In what we found as a fascinating article about NFL drafting tendencies, we learn the Miami Dolphins drafted more players from non-Power 5 conferences than any team in the league in the last decade.

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Here were the players Miami drafted from Non-Power 5 teams dating back to 2010:


Round 2, Pick 40: Koa Misi, Utah (then a non-Power 5 team)

Round 7, Pick 252: Chris McCoy, Middle Tennessee State


Round 4, Pick 111: Clyde Edmond Gates, Abilene Christian

Round 6, Pick 174: Charles Clay, Tulsa

Round 7, Pick 231: Frank Kearse, Alabama A&M

Round 7, Pick 235: Jimmy Wilson, Montana


Round 7, Pick 227: Rishard Matthews, Nevada-Reno


Round 2, Pick 54: Jamar Taylor, Boise State

Round 3, Pick 93: Will Davis, Utah State

Round 7, Pick 250: Don Jones, Arkansas State


Round 3, Pick 67: Billy Turner, North Dakota State

Round 4, Pick 125: Walt Aikens, Liberty

Round 5, Pick 171: Jordan Tripp, Montana

Round 6, Pick 190: Matt Hazel, Coastal Carolina

Round 7, Pick 234: Terrence Fede, Marist


Round 5, Pick 145: Bobby McCain, Memphis

Round 5, Pick 149: Jay Ajayi, Boise State

It looks like Rishard Matthews, taken in the seventh round back in 2012, turned out to be their best value pick of the bunch.

Not one appears to be a true impact player. Though the jury is still out on the 2015 class.

The column also stated the Dolphins drafted more non-Power 5 players than any other “conference,” so to speak.