Dolphins must take champion DeVonta Smith

This Monday the Hard Rock Stadium was able to see with its own eyes who the next Dolphins star could be after hosting the college football final.

Wide receiver DeVonta Smith, the winner of the Heisman Trophy for best collegiate player, was the best on the court and was instrumental in the University of Alabama’s 52-24 win over Ohio State before 14,926 fans.

It took Smith half the game to make 12 receptions, travel 215 yards and score no less than three touchdowns. In the third set he dislocated a finger and had to leave the court, to which he returned in the fourth quarter with a bandage on his right hand.

He will be available to play again very soon, but he will do so in the NFL, perhaps in the Dolphins, who plan to pick him in position three in this 2021 Draft.

Smith was the best of a one-sided game that crowned the usual team, former Dolphins coach Nick Saban, in a final with a great waste of talent.

Now Smith hopes to be able to add his third national trophy if he is finally chosen by the Miami team, although it is already known that the NFL is another story.

In this just concluded season Smith finished with 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns. The Alabama WR has it all: he’s fast, he has good hands, he runs off the mark well and he knows how to make his own plays.

The Dolphins choose in position three in the Draft behind the Jaguars who will select Trevor Lawrence, the best quarterback in his class, and the Jets who also do not have a good quarterback in Sam Darnold and will surely go for the Ohio State QB Justin Fields, who defeated Lawrence in the semifinals, although he failed in the final with Mac Jones.

Jones, who was third in the Heisman behind Lawrence, looked great in the final and will surely be among the top picks.

Although the Jets could think it over and try to bring in Smith, so Miami would have to have a Plan B where LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase could enter, whom Smith with 2015 yards could not break the record of 221 yards in a game for the national title.

They could also bring reinforcing their offensive line with a top-notch left tackle like Penei Sewell (of Oregon), or the defensive line with the king of the sack, defensive end Gregory Rousseau of Miami.

A certain sector speaks of another quarterback, after appreciating that Tua Tagovailoa did not meet expectations; but calm down, the boy has not even completed a season, he came from an operation and the plays designed by the offensive coordinator were not the best.

If Tua is brought to Smith, Chase or Sewell, everything will be better and it will surely shine as expected.

They are all good, but DeVonta Smith is the best and should be the man the Dolphins select in the 2021 Draft.

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Pedro González is an experienced reporter who for 15 years has covered the Miami Heat, the NBA, the Miami Open, judo and all soccer, both local and international.

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