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                  === Miami Dolphins 2013 NFL Draft Review ===
 
 By John McMullen, NFL Editor
 
 (Sports Network) -
 
 1 (3) - Dion Jordan, DE Oregon; 2 (54) - Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State; 3 (77)
 Dallas Thomas, OT, Tennessee; 3 (93) - Will Davis, CB, Utah State; 4 (104) -
 Jelani Jenkins, OLB, Florida; 4 (106) - Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State; 5 (164)
 - Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida; 5 (166) - Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida; 7 (250) -
 Don Jones, SS, Arkansas State
 
 Top Pick Analysis: Jordan is a breathtaking athlete but he was a part-time
 player in Eugene and has a long way to go before becoming a polished Jason
 Taylor-like edge threat. Second-round pick Jamar Taylor is actually a much
 safer pick and a guy who can help a rebuilding secondary quickly. Thomas, a
 tackle at Tennessee, could project on the right side but shaky feet say he
 should move inside.
 
 Best Value Pick: It's doubtful Sturgis will be as successful as Blair Walsh
 was in Minnesota as a rookie last season but he comes in with the reputation
 as a very accurate kicker who can help Miami tilt the field.
 
 Questionable Calls: Davis is a man corner with some ball skills but most had a
 fifth or sixth-round grade on him so it was a bit of a reach to take him on
 the second day.
 
 Summary: The NFL's resident bipolar mess, the Oakland Raiders, sent the third
 overall pick to South Beach and the Dolphins, who seem to be going all in for
 2013. selected Jordan, the raw Oregon pass rusher. The guess here is the
 Dolphins went up because they thought Chip Kelly was taking his old acolyte
 from Nike University. The rest of us though the Fish were going up to get
 Oklahoma left tackle Lane Johnson, who would have been the more prudent
 option. All in all this was a mixed bag for general manager Jeff Ireland. He
 did some nice things later but this draft will be defined by Jordan, who could
 team with Cameron Wake to give Miami a relentless rush off the edges or turn
 into a third-down situational player who gets pushed around by beefier NFL
 offensive tackles.
 
 FINAL GRADE: B
 
 Undrafted rookie free agent signings: Findlay QB Clay Belton; Southern
 Illinois OL Eric Bergman; Mississippi State WR Chad Bumphis; Old Dominion DL
 Chris Burnette; Oregon LB Michael Clay; Mount Union WR Jasper Collins; Mount
 Union WR Chris Denton; Maryland DT A.J. Francis; Arkansas LB Alonzo Highsmith;
 Arizona State S Keelan Johnson; Michigan S Jordan Kovacs; Arizona State RB
 Cameron Marshall; Georgetown LB Rob McCabe; BYU LB Brandon Ogletree; Northern
 Iowa WR Terrell Sinkfield; Arkansas State WR Taylor Stockemer
 
 
 
 
 
 04/29 09:41:21 ET