The Dolphins have just one viable three-down linebacker on the roster in Jelani Jenkins. Koa Misi is a solid, two-down defender, but Miami has to find a third linebacker. Since the Dolphins didn't accomplish that in the 2015 NFL Draft, they could select someone like Jaylon Smith in the first round next April.
Pick change; previously Myles Jack, ILB
Rd. 2, Pk. 24
With Cameron Wake entering the latter stages of his career and Olivier Vernon hitting free agency soon, the Dolphins may want to add another pass-rusher.
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The Dolphins need help at linebacker, and many expected to draft some talent at the position early in the 2015 NFL Draft. It didn't happen, so Miami will probably have a weakness at the position in 2015 and will have to address it next year.
Smith (6-2, 235) was an impressive defender for Notre Dame in 2014. He was all over the field for the Fighting Irish with 112 tackles with nine tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, 3.5 sacks and two passes defended. Smith has speed and athleticism in the middle of the field.
Pick change; previously Ezekiel Elliott, RB
Rd. 2, Pk. 15
Anthony Zettel, DT/3-4DE, Penn State
The Dolphins could use help at defensive end. Cameron Wake is aging, and they may have to replace Olivier Vernon if he leaves in free agency.
Zettel (6-4, 277) is undersized for defensive tackle, but he is a quick interior rusher for Penn State. For the NFL, Zettel will have to move to the defensive end in a 4-3 defense, and he could move inside on passing situations from there. Zettel also has the frame to warrant consideration as a five-technique in a 3-4 defense. In 2014, Zettel showed that he has interior pass-rushing skills by racking up eight sacks. He also notched 42 tackles with 17 tackles for a loss. Zettel had four sacks per year as a sophomore and a freshman.