Miami Dolphins 2020 “Post Draft” Assessment


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The Miami Dolphins are still early in what became (a little over year ago) a total tear down and rebuild of the franchise, it started with house cleaning as the VP of operations and HC were fired and longstanding management member and de facto GM Chris Grier was finally given full control over the team only having to answer to the Owner.

Grier wasted no time and hired Brian Flores as head coach and purged the roster of bad contracts and deals that were not in the teams best interest moving forward. The Dolphins were labeled as a team that was tanking a “False Narrative” started by a Miami Herald reporter and picked up by the National Media. Brian Flores proved that narrative wrong as they won 5 games despite a rough start to the 2019 season.

Now it’s time for the Dolphins to rebuild after tearing things down, it started with a very solid Free Agency Additions and enforced by an equally solid draft.

Off Season Moves

Notable Free Agent Departures: 

  • TE Clive Walford
  • OT J’Marcus Webb
  • OL Evan Boehm
  • DE Charles Harris (Falcons)
  • DE Taco Charlton
  • CB Aqib Talib
  • S Reshad Jones
  • OL Daniel Kilgore
  • S Walt Aikens
  • OL J’Marcus Webb
  • LB Mike Hull

Free Agency Additions

  • Byron Jones, cornerback
  • Kyle Van Noy, linebacker
  • Jordan Howard, running back
  • Emmanuel Ogbah, defensive end
  • Shaq Lawson, defensive end
  • Ereck Flowers, offensive lineman
  • Clayton Fejedelem, safety
  • Ted Karras, center
  • Kamu Grugier-Hill, linebacker
  • Elandon Roberts, linebacker
  • Adrian Colbert, safety

Miami added players that will improve their defense as they are trying to field a more active and productive defense, they also addressed the RB’s after your veteran QB is your leading rusher it’s time for an overhaul. They also added help along the Offensive line.

The 2020 NFL Draft Class

 

The draft started off slow and somewhat confusing for me because I felt after Drafting Tua Tagovailoa that Miami reached for many of the players they drafted. As the draft continued I began to see their plan and began to really love what was happening. It was a true “Meat & Potatoes” draft as they concentrated on the trenches of both the Offensive and Defensive lines.

As with all drafts only time will tell, but I have no problem with their intent and hope these young men become valuable members of the Dolphins future.

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