DAVIE, Fla. Jeff Ireland agrees with fans and media types who insist this years draft is an important one for the Miami Dolphins.
While most of the outside forces point to this being a make-or-break sixth draft under Ireland, the Dolphins general manager cites another reason for the drafts significance.
We have 11 picks, thats why its important, Ireland said Thursday. To have the cap space and the draft picks in the same year, a lot of thinking, a lot of planning went into this.
The fact that we do have 11 draft picks and five in the top three rounds, thats important. It doesnt come around very often that you have that kind of clout in the draft. We need to take advantage of it.
The first round of the 2013 NFL Draft will be held Thursday night, April 25. The second round will follow on Friday, April 26, with rounds four-seven on Saturday, April 27.
Miamis early round picks include a first-round selection (No. 12 overall), two picks in the second round (Nos. 4, 11) and two in th...