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.
There are any number of ways for fans to show their allegiance to the hometown team. Jerseys are probably the most popular, but clothes are fleeting. Tattoos, however, last a lifetime. And for one enterprising Dolphins supporter, that means being the first person in the galaxy to get the team's new logo.
Coach Mike Tomlin is entering his seventh season in Pittsburgh, and this may be the most important draft of his tenure. The Steelers are old and cap-strapped, and in desperate need of depth up and down the roster. The organizaton has been relatively successful in recent drafts, but were they successful enough?