The Miami Dolphins focused on two important need positions during the NFL Draft’s second and third rounds on Friday night. Miami selected Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor in the second round (No. 54 overall) and Utah State cornerback Will Davis in the third round (No. 93 overall). In between, the Dolphins chose Tennessee offensive lineman Dallas Thomas with the 77th pick. “It was a good day, we feel good about it,” said general manager Jeff Ireland, whose job security will be helped if this year’s early round selections pan out. The Dolphins also made three trades Friday. They dealt wide receiver Davone Bess, a fourth-round pick (111th) and a seventh-rounder (217th) to Cleveland for a fourth-rounder (104th) and a fifth-rounder (164th). Miami traded another third-round pick (82nd overall) to New Orleans for two fourth-round selections (Nos. 106 and 109). A short time later, Ireland sent three draft picks (Nos. 109, 146, 224) to Green Bay for the 93rd pick, which became Davis. Trading back into the third round shortly after having traded out of it was a bit of a surprise. “We saw some corners go off the board and we felt like we had to go back in,” Ireland said.
Dolphins go DB, O-line on second day of draft
Fox Sports Florida | Apr 27