Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland plans to spend the upcoming NFL Draft horizontally.
No, thats not to say hell be making selections from the War Room couch.
We dont draft vertically, we draft more horizontally, Ireland said recently. "I dont go through the board and say, This guy over this guy over this guy over this guy over this guy. I dont do that. I have the draft more horizontally by position (and) by round.
So if youre in a position where you have a guy at guard and you have a need at guard, hes up there. You may have two or three other players that have the same value as that player, but it marries the need. The value marries the need.
Irelands approach will be used beginning Thursday night, when the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft is held in New York City. The second and third rounds will be held Friday, with rounds four-seven on Saturday.
The Dolphins enter this years draft owning 11 total picks, including one in the first round (12th overall) and two eac...