Miami got too cute with the pre-draft trades. Had they held on to the #3 pick, they could've fleeced Atlanta for Pitts. Instead, they trade down and trade back up hoping Atlanta was going to take a QB and Cincy would take Sewell. Instead, their top two targets (Chase and Pitts) were both grabbed, leaving them to settle for Waddle.
Then they grab Phillips at 18, who has concussion concerns. If they wanted an established edge rusher, Paye would've been a much better choice.
Then they got cute again in the second round and traded up, giving up almost all of their day three picks to draft a safety when other needs were more pressing. They could've stood pat and gotten Eichenberg, but instead had to trade up to draft their next OT target.
Then in the third round with Trey Sermon and Michael Carter still on the board, they decide to not address the RB spot and grab a TE who I've never heard of.
And now we won't see them pick another player until late this afternoon.
TBH, I think this team blew a grand opportunity to get some serious talent in the fold. If these guys don't pan out, it could cost Grier his job.
Supposedly Waddle was their #2 overall pick in the draft. Not sure who #1 was, but this may be more about what fans think versus what the team thinks when it comes to player evaluation. While the draft didn’t pan out to my expectations, I don’t see any massively glaring problems with it either.
As for not getting a RB in the first three rounds, I’m in the minority of folks who don’t see that as a big deal. I think our running problems were more due to the young offensive line struggling to open up lanes than a major lack of talent at the RB position. That being said, I would have been ok with Najee Harris at 18, had they gone that route.
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