All have met with Miami:
1st Eli Apple (CB):
Phins really like him.
2nd Noah Spence (DE):
Top 15 talent w/ drug issues.
3rd Joshua Garnett (G):
The 2015 outland trophy winner.
4th Su'a Cravens (LB/S):
5th Kevin Byard (S):
Really good at route recognition.
6th Quinton Jefferson (DT)
3rd down rotaional DT.
7th Chris Swain (RB):
I'll take James b/c that pick led to Landry. I'll take work ethic and by far the most exceptional hands out of all 2014 drafted WR's (only 2.5% drop rate @ LSU. Well to do college WR's avg 6-7%) over a little flash n dash any day. Plus, you can't ask too much more out of James so far as he looks to start from day one at RT (though, it could be argued that wasn't a difficult spot to upend).
Brandin Cooks is gonna light it up in this league imo
Well...it's early but they both appear to be good players.
Jay Fiedler can take his'n and lose to your'n.....or take your'n and lose to his'n.
Cooks is the superior player but I can see why James was the pick. He's a good starting right tackle and it was a HUGE need. This is one of the rare cases where need outweighs BPA because your quarterback was sacked 58 times the year before. I had him as a mid/late round 1st so it's not like they reached for him, he's a plug and play RT. If they would have been able to seal the deal with Zach Strief, then Cooks should have been the pick. James was a good pick.