But Miami has given themselves some flexibility. As much as I don't think Isaiah Wilson is an answer, he at least gives them another body at OT. And they now have their starting LBs set with McKinney, Baker and Van Ginkel. If they sign Carl Lawson to be the new edge, which the rumors are hinting at, they have the freedom to spend a very early pick on one of Najee Harris, Travis Etienne or Javonte Williams.
For the RPO to be truly effective they need a back to scare defenses. I hate putting that pressure on a rookie but what is the alternative now?
I think the position where a rookie is most likely to make immediate impact is RB, so that is going to be the plan. Harris serves their purpose (big back) better, so if they can't get him at 18, I think they pass on Etienne and pick a bigger back later (Williams or Stevenson)
My prediction (and hope)
At 3: Trade down a few slots and still pick up one of the Top 3 WRs or Pitts
At 18: Harris, if available, or best available Edge/LB (unless Slater falls here)
At 36: Edge/LB (whichever wasn't taken at 18), maybe WR if good value, maybe OL
At 50: OL, if good value (Creed Humphrey?), or Edge/LB if we got Harris at 18
Ideally, we will have another pick in the late 30s or early 40s due to trading down, to use for OL, Edge, or LB. My hope is that in the first two rounds, we will select a TE/WR, Edge, LB, and OL, and with an extra pick from a trade, another OL (or WR if we drafted Pitts).
Here are examples, assuming trade down:
Pitts, Harris, Z Collins (LB), Oweh (Edge), Humphrey (C)
Chase, Harris, Wyatt Davis (G), Phillips or Perkins (Edge), Browning (LB)
Waddle, Rousseau or Paye (Edge), Mayfield (OT) or Humphrey (C), Collins (LB), Williams (RB)