The selection of cornerback Xavien Howard in the second round along with running back Kenyon Drake and receiver Leonte Carroo in the third round filled some needs and showed a willingness to be bold by moving up two different times.
The wide receiver had 29 touchdown catches at Rutgers, all of them coming over the past three seasons.
The running back's best season at Alabama came in 2013 when he rushed for 694 yards with eight touchdowns and a 7.5 average.
NFL.com’s draft bio compared the former Baylor cornerback to new Dolphins corner Byron Maxwell.
The Dolphins offensive tackle is happy and grateful that Miami decided to take him with the 13th overall selection.
The selection of Laremy Tunsil gave the team four first-round picks along the offensive line. Joining Tunsil in that regard are Branden Albert, Ja'Wuan James and Mike Pouncey.
General Manager Chris Grier said there was a big gap between Tunsil and how the Dolphins graded the next-best player available at that draft position.
Pro Football Focus, the analytics and analysis website that breaks down college and NFL players, gave the Dolphins a big thumbs for that selection.
Here are five fun facts on the Dolphins first round draft choice.
The selection of Mississippi offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil was a rare opportunity for a team picking 13th to get a player talented enough to be the No. 1 overall pick.
The Dolphins selected the tackle from Mississippi with the 13th overall selection, much later than Tunsil originally was projected to get picked.
Dolphins General Manager said Tunsil was the Dolphins’ second-highest-ranked player in the entire draft and didn’t expect to have an opportunity to draft him.
Offensive tackle was ranked by CBSSports.com as its No. 1 overall prospect after he allowed only two sacks in 28 career games at Ole Miss.