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The Splash Zone 4/20/17: Chris Grier And Mike Tannenbaum Talk Draft

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Mike Tannenbaum and Chris Grier met with the Miami media yesterday to discuss about the upcoming NFL Draft, which will be held next week. Grier and Tannenbaum were answered a variety of questions ranging from last year's draft class to this year's big board. The two stated that there are between 140 & 150 players on their big board and changes will likely be made by the draft.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

Dolphins Want To Be Opportunistic On Draft Day
Eight days before the start of the 2017 draft, the consensus is the same this year when it comes to the Dolphins’ biggest needs, but Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tannenbaum said it would be a mistake to suggest they have to go with defense early in the draft.

Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase is NFL’s 8th-best coach, per CBS | The Daily Dolphin
Adam Gase of the Miami Dolphins is the NFL's 8th-best coach, according to Pete Prisco of CBS. Here is what Prisco said of Gase: He is a star in the making. Gase took over the Dolphins last season and got a team hardly stacked with talent to 10-6 and into the playoffs.

Dolphins Offseason

How could the Dolphins go from good to great? Start hitting on second-day picks | Miami Herald
The list of Dolphins second-day draft misses is long. Dallas Thomas, Billy Turner and Michael Egnew all went in the second or third rounds. Miami can’t afford a repeat in 2017.

How many players are on the Miami Dolphins ‘Big Board’? | The Daily Dolphin
The Miami Dolphins "Big Board" of player rankings for the 2017 NFL draft is almost set, according to general manager Chris Grier. With eight days until the first round of the NFL Draft, the Dolphins have ranked between 140 and 150 players, according to Grier.

2017 NFL Draft: Dolphins say no guarantee they'll lean defense
2017 NFL Draft: Dolphins say no guarantee they'll lean defensively

‘Trader’ Mike Tannenbaum open to Miami Dolphins draft-day trades | The Daily Dolphin
If the Miami Dolphins badly want to land an upper-echelon defensive end, linebacker, guard or safety that starts to slide in the first round of the NFL Draft next Thursday night, don't be surprised if Executive Vice President Mike Tannenbaum aggressively trades up.

NOTEBOOK: Good Start For 2016 Draft Class; Other Notes
Executive Vice President of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum says it’s too early to make a final determination on the team’s 2016 draft class.

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