The Dolphins traded down 16 spots, and still got a great player for their defensive line.
Penn State defensive lineman Jared Odrick has been one of our favorite prospects because he’s smart, versatile, and looks like a classic 3-4 defensive end.
The Dolphins essentially decided to build strength on strength by taking Odrick. We suspect they would have taken defensive tackle Dan Williams is he was available, but he was taken one pick before by Arizona.
Odrick played defensive tackle at Penn State, but he should end in Miami. He joins Randy Starks, Kendall Langford, and Phillip Merline to form one of the deepest defensive end groups in the league.
The Dolphins will have the flexibility to play more multiple fronts with four defensive linemen after this move.