Dolphins and history of No. 19 pick

The Miami Dolphins will hold No. 19 overall pick in the NFL. That pick is in the bottom half of the first round, where teams must do their due diligence to get the right prospect.

It’s easy to project the top 10 players of the draft. But once you get into the late teens, franchises must really be on top of their game. The good teams are able to get great value late in the first round year after year.

What type of player can the Dolphins expect at No. 19? Let’s take a look at recent selections in this draft slot.

This is a mix of boom and bust prospects. Shea McClellin and Prince Amukamara have not lived up to their potential. Sean Weatherspoon and Jeremy Maclin have been productive players, but both have suffered injuries. It’s too early to tell with Justin Pugh after just one season.

But there are no stars in this five-year sample at No. 19 overall. The Dolphins, coming off an 8-8 season, need to select a player who fills a need (offensive line?) and can make an immediate impact.