Miami Dolphins 2012 Draft Grade - Lamar Miller

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Lamar Miller #6 of the Miami Hurricanes rushes during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Miami Dolphins got aggressive in the fourth round of the 2012 Draft, trading up to the second position in the round to grab University of Miami running back Lamar Miller. While the Dolphins were not necessarily in the market for a running back coming into the draft, Miller's presence on the draft board so late in the process was too much for general manager Jeff Ireland and head coach Joe Philbin to pass up.


Related: How This Player Will Fit: Lamar Miller

From ESPN.com:

What he brings: While a shoulder injury and sub-par pass-protection skills likely hurt Miller, he's a great value at this pick because of his ability to accelerate and break away when he gets the seam.

How he fits: He will be a good complement to Reggie Bush because he has more size, he can run between the tackles and with power which will allow him to share some snaps. He also has big play capability and explosiveness. He's not great in the passing game, but he doesn't have to be with Bush. He gives them a little more of a chance for a power run game.

From NFL.com:

Bucky Brooks' take: Miller gives the Dolphins a home run threat in the backfield. He is explosive with the ball in his hands and displays outstanding burst when running on the perimeter. Miller needs to show better toughness in pass protection, but could develop into a dynamic weapon as a situational playmaker.

What's your take on the Miami Dolphins selection of Lamar Miller in the fourth round?

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