Former Miami Dolphins draft picks who need to retire

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There may never have been a bigger draft bust in Miami Dolphins history than the one they made in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Fans grew tired of Jeff Ireland pretty quickly while he was the Dolphins GM but it was in 2013 when he traded up with the Raiders for the third overall pick. At the time, Dolphins fans approved of the big move that landed one of the top defensive ends in the draft class.

Dion Jordan was a monumental bust. He couldn’t get on the field in his rookie season and then faced suspension for PED use. After two seasons with the Dolphins and only one start in 26 games, Jordan would miss the entire 2015 season.

Jordan would be joining the Seahawks in 2016 appearing in only 5 games. He played in 12 games the following year and then was in Oakland in 2019 and San Francisco in 2020.

Out of football in 2021, the thought of Jordan making a comeback is not likely and he should just retire.

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Without jumping to a new slide, we will stick with this horrible draft class and 2nd round pick Jamar Taylor. To be fair, Taylor was a top 5 CB prospect entering the draft. Miami drafting him in round two wasn’t all that surprising but Taylor struggled at the NFL level.

Unable to see the field often, Tyalor started only nine games in his 33 games with the Dolphins. He was traded to the Browns in 2016 and found a much better career. Starting all but two games he played in for the Browns, Taylor had seemingly turned his career around.

In 2018 he spent time with both the Cardinals and the Broncos but struggled to get on the field. 2019 saw him with the Falcons and Seahawks and his last season, 2020, was with the 49ers until he was injured.

Taylor managed to turn an early bust of a career into 10 years. Now, he should probably move on to the next chapter of his career.