Friday, May 9, 2014
Dolphins pick Jarvis Landry in 2nd
By James Walker
DAVIE, Fla. -- The pick: Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
My take: The Dolphins made the first two draft-day trades of the Dennis Hickey era. Miami swapped second-round picks with the San Diego Chargers and picked up an additional fourth-round pick and also with the San Francisco 49ers for an additional fifth-rounder. The Dolphins also added depth at receiver with Landry. The Dolphins were in a good spot Friday. This is a team without many glaring needs remaining after addressing the right tackle position in the first round with Ja'Wuan James. That provided an opportunity for Miami to trade down and pick up an additional pick later in the draft.
Plenty of competition: The Dolphins are deep at wide receiver. In addition to Landry, Miami also has Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, Brandon Gibson, Rishard Matthews, Damian Williams and Armon Binns. It's a talented and competitive group that will battle for roles and roster spots in training camp.
What’s next: The Dolphins hold the No. 81 overall pick in the third round Friday. They don’t have any must-have positions to address, but Miami could look to add depth at positions such as safety, linebacker and tight end. The Dolphins have seven picks remaining.