Day two of our Miami Dolphins 2000s draft versus draft competition pits two drafts with a huge disappointment at the top of the selection process, but some talent found a little later in the respective drafts. How will 2013's Dion Jordan draft match up against the Ted Ginn, Jr., draft of 2007? We will let you decide this 4th seed versus 5th seed contest.
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.
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(4) 2013 Draft
This one is a hard draft to figure out. Defensive end Dion Jordan has spent more time suspended than he has playing. Jamar Taylor has shown glimpses that he can play at the NFL level, but he is an inconsistent cornerback and lost the favor of the coaches last year. Dallas Thomas started nine games last year, but was not good enough to have locked down the position this year, and probably will be a backup at best this season. Will Davis appeared in 15 games in two seasons for the Dolphins, primarily as a reserve safety and special teams player, before being traded to the Baltimore Ravens last September. Jelani Jenkins started at weakside linebacker last year and should again this year unless Miami finds an upgrade.
Dion Sims works primarily as the second-string tight end. Running back Mike Gillislee made three appearances as a rookie, then none in 2014 before being released and picked up by the Buffalo Bills last year. Caleb Sturgis worked as Miami's kicker for two seasons, playing in all 16 games in both seasons, before being replaced in 2015, eventually signing as an in-season injury replacement for the Philadelphia Eagles. Don Jones was a reserve safety for the Dolphins, primarily working as a special teams player for 2013 and the first four games of the 2014 season before being released; he has since spent time with the New England Patriots, another short stint with the Dolphins, the New Orleans Saints, and the Cleveland Browns.
The Dolphins traded their first-round pick (12th overall) and a second-round pick (42nd overall) to the Oakland Raiders for their first-round pick (3rd overall).
The Dolphins traded cornerback Vontae Davis to the Indianapolis Colts for their second-round pick (54th overall).
The Dolphins traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears for their third-round pick (82nd overall).
The Dolphins traded their second-round pick (82nd overall via Chicago) to the New Orleans Saints for their two fourth-round picks (106th, 109th overall).
The Dolphins traded their fourth-round pick (109th overall via New Orleans), their fifth-round pick (146th overall), and their seventh-round pick (224th overall via Dallas) to the Green Bay Packers for their third-round pick (93rd overall).
The Dolphins traded wide receiver Davone Bess, their fourth-round pick (111th overall), and their seventh-round pick (217th overall) to the Cleveland Browns for their fourth-round pick (104th overall) and their fifth-round pick (164th overall).
The Dolphins received pick 250 (7th round) as a compensatory pick.
|2||54||Jamar Taylor||DB||Boise St.|
|3||93||Will Davis||DB||Utah St.|
|4||106||Dion Sims||TE||Michigan St.|
|7||250||Don Jones||DB||Arkansas St.|
(5) 2007 Draft
The 2007 Draft is buoyed by a couple of players, defensive tackle Paul Soliai, selected in the fourth round, and punter Brandon Fields, selected in the seventh round. Soliai played seven seasons in Miami, earning a Pro Bowl berth in 2011. Fields served as Miami's punter for eight years, being selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl; he averaged 46.8 yards per kick during his time with the Dolphins. The rest of the draft featured some solid players and some disappointments.
First-round pick, wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr., never lived up to the ninth overall selection, while John Beck was not made to be a franchise quarterback. Samson Satele played two seasons for the Dolphins after being drafted, starting at center for all 32 games those seasons, before Miami traded him to the Oakland Raiders in 2009; Satele came back to the Dolphins in 2014, again starting all 16 games at center. Running back Lorenzo Booker only played one year with the Dolphins, appearing in seven games with one start, and tallying just 28 carries for 125 yards. Fullback Reagan Maui'a, like Booker, only played one season for the Dolphins, appearing in all 16 games in 2007.
The Dolphins traded wide receiver Wes Welker to the New England Patriots for their second-round pick (60th overall) and seventh-round pick (238th overall).
The Dolphins traded their fifth-round pick (145th) to the Detroit Lions for quarterback Joey Harrington (2006 season).
The Dolphins traded kicker Olindo Mare to the New Orleans Saints for their sixth-round pick (199th overall).
The Dolphins received the St. Louis Rams' seventh-round pick (225th overall) as compensation after the Rams signed restricted free agent punter Donnie Jones.
|1||9||Ted Ginn||WR||Ohio St.|
|3||71||Lorenzo Booker||RB||Florida St.|
|6||199||Drew Mormino||C||Central Michigan|
|7||225||Brandon Fields||P||Michigan St.|