Fun day so far. Here's a quick recap of Miami's day 2 picks so far:
#66: Hampton DE Kendall Langford
#110: Utah St. G Shawn Murphy
#176: Toledo RB Jalen Parmele
A little info about Parmele. He measures in at 5'11, 224 lbs. He has decent speed for his size, running a 4.47 40. However, he reportedly plays slower than his timed speed. But he's a tough, physical inside runner who can pick up those short yards. Seems like a solid, "Parcells-esque" pick.
I'm running out to do a favor for some people, so I won't be by the computer for the remaining picks. Much more on all of this weekend's events in the coming days and weeks. Should be a lot of fun breaking this thing down.
**UPDATE 5:03pm** With the #195 pick, the Dolphins take UCONN guard Donald Thomas. So that makes 2 second-day guards taken. Thomas is 6'3, 303. He's got good quickness for a guard, but seems like a bit of a project. His technique needs work and some seem to question his strength.
Then, at #204, the Dolphins took their 2nd running back of day 2, selecting Montana RB Lex Hilliard. Hilliard measures in at 5'11, 230. He's a pure power back who doesn't have good speed. He does seem very strong and he is effective in short-yardage situations. He's a solid blocker as well, so he could become a FB at this level.
**UPDATE 7:06 pm** And to close out Miami's draft, the Dolphins selected Arizona DT Lionel Dotson. Dotson has a big frame, at 6'3, 296, and according to various draft sites, he has the potential to add on some weight without restricting his performance. So he could potentially be a project NT. At the very least, he adds competition along the defensive line. One report I read, though, does say he's not as strong as you'd like.
So that closes out the 2008 draft. We'll have thoughts and reaction for many days/weeks to come, beginning tonight.
Thanks to everyone who joined in our "live" draft threads. It was a great time!!
Feel free to share your initial thoughts on this draft below...