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2015 Dolphins Draft Picks
Everyone keeps complaining about all the small school players we took. But you know what? I've actually heard about these players and seen them ranked by everyone which is why I like our draft and think it's one of the better ones I saw this weekend. Do you realize how many teams drafted players in the top 5 rounds that I never even heard of? Now that's bad drafting or reaching(whatever you want to call it). Taking small school players is not bad drafting.
Miami got 2 of the top 10 offensive linemen. Pretty smart move considering it was our weakest part of the team. They got one of the most clutch receivers in this draft and an eventual starter.
In the 4th round they got a mammoth corner to add to an already talented secondary.
In the 5th round they got the 6th best tight end on some websites boards. Not sure how anyone can complain about that. And the other 5th round pick is an Uber-versatile linebacker that draft analysts were raving about leading up to the draft.
Can't say I know much about the receiver Hazel but he looked pretty impressive in those highlights.
Terence Fede was on lists of the top small school players.
So I am very satisfied with how Hickey did in his first draft in Miami.
The teams that should be complaining are as follows.
Your team enters this draft with a mountain of picks. Your superstar receiver is busted on his 3rd drug offense. You're sitting in the Sammy Watkins draft slot and you trade out of it???? What? and for Justin Gilbert? Oh and then you go 7 rounds without drafting a wide receiver? WHAT???? EPIC FAIL
So who will Johnny Football be throwing to opening day? Greg Little and Travis Benjamin? LOL
Your defense got completely picked apart in the offseason you need 3 starters in the front 7 and you draft Zack Martin? Here's one of those teams that took a guy I never saw on any ranking list in the 4th round. They also did that last year.
You lost your top 3 receivers and 3 offensive linemen retired in one offseason. Yet you draft 1 receiver and 1 lineman? What?????
You have one of the shakiest secondaries in the league and you draft one defensive back in round 4?
Kansas City Chiefs:
Your biggest need by a mile is wide receiver and you drafted how many of them? ZERO!
New England Patriots:
Did you really just draft a guy in round 1 with 2 major knee injuries already? LOL
How dare anyone make fun of Miami's draft. Where they got value and actually filled their needs.
The Dolphins concluded their 2014 NFL Draft by selecting Marist DE Terrence Fede. At 6'3, 276 lbs, Fede ran a 4.76 40 at the Bufalo Pro Day. Had 13 sacks in 2013, and finished his career with 30.5 sacks. Concerns are about his level of competition and he may have to make the conversion to an OLB in a 3-4 scheme, something Miami uses on occassions. Has initial quickness to beat college OT, but needs to develop more pass rush moves, as his quickness will be handled by NFL tackles as his quickness is his calling card.
Miami added another wide receiver in the draft with the selection of Coastal Carolina WR Matt Hazel. Hazel has adequate size at 6'1, 198 lbs and nice speed, as he clocked a 4.47 40 at the combine. Polished player that runs solid routes, flexible and balanced with the body control to make smooth adjustments on erratic throws. Proper patience and decisiveness in his routes to deceive defenders and create room to work. Sinks his hips and drives out of his breaks with natural footwork. Stays light on his feet as a ballcarrier and in his patterns. Works hard after the catch and won't concede yards. Has lined up inside and outside and has run the full route tree. Concerns are that he lacks ideal size and bulk and can be overpowered as a blocker. Good, not elite speed to seperate. That said, his skill set translates well into the NFL.