On Saturday, we introduced our NCAA Tournament style Miami Dolphins 2000s Draft versus Draft tournament. The Dolphins' results for all 16 Drafts conducted since the 1900s ended were seeded against each other, and then laid out into a bracket. Today, we start the competition with the first pairing.
Each day over the next couple of weeks, we will present a poll, where you can vote on which of the two drafts you think was better. We will then move the draft receiving the most votes on to the next round of the tournament, eventually crowning a champion draft for the Dolphins from the 2000s.
We will start today with the aqua side of the bracket, with the top seeded 2010 Draft taking on the eighth seeded 2006 Draft.
(1) 2010 Draft
The 2010 Draft featured several starters being added to the team, including Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones in the fifth round. Jared Odrick became a staple at defensive tackle for the Dolphins and is now starting for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Koa Misi is the starting strong side linebacker for Miami, while John Jerry, who got caught up in the Bullygate saga, left Miami after the 2013 season and moved to the New York Giants. Nolan Carroll spent four years in Miami, working as a nickel cornerback for part of the time, then picking up 22 starts in his final two years with the team before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014. Reshad Jones headlines the Draft for Miami, earning his first Pro Bowl trip this past season as he became one of the top safeties in the league.
The Dolphins traded their first-round pick (12th overall), their fourth-round pick (110th overall), and a sixth-round pick (173rd overall via Kansas City) to the San Diego Chargers for their first-round pick (28th overall), a second-round pick (40th overall via Seattle), a fourth-round pick (126th overall), and linebacker Tim Dobbins.
The Dolphins traded their second-round pick (43rd overall) and a 2011 second-round pick to the Denver Broncos for wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
The Dolphins traded their fifth-round pick (142nd overall) to the Kansas City Chiefs for quarterback Tyler Thigpen.
The Dolphins traded wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr., to the San Francisco 49ers for their fifth-round pick (145th overall).
The Dolphins traded offensive linemen Andy Alleman and Ikechuku Ndukwe to the Kansas City Chiefs for their sixth-round pick (173rd overall).
The Dolphins traded defensive end Jason Taylor to the Washington Redskins for their sixth-round pick (174th overall) and a 2009 second-round pick.
The Dolphins traded a 2009 seventh-round pick to the Kansas City Chiefs for their seventh-round pick (212th overall).
The Dolphins traded their sixth-round pick (174th overall via Washington) and their seventh round pick (219th overall) to the Washington Redskins for their fifth-round pick (163rd overall).
The Dolphins received pick 252 overall (7th round) as a compensatory pick.
|1||28||Jared Odrick||DE||Penn St.|
|7||212||Chris McCoy||DE||Middle Tenn. St.|
|7||252||Austin Spitler||LB||Ohio St.
(8) 2006 Draft
This draft is more about the three quarterbacks, Daunte Culpepper, Joey Harrington, and Cleo Lemon, Miami traded to land. After that, they picked Jason Allen, then proceeded to never settle him into one position, constantly moving him back and forth between cornerback and safety until he never got comfortable playing at the NFL level; after four-and-a-half seasons, the Dolphins released Allen who signed on with the Houston Texans for two years then the Cincinnati Bengals for two years. Derrick Hagan spent two-and-a-half years at wide receiver for the Dolphins, playing in 36 games but recorded just one start, he tallied 53 receptions for 645 yards with three touchdowns.
The Dolphins traded their second-round pick (51st overall) to the Minnesota Vikings for quarterback Daunte Culpepper.
The Dolphins used their fifth-round pick in the Supplemental Draft to select Manny Wright.
The Dolphins traded their sixth-round pick (188th overall) and quarterback A.J. Feeley to the San Diego Chargers for quarterback Cleo Lemon.
The Dolphins traded Brad Bedell (2004 season) to the Green Bay Packers for a conditional round pick (2006 seventh-round pick, 212 overall).
The Dolphins traded Brendon Ayanbadejo (2005 season) to the Chicago Bears for John Owens and a conditional round pick (2006 seventh-round pick, 233 overall).
|3||82||Derek Hagan||WR||Arizona St.|
|7||212||Fred Evans||DT||Texas St.|