The Dolphins have been the team shocking their fans the most this weekend, again proving the mock drafters wrong, and taking guard John Jerry in the 3rd round.
Jerry is an absolute mauler, standing at 6?5, and weighing in at 328 lbs. Jerry specializes against the run. Jerry has only played on the right side of the line, lining up at right tackle, and right guard throughout his career. So Justin Smiley’s trade value has not hit the cellar quite yet.
The Dolphins struggled at right guard last year to block in the run game, so perhaps they are looking for Jerry to be the long term answer at that position. The coaching staff was not impressed with Donald Thomas’ ability against the run, and benched him often for Nate Garner.
Jerry has an inconsistent motor, and sometimes questionable work ethic, but all of that will be sorted out in Miami in the off-season. The Dolphins will have none of that on their team. Jerry has the skills to be a dominant guard in this league, it is just a matter of the Dolphins preparing him to succeed in time for the season.
Another interesting fact about Jerry is that he was the team captain at Ole Miss. This draft is full of leaders so far, but short on awesome talent.