The 2016 draft came to a conclusion today, and with The Miami Dolphins final pick of relative substance in the 6th round. They chose a five and a half foot tall, 165 pound receiver/scat-back/return-man out of Texas Tech.
This is an important acquisition in more ways than one. While set in stone are the names of Miami's receiving core with Jarvis Landry, Devante Parker, and Kenny Stills ( of which each excels at a particular team required receiver skill-set ), as well as exhibiting well rounded games.
None of the 2015 other receiver names that remain on the roster bring any sort of particular skill-set required or absolute excitement to the team roster and it's fans. The most popular name might be Matt ( hasn't made the roster in his two years ) Hazel.
Another wise reasoning of this 6th round wide receiver, and return man selection is that.
The NFL histories record holder of receptions in a players first two years with 194 catches is Miami's number one go to guy Jarvis Landry. Over the same time frame Landry has also been THE GUY on kick & punt returns for what is approaching 2000 yards.
If the Dolphins intend on the affectionately referred to "JUICE" remaining fueled up, and continuing on such a pace at receiver with nearly another 2000 receiving yards to boot? Then they need to find a return man replacement! So that Jarvis Landry can remain a receiver force and be even more fresh, strong, effective in crunch time of games as well as at seasons end, and throughout his career.
With today's sixth round pick the Miami Dolphins did just that!
They landed their fifth (game-day) receiver that brings absolute excitement to the fans, severe ankle-breaking caution to the opposition, and total return-man relief to Jarvis Landry!
Jakeem Grant; ""You want a play-maker, or you want a guy that just talks""
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Miami landed it's number four (game-day) receiver in the nicely sized, explosive touchdown-making Leonte Carroo of Rutgers with their second pick of the third round, and he'll be discussed at another time. But he most definitely brings more to the table than whatever presently remains behind the starting trio. Though I do like the veteran free agent acquisition of Griff Whalen! So we might have to go with six receivers in 2016? Cuz these two rookie receivers are game changers!
These new leaders have made extreme changes in the types/sizes/skill-sets/demeanor of the players that they pursue at most every position, but especially with their targets for the offensive line to go along with the extreme play-makers at running back, and receiver. While preferring the size of a mans heart and love for the game rather than his stature (be it physical or via the ruthless media). It has become quite clear that the new brass has an entirely different vision of how to build a roster than those that have failed miserably in the past!!
They even drafted a project quarterback to teach!!
As will also be discussed somewhere along the way are.
13 LT Laremy Tunsil
38 CB Xavien Howard
73 RB Kenyon Drake
86 WR Leonte Carroo
186 WR/KR Jakeem Grant
204 CB/S Jordan Lucas
223 QB Brandon Doughty
231 TE Thomas Duarte