The Miami Dolphins traded their 4th round pick in this years draft to move up 4 spots to select Xavien Howard. Howard is a tall CB which new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph loves. He is a very raw and needs to work on his technique. A boom or bust CB to say the least. I am not sure he is a day 1 starter for the Dolphins this year. I honestly don’t see him starting as he is very raw. The kid has the size and speed that you love. He will play a lot this year and get an opportunity to shine. The kid has a bright NFL future, just not sure if he will make a big impact in 2016.
The real story is though giving up a 4th round pick to move up only 4 spots when Howard possibly could have been there at 42. I don’t like trading up 4 spots to get him. He wasn’t my favorite CB on the board but aside from that giving up a 4th rounder to move up 4 spots makes little sense. In round 3 Miami will look for a Running Back most likely and I believe Jason Jones will now be signed shortly after the draft at DE as the Dolphins most likely won’t be looking to get a defensive end in round 3.