The bottlenose dolphin Snowflake and Dan Marino were kidnapped in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.  They won the same number of Superbowls.

Miami Dolphins 2020 Draft Grade: B-

It was the best of drafts, it was the worst of drafts.  The Fins had the opportunity to have a complete rebuild with three first round picks and two second round picks.  They started well enough, holding firm at pick 5 and getting the second rated tosser in the draft in Tua Tagovoiloa.  We don't like him as much as the sheeple, but they had to take him.  Austin Jackson at 18 was a terrible pick.  He was abused all year and the fact that he's young and has good measurables is meaningless.  You can't bring in a terrible left tackle when you draft a brittle franchise quarterback.  CB Noah Igbinoghe at pick 30 was a bit of a reach, but he has elite traits.  2nd rounder Raekwon Davis was possibly the worst pick in the second round.  He's a plodder who adds nothing to the team.  G/T Rob Hunt is a tone setter and he was a nice second round player in a position of need.  Third round safety Brandon Jones has star potential if he can stay healthy.  4th round G Solomon Kindley provides a possible starter and DE Curtis Weaver is Boise's all-time sack leader.  In a typical Fins move, the Dolphins drafted a long snapper in the 6th.  The Dolphins traded a 5th round pick for RB Matt Brieda who is a game breaker when healthy.

Miami Dolphins 2019 Draft Grade: C-

The Dolphins nabbed Christian Wilkins with the 13th pick which is exactly where we had him rated.  He's going to be a good starter, but probably not elite. 3rd rounder interior O-lineman Michael Dieter is versatile and comes from the Wisconsin offensive lineman factory. The Fins only other selections were Andrew Van Ginkel and Isaiah Prince.  Prince and Van Winkle could both rap, but this isn't 8 mile.

Miami Dolphins 2018 Draft Grade: B

In a vacuum, the draft was pushing an A.  Problem is, the Dolphins tosser is Ryan Tannehill and they had a shot at Lamar Jackson and passed.  Like we said about the teams that passed on Deshaun Watson last year because of "accuracy" concerns, they will regret it. Minkah Fitzpatrick is one of the most versatlie players in the draft and bolsters an improving Dolphins secondary.  Mike Gesicki is a first round talent as a receiver, but he will need to toughen up as a blocker to get on the field. Jerome Baker is a fast linebacker in the Deion Jones mold who may see some starts as a rookie.

Miami Dolphins 2017 Draft Grade: A-

The Dolphins had their best draft in years, nabbing as many as six players who should log significant playing time as rookies.  First round DE Charles Harris is an all-around player who at times flashes elite pass rushing skills.  Second round LB Raekwon McMillian is still only 20 years old but he has led Ohio State in tackles for two years. Third round CB Cordrea Tankersley carried a first round grade in pass coverage but needs to man up against the run.  Late round defensive tackles Davon Godchaux and Vincent Taylor are both better than most of the tackles drafted ahead of them and one will likely start in 2017.  Fifth round guard Isaac Asiata should start day one.  He has long arms (33 3/4), is huge at 323 pounds and bench pressed more than anyone at the Combine. He is a physical prescence who can intimidate NFL defensive linemen.

Miami Dolphins 2016 NFL Draft Grade: B+

Laremy Tunsil was the talk of the 2016 NFL draft. He's a stud, but he's dumb as Johnny Manziel. We'll see, but it was a good chance to take at #13.  The Dolphins needed help at corner, but trading up and then taking Xavien Howard with Mackensie Alexander still on the board was foolish. They added the elite playmaker in the draft in Jakeem Grant late and the best receiving tight end in Thomas Duarte. The offense has explosive weapons but we didn't see the defensive depth the Dolphins need.


The Dolphins have had a recent history of consistently missing on their first round picks.  We think they got the monkey off their back by snagging DeVante Parker who fell to pick number 14.  In the second round they completely tanked by drafting "project" and "underachiever" Jordan Phillips, a huge, great looking defensive tackle who doesn't tackle very much.  The third round they get some props for trading their pick for Kenny Stills and in the fifth round they got a steal in Jay Ajayi, who we didn't like a second rounder but love as a fifth rounder. Tony Lippett is one of our favorite prospects in this draft.  He was the Big 10's leading receiver and also started three games at corner, where he showed promise. 

UDFA most likely to make the team:  Mike Hull- LB, Penn State


It had been rumored for several weeks that the Dolphins loved second round rated Tennessee right tackle Ja'Wuan JamesInstead of trading back and obtaining more picks, they took him at pick #19.  In the second round they selected 2nd/3rd round rated wide receiver Jarvis Landry.  In the third round they selected 2nd/3rd round rated G/T Billy Turner.  In the 4th and 5th rounds they drafted 3rd round rated players in CB Walt Aiken, TE Arthur Lynch and LB Jordan Tripp. They drafted a number of good prospects but no great ones.  It's possible that Landry, Lynch and/or Tripp could see significant action as rookies and James and Turner may be the starting right side of Dolphins line before the season is over.

UDFA most likely to make the team: Garrison Smith- DT, Georgia