Wow, what a ride. I don’t remember a first round that fast. It’s been almost a full day, but I’m still dizzy from the sheer number of trades.
With the No. 8 pick in the draft, the Miami Dolphins select…
Ryan Tannehill. Even though he has his shortcomings, Tannehill has the physical attributes to play the position in the NFL, and there’s no denying that the Dolphins had a need at the quarterback position.
Most importantly, at least for me, is that Dolfans can finally move on. It took 29 years, but they finally pulled the trigger. Hate him or love him, Tannehill was taken eighth overall and he is the quarterback for the foreseeable future.
Now the fun begins.
They still have to address several positions of need. The Dolphins need a pass-rusher to play across from Cameron Wake, a receiver who can create separation, a fleet-footed lineman to protect the QB and zone block for Reggie Bush, and a defensive back to replace Yeremiah Bell, our leading tackler, team leader and an essential part of the secondary.
So, what will the Dolphins do in the second day of the draft, you ask?
Well, fasten your seat belts, 'cause here’s a sneak preview.