Coach Dave Wannstedt said Moore was the highest-rated player on the Dolphins' board at No. 49 and he filled a need for depth at linebacker on top of that.
We're still not crazy about the pick, regardless of what Wannstedt and senior vice president Rick Spielman say, but we do like at least one of the two third-round picks.
We have heard from more than one source coming into the draft that this guy had the chance to become one of the steals and was someone with tremendous upside.
He had relatively limited experience at offensive tackle (one year on the right side, one year on the left), but is a very good athlete who could blossom with some good coaching.
The selection of Taylor Whitley at No. 87 overall probably don't have as much reward potential, but Whitley has the look of someone who should come in and at least contribute as a backup.
And, make no mistake, the Dolphins really needed depth along the offensive line. Last year's three backups were rookie third-round pick Seth McKinney, rookie free agent Greg Jerman and veteran Marcus Spriggs. Well, Spriggs is a free agent and Jerman still is an unproven commodity, so the Dolphins needed help.
The argument certainly can be made that the Dolphins could have used a wide receiver on the first day, but you can't get everything you need. Besides, there should still be a decent receiver available in the fifth round.
To be sure, this doesn't look like a memorable draft for the Dolphins. But we surely like what they did in the third round a lot better than what they did in the second.