1st Round, Pick 15, Overall 15:
The Miami Dolphins 1st rd pick 15 went to offensive lineman Mike Pouncey from Florida.
Pouncey makes number 3 for offensive line draft picks to be on the roster; left tackle Jake Long and right tackle Vernon Carey.He also makes number three if your counting centers that have come through in the last 3 years.
Positive: Pouncey has tons of experience in a what is a vital position for the Miami’s o-line. Pouncey was a good pick but not great for what was needed for “first round talent,” but it fills an area of great need.
Negative: Accuracy at the snap.
Incognito will likely play left guard, while Berger, Nate Garner and John Jerry will likely duke it out for the right guard spot.
Round 2, Pick 30, Overall 62:
Trading up was an excellent move, and very little was given up. The Dolphins traded up to the end of the second round Friday night, trading their third (79), fifth (146) and seventh-round (216) picks to Washington for the 62nd pick. With that move, running back Daniel Thomas of Kansas State was snatched up possibly replacing free agent Ronnie Brown.
*Thomas ran the Wildcat at junior college and Kansas State the past four seasons.
I am a big fan of this pick.
Why? Daniel Thomas has the ability to start if need be. His receiving skills are consistent but underrated, he’s very good job in pass protection and has the ability to start immediately if need be.
Negative: Needs coaching as he “may never become a difference-making pass-catching option at the next level.”
To compliment him, the Dolphins need to consider free agents Darren Sproles or Reggie Bush. This would give a sweet 1-2 combo with power and speed!
Round 4, Pick 14, Overall 111:
Edmund Gates: Analysts didn’t have Gates lasting till the end of the 2nd round and we get him in the 4th? That’s a steal!
Gates has speed, clocked a 4.37-40, and when he performed an individual workout he was said to out perform former Abilene Christian alum, current Chicago Bears Johnny Knox. I’m exceptionally pleased with this pick.
Gates fills a huge need at WR and will help stretch the field along side Marshall.
Round 6th, Pick 9, Overall 179:
Fullback Charles Clay of Tulsa was picked up after Miami swapped their 179th and 218th picks to gain the Packers 174th and 231st selections.
Clay’s a big at 6-2, between him and Fasano the TE position should be well covered. Clay will possibly play more of a catching role, where as Fason will be a majority blocker. This is if Daboll still uses 2 TE sets.
Clay will also open holes for fellow draft pick Daniel Thomas; this pick fills a huge need for the Dolphins!
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Round 7, Pick 28, Overall 231:
Alabama A&M defensive tackle Frank Kearse was selected in the 7th round he’s a tough to grade but I definitely don’t hate the pick.
He was captain 2009 and 2010, measures 6-4, 311 pounds, and was a second-team All-SWAC performer as a senior. He provides competition and depth at the NT position, possibly even a decent backup to Soliai. His size and potential give a real chance to at least make a practice squad.
Negative: He’s big and stamina may be an issue.
Round 7, Pick 32, Overall 235:
CB Jimmy Wilson
After reading about Wilson’s upbringing, and being tried twice and acquitted for murder-which was self defense, I found myself fascinated and wanted to know more. So I found myself reading everything I could about him, watching film, and going through stats. With the found information I have to say he is a pretty sexy Compensatory pick and I think he will be a beast come training camp!
The Dolphins have depth with corners Will Allen, Vontae Davis, Benny Sapp, Sean Smith, Nolan Carroll, but I don’t see him just sitting the practice squad roster. So watch out!
Apparently he’s very talented and must be – so this is a nice pick up if he ends up panning out. I found it difficult to give this compensatory pick anything less than a B. Lastly, he has the potential to be a very good special teams player feel free his highlights on:
Miami did not get the dynamic player to help the offense-skills position, as a result, Daboll will have to get creative with the playbook. Since Ireland didn’t feel desperate enough to draft a quarterback, he will likely be looking to free agency to bring in competition for our two only signed quarterbacks; Chad Henne and Tom Brandstater.