The Dolphins biggest need entering the draft was offensive tackle. They answered this by selecting Ju’Wuan James from Tennessee. They also drafted Billy Turner, also an offensive tackle, in the third round from North Dakota State. They also needed to add a wide receiving threat to go with young quarterback Ryan Tannehill. They answered this by drafting Jarvis Landry in second round. They also needed some depth in the secondary. They drafted an interesting player, cornerback Walt Aikens from Liberty in round four.
Dolphins Celebrate 48 Years In The NFL
The Miami Dolphins were founded in 1966 and began play the same year. They played in the old Miami Orange Bowl from 1966 to 1986. It was in the Orange Bowl that they achieved their greatest successes in the history of their organization. During their 20 year playing tenure in the Orange Bowl, they won the AFC five times, and the Super Bowl twice, 1972, and 1973. One of those Super Bowls came at the end of their perfect season, the only perfect season in league history. In 1987 they moved into their current building, which has changed its name five different times. It was first known as Joe Robbie Stadium from 1987-1996. From 1996-2005 it was known as Pro Player Stadium. From 2005-2009 it was known as Dolphins Stadium. From 2009-2010 it was known as Land Shark Stadium, and in 2010 the name was changed again to Sun Life Stadium.
The Dolphins are currently a team on the upswing that is trying a little too hard in free agency to be good, sooner rather than later. That can potentially be a bad thing. This is a make or break year for the Dolphins in the long run.