The Miami Dolphins 2000s Draft versus Draft tournament is down to the Final Four, with the top seeds from both sides of the bracket making it into the semifinal round, as well as the second seed from the orange bracket and the third seed from the aqua bracket. This morning, we will kick off the semifinals with the aqua's first-seeded 2010 Draft, featuring Jared Odrick, Koa Misi, John Jerry, Nolan Carroll, and Reshad Jones, facing off against the third-seeded 2014 Draft, with Ja'Wuan James, Jarvis Landry, Billy Turner, Matt Hazel, and Terrence Fede.
Each day over the next couple of weeks, we will present a poll, where you can vote on which of the two drafts you think was better. We will then move the draft receiving the most votes on to the next round of the tournament, eventually crowning a champion draft for the Dolphins from the 2000s.
(1) 2010 Draft
The 2010 Draft featured several starters being added to the team, including Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones in the fifth round. Jared Odrick became a staple at defensive tackle for the Dolphins and is now starting for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Koa Misi is the starting strong side linebacker for Miami, while John Jerry, who got caught up in the Bullygate saga, left Miami after the 2013 season and moved to the New York Giants. Nolan Carroll spent four years in Miami, working as a nickel cornerback for part of the time, then picking up 22 starts in his final two years with the team before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014. Reshad Jones headlines the Draft for Miami, earning his first Pro Bowl trip this past season as he became one of the top safeties in the league.
The Dolphins Traded their first-round pick (12th overall), their fourth-round pick (110th overall), and a sixth-round pick (173rd overall via Kansas City) to the San Diego Chargers for their first-round pick (28th overall), a second-round pick (40th overall via Seattle), a fourth-round pick (126th overall), and linebacker Tim Dobbins.
The Dolphins traded their second-round pick (43rd overall) and a 2011 second-round pick to the Denver Broncos for wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
The Dolphins traded their fifth-round pick (142nd overall) to the Kansas City Chiefs for quarterback Tyler Thigpen.
The Dolphins traded wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr., to the San Francisco 49ers for their fifth-round pick (145th overall).
The Dolphins traded offensive linemen Andy Alleman and Ikechuku Ndukwe to the Kansas City Chiefs for their sixth-round pick (173rd overall).
The Dolphins traded defensive end Jason Taylor to the Washington Redskins for their sixth-round pick (174th overall) and a 2009 second-round pick.
The Dolphins traded a 2009 seventh-round pick to the Kansas City Chiefs for their seventh-round pick (212th overall).
The Dolphins traded their sixth-round pick (174th overall via Washington) and their seventh round pick (219th overall) to the Washington Redskins for their fifth-round pick (163rd overall).
The Dolphins received pick 252 overall (7th round) as a compensatory pick.
|1||28||Jared Odrick||DE||Penn St.|
|7||212||Chris McCoy||DE||Middle Tenn. St.|
|7||252||Austin Spitler||LB||Ohio St.|
(3) 2014 Draft
This draft could find its way toward the finals of this tournament, and could be deserving of a higher seed over the next few years. Offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James is the team's starting right tackle and appears to have that spot locked in for the next several years. Jarvis Landry is a ridiculous second-round pick, has already earned a Pro Bowl berth, was named the Dolphins' 2015 MVP, set the team's rookie record for receptions in 2014 (84) and shattered the team's single-season receptions record in 2015 (110); he does everything for the Dolphins from punt and kick return duties to playing every receiving position on the team.
Billy Turner struggled in 2015 when thrust into the starting lineup, but he does appear to have the early lead in reclaiming that spot in 2016. Walt Aikens has become a special teams asset. Matt Hazel looks like the fourth- or fifth receiver on the Dolphins' roster this year. Terrence Fede should continue to develop as a pass rusher behind Cameron Wake, Mario Williams, and Andre Branch.
The Dolphins traded their second-round pick (50th overall) to the San Diego Chargers for their second-round pick (57th overall) and a fourth-round pick (125th overall).
The Dolphins traded their second-round pick (57th overall via San Diego) to the San Francisco 49ers for their second-round pick (63rd overall) and fifth-round pick (171 overall).
The Dolphins traded their third-round pick (81st overall) and a fourth-round pick (116th overall) to the Oakland Raiders for their third-round pick (67th overall).
|3||67||Billy Turner||T||North Dakota St.|
|6||190||Matt Hazel||WR||Coastal Carolina|