emmitt) Smith’s, Edgerrin (James), Clinton Portis’,” said Davis. “The year he had last year doesn’t get nearly as much recognition as it should, because we only played five games.”FIU Head Coach Butch Davis
Mocking him in the 6th round right now is a crime as I believe he can sneak into the middle parts of the second round in next years draft if he consistently produces this upcoming season.
Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
While they may not need Watson, it would definitely be an intriguing option for the Miami Dolphins in this mock draft.
Standing at 6’3, you would expect him to be a red zone threat. Although he does get his fair share of touchdowns, they come from being an explosive playmaker.
His fastest recorded game speed was around 23 MPH, which is insane especially for his height. To compare here are the NFL top speeds for the 2020 season (in MPH): 23.09, 22.73, 22.11, 22.05, and 21.91.
Watson would have had a top time in the NFL last season. Below is a play where Watson certainly demonstrates that he can take it to the house whenever he gets the ball.
Watson’s fit in Miami would be a fun one. Will Fuller is on a one year prove it deal and may not be on the team next year. Watson is a perfect replacement for him. Both players are tall and can stretch the field.
That being said, Watson does have a one up over Fuller. Watson even returns kicks and punts and is also their go to guy when big plays are needed. He mostly runs bubble screens or end rounds if NDSU is trying to jumpstart the offense.
In Miami’s offense, Watson would be the perfect compliment to either DeVante Parker or Preston Williams, whoever the other outside receiver is.
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