It’s draft day, and I just realized I haven’t made a single post about it! Last year at this time, we were all speculating. Now we’re all waiting for the season.
I suppose one of our 4 picks could be a gem, but I’m not expecting it. I cannot seriously think of one single current Dolphin who we can definitely improve on via the draft. Sure, we MIGHT find a third-round tackle who is better than Austin Jackson, but if not, I’m content with Jackson still on his rookie (cheap) salary.
Backup linebacker? Yes, I’d draft one. But that doesn’t mean I’d automatically cut one of our existing backups like Duke Riley. For the first time in a while, I like the roster and I’m somewhat content.
Except for Tua missing 5 games, we were very lucky last year with injuries. The laws of statistics say that we won’t be lucky this year. Depth is important. We need backups who can step in and play well. Perhaps we’ll get 4 more of those in the draft on Friday and Saturday. But for tonight? I might be watching reruns of the Office or something, because it seems like it will be a boring draft.