What to Expect from Dolphins' 2012 Draft Class in 2013

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What to Expect from Dolphins' 2012 Draft Class in 2013
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The Miami Dolphins' draft class of 2012 was one of their strongest in the last decade, and certainly the strongest of the Jeff Ireland era.

The draft wound up producing two starters in quarterback Ryan Tannehill and tackle Jonathan Martin, along with two solid contributors in Olivier Vernon (who had some monster games for Miami both on defense and on special teams) and running back Lamar Miller. 

The Dolphins also saw a glimpse of hope from developmental projects Kheeston Randle (eight tackles in 12 games, all on special teams), Josh Kaddu (who played on special teams in four games but does seem to have promise) and wide receiver Rishard Matthews.

On top of all of that, it gave us the comedy of Michael Egnew on Hard Knocks as we saw the third-round pick's Facebook get hacked by Richie Incognito as well as Mike Sherman cursing him out like he was a dog that pooped on the sofa.

It was a fun draft class all around, as the only member of the draft class to not survive with the team was sixth-round pick B.J. Cunningham, a wide receiver out of Michigan State who was released after the preseason and would wind up in Philadelphia (who knew going from the Dolphins to the Eagles would be a downgrade at the start of the 2012 season)?

So what should we expect from these eight players in 2013? It may only be a few days after the Super Bowl, but it's not too early to ask and project.

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