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Miami Dolphins draft needs: 5 small schoolers who can help turn the Dolphins into a contender

Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard is one of the best young defensive players in the NFL but if they can get him a solid #2 corner the Dolphins could be a problem for years to come.

The Miami Dolphins finally retired the Adam Gase era and hopefully the Ryan Tannehill era as well.  The Dolphins have a solid core but they are still missing some key pieces to be able to right the ship in the upcoming seasons.  We feel they could use quarterback, a pass rusher/interior defensive lineman, an offensive guard, a wide receiver and a cornerback. So let’s get started and find some small schoolers who can make an immediate impact in 2019.

Jacob Dolegala, QB, Central Connecticut State University – Dolegala is a Western New York native and while I am rooting for him heavily because of that, he is a baller too. The 6050 gunslinger has all the intangibles of a future franchise quarterback. I believe he could end up being a late round pick or priority free agent, but he would be a great back up for the Dolphins until he learns the system.

Ronald Ollie, DE/DT, Nicholls State – Some may remember Ollie from Last Chance U the television show but Ollie is the real deal.  This kid has a motor that is relentless and the Dolphins could use some speed and pressure from the inside of their line on defense. Ollie is likely a priority free agent, but if the Dolphins do not snag him others will attempt too.

Marquez Tucker, OG, Southern Utah – Tucker is a versatile offensive lineman who can play multiple positions. He is athletic enough to pull in the run game and is not afraid of contact. At 6030 and 296 pounds, Tucker is a player to remember moving forward. I think he would be a great fit for the Dolphins and he will likely be a priority free agent.

Emmanuel Butler, WR, Northern Arizona – The Dolphins already have some solid wide receivers but giving their future quarterback some more weapons is key. Butler is considered by many as the top prospect in the entire NFL Draft from a small school.  He is built like Terrell Owens at 6030 and 225 pounds and is super hard to cover.  He will be a draft pick and a smart one for the Dolphins. I would expect him to be taken in the mid rounds.

Jordan Brown, CB, South Dakota State – The Dolphins already have a stud in Xavien Howard and if they truly want to solidify their secondary they would spend a draft pick on the standout cornerback from South Dakota State, Jordan Brown. Brown stands 6010 and many scouts believe he will run in the 4.5’s.  If he has a solid workout he could go as high as the fourth round. The Dolphins could draft a steal if they can land Brown.

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