Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Stokes Joins Dolphins Hickey


 

A change came to Tampa Bay today when new GM Jason Licht began moving out the former regimes holdovers.  A common theme after a draft with a new GM.  One of those is Eric Stokes who will serve as an assistant to new Miami Dolphins GM, Dennis Hickey.

While his job is not quite defined, Hickey and Stokes know each other well from their Tampa days.  For the Dolphins more changes will likely come.  With the draft over, Hickey will evaluate the scouting department and those that were Jeff Ireland hires.  It’s possible and likely that some of those members will be seeking other work as Hickey brings in his own people.

Speaking of the draft, Dennis Hickey apparently turned down a trade offer from the Buffalo Bills in round two.  The Dolphins opted to trade down with San Francisco instead.  The Bills were targeting Carlos Hyde, who subsequently was taken by the 49′ers.  According to Buffalo media, the Dolphins opted for the 9′ers deal because they had a 2nd round pick and buffalo did not.  Miami would have moved into the 3rd round and out of the 2nd had they taken the offer.  Specifics of the offer were not known.

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  • Johnny

    Should have hired him BEFORE the draft!!! Maybe it wouldn’t have been so terrible..

    • Pygskyn

      Molehill, meet mountain.
      Seriously, I’m as dissapointed as anybody about not trading down in the first round, but aside from that single mistake, the draft ended up being pretty solid, something I had to admit once I got over myself and started looking at it objectively.
      We got a rock solid RT, a WR with hands of glue (yeah, they said the same thing about several guys that ended up being some of the best of all time, give me a small guy that attacks the ball and never drops a pass than a 6’4″ guy that runs a 4.4 40 anyday, thats some Al Davis thinking right there) and a raw behemoth that could go from 3rd round pick into a quality Left Tackle when Albert goes down with injury (nearly inevitable) or leaves the team in a few years. Add in solid depth/ST picks in the 4th-7th rounds and this has been the best draft in quite a while for us. (which says more about previous drafts than this one.)

      • Johnny

        Your saying Turner is the the future LT in the NFL??? Wow… That’s a statement… Anyway… I’m not going to get started again with somebody again (like on Phin Phinatic)..
        BUT..
        I will tell you this…. And go on a positive note::: I really like this WR Landry kid.. I prefer bigger WRs, but he plays big.. Runs crisp routes, and probably has the best hands of all WRs in this draft..

        • Pygskyn

          He’s raw, but as soon as Dallas called Martins name, yeah the kid is the current project. If we needed him now, we’d be knee deep, but thankfully we have time to mold that mountaon of a man into an NFL calibre LT. Don’t worry, when he takes over in a couple of years, none of us will remember to tell you we told you so.