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2018 Dolphins mock draft: Miami selects Vita Vea 11th with 11th overall pick

The Dolphins find their Suh replacement in our community mock draft.

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The Miami Dolphins are on the clock for our Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft. The Dolphins, fresh with a cast of former Detroit Lions coaches, is ready to rebuild after losing some key members this offseason.

The person put in charge to make those key selections in this year’s draft is commenter Mr. Zebra.

With the 11th pick in the POD Community Mock Draft, the Miami Dolphins have selected Washington defensive tackle Vita Vea. Here’s Mr. Zebra on the pick:

To an outside observer, my team, the Miami Dolphins, has had a befuddling offseason. Dumping talent like Jarvis Landry, Ndamukong Suh and Mike Pouncey is what a rebuilding team does. Adding aged stars like Robert Quinn, Josh Sitton, Danny Amendola and Frank Gore is what a team on the cusp of a championship does. But the explanation is simplicity itself: complete randomness. To decide what I’d do with our draft pick, I did what all reasonable GMs do. I flipped a coin.

Heads stood for “Hold on a second, whoa nelly!” Tails stood for “The time is now, full steam ahead!” When the coin landed on tails, I knew what to do. Forget acquiring a quarterback for the future, this team is ready to win a championship.

Ryan Tannehill has a restructured contract, is healthy, and will stay healthy, trust me. Getting rid of Jarvis Landry, who was a locker room cancer, is addition by subtraction for our receiving corps. Getting rid of Pouncey, who was also a locker room cancer, will do the same for our offensive line. The secondary is filled with expensive players, so it must be good. The linebackers will be fine because Raekwon McMillan is coming back from a catastrophic injury, which is almost like an extra draft pick! Suh was a locker room cancer, so the defensive line is already better.

But just in case it isn’t, I’m drafting Vita Vea from Washington to play defensive tackle. Vea is a great player and a great character, which is important for the culture change we’re implementing. With him stopping the run, he serves as a great Suh replacement. Successful organizations always dump proven talent without compensation so they can replace it through the draft, maybe. We’ll see you bozos in the Super Bowl. Fins up!

Follow along with all of our picks with our Community Mock Draft tracker.


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