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Oregon CB Jairus Byrd

schraggyj with the pick...

Miami’s three biggest areas of need are wide receiver, linebacker, and cornerback. After drafting Brian Cushing in the first round and Kenny Britt in the second, Miami will likely turn to cornerback. However, defensive line remains a possibility. But as the Phinsider says: “If the Dolphins do decide to pass on taking a cornerback on round one, then that will mean they will almost definitely take one in round two.”

Looking at cornerback three picks all projected to go late first or early second are off the board (Darius Butler/Sean Smith/Alphonso Smith/Macho Harris) leaving Jairus Byrd from Oregon as the Dolphins pick at #56. In all likelihood, there will be more high rated corners available for Miami to choose and I would not be surprised if Miami picks one.

Jairus Byrd seems like a Parcell’s kind of guy. He is physical cornerback who does a good job at the line of scrimmage jamming and rerouting wide receivers. With an aging T.O. in the division, physical play at the corner becomes all the more important. While the lacks top-end speed, Parcell’s defenses are generally built in terms of a strong front seven that attacks the quarterback reducing the need for long periods of coverage by the secondary. While the Dolphins would have loved to see Alphonso Smith or even Macho Harris sitting here, they are happy to draft a physical corner.

Round 1 is here.

Previous pick: CB Victor Harris

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On the clock: Baltimore Ravens (Ben S)

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Pick Round 2 Selection Date Approval Rating
1(33) Detroit Lions - UCrawford CB Darius Butler Weds., April 8th 48%
2(34) New England Patriots (From Kansas City) - connerman DE Robert Ayers Weds., April 8th 67%
3(35) St. Louis Rams - Lanier63 DT Evander Hood Thursday, April 9th 55%
4(36) Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway DE Connor Barwin Thursday, April 9th 68%
5(37) Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel OT William Beatty Friday, April 10th 67%
6(38) Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic C Max Unger Friday, April 10th 68%
7(39) Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns G Duke Robinson Monday, April 13th 72%
8(40) Oakland Raiders - mushin T Phil Loadholt Monday, April 13th 68%
9(41) Green Bay Packers - JasonM DT Ron Brace Tuesday, April 14th 62%
10(42) Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread DE Michael Johnson Tuesday, April 14th 60%
11(43) San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch DE/LB Larry English Weds. April 15th 67%
12(44) Miami Dolphins (From Washington) - shraggyj WR Kenny Britt Weds. April 15th 69%
13(45) New York Giants (From New Orleans) - ChiefsFan90s LB Clint Sintim Thursday, April 16th 64%
14(46) Houston Texans - ChiefsDude FS Louis Delmas Thursday, April 16th 37%
15(47) New England Patriots (From San Diego) - connerman DE/OLB Paul Kruger Friday, April 17th 64%
16(48) Denver Broncos (From Texans) - Keyser Sose RB Donald Brown Friday, April 17th 41%
17(49) Chicago Bears - Holmeslice C Jonathan Luigs Monday, April 20th
18(50) Cleveland Browns (From Tampa Bay) - HIV2Elway RB Shonn Green Monday, April 20th
19(51) Dallas Cowboys - chiefsfan1384
SS William Moore
Monday, April 20th
20(52) New York Jets - PSUkegreen WR Mohamed Massaquoi Tuesday, April 21st
21(53) Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717 RB LeSean McCoy Tuesday, April 21st
22(54) Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56 C Eric Wood Tuesday, April 21st
23(55) Atlanta Falcons - RedNose CB Victor Harris Weds. April 22nd
24(56) Miami Dolphins - shraggyj CB Jairus Byrd
Weds. April 22nd
25(57) Baltimore Ravens - Ben S Weds. April 22nd
26(58) New England Patriots - connerman Thursday, April 23rd
27(59) Carolina Panthers - 808NaNz808 Thursday, April 23rd
28(60) New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s Thursday, April 23rd
29(61) Indianapolis Colts - saskwatch Friday, April 24th
30(62) Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99 Friday, April 24th
31(63) Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH Friday, April 24th
32(64) Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33 Friday, April 24th