The 2016 NFL Draft is officially over, and not only did the Cleveland Browns come away with an astounding 14 new players via draft picks, they were the only team to acquire a player on a current roster too. The Browns held the No. 223 pick (second pick in the 7th round) and swapped with the Miami Dolphins, dropping to No. 250 overall, while also acquiring veteran cornerback Jamar Taylor.
Taylor was a second-round pick by the Dolphins in the 2013 NFL Draft. He played in 12 games for the Dolphins last year, starting in six of them, which makes the trade come out of left field and for basically peanuts. Here is what The Phinsider, our Dolphins affiliate, said about Taylor:
Taylor was a second round pick of the Dolphins in 2013, but he never developed into his potential. The team expected him to be a starter last year, but he ultimately lost playing time throughout the year, to the point that the Dolphins were using players at the bottom of the depth chart ahead of Taylor due to lack of trust. A fresh start with the Browns may be exactly what Taylor needs, similar to former Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis, who grew into a Pro Bowl cornerback with the Indianapolis Colts after being traded before the 2012 season after being Miami's 2009 first round pick.