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Jeff Ireland has done an OK job drafting in the first round since becoming the Miami Dolphins' general manager in 2008.
Vontae Davis, Jared Odrick and Jake Long are solid starters, but they are not exactly rolling in Pro Bowl accolades either. The rest of Ireland's first-day picks (where you expect to find starting talent) are marginal contributors, not with the Dolphins or out of the league. This year's second-round pick Daniel Thomas came in with some hype, but he has averaged a mediocre 3.6 yards per carry and reached the end zone just twice.
The Dolphins need a dynamic player and to do that, Ireland will have to knock his first-round pick out of the park. Ireland will again be drafting in the top 10, and has failed with those high picks previously. If I am a Dolphins fan, I do not have the faith for him to get the job done this time around.