Update: Complete look at Dolphins draft selections

Update: Complete look at Dolphins draft selections
April 27, 2013, 7:30 pm
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FOXBORO -- A look at Miami's moves in the 2013 NFL draft.


Round 1 - No. 3: Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan


Round 2 - No. 54: Boise St. cornerback Jamar Taylor

Round 3 - No. 77: Tennessee offensive tackle Dallas Thomas
Round 3 - No. 93: Utah St. cornerback Will Davis


Round 4 - No. 104: Florida outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins
Round 4 - No. 106: Michigan St. tight end Dion Sims

Round 5 - No. 164: Florida running back Mike Gillislee
Round 5 - No. 166: Florida kicker Caleb Sturgis

Round 7 - No. 250: Arkansas State safety Don Jones

Taking the Dolphins seriously yet?

Miami made its intentions for a fresh start clear in free agency by signing receivers Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson, tight end Dustin Keller, and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe.

Bold moves have continued with the draft.

According to the value chart, the Dolphins suckered Oakland with a first round trade. The Raiders surrendered their No. 3 overall pick (2,200 points) for Miami's No. 12 (1,200) and 42 (460), putting them in the hole for 540 points.

Dion Jordan is Miami's prize.

The 6-6, 248-pound Oregon product is a speed pass rusher with all kinds of -- wait for it -- upside. Cameron Wake now has someone to play with.

Linebacker Jelani Jenkins was the first player drafted Saturday. That pick came in thanks to Davone Bess, who was traded to the Browns Friday in exchange for Cleveland's No. 104 (Jenkins) and 164.

He likely won't have such an immediate impact as Jordan but adds needed depth. The 6-0, 237-pound Jenkins was a proven talent at Florida, playing both middle and outside linebacker. So why a Saturday selection? A broken thumb, broken foot, and hamstring injury limited him to just nine games in 2012.

Miami's new cornerbacks -- Boise's Jamar Taylor (5-11, 192) or Utah State's Will Davis (5-11, 186) -- will fight for the starting spot cleared out by Sean Smith's move to Kansas City. The offseason signing of six-year vet Brent Grimes is more for depth and hinges on his health.

Tight end Dion Sims scratches yet another itch.

Though Keller is an important free agency acquisition, he doesn't replace all that was lost when Anthony Fasano signed with the Chiefs. Where Keller may be a better receiver, Fasano's blocking was as valuable as his hands.

That's where Sims comes in. The 6-5, 285-pounder caught 36 passes for 475 yards and two touchdowns in 2012 should be a fit as an in-line blocker.

At running back, Miami added another Florida Gator with Mike Gillislee. He rushed 244 times for 1,152 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior. Is he expected to replace Reggie Bush? No. But he should get some snaps behind Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas.

The Caleb Sturgis pick is no shock. Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post reported earlier in the offseason that Sturgis had "several good chats" with Miami special teams coach Darren Rizzi, who was quite enamored with the kicker.

The Dolphins finally exhausted their draft stockpile by selecting Arkansas State product Don Jones. The safety worked out with the team in early april after impressing at pro day. Jones ran a 4.4 40-yard dash and skied for a 42-inch vertical leap.