Breaking Down the Dolphins ’30 Visits’

One of the most important aspects of the Miami Dolphins’ and every other NFL team’s pre-draft evaluation process is bringing prospects in for visits, also known as the 30 visits or the top 30 visits.

This evaluation tool differs from the local day, which allows teams to bring in prospects from their own area or from a nearby school.
While pre-draft visits do not guarantee that a team would take a player—after all, the Dolphins do not have 30 picks in 2024—they can provide some indication of which candidates have peaked their interest.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the prospects that have been identified in various reports as having traveled to Miami for pre-draft visits, as well as their expected draft status and how they would fit with the Dolphins.

Tackle Tyler. Guyton, Oklahoma
How he would fit: Guyton is an athletic prospect whose height (6-8) implies he will not be able to play inside in the NFL but has enormous potential. Selecting him would be done with the future in mind (and to replace Terron Armstead). draft projection: first round (may be there when the Dolphins choose at 21)

DT Kristian Boyd, Northern Iowa.
Boyd would join a huge group of new defensive tackles competing for playing time alongside Zach Sieler. draft projections: Rounds 5–6

Breaking Down the Dolphins '30 Visits'

How he might fit: All began his collegiate career at Michigan before moving to Iowa, but his medical history is the most interesting aspect about him. He had a season-ending back injury in 2022 and a ruptured ACL in 2023. There is skill, but also a medical risk. draft projections: Rounds 5–6

How he would fit: Stiggers is one of the most incredible stories in the draft because he came to this stage through the Canadian Football League (he had five interceptions in 2023) after abandoning his collegiate football career after his father died in a car accident. His potential has piqued NFL teams’ interest, and he would compete for playing time as a backup for the Dolphins.Breaking Down the Dolphins '30 Visits'’s draft projection: Round 5.

S. MILLARD Bradford, TCU
Bradford’s scouting report pegs him as a coverage defensive back rather than a thumper, but the Dolphins do need to add depth at safety.

How he’d fit: Bullock, like Bradford, is known for his coverage, and he’s 6-2 and has good length at safety. He would also battle for a spot alongside Jevon Holland, Jordan Poyer, and Elijah Campbell. draft projection: Rounds 3-4 (the Dolphins presently have no pick in either round).

RB Isaac Guerendo, Louisville.
How he would fit: The Dolphins already have a lot of running backs on the roster, including Raheem Mostert, De’Von Achane, Jeff Wilson Jr., Salvon Ahmed, and Chris Brooks, so Guerendo would have to really impress the Dolphins to be considered, even if he was the most athletic running back at the combine. draft projections: Rounds 4-5.

RB RASHEEN. Ali, Marshall
How he might fit: Similar to Guerendo, Ali’s strength as a college back was his ability to find the end zone, as he scored 24 touchdowns in 2021 and another 16 in 2023. draft projection: Rounds 5-6

How he would fit: Booker, whose parents both played college basketball, is an intriguing athlete with limited playing experience that consists of six games at Minnesota in 2022 and 12 at Kansas in 2023. His game might need refinement, but he could play a role on the edge for the Dolphins pretty quickly given the health status of Jaelan Phillips and Bradley Chubb. draft projection: Round 3 (The Dolphins currently don’t have a pick in that round)

How he would fit: The Dolphins have decent depth at cornerback after signing Kendall Fuller in the offseason and re-signing Nik Needham (and after drafting Cam Smith last year), but you never can have too many cornerbacks, as the saying goes. draft projection: Round 5

How he would fit: While McMillan is the least heralded of the three UW wide receivers in the draft (along with Rome Odunze and Ja’Lynn Polk), he might be the best fit of the three for the Dolphins because he’s a slot receiver. draft projection: Round 3

How he would fit: The Dolphins have a well-known need to add competition along the offensive line and JPJ either could compete for a starting job at guard or center (with free agent pick-up Aaron Brewer then moving to guard under that scenario). draft projection: Rounds 1-2

T. Patrick Paul, Houston

How he would fit: Paul measured 6-7 1/2 at the scouting combine, indicating that he is primarily a tackle potential. That suggests this is a long-term investment, similar to what Guyton represents. draft projections: Rounds 2-3.

How he would fit: Keyton, at 6-3, would surely add much-needed size to the Dolphins’ wide receiver corps, but his draft projection indicates he would not be a lock to make the 53-man roster if drafted.

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