Dolphins best drafts pick by season

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Overall the class wasn’t really a bad one just nothing special. Jared Odrick played well in Miami and should have had his contract extended this past off-season and likely would have if not for Ndamukong Suh. Koa Misi is still on the roster but likely shouldn’t be after this season. Nolan Carroll didn’t play well for the Dolphins but did for the Eagles before a season ending injury this year. The best player from this class? 5th round pick Reshad Jones. Who has developed into probably the best safety in the league.


Another massively wasted draft class. Mike Pouncey by far is the best of this class taken in round 1. Charles Clay took a couple of years to get going and then moved on to Buffalo.


Good-bye Tony Sparano hello Joe Philbin. Jeff Ireland remained at the helm for another two years after Sparano was fired. He drafted Ryan Tannehill in round one but then the mega-whiner Jonathan Martin in round two. Olivier Vernon and Lamar Miller make this class better as does 7th round pick Rishard Matthews but for now, Tannehill is the best in this class although some might argue it’s Miller.


Dion Jordan at the top of the draft was a huge mistake and eventually added to the list of reasons for Stephen Ross to fire Joe Philbin. Jamar Taylor has been anything but a 2nd round talent, Dallas Thomas is a wasted spot on the roster, and Will Davis is gone. Those are the first four picks. Dion Sims, Mike Gillislee, Caleb Sturgis, and Don Jones are the last four. Sims is starting to come on strong but the best was the guy sandwiched right in the middle. Jelani Jenkins. And he still has a lot of growth to do.


Good-bye Jeff Ireland hello Dennis Hickey.  Ja’Wuan James has looked good and 7th round pick Terrence Fede is still showing a lot of promise. None of them remotely compare to 2nd round pick Jarvis Landry and we will leave it right there.


Honestly, it’s too early to tell who will emerge from this class as a top player. 2nd round pick Jordan Phillips has a lot of talent and 1st round pick DeVante Parker could become a staple at wide-out. Then there is Jay Ajayi who looks really good sometimes.

Who will be the best of this class? It’s anyone’s guess right now but no one has had anything close to a solid season thus far.