With yet another new head coach, the Dolphins were off in another direction yet again. Out was Randy Mueller and Cam Cameron and in was Jeff Ireland and Tony Sparano who were both watched over by Bill Parcells.
The Dolphins addressed the left tackle position a week before the draft when they agreed to a contract with Jake Long. Miami held the first overall selection after finishing the 2007 season 1-15. Long would last only the length of his rookie contract as injuries would sideline him for parts of his last three seasons.
The Parcells plan was to rebuild the team starting in the trenches. His 2nd round selection was DE Phillip Merling who lasted through his rookie contract. Chad Henne, also taken in the 2nd round would start in his second season after an injury to free agent quarterback Chad Pennington. Miami went back to the line with DE Kendall Langford in round three.
Parcells wasn’t able to make the most out of his early draft picks and much of the remaining selections made little or no impact.
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