Miami Dolphins -- A Second Round Draft Board

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Okay!  The Miami Dolphins selected the Ryan Tannehill (QB – Texas A&M) with the 8th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.  I must admit that I am not thrilled with the selection.  I personally worry that Tannehill will be another Brady Quinn … or … another Chad Henne.  But, Jeff Ireland has his man stating that Tannehill was part of the off-season grand plan.  I just wish that the press would have asked Ireland in the interview last night … How does selecting Tannehill differ from selecting Henne in 2008?  Henne was your guy in 2008 and now Tannehill is your guy in 2012 — What is the difference between the two?  However, I do want to welcome Ryan Tannehill into the Dolphins’ family and certainly wish him the best.

Now that Round 1 of the 2012 NFL Draft is in the books, it is time to think about who will be selected in tonight’s second and third rounds.  More specifically, who is on the Miami Dolphins Second Round Draft Board?  The Dolphins have needs for an offensive lineman (OL), a hybrid rush defensive end/outside linebacker (DE/OLB), a wide receiver (WR), and a safety.

The first round saw the selection of four QBs, three RBs, three DTs, and six DEs/OLBs (to include Bruce Irvin by the Seahawks at #15 who was projected to go in the 2nd or 3rd round).  The first round also saw only four OL (to include Kevin Zeitler by the Bengals at #27) and only four WR (to include A.J. Jenkins by the 49ers at #30).  So, there are some very good players available for the pickings with the Dolphins selecting 10th in the second round.

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