but I don't think we needed to take Austin Jackson at #18.
If you had been running the draft and you gambled and missed on bringing in an offensive tackle in the 1st rd, a sure fire 10 yr starter, you would be sent packing and wind up teaching school somewhere....oh wait....hmmm.
I tend to agree with this. You'd better have balls of gold so that you can sell them to make your rent if you roll the dice and you did not address the LT position with a bonafide starter. I believe I read somewhere that the Dolphins were getting the impression that teams below them were interested in him.
Regarding that list, I would make Byron Jones the clear no. 1 as he and Howard give us the best pair of corners in the history of the league thus allowing Flores to play all those games up front.
I would make the Byron Jones acquisition no. 1 as well. Without two corners playing at a high level, this defense simply doesn't work. See the Cardinals game vs the Rams and Chargers games.
That's a real tough one, because Ogbah is the reason why quarterbacks have to get rid of the ball quickly. If he isn't making a play he is opening up a window for someone else. On the other hand, Byron Jones blankets receivers and throwing the ball is difficult for quarterbacks when teamed up with Xavien Howard. He excels both in man coverage and zone coverage which gives Flores and Boyer a lot of flexibility.