3 intriguing options for the Dolphins at No. 3 in the 2021 NFL Draft

Ja'Marr Chase, Bengals, Cincinnati Bengals, 2021 NFL Draft
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The Miami Dolphins are looking to push their way back into the playoff picture in the AFC this season. After just missing the playoffs in 2020, Tua Tagovailoa is ready to enter his first full season as the starter. While there are a lot of questions that need answered in the 2021 NFL Draft, things are looking up for Miami.

So far this offseason, the Dolphins have made some very good moves. Most notably, they were able to sign wide receiver Will Fuller to a one-year deal.

In addition to signing Fuller, the Dolphins have also brought in backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett. A few other smaller moves have been made, but the NFL Draft will offer Miami another chance to improve dramatically.

All of that being said, let’s take a closer look at three intriguing options for the Dolphins with the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft.

3. Trade Down For More Assets

One of the best options for the Dolphins could be trading down from the No. 3 pick in order to add more assets. They could bring in another pick or two and still stay in the top-10. Miami would be smart to consider this option.

However, if there is a player there that can change their outlook, they should go that route. But, a trade is without a doubt a possible option.

2. Select Florida Tight End Kyle Pitts

Kyle Pitts would be a very intriguing addition for the Dolphins. He would give them another lethal weapon for Tagovailoa to work with. There is no question that Pitts has superstar written all over him.

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During the 2020 season with the Gators, Pitts racked up 43 receptions for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns. Those numbers would be a big-time addition.

The Dolphins most certainly do not have to bring in a tight end. They could focus on other areas with the No. 3 pick. But, Pitts could be a game-changing upgrade for them.

1. Ja’Marr Chase Would Be The Best Option

Even following the free agency signing of Will Fuller, the Dolphins could use a young, long-term No. 1 wide receiver. Enter LSU star wideout Ja’Marr Chase.

Back in the 2019 season at LSU, Chase put together massive numbers. He did so even while playing alongside fellow star receiver Justin Jefferson. Chase ended up with 84 receptions, 1,780 yards, and 20 touchdowns.

If the Dolphins are able to bring Chase onboard at No. 3 in the 2021 NFL Draft, their offense would take a huge leap forward. Tagovailoa having Chase and Fuller to throw to would open things up. This would be the best option Miami could have.