The Miami Dolphins' Draft versus Draft NCAA Tournament style bracket continues today with our fourth contest. Today's contest will finish the first round for the aqua side of the bracket and will feature the second seeded 2015 Draft against the seventh seeded 2004 Draft.
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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(2) 2015 Draft
This may be a bit high for a Draft that happened less than a year ago, but the promise of what could be with some of these players bounced it into a second seed position. Wide receiver DeVante Parker, who missed most of the summer after having to have foot surgery, looked like the receiver the Dolphins wanted by the end of the season. Now, he just has to bring it into his second season, when the team is likely to look to Parker to take over the top spot on the depth chart, freeing up Jarvis Landry to run the underneath routes in which he excels. Jordan Phillips is still developing, but should see more playing time this year next to Ndamukong Suh, while Jamil Douglas will be in the mix for a guard position.
The group of fifth-round picks includes Bobby McCain, who could be the team's nickel cornerback this year, Jay Ajayi, who appears to be the starting running back, Cedric Thompson, a safety who spent the 2015 season on the Dolphins' practice squad, but has since signed with the New England Patriots, and Tony Lippett, who showed flashes in his rookie year of a player who has the talent to play cornerback as he adjusts from playing wide receiver in college.
The Dolphins traded their second-round pick (47th overall) to the Philadelphia Eagles for their second round pick (52nd overall) and their two fifth-round picks (145, 156 overall).
The Dolphins traded their third-round pick (78th overall) and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe to the New Orleans Saints for wide receiver Kenny Stills.
The Dolphins traded their seventh-round pick (232nd overall via San Francisco) and wide receiver Mike Wallace to the Minnesota Vikings for their fifth-round pick (149 overall).
The Dolphins traded their seventh-round pick (231st overall) to the Baltimore Ravens for offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie (2013 season).
|4||114||Jamil Douglas||G||Arizona St.|
|5||149||Jay Ajayi||RB||Boise St.|
|5||156||Tony Lippett||WR||Michigan St.|
(7) 2004 Draft
The Dolphins were busy during the 2004 Draft, trading picks all over the place. At the end of the day, however, the team only made six picks, and none of them were franchise changing. Carey spent his entire career with the team, primarily playing right tackle with a year at left tackle and a year at right guard mixed in; he started 107 of 122 games in which he played over eight years.
Will Poole only played one year, recording 31 tackles in 15 games, before chronic knee issues landed him on injured reserve for the 2005 and 2006 seasons; he then bounced around the NFL and the Canadian Football League, but never really caught back on with anyone. Rex Hadnot played right guard and center for the Dolphins over four years, appearing in 62 games with 55 starts. Derrick Pope played for four years with the Dolphins but never fully established himself as a starter.
The Dolphins traded their first-round pick (20th overall) and a fourth-round pick (119th overall) to the Minnesota Vikings for their first-round pick (19th overall).
The Dolphins traded their second-round pick (56th overall) to the New England Patriots for a 2003 third-round pick.
The Dolphins traded their third-round pick (87th overall) to the Green Bay Packers for their fourth-round pick (102nd overall) and their fifth-round pick (153rd overall).
The Dolphins traded their fifth-round pick (153rd overall via Green Bay) to the Baltimore Ravens for their fifth-round pick (160th overall) and their seventh-round pick (222nd overall).
The Dolphins traded their fifth-round pick (154th overall) to the San Diego Chargers for linebacker Junior Seau.
The Dolphins traded Derrick Rodgers to the New Orleans Saints for their seventh-round pick (219th overall).
The Dolphins traded their sixth-round pick (186th overall) and their seventh-round pick (219th overall via New Orleans) to the Atlanta Falcons for their sixth-round pick (174th overall).
|1||19||Vernon Carey||T||Miami (FL)|