MIAMI - NOVEMBER 20: Lamar Miller #6 of the Miami Hurricanes runs for a touchdown during a game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Sun Life Stadium on November 20 2010 in Miami Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
During every draft, there are steals in late rounds that have early round potential, and the 2012 NFL Draft is no different. SB Nation has compiled a list of the top value picks made in last week's draft, including players like new Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro, who was a possible top ten pick, but fell to 24th overall, and Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener, who fell all the way out of the first round, being picked second in the second round by the Colts, which reunited him with college quarterback Andrew Luck.
The Miami Dolphins appear on the list as well, with their fourth round selection of running back Lamar Miller. The Dolphins recognized that Miller was falling further than he should, and traded up in the fourth round to grab him with the second pick of the round.
Of the Dolphins' pick, Ryan Van Bibber from SB Nation writes:
"Injury concerns weighed down Miller's draft stock, but all the way down to the fourth round? He gives the Dolphins' offense some speed, and should make Reggie Bush expendable after this season, when his contract expires. He and a healthy Daniel Thomas give the Dolphins a nice 1-2 punch to look forward to in the future. Miller can contribute right away as a return man."
If you listened to last night's podcast, you know both kmb8488 and I love the Dolphins' pick of Miller. He's an exceptional talent, who really was a steal in the fourth round. His injury problems reamin a concern, but as long as he is healthy, he should be a dynamic weapon in an uptempo designed offense.