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The Miami Dolphins are on the clock with the 13th overall pick. The first 12 picks have been announced and it is now time to see who Miami will be adding with their first draft selection in the..."WhiteSections 2018 NFL Draft2018 NFL Free Agency2018 Mock Drafts2018 Draft ProspectsNFL Mock Draft2019 NFL Mock DraftsNFL Draft2019 NFL Mock Draft: Dolphins add needed offensive lineman in SB Nation Writers mockNew Womens Jason Sanders Jersey ,19commentsEDTShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL Mock Draft: Dolphins add needed offensive lineman in SB Nation Writers mockTim Heitman-USA TODAY SportsThe Miami Dolphins are on the clock with the 13th overall pick. The first 12 picks have been announced and it is now time to see who Miami will be adding with their first draft selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. As Dan Kadar from SB Nation heads to the podium to make the announcement, let’s review the first 12 picks made.In this year’s SB Nation Writers Mock Draft, with the selections made by representatives from each NFL team’s SB Nation site, the picks so far have been:1 - Arizona Cardinals - Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma (Revenge of the Birds pick)2 - San Francisco 49ers - Nick Bosa, Edge, Ohio State (Niners Nation pick)3 - New York Jets - Josh Allen, Edge, Kentucky (Gang Green Nation pick)4 - Oakland Raiders - Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama (Silver and Black Pride pick)5 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Ed Oliver, DT, Houston (Bucs Nation pick)6 - New York Giants - Devin White, LB, LSU (Big Blue View pick)7 - Jacksonville Jaguars - Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (Big Cat Country pick)8 - Detroit Lions - Brian Burns, Edge, Florida State (Pride of Detroit pick)9 - Buffalo Bills - T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa (Buffalo Rumblings pick)10 - Denver Broncos - Drew Lock, QB, Missouri (Mile High Report pick)11 - Cincinnati Bengals - Devin Bush, LB, Michigan (Cincy Jungle pick)12 - Green Bay Packers - Montez Sweat, Edge, Mississippi State (Acme Packing Company pick)Kadar is making the announcement. The Phinsider war room (aka, me) is standing and clapping as the announcement is made. With the 13th overall pick, Kevin Nogle of The Phinsider selects for the Miami Dolphins, Jawaan Taylor Durham Smythe Jersey , offensive tackle, Florida.Jason Getz-USA TODAY SportsAs Taylor continues to get pictures taken on the stage in Nashville, it is time to talk to the media about the selection.“Thank you all for coming. Today is a great day for the Miami Dolphins as we look to return this franchise to the winning, perennial playoff threat of the past. This Draft gives us an exceptional chance to address the foundation of this franchise, and Jawaan Taylor immediately locks down the very foundation of this team - the offensive line. “For us, there could not have been a better player to be available with our pick. We now have the 2016 13th overall pick on the left side in Laremy Tunsil and this year’s 13th pick on the right in Taylor. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Kenyan Drake, and Kalen Ballage should be celebrating tonight.“Taylor immediately started at Florida and has three years of outstanding play on both sides of the offensive line. He is simply a football player around whom this offense can be built.”(Why did you not get a quarterback?) - “The way the Draft played out, we were able to stick to our board and add one of the top tier talents for this year. Taylor is the definition of a right tackle and he is absolutely someone we want to bring into this team.”(Is quarterback still a target?) - “Everything is still on the table. We will continue to stick to our board and make the picks that make sense to us.”(Did losing Ja’Wuan James in free agency make right tackle a must pick?) - “I would not call it a must pick, but rather that the board and the Draft worked to get us one of our top rated prospects that happened to fill a need.”(Were there discussions of a trade back?) - “We considered every possibility, whether to move up, move back, or remain in place. When we saw Jawaan falling to us, there really was no other thought than to make sure we brought him to Miami.”(Does that mean there were no phone calls made to other teams?) - “We had a couple of options, and we worked hard before the Draft and during it to keep track of potential moves, but, like I said, when we saw Jawaan on the board still, he was the consensus pick of the entire room.”(Head coach Brian Flores previously discussed guard Jesse Davis and his flexibility. Does selecting Taylor lock him into playing guard?) - “I think that will be a decision Brian and the rest of the coaching staff will make this spring and summer. Jesse was great last year playing guard, and he does have the ability to move outside if we need him there. Brian has stressed that versatility and the ability to play in multiple roles is a strength he wants to develop with the team, so, I would imagine the coaches will continue to develop Jesse, Jawaan, and all of the players, to play in multiple positions both as depth options and to provide different looks during a game.”(What are you doing the rest of the night?) - “We will watch the rest of the first round and see how the board keeps playing out. I think you guys are going to be a chance to talk to Jawaan here in a minute.”For some analysis of the pick, we turn to Keith Beebe and Zach Cintron with Phinsider Radio Network’s I Hate the Fins. Check out more from Keith and Zach, as well as Phinsider Radio with Matt Cannata, Josh Houtz, and Aaron Sutton, and The Blowhole with JamesRadio and RobCast on the Phinsider Radio network. You can find all the shows under one subscription on iTunes, Google Podcast www.thedolphinslockerroom.com/authentic-robert-quinn-jersey , Spotify, and Stitcher.What are your thoughts on the pick? Did I get it right? Would you have selected someone else? If you’ve paid any attention to how new contracts get reported, you know the routine by now. The initial reports often are inflated, with deliberately vague terms (like total guarantee instead of full guarantee at signing) and a new-money analysis (which always makes the deal seem better than it is). Then, inevitably, the real numbers emerge.Here are the real numbers of the new contract signed by Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard. Reported as a five-year, $76.5 million deal with $46 million guaranteed, it’s actually a six-year, $76.53 million deal, with the specific terms set forth below.1. Signing bonus: $7 million.2. 2019 roster bonus: $7 million, fully guaranteed.3. 2019 base salary: $1,285,641, fully guaranteed.4. 2020 base salary: $11.9 million, fully guaranteed.5. 2021 base salary: $12.075 million, guaranteed for injury at signing, and fully guaranteed as of the fifth day of the 2020 league year.6. 2022 base salary: $12.375 million, $6.775 million of which is guaranteed for injury only.7. 2023 base salary: $11.4 million.8. 2024 base salary: $11.65 million.9. Workout bonuses: $25,000 in 2020, $25,000 in 2021, $100,000 in 2022, $100,000 in 2023, and $100,000 in 2024.10. Per-game roster bonuses: $31,250 per game from 2022 through 2024, for a maximum of $500,000 per year.Now, some analysis.First Womens A.J. Derby Jersey , the base salary of the extension isn’t $76.5 million. It’s $75.25 million, if he earns the full amount of the workout bonuses and per-game roster bonuses. That’s a new-money average of $15.05 million, beating Josh Norman‘s prior high-water mark by only $50,000 per year, three years after Norman’s deal was signed. (And, as previously mentioned, Norman’s five-year deal was worth $15 million from signing; Howard’s deal was worth $12.75 million per year at signing.) Second, the full guarantee at signing is $27.18 million. The practical guarantee at signing is $39.26 million, since the 2021 base salary becomes fully guaranteed on the fifth day of the 2020 league year. (The Dolphins can avoid owing Howard $39.26 million only but cutting him after one year, at a price of $27.18 million.)Third, the total guarantee is indeed $46 million, but the final $6.775 million in injury guarantees never convert to a full guarantee.Fourth, the cash flow is as follows: $15.285 million through 2019, $27.214 million through 2020, and $39.31 million through 2021. It becomes a year-to-year deal from 2022 through 2024, at a time when the salary cap (and the cornerback market) should be much higher than it currently is.Again, that’s the biggest problem with the contract. The money after 2021 isn’t guaranteed, beyond $6.775 million guaranteed for injury only in 2022. The Dolphins will control Howard’s rights on a year-to-year basis at that point, with the ability to pay him what surely will be below-market amounts in the final three years if he’s playing well, and the ability to cut him loose if he isn’t playing well.It’s not a bad deal per se, but it’s not the kind of deal that should have been characterized the way that it was by the initial reports regarding its value. Howard has opted to accept a sizable bird in the hand, but if he had been willing to carry for one more season the risk of injury and ineffectiveness, he would have been able to use the franchise tag (currently, $16 million for cornerbacks) as the starting point for a much more lucrative deal than the contract he accepted.Ultimately, he chose not to reject what amounts to life-changing money. And that’s fine. But to take his willingness to accept what ultimately is, for Howard, a “safe” compromise doesn’t justify selling it as the best contract any cornerback has ever signed.It isn’t. Nine months from now, with the leverage that comes from the franchise tag, it could have been.