Miami Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland has channeled his inner Dan Snyder this off-season, throwing gobs of cash at big-name free agents, scheduling visits with seemingly every notable player available, and making it known that the Dolphins are ready to seriously contend behind the second-year duo of head coach Joe Philbin and quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
They did, however, lose cornerback Sean Smith on the open market, and could be on the lookout for a replacement early in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Here's our own Dan Kadar to break down the pick:
I’m not quite as confident the Dolphins will be looking at a wide receiver after giving big money to Mike Wallace and re-signing Brian Hartline. For a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2008, investing multiple times at the same position in one offseason would be unwise.
In our scenario, the best pick is probably Lane Johnson. While Jonathan Martin could move to the left side, the whole line could be bolstered by a player of Johnson’s caliber. It’s much like Chargers pick. The offensive tackle group drops off after Johnson. The cornerback class is deep this year. There’s going to be a few good ones to choose from when Miami comes up in the second round.
That's the third and final pick today, so we'll see y'all bright and early Wednesday morning for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and pick No. 13.
Top 5 Players Remaining
|5||Sheldon Richardson *||DT||Missouri||6'3"||294|
|11||Bjoern Werner *||DE||Florida State||6'3"||266|
|12||Jonathan Cooper||OG||North Carolina||6'2"||311|
|15||Arthur Brown||LB||Kansas State||6'0"||241|
2013 SB Nation NFL Writers' Mock Draft Results
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||Luke Joeckel||OT||Texas A&M|
|2||Jacksonville Jaguars||Geno Smith||QB||West Virginia|
|3||Oakland Raiders||Sharrif Floyd||DT||Florida|
|4||Philadelphia Eagles||Eric Fisher||OT||Central Michigan|
|5||Detroit Lions||Ezekiel Ansah||DE||BYU|
|6||Cleveland Browns||Dion Jordan||OLB||Oregon|
|7||Arizona Cardinals||Barkevious Mingo||OLB||LSU|
|8||Buffalo Bills||Jarvis Jones||OLB||Georgia|
|9||New York Jets||Chance Warmack||OG||Alabama|
|10||Tennessee Titans||Dee Milliner||CB||Alabama|
|11||San Diego Chargers||Star Lotulelei||DT||Utah|
|12||Miami Dolphins||Desmond Trufant||CB||Washington|