It is perhaps appropriate that the Dolphins selected Dallas Thomas with the No. 77 overall pick, considering this is the jersey number Jake Long wore for Miami. Expect the versatile and battle-tested lineman to emerge as a quality starter in Miami ... and soon.
Teams swinging for the fences in the first round often come up empty, but a more measured, logical approach often results in better players drafted in later rounds. No one did that better Friday night than last year's Super Bowl opponents. Which other teams fared well in rounds two and three?
Eager to see what your favorite NFL team does on the second day of the 2013 NFL Draft? NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Rob Rang offers a second round projection (Hint: Geno, Barkley and Te'o won't have to wait too much longer).
How much stock should scouts place in a dominating Senior Bowl performance? NFLDraftScout.com analysts Dane Brugler and Rob Rang differ on where Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant's stock stood before and after the 'breakout' effort in Mobile, Ala.