Let me borrow Ryan Tannehill's favorite phrase in order to describe our second round pick in tonight's NFL Draft: "Its huge".
And if you think I am kidding, try to describe a 6-6, 330 lb DT with any other words.
As I followed the second round of the draft, I was hoping, almost praying, that either Mississippi State's Bednardrick McKinney or UCLA's Eric Kendricks, both LBs, would fall into our laps at pick #47.
Both would fill a need. Both would also be good value picks. Both would be upgrades to our defense and its ability to stuff the run.
But at pick #43, the Texans traded up with the Browns and selected McKinney.
Ok. Still hope for Kendricks. Now I am praying.
Then at pick #45, the devilish Vikings broke my spiritual meditation and selected Kendricks.
"Why Lord? Did I do something wrong? Am I not deserving?"
Wait! Denzel Perryman, out of Miami, is still on the board.
Ok. He can fit the bill. There is still hope.
Nope. Trade back.
Now I gotta sweat out 5 more picks.
Then they announce we get Philly's two 5th round picks.
We just traded our 2nd round and 6th round picks for two 5th round picks?
Did they let Ireland back in the war room?
Nope. They correctly state we also get pick #52. And that was after a good two minutes, even on the ticker.
Finally, we are on the clock and behold Dwight Stephenson: "With the 52nd pick, the Miami Dolphins select Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma".
You have got to be kidding me.
And when Perryman goes with the next pick....WTF!
But after I calm down and thought it through: We needed a LB to help stuff the run. With Phillips and Ndamukong Suh at DT, we may not even need a ILB.
Good call Hickey!
It won't matter who is at ILB. They just got better.
And so did we.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971