The NFL Draft is just over three weeks away and draft boards are still fairly fluid since teams are still making moves in free agency and still conducting pre-draft interviews.
The Dolphins’ draft board changed a bit with the re-signing of right guard Jermon Bushrod as well as the signing of offensive lineman Ted Larsen, who also has experience playing guard.
Those moves essentially shore up the offensive line – for now – and subtracts some of the pressure for the team use a higher draft pick on a big man for the offensive front.
Miami also took a step forward with its defensive backfield by signing former Raiders safety Nate Allen and former Rams safety T.J. McDonald both to 1-year deals. Both are serviceable veterans that can contribute positively, the only caveat with McDonald is that he will be suspended for the first eight games of the 2017 season.
So now, drafting a safety has become more of a luxury rather than a necessity.
This mock draft will be updated again prior to the NFL Draft (April 27-29).