Miami Dolphins Depth Chart
- AFC East
- Hard Rock Stadium
- Head Coach
- Brian Flores
- Offensive Coordinator
- George Godsey & Eric Studesville
- Defensive Coordinator
- Josh Boyer
- Special Teams Coach
- Danny Crossman
- Defensive Scheme
The Miami Dolphins proved that they are committed to second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa when they traded out of the No. 3 overall spot in this year's draft. Shortly thereafter, Miami swung a deal to move back into the top 10 while also securing future first-round picks. General manager Chris Grier explained on Wednesday that the team is looking to build around Tagovailoa with the best players available while also trying to find talent that meshes well with Tagovailoa's strengths. Tagovailoa disappointed in his rookie season while coming off hip surgery in a season during a pandemic, so the Dolphins are expecting him to improve in Year 2. He'll have a full offseason to prepare for the 2021 season as well. Tagovailoa is still a great dynasty asset, but he'll have to prove to fantasy managers in single-year formats that he's more than just a low-end QB2.
The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent linebacker Calvin Munson and defensive back Jamal Perry to undisclosed deals on Wednesday. Both players were exclusive-rights free agents. Munson began his career with the New York Giants in 2017 and joined the New England Patriots the next season. He has appeared in 18 games for the Dolphins in the last two years. Munson played 49 percent of the team's special teams snaps in all 16 games in 2020. Perry was with the Philadelphia Eagles and Patriots before joining the Dolphins in 2019. He's appeared in 27 games (seven starts) and had 26 total tackles and one pass defensed last season.
University of Miami defensive end Jaelan Phillips, who has been rising up draft boards after his impressive Pro Day, was not in Indianapolis last weekend for medical evaluations because he tested positive for COVID-19, according to a source. However, Phillips will receive his physical with plenty of time prior to draft night later this month. Phillips had 15.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks in 2020, earning second-team All-American honors, and he's often been compared to NFL defensive end Maxx Crosby. He was a five-star recruit coming out of high school and initially started his college career at UCLA before transferring to Miami. His injury history in his time at UCLA is the biggest red flag leading up to the draft.
Miami Dolphins star cornerback Byron Jones said that the team expects a big leap from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in his sophomore season after he disappointed in his rookie year in 2020. "His contributions to the team have been great so far, but we're looking for even something better this year. It's exciting. I can't wait to see him work his magic," Jones said. Tagovailoa started nine games after being taken fifth overall in the draft, completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 1,814 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. The rookie was hesitant to throw into tight windows and was benched twice in favor of veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is now in Washington. Despite the ups and downs, Miami remains invested in the young QB and will ride or die with him in 2021. The 23-year-old is still a fine dynasty/keeper asset, but he'll be a low-end QB2 in redraft leagues.
The Miami Dolphins traded the No. 3 overall pick in next month's draft to the San Francisco 49ers on Friday, but they leaped back into the top 10 when they acquired the No. 6 overall pick and a fifth-rounder from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for the No. 12 pick, No. 123 (fourth round) and a 2022 first-round pick. So Miami will have the sixth overall pick this year and will also receive a 2023 first-round selection and a 2022 third-round pick. The Eagles have the No. 12 pick, a fourth-round pick this year and a 2022 first-rounder. The Dolphins will once again be in a position to take a high-caliber talent in the first round of this year's draft, and they could land a player like Ja'Marr Chase, Kyle Pitts, Jaylen Waddle or one of the top offensive linemen available. The Eagles could have as many as three first-round picks in 2022, with the Carson Wentz trade involving a conditional first-round pick based on playing time.