With the 22nd overall pick in the mock draft, the Miami Dolphins will be upgrading their secondary by selecting Marlon Humphrey from Alabama. Last season, the Dolphins were able to make the playoffs despite losing their quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, to an injury late in the season.
Matt Moore did an excellent job helping the Dolphins make the playoffs, but they were blown out by the Steelers in the first round. In that game, the Dolphins’ offense struggled, but their defense was exposed against a high-powered offense.
By selecting Humphrey, the Dolphins will upgrade at the cornerback position with one of the best players available at the position in the draft. Last season, Byron Maxwell played very well, but he could have used some help on the other side.
At Alabama, Humphrey only played two seasons, but he was very impressive in Nick Saban’s defense. In two seasons, Humphrey totaled five interceptions, 13 passes defended, and one touchdown.
In the AFC East, the Dolphins are still chasing the New England Patriots for the crown. Due to the Patriots upgrading their offense with the addition of Brandin Cooks, the Dolphins could certainly use a person to guard him. Getting Humphrey this late in the draft would be a solid addition for Miami.