Miami Dolphins VS TDS Draft History


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With too much time on my hands I decided to take a look at my mock drafts over the years and if the Dolphins had followed my advice who we might would have on the roster. I think I should just go ahead and apply for the GM job for Miami no offense Chris Grier but move over and let me pull up a chair in the war room! ūüôā

  • 2012¬† I had DE¬† Quinton Coples 6‚Äô6, 285 pounds¬† as my selection in 2012,¬† (no longer in the NFL) he never really lived up to his status he was drafted by the New York Jets number 16th in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft he was not a bust but had pedestrian numbers and played for the Jets for four years and the Jets picked up the fifth-year, $7.8 million option of Coples’ contract on April 23, 2015. Coples began to see limited playing time in 2015 due to lackluster performance, as he only made 8 tackles along with a fumble recovery in 10 games. The Jets waived Coples on November 23, 2015. Ironically he was pick up off of waiver by the Dolphins and lasted one year with Miami. In 2012 the Dolphins drafted Ryan Tannehill who proved to be a good QB for Miami but did not prove worthy of the pick and the money paid over his career in Miami.
  • 2013 My choice was CB Xavier Rhodes who was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft pick # 25 Rhodes enjoyed a very good career with the Vikings that lasted over 5 years and on July 30, 2017, the Minnesota Vikings signed Rhodes to a five-year, $70.10 million extension that includes $32.80 million guaranteed and a $12 million signing bonus, Rhodes was released by the Vikings on March 13, 2020 after seven seasons, On March 27, 2020, Rhodes signed a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts. In 2013 the Dolphins traded up in the draft and selected Dion Jordan (Need I say More?)

 

  • 2014¬† With the 19th pick I was targeting Zach Martin OT Notre Dame but the Dallas Cowboys drafted him with the 16th pick and he has been a 6√ó¬†Pro Bowl¬†(2014‚Äď2019) player for the Cowboys.¬† Miami chose Ja’Wuan James who turned out to be a decent starter at RT for the 4 years he played in Miami but the Denver Bronco’s on March 13, 2019, signed free agent Ja’Wuan James to a four-year $51 million deal

 

  • 2015 I had 4 options that I felt the Dolphins could take, many at that time was thinking a Defensive player¬† but I felt Miami would go offense with either a RB the two I named was Melvin Gordon &¬†Todd Gurley where I listed Gordon because of Gurley’s injury history, I also listed WR as the other option and the two I listed was¬†Amari Cooper & DeVante Parker as we know the Dolphins chose WR DeVante Parker and even though it has taken some time he is finally paying off. I most likely would have taken RB Melvin Gordon but any one of the 4 options would have been a good choice.

 

  • 2016 I again went with 4 options (LB Darron Lee, CB Eli Apple, LB Reggie Ragland, DE Shaq Lawson) If my memory serves me correctly I was leaning towards¬†CB Eli Apple as the one I would choose among the 4. The¬†New York Giants¬†selected Apple in the first round (10th overall) of the¬†2016 NFL Draft. Eli Apple’s career was full of drama in New York as discipline issues and arguments with coaches and teammates was so bad that safety¬†Landon Collins saying Apple was a “cancer” and should not be on the team in 2018. On October 23, 2018, the New York Giants traded Apple to the¬†New Orleans Saints¬†for a fourth round pick in the¬†2019 NFL Draft¬†and a seventh round pick in the¬†2020 NFL Draft. On May 1, 2019, the Saints declined the fifth-year option on Apple’s contract, making him a free agent in 2020. On March 18th, 2020 the¬†Las Vegas Raiders¬†have reached an agreement with¬†Eli Apple the deal is for one year. Miami in 2016 got a great deal when OT Laremy Tunsil after the infamous BONG MASK VIDEO surfaced just before the draft that plummeted his draft stock, he as a projected top 5 pick and slid to Miami at pick # 13. Laremy played very well for the Dolphins and was in position to get a huge payday as his rookie contract neared it’s end.

 

  • 2017 Zach Cunningham,OLB Vanderbilt was the player I would have chosen in 2017 he was drafted by the Houston Texans in the second round pick number 57 and has proven to be serviceable and a solid player for the Texans. Miami selected DE Charles Harris who has been a major disappointment so far for Miami and has been to date a BUST pick as his numbers in the NFL has been less than solid, it is obvious I would have overreached picking Zach Cunningham at pick 22 in the 2017 NFL draft as he lasted until the end of the 2nd round but he still has played better to date than Charles Harris.

 

  • ¬†2018 Tremaine Edmunds, OLB Virginia Tech was the player I targeted and what I liked about him was his size as he is 6′-5″ and was projected as a player that would be the best MLB coming out of the draft and after the Dolphins passed on him the Bills traded back up in the first round to pick the young LB who at the time was just 20 years old, I felt he could have been the right person in the middle to replace Raekwon McMillan who is not big enough or fast enough to man the MLB position for MIami. The Dolphins chose Minkah Fitzpatrick who fell in the draft and GM Chris Grier who believes in taking the BPA snatched him up. Fitzpatrick has since forced his way off the Dolphins as he and his mother felt they knew better how he should be played than Miami.

 

  • 2019 I went with 4 options in 2019¬†Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio St, Jonah Williams G Alabama, Clelin Ferrell DE/EDGE Clemson, ¬†Brian Burns DE/EDGE Florida St while and I was leaning toward Haskins as my pick. The Dolphins selected DT Christian Wilkins and it’s just to early to say on any of these players but¬† I do LOVE Christian Wilkins and I am hoping he step up his game in year two.

I can say I have done a better job of being an arm chair GM than the Dolphins have done these past 10 years as I feel had we drafted the players I have targeted over the years it might would have saved some jobs in Miami and the Dolphins would have more than just two players on their roster from the last 8 years of drafting.

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