MDD Staff Writer: Chad Pullen
In a bold move Jeff Ireland and the Dolphins traded up to the second selection of the fourth round and chose RB Lamar Miller from the University of Miami.
Miller is a top talent that fell into the fourth round over injury concerns about his shoulder. If he is healthy, then the Dolphins made a terrific pick as Lamar translates to a faster Clinton Portis another former Hurricane. Miller uses breakaway speed off of one cut and can also fight for hard yards when neccessary. The Dolphins traded picks 103 and 196, as well as a 6th round pick next year to the 49ers for the 97th pick to choose Miller.
It has been rumored during the offseason that new head coach Joe Philbin had some plans in mind to use RB Reggie Bush more in the slot as a WR. Taking Miller could signify that even further. Having Miller in the backfield with Bush in the slot would provide the Dolphins with the most speed on the field, possibly ever. And with third round choice Michael Egnew stretching the seams, it may prove difficult for defenses to cover the field against Miami.
Wide Receiver still a big need for Miami, but this is the deepest position in the draft, it’s possible Miami can still add some pieces in the latter rounds. Stay tuned for updates throughout the day