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?
Fans of the Tennessee Volunteers could only wonder what might have been with NFL scouts watching quarterback Tyler Bray throwing to five draftable pass-catchers, including NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated receiver, Cordarrelle Patterson during Wednesday's Pro Day workout.
The evaluation period is about to get serious. All-star games, the combine, pro days --
it's time to see how the top 2013 NFL Draft prospects measure up. Rob Rang has his top
64, leading with top-notch talent along the line.