The end of Jeff Ireland was approaching and the 2013 draft may have led to the final nails in his coffin. The monumental trade up for Dion Jordan exploded in Ireland’s face. Jordan only played a handful of plays for the Dolphins and served more time under league suspension than on the field. He was released in March of 2017.
The rest of the draft was nothing to write home about. Jamar Taylor lasted two seasons, Dallas Thomas was released five weeks into the 2016 season, Will Davis didn’t last long, Caleb Sturgis hung around a couple years as did Don Jones.
The draft did produce Dion Sims who left Miami during the 2017 free agency period but Sims never developed into a bona fide receiving threat. He was a solid blocking tight-end. Mike Gillislee found greener pastures outside of Miami as well.
In the 4th round Miami got lucky with Jelani Jenkins. Jenkins started mid-way through his rookie season when injuries crippled the team. He held on until injuries took over his career. He left Miami during the 2017 free agency period.
Who was the best?