by Kevin Nogle on May 8, 2012 5:00 PM EDT in 2012 Miami Dolphins Newshttp://www.thephinsider.com/2012/5/8/30 ... t-re-grade
You cannot truly grade a draft until three years after the selection meeting. That's the conventional wisdom at least. Well, for 2009, that's now, and Dane Brugler, from CBS Sports, is doing exactly that ...
MIAMI DOLPHINS (9 Draft Picks)
1 (25) CB Vontae Davis, Illinois; 2 (44) QB Pat White, West Virginia; 2 (61) DB Sean Smith, Utah; 3 (87) WR Patrick Turner, Southern Cal; 4 (108) WR Brian Hartline, Ohio State; 5 (161) TE John Nalbone, Monmouth; 5 (165) S Chris Clemons, Clemson; 6 (181) OT Andrew Gardner, Georgia Tech; 7 (214) LB JD Folsom, Weber State
THE GOOD: While he hasn't been the All-Pro cornerback the Dolphins thought when they drafted him in the late first round, Vontae Davis has been a quality and normally reliable player the last three seasons
THE BAD: After an All-American college career, Pat White was considered more of an "athlete" but wanted to stay at quarterback, lasting only one season in the league and finishing his NFL career with zero completions
JURY STILL OUT: With the recent signing of Richard Marshall, cornerback Sean Smith might be forced to the bench this season as he proved to be unreliable last year (only three career interceptions)
Looking back on the 2009 draft, how would you grade the Dolphins' selections? Do you agree with Brugler's best, worst, and jury still out players? Can any of the 2009 draft turn around the entire class and raise that C- grade?