Listen Now! Miami Dolphins have four draft picks, which is OK based on offseason moves
It's been quite some time since the Miami Dolphins haven't had a first-round draft pick.
Nineteen years, to be exact.
The last time the Dolphins didn't have a selection in the first round was 2003, and that ended a streak where the Dolphins only had one first rounder over the course of five drafts.
Unless the Dolphins make some sort of move prior to the draft this year, they won't have a first-rounder.
In fact, they won't have a second-rounder.
The Dolphins don't have a draft pick until the third round at No. 102, and that comes via San Francisco.
They'll only have three more after that: at No. 125 in the fourth round and 224 and 247 in the seventh round.
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There's not a lot they can do with those picks, and they don't have to.
The team will have quite a different look from last season.
They have a new coach in Mike McDaniel.
They traded for a future Hall of Fame receiver in Tyreek Hill and signed another speedy receiver in Cedrick Wilson. Pair them with last year's first-round pick Jaylen Waddle, and they have one of the best wide receiver corps in the league.
In the backfield they welcome Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert, who may give them the best 1-2 punch at running back since Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams.
And on the offensive line, they signed offensive tackle Terron Armstead to a five-year deal and guard Connor Williams.
They've done everything they can to give quarterback Tua Tagovailoa everything he needs to be successful.
Now, it's all up to him.
Can Tua utilize all of these elements to make the Dolphins a legitimate contender? Or will he be on a short leash given the team signed backup QB Teddy Bridgewater during the offseason.
Also, what will the Dolphins use their four picks for in this year's draft.
And can McDaniel make his first season as an NFL head coach a special one?
Joe Schad will give us insight into all these questions on the latest episode of "The *State* of Florida Sports Podcast," powered by the USA TODAY Network.
Joe's been covering this team for a decade and can tell us how this year's team differs from past teams, and how different McDaniel is as a leader as opposed to Brian Flores, who was fired after last season.
It's been an eventful offseason, and I haven't even gotten into the defense.
You'll have to listen to the podcast if you want to hear about what to expect out of that unit.
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