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Baltimore Beatdown readers draft the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins

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Miami Dolphins News Conference Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Three great options sat at ten for the Oakland Raiders, but the final vote tallied for LB Roquan Smith. Garnering 45% of the vote, the Georgia linebacker is off to the west coast, joining Khalil Mack and new head coach, Jon Gruden.

Previous voting links:

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold
  2. New York Giants — RB Saquon Barkley
  3. New York Jets — QB Josh Rosen
  4. Cleveland Browns — DE Bradley Chubb
  5. Denver Broncos — QB Baker Mayfield
  6. Indianapolis Colts — OG Quenton Nelson
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — SS Derwin James
  8. Chicago Bears — LB Tremaine Edmunds
  9. San Francisco 49ers — DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
  10. Oakland Raiders — LB Roquan Smith

The draft returns to Florida, as the Miami Dolphins are on the clock!

Possible picks:

  1. DT Vita Vea — Ndamukong Suh departed this offseason; the trenches for Miami need reloaded. Look no further than the monster from Washington. He’s a great threat against the run game and also capable of pass-rushing from the inside. The only way to win against the Patriots has been interior pressure, also. Bring along Vea, and the Dolphins can really scheme to open up lanes for Kiko Alonso and the rest of the Dolphins defense.

2. CB Denzel Ward — The fourth best prospect in the 2018 NFL draft, according to Daniel Jeremiah, and he’s sitting in wait at 11. While they don’t necessarily need a cornerback, Ravens fans know Ozzie Newsome’s motto, “You can never have too many corners”.

3. QB Josh Allen — Many believe the Dolphins must find a replacement for Ryan Tannehill, and the Wyoming quarterback is available at 11. While some say this is high, this is an opportunity for the team to keep Tannehill as the starter, while Allen can mature into the starting role.

4. DE Marcus DavenportCameron Wake turned 36 years old in January. An incredible career Wake has amassed. It’s obvious, though, he’s closer to the end than the beginning. While the team is planning on signing Cameron through 2019, that’s looking like the end of the road, and pass rushers aren’t the easiest to pluck from the draft. Finding a suitable replacement is a must, and the high-ceiling edge rusher from UTSA is right in the wheelhouse of fair range and need.

5. WR Calvin Ridley — The loss of Jarvis Landry could push Ridley to Miami, though it’s not a pressing need and this feels too high for the wideout. Regardless, if the fans believe he’s a top-flight talent over Vita or Ward, who am I to leave him off the chopping block?

Poll

WIth the eleventh pick in the 2018 Beatdown mock draft, the Miami Dolphins select, __________?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    Vita Vea, DT, Washington
    (199 votes)
  • 11%
    Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
    (58 votes)
  • 36%
    Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
    (175 votes)
  • 4%
    Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
    (24 votes)
  • 5%
    Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
    (29 votes)
485 votes total Vote Now