This is one of the reasons why Parcells opened the outdoor to Zach and why those of us who like OLB/DE Brandon Graham will not get our wish on draft day. I think Parcells draft history validates Ireland's comments.
Omar Kelly wrote:
Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland admits the later the round, the looser the Dolphins' prototype becomes for certain positions. But there are others -- like outside linebackers and offensive linemen – where history warrants inflexibility.http://www.fox43.com/sports/football/ps ... ory?page=2
"I'm kind of one of those guys that studies the history, and I'm going to go with what worked in the league," Ireland said. "Certain positions in this league, over time [studies] would tell you that small players don't have much success."