The Dolphins make DeVante Parker the third receiver taken with the selection of DeVante Parker at 14.
Parker joins a crowded receiving corps along with Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills. However, his height and hops make him another deep threat for Ryan Tannehill and he should start immediately. But the situation isn’t ideal and he will be lumped in a crowded second-tier of receivers in rookie drafts.
Dynasty Impact: Perhaps the most obvious positional need in this draft, the Dolphins picked a player in James that could start right away. His strength is in the pass game so Tannehill’s stock should go up. The extra protection should help anyone catching a pass from Tannehill including Mike Wallace and Charles Clay. Could play both the right or left tackle position.
The Dolphins had a fairly efficient night scoring 27 points on 55 plays. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill had 236 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He’ll never be a long-term solution in dynasty leagues but he might not be a bad QB2.
Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers had himself a nice day with 86 yards rushing and two catches for seven yards in place of Steven Jackson. Now would be a good time to sell high as Jackson might not be back until week 7 and Rogers is, by no means, the long-term solution. He has yet to crack the 4.0 YPC mark and won’t anytime soon.
Dolphins rookie defensive end Dion Jordan had his second straight quiet game after racking up a sack in his pro debut. Now might be the time to pluck him off an unsuspecting victim and stash him away for taxi squad purposes.
Meanwhile, Dolphins linebacker Dannell Ellerbe racked up 10 more tackles to go along with his 20 for the season. Ellerbe is a solid contributor in standard scoring IDP dynasty leagues.