The NFL Draft is over, and everyone can take a step back, a deep breath, and start to look back at what their team - in our case, the Miami Dolphins - did over the three-day selection process. There are, of course, other things still going on, such as undrafted free agent signings, but it does give us a chance to take a closer look at Miami's draft picks.
This morning, we take a look at fourth-round selection, Arizona State offensive lineman Jamil Douglas, via SB Nation's Arizona State site House of Sparky.
Jamil Douglas saw steady growth from a redshirt freshman and scout team member to eventual starter and all-Pac-12 honoree during his four-year career at Arizona State.
Douglas consistently proved to be the most important member of the Sun Devils offensive line throughout the past three seasons.
Douglas is very much a draftable player, and should instantly earn a spot on a roster as a project at guard. His strength lies in his run-blocking, but held up well enough in pass-pro to translate over to a left guard at the next level. Despite having played his entire career at ASU in a zone-blocking scheme, he possesses traits which suggest he'd excel in a man-blocking scheme, as well. He could see himself progress into starter at some point, but for now he remains a project.
---- Kaelen Jones
Douglas was a team captain for the Sun Devils in 2015 and grew as a leader over his four years at ASU. Douglas played left guard most of his time at ASU then moved out to left tackle his senior year to make room for Christian Westerman at left guard.
He's projected as a guard at the next level. At 6-foot-4, 307 pounds, he has an acute ability to pull well on running plays and get downfield with his athleticism. He is the first Sun Devil taken by Miami since Derek Hagan in 2006.
---- Nick Krueger
The Dolphins clearly are on a youth movement this offseason, looking to younger players to step up for the 2015 season and earn their positions on the depth chart. Despite being a "project," Douglas has an opportunity to compete for a starting position. The question marks along Miami's offensive line are at the guard positions, where Dallas Thomas, Billy Turner, Jeff Linkenbach, Jacques McClendon, Mark Asper, and Douglas should all be in consideration for playing time.
Douglas should be a solid pick for the Dolphins, but may need a year or two to fully reach his potential. Hopefully, the Dolphins can give him that time to develop before they are forced to rely on him as the every day starter.