The Draft is my favorite part of the year, and I would have always loved to sit in a draft room, because so much goes on. Well the Dolphins will have a new way of doing things with Dennis Hickey in town. Today when Hickey talked to the media he made sure to point out that his draft philosophy is always to select the best available player over need. A lot of personnel types like to say that, but not everyone applies it. Hickey says Miami plans to rank its top 500 players and stay true to its board on draft day.
Hickey made a quick decision Wednesday to “part ways” with former Dolphins assistant general manager Brian Gaine. Hickey is in charge of the personnel department and it’s clear he wants to bring in his own people. There is the natural link that Hickey could be interested in hiring Mark Dominik, his former boss in Tampa Bay.
It will be interesting to see who the Dolphins target. I would expect a quarterback to be drafted this year.