To be honest, my first reaction to this trade was displeasure. After all, neither of those players are above average and now Miami's stock of draft selections has a gigantic hole between picks 64 and 197. That's an eternity to go without having a single pick.
Miami's stock of draft picks now looks as such:
DAY ONE (Rounds 1 and 2)
Round 1 (1 overall)
Round 2 (32)
Round 2 (57, from San Diego)
DAY TWO (Rounds 3-7)
Round 3 (64)
Round 6 (197, from Dallas)
Round 6 (204, compensatory)
Round 7 (209)
Round 7 (245, compensatory)
The good side of the this trade is that both of these players are still young and both are coming from the same system that they will be playing in. Furthermore, both players play positions that are relatively weak in this draft. The selling point for me is that Fasano is still only 24 years old, barely older than a senior coming out of college, and it's not likely that Miami was going to select a TE that was much better than him in this year's draft, especially with their fourth pick. Add in Ayodele who will likely challenge for a starting linebacker spot and it seems like a fair deal - not a great deal, but a fair deal.
Let's take a look at the guys the team just got:
Fasano (6'4", 258 lbs.) is a two year veteran out of Notre Dame. He was a second round draft pick in 2006. These are his career stats:
Ayodele (6'2". 250 lbs.) is a six year veteran out of Purdue. He is 28 years old. He was a third round draft pick in 2002. These are his career stats: