The Dolphins’ new defensive coordinator seems to have a good feel for what this defense needs and how to get there.
The Dolphins welcomed their draft class and undrafted rookies to their Davie training facility on Friday, introducing them to the team’s culture more than focusing on X’s and O’s.
With the draft now complete and with the training camp roster just about finalized, it’s time to answer your questions – and we promise no sidestepping or backpedaling.
When you look at the seven players selected, five of them on defense, you see a well-defined plan that seemed to unfold almost exactly the way the Dolphins had hoped.
The Dolphins added another pair of defensive players in Day 2, getting a physical linebacker and a productive cornerback, both selections making plenty of sense.
The selection of defensive end Charles Harris give the Dolphins a nice dose of youth to go with veterans Cameron Wake, Andre Branch and William Hayes.
While defense is clearly the priority, the Dolphins won’t hesitate picking the best player on their draft board at No. 22.
The Dolphins will have four prime time appearances in 2017, a just reward after returning to the playoffs last season.
While selecting a defensive player seems to make the most sense, recent history tells us the Dolphins will listen to what their Big Board tells them.
Now that he has a total feel for his players, Coach Adam Gase could have even a greater impact in his second season.