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Miami Dolphins 2012 Draft Grades


The Miami Dolphins have completed their 2012 NFL Draft, and reactions to some of the picks have been all of the place. But, now we reach the time where everyone will have their reactions to the picks, and, of course, the ever popular grade. But, before the Fan Posts start, it's time for you to vote here on the Miami 2012 Draft.

The Dolphins started their 2012 draft by selecting Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill with the eighth overall pick. Tannehill played under Miami offensive coordinator Mike Sherman at Texas A&M, and is now married to the Joe Philbin regime as the "franchise" quarterback. Tammehill is the first Aggies QB to be taken in the first round, and is the first round one QB selected by the Dolphins since Dan Marino in 1983.

The second round saw Miami select Jonathan Martin with the 42nd overall pick. Martin was previously thought to be a top ten pick in the draft, but slid all the way to Miami with the tenth pick of round two.

The Dolphins had two picks in the third round, taking defensive end Olivier Vernon from the University of Miami with pick number 72 and Missouri tight end Michael Egnew with pick 78.

Lamar Miller joined Vernon as another University of Miami Hurricanes player to be selected by the Dolphins, coming in with the second pick of the fourth round, overall pick number 97.

In round five, fans everywhere thought the Dolphins were going to select a wide receiver, only to be surprised by a pick on the other side of the ball. Josh Kaddu, an outside linebacker from Oregon, was selected with the 155th overall pick, and is expected to come in and add some pass rush ability to the Dolphins.

Miami finally took their first wide receiver in round six, selecting Michigan State wide receiver B.J. Cunningham with the 183rd pick.

Miami used two picks in the seventh round, first selecting Kheeston Randall, an offensive tackle, with the 215th overall selection. The team came back with the 227th pick to grab Rishard Matthews, wide receiver from Nevada.

What do you think of the Miami Dolphins' draft? Make sure to vote, and discuss your grade below.