2018 Miami Dolphins draft results: What went right and wrong

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL – AUGUST 10: Ryan Tannehill
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – AUGUST 10: Ryan Tannehill /

What the Dolphins failed to do.

Quarterback – Miami did not draft a quarterback and while that is in a way a surprise given the hype of this years class the mid-round quarterbacks did not have the potential upside over some of the players the Dolphins did select and frankly some of them didn’t slide far enough or it was too early when Miami was on the clock.

The fact Miami didn’t move up for a quarterback isn’t all that surprising as the team has showcased Ryan Tannehill as the face of the franchise and the clear starter. They are banking on his knee rehabilitation and a return to his development under Gase.

Offensive line – The Dolphins drafted no offensive lineman in this draft and that is a bit unusual but it serves as an indication that the Dolphins were pleased with how the free agency period went.

Overall the Dolphins had a good draft with players that could be cornerstone pieces in the long run. Fitzpatrick is an excellent athlete who could be a Rookie DPOY candidate if he stays on the field all season and Mike Gesicki could be the Dolphins answer to a position they have failed miserably at for the better part of a decade.

Add the two linebackers for depth and the look at how all of the players fit within the Dolphins schemes and how they could potentially open up both sides of the ball and special teams and this draft is rather good. Not great, but good.

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