With the success of the “Wild-cat” formation and a trip to the post-season in 2008, the Dolphins were expected to make big leaps in 2009. It was supposed to start with the draft. Early indications were that the Dolphins were on the right path.
First round pick Vontae Davis had a solid career until Joe Philbin arrived and 2nd round pick Sean Smith developed into a solid corner but left in free agency when his rookie deal was up. WR Patrick Turner was a 3rd round flop but 4th round pick Brian Hartline turned out to be a solid selection who played into a 2nd contract.
CB Chris Clemons had a better career after he left Miami.
Of course the real drama came in round two when the Dolphins spent a 2nd round pick on West Virginia quarterback Pat White. White was a tragic mistake who was knocked out of the league after getting hit on the sideline. He was supposed to excel in the WC offense.
Who was the best?