Dolphins temper expectations on Josh Rosen, crown jewel of 2019 NFL draft

Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier and new coach Brian Flores took a considerable step toward their extensive rebuild, acquiring Josh Rosen via a trade during the 2019 NFL on Friday.

Rosen, the No. 10 pick in the draft last year, is coincidentally the crown jewel of Miami’s draft class this year. He has a chance to be the Dolphins starting quarterback in Week 1 if he beats out 14-year veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick for the job.

But could Rosen be the all-encompassing franchise-altering player the Dolphins have longed for since Dan Marino retired in 2000?

Both Grier and Flores were quick to pump the brakes on that notion for Rosen, their most significant transaction to date in the beginning stages of their partnership atop the Dolphins organization.

The Dolphins used their first-round pick on Thursday to draft Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, a two-time national champion and three-time All-American, to cement the future of their defensive line.

They drafted Wisconsin’s Michael Dieter in the third round on Friday, adding a versatile interior offensive lineman who durably played in 54 consecutive games during his college career.

The Dolphins made four picks on the final day of the draft on Saturday, first selecting a late-bloomer of sorts in Wisconsin outside linebacker/edge rusher Andrew Van Ginkel with the No. 151 pick in the fifth round.

Van Ginkel began his career at South Dakota, transferred to Iowa Western Community College to get some exposure to bigger schools, and finished his two-year career with the Badgers with 12 sacks, 19.5 tackles for loss and 99 tackles in two seasons. He caught the Dolphins’ eyes at his pro day.