Maybe the Dolphins were thinking if they traded down below Arizona, Kansas City and Cincinatti, one of them would have certainly taken James.
Arizona has a terrible situation at right tackle right now and once the Dolphins took James, the Cardinals dropped down.
One could argue that if those teams needed a tackle, why didn't they take the best available?
Because Moses has character flags and Cyrus has major injury flags for his potentially arthritic knees... and he is overhyped anyway.
So, maybe the Dolphins line of thinking was - sure we can drop down, but what happens if we do and miss out on our guy?
20. Arizona. It’s right tackle situation is up for grabs. Bobby Massie, Nate Patter and Bradley Sowell will compete for the job. Sowell was the only one rated among the 76 tackles graded by ProFootballFocus.com (which I use as a guideline, not the bible). Sowell graded 76th of the tackles.http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miam ... 9860.story
21. Green Bay is moving veteran Bryan Bulaga back to right tackle after an injury-plagued line had him at left tackle last year. So they’re set.
22. Philadelphia (which traded the pick to Cleveland, who took Johnny Manziel). They have fourth-overall pick Lane Johnson at right tackle. No need.
23. Kansas City. It has Donald Stephenson at right tackle, rated 64th by PFF (the Dolphins’ Bryant McKinnie was rated 67th).
24. Cincinnati. It lost Anthony Collins to Tampa Bay in free agency. Collins had replaced Andre Smith at right tackle at the end of last year. So they might be shopping for one.