Feb 25, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Boise State defensive back Jamar Taylor catches a pass during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins Draft Pick With Most Immediate Impact

The NFL draft has come and gone, and Miami finds itself entering the middle part of the off-season with an exciting roster. Ireland pulled the trigger and shocked the NFL world by moving up and taking DE Dion Jordan over OT Lane Johnson with the number 3 overall selection. I personally loved the move. While lineman are vital to keeping a quarterback safe and improving the rushing attack, they are not game changers. Jordan is a freak athlete with a tremendous upside. However, in my opinion, Dion Jordan is not the Dolphins draft pick with the most immediate impact for the team. For me, that player is CB Jamar Taylor out of Boise State.

Whether or not you liked Miami’s selection of Jamar Taylor with the 54th overall pick in the draft, it was a pick that made sense. Miami’s secondary was downright awful at times last year, and resulted in the expulsion of Vontae Davis and Sean Smith. I believe that Taylor will come in immediately and earn the starting job opposite of newly acquired Brent Grimes (should he be ready come week 1). I see Taylor beating out Richard Marshall, Will Davis, and Nolan Carroll for the starting job. Taylor is a physical player who can stay with speedy receivers and is tough at the line of scrimmage.

Which newly drafted Dolphin do you think will have the most immediate impact ?


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  • hollywood9

    Dion Sims will be the sleeper rookie star. He will total 743 receiving yards and score 8 tds!

    • Eric Roddy

      I really hope you are right hollywood9! Sims has the body to be lethal, hopefully he has a better work ethic and stays healthier than Egnew did. Thanks for reading.

  • hollywood9

    And Michael Egnew will be bagging groceries at Publix.

  • dade_county

    davis departure was da reason da secondsry stunk u dumbass

    • kidjoker1991

      Oh really? Davis was out of shape teams took advantage of that he wasnt game ready besides richard marshall beat him for his position which means marshall was better But he went out with a back injury our starting tandem was marshall and davis but davis wasnt ready for the season at all he came to camp out of shape causing us to stick with the inconsistent sean smith.and nolan carrol. That is the reason our secondary sucked we also lacked speed and pass rushers to get to the qb.

      • Eric Roddy

        I agree kidjoker1991. Davis had a horrible attitude and philbin and co. were not having it. He went on to play decent football the rest of the year for the Colts. Jordan will immediately help the secondary by decreasing opposing Qb’s time. I think taylor will prove to be a viable starter. Thank you both for reading.

      • dade_county

        True,but davis was our best DB next to jones

  • Peter

    I think Caleb Stugis first. The kicker will put more points on the board. Although I do agree that its likely Taylor will make an immediate impact.

    • Eric Roddy

      I wasn’t thrilled with taking Sturgis as high, but i’ve already grown to love him. Now we can save around 3 million by cutting Carpenter and use that money towards a veteran tackle. Sturgis is the next Stoyanovich!. I appreciate the read and comment.

      • kidjoker1991

        yea carpenter will lose his job sturgis is super accurate and can really.make a high percentage of 50 Yarders he is good kicking with or against the wind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-J-Bailey/1055197089 Matthew J Bailey

    Jamar Taylor. While I think Jordan will be an impact guy eventually, he’ll be brought along slowly. Taylor could win a job by preseason.