The NFL Combine is starting this week and there is much speculation surrounding the goal of the Miami Dolphins' first round for the NFL draft in 2019. The hype is with the quarterbacks. Especially now, with the strange Vegas makers identifying the dolphins as the favorite to land Quarterback Kyler Murray of Oklahoma.
Maybe General Manager Chris Grier finds this quarterback group's price too high and chooses to wait until 2020? This scenario is very possible and with the dolphins likely to part with defense Robert Quinn and Andre Branchanother perspective comes to the fore with the 13th overall choice.
Rashan Gary, Michigan's defensive end, is perfectly suited to what the Dolphins are looking to do. Gary is 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 282 pounds. Yet at this size, he still offers plenty of athleticism to play offside. Gary can play a multitude of positions. This flexibility is exactly what the new defense coordinator, Patrick Graham, wants out of his team.
The former Wolverine can easily play according to a technique of five techniques in a strange forehead or can play a role of edge defender in appearances even in front. Gary's versatility augurs well for Graham given what he said about his desire perform a multiple defense.
Gary has registered 134 career tackles and 10.5 sacks in his three years in Michigan. This may not seem like a "sexy choice", but adding a really versatile defensive end to the defensive line would be a good start for a rebuild.
Gary is considered by many analysts as a potential top-10 pick in the overall standings, but if he's on the clock when Miami is writing, do not be in the least surprised to have the floor.