Well, let's face it, draft time has arrived early for Dolphins fans- again. Plenty of holes to plug once again- one year I'll stop being pissed off that we could have easily and cheaply solved a good part of the OG and WR problems by drafting OG Trai Turner and WR Martavis Bryant- and gotten another vital 2nd rd pick by trading down and still getting RT Ja'Wuan James- but it won't be this year. Instead we got the immortal Walt Aikens and Billy Turner, who at least is a work in progress. Trai Turner, meanwhile, is having a Pro Bowl year and Martavis Bryant is one of the most dangerous deep threat/big receivers in the league. Please explain your actions and thought process, Dennis Hickey. Anyway, new year and new draft. Three defenders clearly stand out imo, and all would be great fits for the Dolphins: CB Vernon Hargreaves III, FS Jalen Ramsey and OLB Jaylon Smith. Hargreaves is a shutdown corner with very good size, plenty of speed & quicks, tough and smart with very good hands and is dangerous on interception returns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGHGBALUYS8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-HHKBoUubs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2tzI9O4vxs Jalen Ramsey- he definitely has wheels, was a 10.50 guy in the 100 meter dash and also ACC long jump champion at just over 26 feet Prerequisite speed/quicks and is rangy, pretty aggressive guy who will play the run as well. He looks a bit small in the upper body, I'm guessing that after getting thrown in an NFL weight room his playing weight will be in the 205-210 lb. range. I would have like to have seen more interceptions out of him, that's a concern, but his range in covering passes is outstanding. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIGc2LooeFs Jaylon Smith OLB- what's not to like? Great size for 4/3 OLB at 6-3 235 lbs, fast, great range sideline to sideline, aggressive. You'd like to see more sacks, but from what I've seen he has plenty of burst off the corner, need to see more tape as per hand use. Extremely athletic and energetic, plug and play at SLB with quicks to cover RBs in the flat and is a tackling machine with well over 100 this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkmrGaeo15E In order, I would go Hargreaves, Smith and then Ramsey, with apologies to Ramsey- because he's quite a prospect and we have a death level need at FS. Hargreaves is the shut down corner that we need and Smith would give a much needed boost to the front seven and Suh as per talent, speed, spark and aggressiveness. If Chris McCain had a better year and was kept at OLB then I'd strongly consider having him there, Misi in the middle and drafting Ramsey- but then there's Misi's contract... Can't go wrong with any of the three imo- talent meets defensive need across the board. Second round- what if Jason Spriggs falls? Can we keep passing on OT talent? Bengals took a very talented LT coming off an ACL tear in the 1st rd last draft (Cedric Ogbuehi) and followed up with Jake Fisher in the 2nd rd, great second rd pick. We could have had him, even after the trade down, but Tannenbaum had his heart set on Jordan Phillips. What if OT Jason Spriggs falls to the 2nd rd? Is there a point that you consider moving Ja'Wuan James to OG if we manage to draft a solid RT candidate and James could replace Dallas Thomas? I really don't know. But to this day I think that we should have saved the draft pick that we traded away for Billy Turner and drafted Trai Turner instead, not only a great pure OG but a great fit for a ZBS. That being said, the jury is still out on Billy Turner, who I still see as a better Tackle than Guard. Hickey and Tannenbaum better step up in the draft and FA this year to plug all the holes on defense and the OL, they definitely have their hands full.