Next week's draft will be Miami's first since Parcells stepped down last September as head of football operations. That means more authority for Ireland, who is going into his fourth draft with the Dolphins.
With a smile, Ireland says the organization will be more focused on work now because Parcells was one for storytelling in the draft room.
Ireland will rely more heavily on Brian Gaine, whose promotion to director of player personnel was announced Thursday. Gaine had been working primarily on the evaluation of pro players and is now involved in assessing college talent too.