DAVIE, Fla. -- A wrap-up of the Miami Dolphins' draft.
Best move: The Dolphins woke up Thursday morning with no inclination that offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil would be available at No. 13. But a bizarre series of events, which included a social media video posted before the draft of Tunsil wearing a gas mask and smoking from a bong, altered his draft stock. Tunsil was the No. 2 player on Miami's board and the team landed him at No. 13. The Dolphins are confident in their background checks on Tunsil. He made his share of mistakes at Ole Miss, but Miami is counting on those bad decisions to be a thing of the past. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered his stamp of approval, and Tunsil fits well with the Dolphins on the field. He will immediately boost an offensive line that struggled with pass protection, giving up 45 sacks last year.
Riskiest move: Can the best move also be the riskiest move? The Dolphins were willing to do what 12 teams in front of them avoided by drafting Tunsil. Based on his red flags from college, there is a boom-or-bust element involved with Miami's first-round pick. Tunsil must prove that he has matured and is ready to move beyond mistakes he made in college. Tunsil says he is coming to Miami with a big chip on his shoulder and will do what it takes to fit in with the team. The overall success of Miami's draft class mostly hinges on Tunsil staying clear of trouble and becoming a franchise building block.
Most surprising move: The Dolphins did not need a wide receiver. This was one of the most stable positions on the team led by Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills. All three receivers are productive and age 24 or younger. But Miami still loaded up on the position fairly early by taking Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo in the third round. What is even more interesting is the Dolphins traded up with the Minnesota Vikings to get Carroo, which shows how much the team likes him. Miami gave up a sixth-round pick this year and a third- and fourth-round pick in 2017. General manager Chris Grier likes Carroo's toughness and says he believes his "alpha" personality will help him fit with the Dolphins' receiver group. The Dolphins took a second receiver, Jakeem Grant, in the sixth round.
File it away: Third-round pick Kenyan Drake could be a nice, under-the-radar find for the Dolphins. Drake was the backup running back at Alabama to Derrick Henry, who won a Heisman Trophy. But Drake is an explosive running who averaged 6.4 yards per carry last season. He's also versatile and good catching out of the backfield and should provide a good change of pace for bigger running back Jay Ajayi.
Thumbs up or Thumbs down: The Dolphins landed arguably the best player in the draft at No. 13 overall in offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil. Despite his baggage, Tunsil should make an immediate impact and has the potential to become a future Pro Bowler if he stays clear of trouble. Second-round pick Xavien Howard should start at cornerback in Week 1, and running back Drake and receiver Carroo also have a chance to contribute right away on offense.