Let's look at Ireland's drafts. IMO, he did no better than Cameron/Saban/Spielman/Wanny
2008- Jake Long, Phillip Merling, Chad Henne, Kendall Langford, Shawn Murphy, Jalen Parmele, Donald Thomas, Lex HIlliard, Lionel Dotson
None of these guys are with the Dolphins and two are out of the league entirely. Parcells had a big hand in this one which could explain why most of this class is still in the league
2009- Vontae Davis, Pat White, Sean Smith, Patrick Turner, Brian Hartline, John Nalbone, Chris Clemons, Andrew Gardner, J.D. Folsom
This was the first draft Ireland had control over. Three guys are out of the league, and only one of them (Hartline) is with the Dolphins today.
2010- Jared Odrick, Koa Misi, John Jerry, AJ Edds, Nolan Carroll, Reshad Jones, Chris McCoy, Austin Spitler
A draft almost entirely dedicated to defense with a crapload of linebackers. A lot of picks that left you scratching your head, especially with trading so far down in the first round. Odrick, Misi, and Jones are still with the team. McCoy is out of the league. Parcells butted in here and his fixation on linemen and linebackers was unbearable, especially when the Dolphins took Jerry in the third round over Jimmy Graham/Aaron Hernandez despite the o-line being set but the team needing big time help at the TE position.
2011- Mike Pouncey, Daniel Thomas, Clyde Gates, Charles Clay, Frank Kearse, Jimmy Wilson
Pouncey is an all-pro center. Daniel Thomas is a big time bust who may not survive training camp. Kearse and Gates are no longer with the team. Clay and Wilson are backups at best.
2012- Ryan Tannehill, Jonathan Martin, Olivier Vernon, Michael Egnew, Lamar Miller, Josh Kaddu, BJ Cunningham, Kheeston Randall, Rishard Matthews
The Dolphins may have their franchise QB in Tannehill and a solid edge rusher in Vernon as well as a home run threat in Miller. Matthews may develop into a fine slot receiver but needs a lot of work. Egnew has proven to be a major bust and may not survive training camp. Martin was too weak emotionally and let himself get bullied. Him as well as Kaddu, Cunningham and Randall are no longer with the team.
2013- Dion Jordan, Jamar Taylor, Dallas Thomas, Will Davis, Jelani Jenkins, Dion Sims, Mike Gillislee, Caleb Sturgis, Don Jones
With the exception of Sturgis, none of these guys saw significant playing time in 2013.
With Ireland's track record being mediocre at best and the horrific performance of the 2013 class, along with Ireland's not being on the same page with Joe Philbin and his general bad reputation around the league, I'm glad he is no longer the GM of the Miami Dolphins. I'm shocked he got a job in Seattle so quickly. Hopefully he doesn't ask players what type of work their mothers do.