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The Splash Zone 4/19/19: Chris Grier In Full Control

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Miami Dolphins Introduce Brian Flores Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

The NFL draft is one week away! Chris Grier and Brian Flores have spent the last couple of months preparing themselves for that monumental night and the fans are ready to see what this team has planned. We had assumed Mike Tannenbaum had some say in the drafting of players, but it appears Grier had full control on who was selected. Grier took over GM duties in 2016 and had a pretty good first draft. Laremy Tunsil, Xavien Howard, Kenyan Drake, and Jakeem Grant were selected that year. The verdict is still out on the 2017 and 2018 draft classes, so let’s just say Grier has made some solid picks during his three years as general manager. With the plan to add all this talent through the draft, Grier is going to have to find quite a few gems to help the Dolphins become Super Bowl contenders down the road.

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

Chris Grier handling Miami Dolphins draft as in the past | Miami Herald
The 2019 Miami Dolphins draft will be run by Chris Grier, who handled the team’s past three drafts, which is interesting because the team changed practically everything following last season except the man rebuilding the team.


Brian Flores

Schad: Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores is serious. Don't be late. - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
Brian Flores sets a tone for his players, and the media, at Dolphins camp


Dolphins Wide Receivers

DeVante Parker eyes 'fresh start' with new Miami staff - NFL.com
After a disappointing season in Miami, WR DeVante Parker looks to reestablish himself under the new staff and culture brought in by head coach Brian Flores.


Dolphins Tight Ends

Stronger, fitter Mike Gesicki eyes breakout second season | Miami Herald
Mike Gesicki put on 13 pounds to improve his strength in the trenches, but a change in coaching philosophy could help the Dolphins tight end even more.


Dolphins Offensive Line

Dolphins Exercise Fifth-Year Option On Laremy Tunsil
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have exercised the fifth-year option on tackle Laremy Tunsil. He is now signed through the 2020 season.


Dolphins Offseason

AC In The AM: Schedule Poses Interesting Challenges
The Dolphins were an impressive 6-2 at home last season.

Miami Dolphins seeking leaders but there are candidates | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins are a young team in search of leadership, not only from the coaching staff but the locker room, as well. Luckily, the team already has a couple of veteran leaders and younger candidates who can grow into the roles.


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