Dear Chris Grier,
When you took over the Miami Dolphins general manager job in 2016, you put a long term plan in place. You were going to suck, trade assets, stockpile draft picks, and #TankForTua. You traded away Minkah Fitzpatrick, Laremy Tunsil, Kenny Stills, and Kenyan Drake last year. You took on the contract of Aquib Talib too. Now you’ve got five picks in the top-60 (5, 18, 26, 39, and 56) and 14 draft picks overall. And I am here to say to you that I sincerely hope you don’t screw this draft up.
I’d really hate to see you take Jordan Love instead of Herbert or Tua. Or even worse, it would be a real shame if you decided to trade up a few spots and take an offensive lineman and ride into next season with Ryan Fitzpatrick at the helm. What if you traded away your star young defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick and then were left with your third or fourth option at DB with pick #18? Or if all of your receivers get gobbled up in the first round before #26? I’d hate to see you use all of your draft capital to trade up to #1 and take Joe Burrow, who is nothing more than the second coming of Blake Bortles.
Basically what I’m saying to you is that I want to see you succeed, Chris Grier. I want to see you crowned as the greatest general manager of all time because of the masterful way in which you win this draft. I want to see the Dolphins Super Bowl parade marching through Miami or Miami Beach or South Miami or Miami Gardens or wherever the hell in Miami you play at least twice in the next ten years.
It would be terrible if you botched this draft so badly that future GMs use you as an example for what not to emulate heading into a draft with an absurd amount of picks. I’d hate to see Minkah Fitzpatrick, Tunsil, and the rest making Pro Bowl after Pro Bowl while your stud second-round wide receiver flames out of the league in a couple of years. Nothing would make me more upset.
I hope this doesn’t put any extra pressure on you for the draft tomorrow night. I want you calm, relaxed, and ready-to-go once that draft starts up. I’ll be praying for no WiFi issues and that you don’t accidentally draft Georgia’s kicker when you were trying to take their running back in the first round.
Best of luck tomorrow night, Chris. I mean that.
A Lifelong Jets Fan