Dolphins 2017 NFL draft redo

The Miami Dolphins’ defense gave up a franchise-high 6,122 yards in 2016. Miami’s front office addressed the defensive side of the football early and often in the 2017 draft, but whether or not each hole was filled successfully remains to be seen. In the 2017 Dolphins draft redo, Dolphins insider Brandon Howard takes an in-depth look at each of Miami’s seven draft picks and amends or approves of each selection.

Brandon Howard joined the Sports Talk Florida team to cover the Miami Dolphins in April 2017 and will work diligently to provide daily Dolphins content and give accurate analysis of the roster, coaching and front office. Last season, Howard was the curator of content for Miami Dolphins Wire/ USA Today while aggregating high school sports results in Broward and Palm Beach counties for the Sun Sentinel. Prior to moving to South Florida Howard developed NFL content for Pro Player Insiders while covering the Cleveland Browns from 2014-2015. Howard, a Columbus, Ohio native graduated from West Virginia in 2004 in Athletic Coaching and Education. He also was a scholarship track and field athlete and walk-on football player. Howard was the 2003 Big East Long and IC4A long jump Champion and was a provisional national qualifier in the event. He also maintained his status as a member of the Athletic Director Academic Honor Roll during his time as a Mountaineer.