Apr 27, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins first round pick Dion Jordan speaks to reporters at the training facility at Nova Southeastern University. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft Grades: Miami Dolphins


The 2013 NFL Draft has come and gone, and now it’s time for some reflection. While some teams traded around to get who they want, others stood pat to see who would slide to them — and if there’s one thing to remember about this draft it’s players that slid around the rounds. But now that the draft is behind us, the all important grading phase has begun, so lets take a look at how the Miami Dolphins did in this year’s NFL Draft.

Draft Picks

  • Dion Jordan, defensive end, Oregon — Round 1 (3)
  • Jamar Taylor, cornerback, Boise State — Round 2 (54)
  • Dallas Thomas, offensive tackle, Tennessee — Round 3 (77)
  • Will Davis, cornerback, Utah State — Round 3 (93)
  • Jelani Jenkins, linebacker, Florida — Round 4 (104)
  • Dion Sims, tight end, Michigan State — Round 4 (106)
  • Mike Gillislee, running back, Florida — Round 5 (164)
  • Caleb Sturgis, kicker, Florida — Round 5 (166)
  • Don Jones, safety, Arkansas State — Round 7 (250)

Best Pick: Jamar Taylor

The move to trade up and select Dion Jordan was excellent by the Dolphins, but the fact that they drafted a big, physical cornerback like Jamar Taylor in the second-round is even more impressive. The Dolphins lost Sean Smith and Vontae Davis within the past year, so they were in desperate need of adding talent at the position. They did just that by selecting Taylor, who had been in some late first-round discussion.

Worst Pick: Caleb Sturgis

It is hard to find a pick not to like in the Dolphins draft class, but then you see they wasted a pick on a kicker. That’s all you need to know about this one.

Analysis: From top to bottom, the Dolphins were able to add quality talent. If this draft class proves to be as impressive on the field as it is on paper, they could be poised for success in a few years with this new and impressive core of young, talented players.

2013 Draft Grade: A

Tags: 2013 NFL Draft Miami Dolphins

  • Larry Nones

    Go Phins!! (Kickers score lots of points … or not!)

  • Larry Nones

    How many games have we lost because of a missed field goal???

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tommy-Gosling/1641583167 Tommy Gosling

      how many times have our kicker missed when he was not trying from 50+ yards out? we have a great kicker but in today’s game you do not pay kickers so drafting one was good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.grady.3386 Paul Grady

    The 5th pick is worth $2 million if he beats out Carpenter,.If you dont call that VALUE I dont know what VALUE is!