16. Miami Dolphins
Last year, the Miami Dolphins became one of the biggest surprises in the AFC after finding a way to earn one of the Wild Card spots in the playoffs, despite a 1-4 start to the season. While the argument can be made the team would have performed better in the playoffs with a healthy Ryan Tannehill, the good news is last year’s playoff appearance gives the Dolphins all of the confidence in the world heading into the 2017 season.
Of course, if Miami truly wants to compete for the AFC East title, the defense will need to figure out a way to contain Tom Brady and the stacked offense of the New England Patriots, which is no easy task. There’s a reason why the Dolphins focused on the defensive side of the football with their first three picks, including Charles Harris in the first round.
Based off his accomplishments at Missouri in which he recorded 16 sacks to go along with 30.5 tackles for loss over the last two seasons, Harris has the potential to be a solid addition for Miami on defense. Taking down the Patriots is never an easy task, but the Dolphins seem up for the challenge to build off last year’s success.