Miami Dolphins: Still Drafting A Quarterback In 2020?
The Miami Dolphins in the 2019 NFL Draft didn’t settle for a quarterback and chose a different option. They went with the best player available approach and selected Christian Wilkins Defensive Tackle Clemson 13th overall. They got a stellar interior defensive lineman and filled a hole on the roster. On top of this, they traded picks in the draft to get another quarterback to add competition on the team and possibly be the starting quarterback. The Miami Dolphins traded the 62nd pick in this past draft and a fifth-round pick in 2020 to get Josh Rosen from Arizona. He was a 1st round pick in 2018 and has the potential to be the starting quarterback or at least compete with Dolphins veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The Miami Dolphins could do well under either of these players, but the possibility is still there that the Dolphins could select a quarterback in 2020 NFL Draft. If Rosen or Fitzpatrick do well enough they could hold off the Dolphins taking a quarterback in 2020, but Miami may still take one for the future. Let’s take a look at some options for the Miami Dolphins at quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Justin Herbert – Oregon
The Miami Dolphins may be looking at this talented player out of Oregon next year. Had he declared this past draft, Justin Herbert may have been the top quarterback selected in 2019. Listed at 6’6″, 233 pounds, he has the combination of size, arm strength, and mobility. He did have an up-and-down college campaign though. In his junior season, he threw for 3,151 yards with 29 touchdowns and eight interceptions, but his competition percentage was just 59.4 percent. 2019 may be a good year for Justin Herbert to improve his draft stock. He has an offensive line, skill talent around him, and his brother coming in as a recruit at tight end, so it could go very well. The Miami Dolphins could probably choose Justin Herbert in 2020 if they go quarterback in the NFL Draft.
Jake Fromm – Georgia
Jake Fromm will challenge the other quarterbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft class to be the first quarterback and the Miami Dolphins could go that route. By the end of this coming season, he will be a three-year starter and he’s flashed good decision-making and solid accuracy completing 67.4 percent in 2018. He threw for 2,761 yards with 30 touchdowns and just six interceptions in 2018 as well. He has more than enough size listed at 6’2″ and 220 pounds. If he has another solid season he may be drafted highly in 2020, possibly by the Miami Dolphins.
Tua Tagovailoa – Alabama
If today was the NFL Draft, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa would possibly be taken 1st overall and be the first quarterback taken. In fact, depending on how the 2019-2020 NFL season goes the Miami Dolphins may possibly get Tua Tagovailoa. As a player, Tagovailoa doesn’t have many weaknesses at the quarterback position. He’s mobile, accurate, he processes situations fast and isn’t mistake prone. In 2018, he passed for 3,966 yards with 43 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He barely saw second-half playing time in blowout games and had those impressive numbers mostly in first halves of games. Tagovailoa has experience in big games as well, playing in two straight National Championship games. The Miami Dolphins could choose him as their option in the 2020 NFL Draft in the first round.
These three quarterbacks are all good possibilities in next year’s NFL Draft. If the Miami Dolphins decide in 2020 they still want another quarterback, these three prospects are at the top of the list. I did a poll in a Facebook group for Miami Dolphins fans and these three quarterbacks received the most votes. Justin Herbert from Oregon got 86 votes, Jake Fromm from Georgia got 38 votes, and Tua Tagovailoa out of Alabama received 32 votes. While the fans also want to see how Josh Rosen and Ryan Fitzpatrick do in 2019, the fan favorite 2020 draft prospect at quarterback is Justin Herbert. We will see how spring training, summer NFL camps, the NFL preseason, and the 2019 NFL regular season develop for the Miami Dolphins.
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