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NFL Draft Grades 2012: Dolphins Receive "B+" Grade From Pete Prisco Of CBS Sports

As the analysis of this weekend's 2012 NFL Draft begins to pour in, various NFL writers have weighed in with their opinions of how each team drafted.

After Mel Kiper of ESPN gave the Miami Dolphins a "C" for their selections in 2012, Pete Prisco of CBS Sports was much higher on the 'Fins' draft, giving the team a "B+" for their picks.

Here is his breakdown of the Dolphins' selections. He feels the 2012 Draft will be make-or-break depending on how first-round selection Ryan Tannehill pans out at quarterback.

Best pick: Third-round tight end Michael Egnew has the ability to split out and create matchup problems. He's what you want in a tight end.

Questionable move: Taking Ryan Tannehill with the eighth overall pick is a risk. He has tools, but limited starts. Did they overdraft because of the need at the position?

Third-day gem: Running back Lamar Miller might have some shoulder issues, but he is an explosive runner. The Dolphins might have nailed a special back.

Analysis: The draft will be graded on the Tannehill pick in the long run. If their analysis is accurate, and he's a franchise passer, this will be a really nice draft. If not, well, this regime won't be around long. I liked what they did after Tannehill a lot. But he is this draft.

Grade: B+

Obviously, time will tell how much this draft will help or hurt the Dolphins' rebuilding efforts. Fans will surely want to keep an eye on the development of these players.

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