2020 Grade: A-
The Skinny: This was the Tua Tagovailoa draft, with the Dolphins taking the quarterback with the fifth overall pick. They picked him ahead of Justin Herbert, which still is a questionable decision.
But Tagovailoa showed well last season before going out with concussion issues. The Dolphins had two other first-round picks, tackle Austin Jackson and corner Noah Igbinoghene, Neither has come close to playing to the expectations, with Igbinoghene being the big disappointment of this draft as he has struggled when put on the field. Jackson has 30 starts, but just two last season because of injury. He is the leader to start at right tackle this season, but he hasn’t come close to playing like a first-round pick.
Of the eight remaining picks, three are projected 2023 starters. They are second-round picks Robert Hunt (guard) and Raekwon Davis (defensive tackle). Third-round safety Brandon Jones is the other. Sixth-round pick Blake Ferguson is their long snapper.
How I did: I loved Igbinoghene in the first, but that is a major miss on my part — just like the Dolphins. My other favorite pick was Hunt, who I said would be a steal. He has been. I didn’t like the pick of Jackson, who I thought was a project.
New Grade: B
I have no problem with this regrade because of the shaky situation of Austin Jackson and the perceived BUST Noah Igbinoghene.
Just think had Miami drafted Jonathan Taylor where they took Noah Igbinoghene? They would get an A+. Noo matter what the 2020 draft was a tremendous success when they drafted Tua with the first overall pick because despite tall the hate he is a top 10 QB and our franchise QB. He is the best QB Miami has had since Dan Marino.