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The Splash Zone 5/9/18: Stephen Ross And The Dolphins Draft

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

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Stephen Ross stirred up quite a bit of drama yesterday. Reports came out the the Miami Dolphins owner had wanted to trade back in the first round to accumulate some draft picks. But he had to be persuaded to take Minkah Fitzpatrick. When you think about it, Mike Tannenbaum and Chris Grier just bet their futures on Fitzpatrick because if he doesn’t work out they’re going to be shown the door. However, Fitzpatrick was considered one of the safest first round picks and wasn’t even supposed to be there when the Dolphins picked at #11.

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

Owner Stephen Ross not blown away by Dolphins early picks | Miami Herald
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was at least initially hopeful his team would trade down in the first round rather than draft Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick and was unsure about the team's second- and third-round selections.

Stephen Ross

Miami Dolphins execs who convinced Stephen Ross that Minkah Fitzpatrick was right pick now on hot seat | The Daily Dolphin
Two sentences about the Dolphins, buried deep in an NFL notes column in The Boston Globe, have caused all kinds of ripples around the league and South Florida, but nowhere should those ripples be actual waves more than in Davie.

Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins’ next big star in 2018: Running back Kenyan Drake | The Daily Dolphin
The bad news for the Dolphins is they’ve lost a lot of stars over the past year. The good news is that the stage is wide open for a new one to step in, especially on offense. Running back Kenyan Drake is a good bet to be next. Miami drafted Drake in the third round, No.

Dolphins Offseason

Bettors believe Miami Dolphins will lose 10 games this fall | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins are going to massively overachieve or go through some massive changes next offseason. Bettors and pundits believe another losing season is in store.

10 Reasons why Miami Dolphins won’t stink like sports books think | The Daily Dolphin
I'm not a sports bettor, as evidenced by a recent venture to Las Vegas highlighted by a tribute performance to The Beatles in which circus-trained acrobats dazzled the crowd with incredible feats of athleticism. It was really good.

Latest ESPN NFL power rankings put Miami Dolphins among league’s worst | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins remain confident in their revamped roster and have not said anything publicly or privately indicating they believe they are in a rebuilding year or tanking for a high draft pick. The rest of the world seems unconvinced.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 5/8/18: Nick Saban’s Thoughts On Minkah Fitzpatrick - The Phinsider
Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

Insider look at Miami Dolphins first round draft pick Minkah Fitzpatrick - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins used their 2018 first-round draft choice to select Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick. The move gives them a player who can be used in multiple ways, from being a...

2018 Miami Dolphins draft picks: An insider look at Mike Gesicki - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins used the 2018 NFL Draft to add talented players to positions of need, with a lot of that focused on the tight end position - both stopping opposing tight ends and improving their...