I know MIami needed a back, and I'm generally okay with it. And I suppose the fact that they traded up means that they had a conviction on the guy. (and not like the conviction that befell running backs past, such as Cecil Collins or Sammie Smith)
What I noticed though was what I read on NFL.com
Tony Sparano picks up insurance to the potential departures of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams with the selection of Thomas, who gives the Dolphins a big, physical runner with the size and strength to effectively pound the ball between the tackles. Though he lacks speed to go the distance, his grind-it-out style suits the hard-nosed mentality of their offense.
Which essentially means that they are going to stay a run-first offense. I know Sparano told us that would be the case, but I still have to say I'd like to see them score some points this year. Please?