- Jun 10, 2018
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yes thats my point though. I left off guys like River, Ryan , and big ben because while they wouldn't be worth a first rounder now, there careers are more than validated.That's a very valid point so touche - that said all those teams are in QB controversies outside of the Giants, the vikings and raiders....and none have been a starting QB in the nfl for 8 years outside Cousins....so longevity matters in deciding if he was worth a 1st rd pick.
Excellent way to keep things in perspective @Dolph N.Fan , thanks for this thread!before the 2020 draft. Based solely on their careers with Miami only. 1st being the best, 10th being the worst.
YEAR PICK PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL 2010 28 Jared Odrick DT Penn State 2011 15 Mike Pouncey C Florida 2012 8 Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M 2013 3 Dion Jordan DE Oregon 2014 19 Ja'Wuan James OT Tennessee 2015 14 DeVante Parker WR Louisville 2016 13 Laremy Tunsil T Mississippi 2017 22 Charles Harris DE Missouri 2018 11 Minkah Fitzpatrick S Alabama 2019 13 Christian Wilkins DT Clemson
I'm so glad Miami let James and Odrick walk. At least Miami was able to trade Tannehill, Fitzpatrick, Tunsil and hell even Charles Harris lolExcellent way to keep things in perspective @Dolph N.Fan , thanks for this thread!
1. Ryan Tannehill - decent QB who blossomed when he moved away from the putrid Dolphins OL into a productive QB.
2. Minkah Fitzpatrick - young player who is already a consistent Pro-Bowl FS, but we developed wrong and lost him because of mismanagement
3. Laremy Tunsil - the most profitable draft pick we've had, undervalued because of the draft day thing, but wow what a return he gave. Possibly the most talented guy on this list, but production has been very hit and miss.
4. DeVante Parker - debatable, but he _finally_ has stayed healthy and proven his immense talent. Most Dolphins picks look good early and suck late, but he looks good late, so the board polarizes.
5. Christian Wilkins - legitimate argument to rank him higher, but in reality he has only been solid, and that's a disappointment from where he was drafted.
6. Jared Odrick - this is where the list gets ugly fast. I wanted to stand pat on the pick and draft Earl Thomas ... we didn't do that. But when we traded back we got an extra pick, that I wanted to use to select Rob Gronkowski, but instead we drafted Koa Misi. Maybe I'm just too jaded to appreciate him, but he was about 3 or 4 years of a solid player and disappeared once he left us.
7. Mike Pouncey - He was a good player who had unending health issues and was grossly overpaid while rarely playing. But the reality is that he WAS a good player, and if he could have stayed healthy, he might have been considerably higher up this list. Case of injuries ruining a promising career.
8. Ja'Wuan James - Inconsistent, injured almost every year, and the least-bad on a team full of horrible OL. Somehow fooled much of the league into thinking he had potential and decent production ... but he never was a decent player and he always had average potential. Simply a bad pick that some people love to defend for unknown reasons.
9. Charles Harris - This is where the list drops off the deep end, because Charles Harris was our first bona fide bust. Clear cut. Good person, not an NFL player, IMHO.
10. Dion Jordan - BUST.
Reasonable minds may differ, but no matter how you rank the top 8, the bottom two are in a putrid category all to themselves.