Miami Dolphins: Future begins with 7-round 2020 mock draft

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When you look at the frame on South Carolina’s Bryan Edwards, you see a player that you might believe is a big-bodied player that wins in jump-ball situations. However, that’s not necessarily his game. Instead, he’s an above-average route-runner with solid speed that allows him to be a versatile playmaker in space.

Edwards’ skill-set would be a nice complement to the big-play ability of DeVante Parker and help strengthen the Dolphins wide receiver corps, something necessary with the addition of a young quarterback. Put simply, he needs guys to get the ball to and Edwards can help make that easier.

Because of his role as one of the leaders on a boisterous Miami Hurricanes defense, Shaquille Quarterman has a bigger name than he does draft stock. He’s not a perfect three-down linebacker as his coverage abilities are lacking. While that may be true, the Dolphins need talented players for any role they can find and Quarterman can be that. The linebacker staying in South Beach would give the Phins a tone-setter capable of shoring up the middle of a defense that’s been abysmal against the run in 2019.

Though Joe Burrow has stolen just about every headline written about the LSU Tigers and their lethal offense this season, one of the breakout stars in that group has been running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. He’s been phenomenal and could be just that for the Dolphins offense moving forward.

While he may not be a superstar, Edwards-Helaire has shown he can run on all levels of the field but can also be a weapon as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. He could be a safety valve in this offense that simply isn’t there right now with the ability to get chunk yardage anytime the back gets the rock in his hands.