Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin is listed as the "impact" player of the draft for the Miami Dolphins. Who is the most "intriguing" pick for the team?
The Miami Dolphins looked to fill the holes on their roster with the 2012 NFL Draft. They did exactly that, drafting a quarterback, an offensive tackle, pass rushers, wide receivers, a running back, and a receiving tight end. ESPN's Todd McShay looked at the Miami draft haul and identified the impact player from the class and the "intriguing" picks from the class.
First up, McShay wrote about the Dolphins' second round pick, offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, calling him the "impact pick" of the Miami draft:
"He should push for the right tackle job, where Martin would offer an upgrade opposite standout LT Jake Long. The Dolphins are moving to a fast-paced, college-style offense and aren't looking for the traditional mauler at right tackle, so Martin fits with his agility, stamina and lean muscle. This is a great fit for him and Martin has the chance to become an immediate contributor."
"The college teams that are most successful with fast-paced offenses have speed and depth at the skill positions, so Egnew and Miller could be good additions. Egnew is a tall, lean H-back type who was productive in college and shows the body control to adjust and catch balls over his head. His size will allow him to create mismatches in the passing game. Miller was a great value in the fourth round, and with Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas already on the roster Miller will only need to contribute in a rotation and provide some big-play ability. He is the fastest back in this year's class and could bring an added dimension with his ability to make one cut and immediately get to top speed."
McShay seems to have hit the nail on the head with this analysis. But, what do you think. If you have to pick just one player from the team's draft class, who would you select to be the more intriguing pick by the Dolphins?
Who is the most "intriguing" pick from the Miami Dolphins 2012 Draft class heading into the season?
Ryan Tannehill, QB (542 votes)
Jonathan Martin, OT (135 votes)
Olivier Vernon, DE (197 votes)
Michael Egnew, TE (234 votes)
Lamar Miller, RB (623 votes)
Josh Kaddu, OLB (56 votes)
BJ Cunningham, WR (99 votes)
Kheeston Randall, DT (12 votes)
Rishard Matthews, WR (27 votes)
1925 total votes