NFL Draft: When The Smoke Clears Is Dez Bryant The Dolphins’ Target?

April 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL general managers play their cards close to the chest this time of year. Almost everything you hear them say is either meant to throw off other teams or a half truth that will raise more questions than answers. 
Its a game played year in and year out. 
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland may be new to the craft, but he's no fool either.
In 2008, when he was preparing for his first draft as a general manager, Ireland spoke about the team's plans and took questions about potential players to select with the first overall selection. 
In what many people believed to be a major slip-up, Ireland spoke of expecting the pick to be a pillar of the Dolphins' defense. After a chuckle from reporters, Ireland corrected himself and re-phrased the comment as wanting a pillar of the defense or offense, whichever that may be. 
He took a lot of criticism from the media as everyone assumed he had just shown his hand. Chris Long had been linked ...

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