History suggests starting 0-2 is very bad for your playoff hopes. New England is hoping to avoid that fate. What about the Chargers, Chiefs and Bears? Meanwhile, Buffalo and Houston are poised to improve to 2-0.
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?