http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...draft/8777347/Dennis Hickey says he's well prepared for his first NFL draft as a general manager, and when the Miami Dolphins begin picking players Thursday night, he wants a calm atmosphere at team headquarters.
Not that the Dolphins' recent drafts have been anything to get excited about.
Too many poor picks were a big reason for the departure of Hickey's predecessor, Jeff Ireland, whose unpopularity among fans grew with each draft during his six years in Miami.
Hickey, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers executive, was polite when asked to assess the Dolphins' recent drafts, although he did mention "mistakes."
Hopefully Hickey can help turn this thing around and get the Dolphins back to the playoffs.