Scouts Inc. on Ja'Wuan James

May, 12, 2014
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The Miami Dolphins held onto the No. 19 overall pick to select former Tennessee right tackle Ja'Wuan James. Some felt it was a reach, but James fills Miami's biggest need on the offensive line.

What kind of skills will James bring to the table?

ESPN.com's Dolphins page takes an in-depth look at the full scouting report from Scouts Inc.:
"Very good natural tools in this area, but needs some refining for next level. Light on feet. Quick enough to take away the edge and has upper-echelon speed rushers [like Auburn's Dee Ford] extremely well. Redirects well and can stay in front of athletic edge rushers. Swinging gate that turns shoulders instead of staying square. Inconsistent hand placement. Lazy feet once engaged. Sets high and gives too much ground to speed to power. ... Flashes killer instinct when catches defenders off balance but inconsistent finisher and not an instigator that regularly blocks through the whistle. More of a positional blocker than a mauler."

James is expected to be a Week 1 starter for Miami at right tackle. The Dolphins will have as many as four new starters on the offensive line and have high hopes that James can reach his potential.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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