Do your grades for Miami Dolphins drafts from 2010-16 stack up with ours?

Ryan Tannehill was the eighth overall pick in 2012. (Bill Ingram/The Post)

Now that the report cards have graded the 2017 Dolphins draft before the rookies play a down, this is a good time to issue grades of recent Dolphins drafts based on actual performance.

As you would expect of a franchise stuck in 8-8 mode until last season, most grades won’t get you on the dean’s list but won’t get you in the dean’s office, either.

Here’s what we mean:


Reshad Jones. (Getty Images)

2010

Top pick: DE Jared Odrick

Notable picks: LB Koa Misi (2), S Reshad Jones (5)

Notable whiffs: Debatable (see below)

Woulda, coulda: Misi was picked over TE Rob Gronkowski

Comment: Not the easiest draft to grade when you consider that G John Jerry (3) and CB Nolan Carroll (5) have had long NFL careers, just not in Miami. This justifies their selections somewhat even if the Dolphins didn’t benefit.

Grade: C-plus on the strength of Jones.


Charles Clay

2011

Top pick: C Mike Pouncey

Notable picks: TE Charles Clay (Round 6)

Notable whiffs: RB Daniel Thomas (2)

Woulda, coulda: Instead of Thomas, how about RB DeMarco Murray?

Comment: Pouncey has made the Pro Bowl, and Clay showed flashes before bolting to Buffalo. You also can factor in a second-round pick being shipped to Denver for WR Brandon Marshall. Overall, we’d say this is as about as lean a return as you get from a year’s worth of preparation, but read on.

Grade: D-plus


WR Rishard Matthews. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

2012

Top pick: QB Ryan Tannehill

Notable picks: DE Olivier Vernon (3), RB Lamar Miller (4), WR Rishard Matthews (7)

Notable whiffs: T Jonathan Martin (2)

Woulda, coulda: Instead of Martin, go with WR Alshon Jeffery or LB Bobby Wagner.

Comment: If the Dolphins had done more homework on Martin, perhaps they would have seen he wasn’t cut out for an NFL life. TE Michael Egnew (3) never panned out, either. But the Dolphins did land their longterm QB and hit on Vernon, Miller and Matthews.

Grade: B


Second-rounder Jamar Taylor.

2013

Top pick: DE Dion Jordan

Notable picks: We’ve got nothin’ for you here. Not a single draftee remains on the team.

Notable whiffs: Everybody.

Woulda, coulda: This wasn’t the greatest draft. You could lament passing on S Tyrann Mathieu, DT Kawann Short, TE Travis Kelce and RB Le’Veon Bell.

Comment: I’ve gone on record calling Jordan, the third overall pick in a trade-up, the biggest bust in Dolphins history. Which is fitting, because this is the worst draft class in Dolphins history.

Grade: F


Billy Turner. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

2014

Top pick: T Ja’Wuan James

Notable picks: WR Jarvis Landry (2)

Notable whiffs: Five of seven selections were from small schools.

Woulda, coulda: The Dolphins were correct in picking a guard named Turner in the third round. Too bad they went with North Dakota State’s Billy, not Trai (who, coupled with Landry, would have meant a double dose of LSU draftees).

Comment: I give GM Dennis Hickey credit not only for stealing Landry 63rd overall, but trading down to do it. Can’t give him credit for much else.

Grade: C-minus


Jay Ajayi. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

2015

Top pick: WR DeVante Parker

Notable picks: RB Jay Ajayi (5)

Notable whiffs: TBA. DT Jordan Phillips was the second-rounder even though the team had just acquired Ndamukong Suh, so this wasn’t a position of need. Also: G Jamil Douglas (4).

Woulda, coulda: Taking Parker meant that Hickey passed on CB Marcus Peters.

Comment: Parker has been injured so much he’s an enigma. Ajayi has been everything the Dolphins hoped for. CB Tony Lippett, a converted WR is still learning.

Grade: B-minus


Laremy Tunsil. (Getty Images)

2016

Top pick: T Laremy Tunsil

Notable picks: RB Kenyan Drake (3)

Notable whiffs: TBA

Woulda, coulda: Steals by other teams were QB Dak Prescott (4), RB Jordan Howard and WR/return man Tyreek Hill (5).

Comment: Toughest one to assess. Little time has passed and injuries/circumstances have meant we’ve seen little of Drake, CB Xavien Howard (2) and WR Leonte Carroo (3).

Grade: B (very tentative; check back in a year).

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