With the 223rd pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins have selected quarterback Brandon Doughty. Doughty, who played at Western Kentucky, is a native of Davie, Florida.
Doughty does not have prototypical arm strength for the NFL, but he has outstanding accuracy and he makes good decisions. He can get antsy in a crowded pocket, but if the offensive line can keep him clean, he does well in getting through his progressions. He will be a developmental quarterback for Miami, but he is one who can sit either third on the depth chart or on the practice squad and continue to learn.
The Dolphins moved up to this pick during the sixth round, when they traded cornerback Jamar Taylor to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a seventh-round pick swap. Taylor turned out to be a draft bust, never fulfilling the expectations of a second-round pick. He was given the chance to be a starter in 2015, but was inactive by the end of the year.
Miami still holds the 250th overall pick, a selection they received from the New England Patriots during a fifth-round trade.
Dolphins Draft Picks
Round 1 (13th overall) - Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
Round 2 (38th overall) - Traded up - Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor
Round 2 (42nd overall) - Traded to Baltimore for 38th pick
Round 3 (73rd overall) - Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
Round 3 (86th overall) - Traded up - Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers
Round 4 (107th overall) - Traded to Baltimore for 38th pick Round 5 (147th overall) - Traded to New England Patriots for 196th, 204, and 250th Round 6 (186th overall) - Traded to Minnesota for 86th pick
Pick traded back to Miami - Jakeem Grant, WR, Texas Tech
Round 6 (196th overall) - From Houston via New England - Traded to Minnesota for 186
Round 6 (204th overall) - From Chicago via New England -Jordan Lucas, DB, Penn State
Round 7 (227th overall) - Traded to Minnesota for pick 186
Round 7 (223rd overall) - From Cleveland for Jamar Taylor and 231 -
Round 7 (231st overall) - Traded to Cleveland Browns for pick 223
Round 7 (250th overall) - From New England
*2017 3rd and 4th round picks to Minnesota for 86th pick