This draft has Philbin written all over it.
I don't want to give ireland TOO MUCH credit but this year definitely BROKE THE MOLD of the drafts we have been forced to watch, train-wreck-like, for the last 10+ years. We finally laid to rest the rotting corpse of inside-out jj/wanny/sparano linemen and defense smallball and got some IMPACT OFFENSIVE PLAYMAKERS. At LONG last.
There was a GREAT OL in there too, not a wannabe unheard-of acorn. I like the Miller, Cunningham and Egnew picks (though I thoroughly despise their schools) and I like some of the UDFA guys too. Not too wild about the 2 DLs but you can't have it all.
But it was mainly... mostly... almost exclusively... THE draft that got us Ryan Tannehill. Our signature guy. I see him as a SOLID top 10 QB for a long time. Is he the next Peyton Manning? Probably not. But if he is surrounded with weapons he will find a way to utilize them and THAT is what I want in QB. Smartness, consistency, and dedication.
I am more leaning toward this being a Philbin/Ross draft that ireland signed on to. Maybe this will help him see the light and start emphasizing the skill players more.