Justin Herbert

Biff’s Corner, 2/21/20

On the Dolphins QB Draft Options

WQAM Radio
February 21, 2020 - 12:32 pm

On April 23rd, the Miami Dolphins will be looking to add a franchise quarterback after a subpar season at the NFL Draft. With a top heavy quarterback draft class, the Dolphins looked like they could add a top tier projected quarterback to their roster, as the first round of Mock Drafts had the Dolphins projected to take Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Tua, at that time, would be the second quarterback taken in the NFL draft behind LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.


            After this week’s Mock Draft by ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr., the Dolphins are now projected to draft Justin Herbert, the quarterback from Oregon. According to Kiper, Tua would be drafted third by the Detroit Lions. Reporters who cover the Miami Dolphins have also said that the Dolphins are interested in Herbert and think it's very possible. The evaluation of Tua’s hip at the NFL Combine could decide who the Dolphins will pick at number five. If Tua is not progressing as well as people hoped, Herbert will jump up and move to the second quarterback taken in the draft.


            A few weeks ago, the Dolphins were linked to the Lions in trade talks for the third overall pick. With the most draft capital, the Dolphins are one of the only teams in the draft that can actually make an offer to move up. With these new projections, the Dolphins have a tough choice: Do they go quarterback at the fifth pick in Justin Herbert or draft a quarterback later in the draft at the 18th or 26th pick?


            Miami has a major decision to make in the upcoming weeks. They will need to figure out if they want to trade up and try to lock in Tua, or will they stay back and hope they can get Justin Herbert or Jordan Love? Keep it on AM 560 and FM 96.5 HD-2 The Joe, WQAM for the latest Dolphins draft news.