Ja'Wuan James: What you need to know


So with the 19th overall pick, the Miami Dolphins opted not to trade when they had the chance to do so and went on to draft Offensive Tackle Ja'wuan James. The pick has been met with mixed reviews particularly because the name isn't very sexy. The pick is not sexy, the pick is a need. The fact that there were names like Brandin Cooks and Johnny Manziel still on the board seemed to make people forget that despite the big free agent acquisition of Branden Albert, this offensive line has not by any means been fixed. The Dolphins still have a glaring need on the right side of the line. Jason Fox isn't the answer at right tackle, he's a backup; Mike Pouncey, our best linemen, could get suspended for the beginning of the season (and after his tweets last night, I'd say whatever the chances were of him being suspended just spiked). James can come in and start right away on that right tackle spot. Now this draft is filled with potentially solid offensive linemen in the later rounds, sure. But the Dolphins liked James, and passing up on him with this pick could have added to yet another draft blunder by this organization. If you have the chance to get the player you want, you take him. So for that, the Dolphins deserve some credit. And brace yourselves Dolphins fans, because Ja'Wuan James will not be the only offensive linemen the Dolphins take in this draft.

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