The NFL draft is less than two months away, and business is picking up with top college prospects.
With the combine in the books and pro days around the country underway, ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper provides his latest mock draft for all 32 teams. Let's examine his latest projection for the Miami Dolphins at No. 14 overall.
Kiper's pick: WR DeVante Parker
2014 stats: 43 receptions, 855 yards, five touchdowns
Analysis: I like this projection for Miami. Wide receiver is a bigger need now than it was a week ago prior to the release of veterans Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson. The future of No. 1 receiver Mike Wallace, who is on the books for $9.9 million next season, is also in the air, and tight end Charles Clay received the transition tag but will negotiate with other teams starting Saturday. The Dolphins need a big target on the outside for quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Parker is listed at 6-foot-2 and 209 pounds, and he plays physically. I’m not sure Parker falls this far in the first round. But if he's available at No. 14, this would be a solid value pick for Miami.
That's my take. To read Kiper's analysis on the pick, check out his full mock draft for all 32 teams here.