Easily one of my favorite days of the year.It gives us all hope for the future Walt Aikens Jersey , a hope the maybe the Dolphins have just drafted a guy that will..."Matt Nelson, DE/DT, IowaNelson is a prospect that I like but am cautious on – he’s got a lengthy injury history that scares me. When he’s on the field though, he stands out. First off, he’s huge – 6’7” 295 lbs and has played both DE and DT. It’s been said he’s an incredibly selfless, team first type guy and also extremely intelligent ( 4-time academic All-Big Ten Selection). I think he’s got a great anchor, he can withstand double teams, and uses his hands well. I also think he can contribute to the pass rush. Nelson won’t be a high draft pick, but I see potential for him to be an asset to our defensive line; the Dolphins would be foolish not to have him on their radar. Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty ImagesJahlani Tavai, LB, HawaiiTavai is a prospect I heard about a little over 2 months ago. After 2 games, I pretty much could see what type of prospect he is. Tavai is a 100%, aggressive, petal to the metal LB that flies to the ball. I think he averaged about 10 tackles a game last season. To add to that, he’s a 3-down LB also. He’s got good range and his awareness is impressive. He doesn’t let blockers take him out of the play and never gives up trying to shed them. Tavai will be drafted higher than most are expecting. I have a early 2nd round grade on him. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY SportsDavid Long, CB, MichiganDavid Long is a prospect that I said to myself ‘I need to have him on this list’. He doesn’t get the credit he deserves. In the CB class where I don’t see a true #1 type guy, I would love to select David Long in rounds 2 or 3. He’s quick, has fluid hips, good footwork, uses hands well and is physical with receivers. I think he’s a day 1 contributor and a very safe pick in this draft. Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsLamont Gaillard, C, GeorgiaI’ve been a fan of Gaillard for a little more than 2 years now. I noticed him last year and thought he had a decent season in 2018. To me, he’s not the flashy, highlight pick but I think he’s reliable, high motor type guy that could turn into a 10 year starter at center. This is a pretty solid center class, so I anticipate him being available in the middle rounds of this draft as well. I’d be thrilled to land him as the Dolphin’s future center.Jason Getz-USA TODAY SportsRoss Pierschbacher Kiko Alonso Jersey , OL, AlabamaAnother guy that isn’t flashy but reliable is Ross Pierschbacher from Alabama. He’s got tons of experience at different positions along the O-line, plays with good balance, good footwork, pretty good quickness, has an awesome ability to pull and get to the second level and actually has good patience and vision to anticipate blitzes and stunts. I think he needs to get a little stronger and improve his pass protection, but he’s just anther guy that screams value to me in the middle of this draft.Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsRonheen Bingham, DE/OLB, Arkansas St.Bingham’s tape is fun to watch. Kids got an elite motor and loves to get after the QB. His motor is so good, and he plays so aggressively I’ve seen him run over his own teammates that get in his way. He’s a bit undersized, about 6’2 240 lbs, but boy he’s got pass rushing talent. Strictly as a pass rusher he’s a tremendous prospect, but he often gets swallowed up by blockers, he needs to improve stopping the run and learn to play under control. For the Dolphins though, who clearly need pass rushing help, I am super intrigued with Bingham. Photo by Chris Thelen/Getty ImagesEmanuel Hall, WR, MissouriEmanuel Hall is probably one of the more recognizable names on this list, but I decided to include him because I think he’s being undervalued right now. I have a strong 2nd round grade on Hall. I think he’s one of the smoothest route runners in this draft, he’s quicker than fast and has good hands. I would anticipate that he will go day 2 but this is a very strong rounds 2-5 WR class so you never know. Grabbing him day 3 would be a steal. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty ImagesLil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, TexasI can’t believe that Humphrey isn’t getting more attention. All the guy did last season was make plays. This sounds crazy, but I really don’t care that he ran a 4.7 at the combine – watch his film. You know who else ran a 4.7? Jarvis Landry. I think we all can agree Jarvis is a pretty good football player. Humphrey is a really good receiver that has potential to be a steal late in this draft.Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty ImagesCortez Broughton, DT, CincinnatiBroughton is a high energy type guy that is explosive off the ball and disruptive in the backfield. I think he pushes the pocket consistently and plays with pretty good awareness. I liked seeing him recognize plays and hustle to make the tackle. I think he needs to shed blocks better, but Broughton is a DT that could immediately help the Dolphins and should be on our radar for this draft. Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty ImagesStanley Morgan, WR Davon Godchaux Jersey , NebraskaMorgan is another receiver who isn’t getting much love. I like Morgan’s game, I think he’s got reliable hands, has quick cuts, runs good routes and can be dangerous with the ball in his hands. I’ve seen him contribute in blocking and despite not being a massive guy, he wins a lot of one on one battles for the ball. Morgan doesn’t blow me away, but I like the fact that he stands out when you watch Nebraska film. Much like Humphrey, he’s a very good football player that can hurt you if you under-estimate him and thats what a lot of people are doing right now.Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty ImagesBleacher Report NFL power rankings see long uphill battle for Dolphins in 2018 If you have read anything this offseason about the Miami Dolphins written by any of the national media sources, you probably could guess how a 2018 NFL Power Rankings released by Bleacher Report just before the start of the preseason would go for the Dolphins. You would be exactly right.And, yes, I know many of you will write me about how power rankings are dumb in the first place. Yet, we all love to read them and debate them. You see, on Friday, Kyle Newport from B/R released his “Where each team stands as the season approaches” power rankings. Near the top, it consists of the teams you would expect: the Philadelphia Eagles, the New England Patriots, the Los Angeles Rams, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Pittsburgh Steelers make up the top five. But then the scrolling starts. And it really does not stop.You have to scroll past the Houston Texans, who need a quarterback to return from an ACL tear and have a spectacular season and are hoping their star defensive end can actually play this year. They get the benefit of the doubt in landing at 13th in the rankings.You have to scroll past the Dallas Cowboys, who will be betting on a rebound for Dak Prescott this season after a fall off during his second year in the league. They are 14th in the league.You have to scroll past the Cincinnati Bengals, who somehow still have Marvin Lewis as their coach, a surprise around most of the league. They are 16th in the rankings.You have to scroll past the New York Giants, who had the second-worst record in the NFL in 2017 and are hoping Eli Manning, who was benched for a game last year, will be better this year. They come in at 17 in these power rankings.You have to scroll past the Denver Broncos, who are betting on Case Keenum as their starter this year, are24th.You have to scroll past the Cleveland Browns Chase Allen Jersey , who have won once in the last 32 two seasons, but manage to land at 26.You have to scroll past the Buffalo Bills, who got rid of their starting quarterback from last year, after breaking a 17-year drought from the playoffs, and will now rely on either A.J. McCarron or rookie Josh Allen under center, but are 27th in the rankings.You have to scroll past the New York Jets, who still do not have a clear starting quarterback, with Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater the likely opening-day starter, but rookie Sam Darnold most likely taking over at some point this year. Yet, they are ranked 28th.Hey, there are the Dolphins. They come in with a 31st ranking. Only the Indianapolis Colts, who have a quarterback who, until recently, had not been able to throw an NFL football in a year because of his shoulder, are behind the Dolphins. Miami’s 31st ranking is explained by Newport writing:There is not enough around Tannehill to make Miami a contender. There is not a running back who led the league in rushing yards after being made the starter near the end of the season. Oh, wait, there is Kenyan Drake. Add Drake to Gore, who has not rushed for less than 850 yards in a season since 2005, and the Dolphins appear to be pretty solid at running back - without mentioning rookie Kalen Ballage.There is not a set of receivers that have the high-potential number one DeVante Parker (who admittedly needs to actually show up for the entire season), Kenny Stills providing a deep threat do-everything type, and Amendola giving the team the slot receiver to replace Landry. They also do not have Albert Wilson as another deep threat and Jakeem Grant who is yet another deep threat who can play all over the offense and, despite his size, creates mismatches from his speed and vertical.There is not a highly-touted rookie tight end in Mike Gesicki, along with solid tight ends MarQueis Gray and A.J. Debry.There just is nothing around Tannehill this year other than Gore and Amendola. Guess the Dolphins should just quit.I guess your point that power rankings are dumb fits in this case.