In the 2013 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins made a splash. Jeff Ireland continued his extreme makeover of the team by selecting five players on defense, three on offense, and one on special teams.
Miami also made four trades, one of which included sending Davone Bess to the Cleveland Browns, and another involved moving up all the way to number three to pick the draft's best defender in Dion Jordan.
One of the biggest needs heading into the draft was to shore up the cornerback position. Ireland responded by selecting three defensive backs in the draft. Boise state's Jamar Taylor, Will Davis from Utah State, and Arkansas State's Don Jones will all compete for playing time. Expect Jamar Taylor to start from day one.
The offensive line was also fortified on the second day of the draft. Tennessee product Dallas Thomas will compete for playing time at either the guard or tackle spot. Next to him, Dion Sims was selected on the last day, and will provide the team with one of the best blocking tight ends in the draft. Having said that, Sims also has some of the softest hands in the draft, and could become a good red zone target for second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Finally, on the last day of the draft, three Florida Gators joined the team. Linebacker Jelani Jenkins, running back Mike Gillislee, and kicker Caleb Sturgis will all be hoping to make big impressions this year. At least two - Mike Gillislee and Caleb Sturgis - could see significant playing time.
What do you think? Do you approve of the additions made by Jeff Ireland? Was there a player you wished we had drafted? Please vote in the poll and add your comments below.