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What's right, wrong with draft predictions

Everbody's got an opinion about the NFL Draft, although for the Dolphins, the only opinion that truly matters is that of football lord Bill Parcells.

But since Parcells isn't sharing his opinion and some others are, I figured I'd share with you what people are thinking the Dolphins are thinking. And then I figured I'd share with you what is right and wrong about their opinion since I know more about the Dolphins than they do anyway.

The opinions today come from Mel Kiper of ESPN, Todd McShay of ESPN, Pat Kirwin of NFL.com, Don Banks of Sports Illustrated, Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News, Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com and Clark Judge of CBSSports.com.

So what players are they predicting will come to the Dolphins in the first round with the 25th overall selection?

Kiper says Malcolm Jenkins. What is right about this prediction: As I write in my column in the Miami Herald today, Jenkins could drop as far as Miami because there are serious concerns about his speed, which is not only the kiss of death for a cornerback, but the kiss, hug, date, marriage proposal and wedding of death for a cornerback. What is wrong about this prediction: Jenkins is too good despite his slow 40-yard times to last this long. He may run slow, but he doesn't play slow. Look for New Orleans (14) or Atlanta (24) or San Diego (16) to snatch him up before Miami. 

McShay says Vontae Davis. What is right about this prediction: Well, the Dolphins do certainly need a starting-caliber cornerback and Davis seems to fit that bill if you study his size, speed, and potential. He also could be available at No. 25. What is wrong about this prediction: If one studies Davis' production and demeanor, he doesn't seem to be a fit for the Dolphins. He was benched last season for not living up to his potential. He has a reputation for not getting along well with coaches. I'm not sure, but I don't think an underachieving problem child is high on the Dolphins list of critical factors they seek in a cornerback. 

Kirwin says Hakeem Nicks. What is right about this prediction: The Dolphins desperately need a wide receiver that can break tackles after catching the ball, turning a seven-yard catch into a 57-yard TD. Nicks can do that and I predict he will do that in the NFL. What is wrong about the prediction: He mysteriously gained some weight right after the combine -- 14 pounds by some accounts -- which is a red flag for Miami despite the fact he soon lost it. What was it, bloating? He's also a wide receiver, which Parcells has historically translated as "a player never to be selected in the first round of the draft." We'll see.

Banks says Kenny Britt. What is right about this prediction: The kid played in New Jersey and so Parcells loves him already because he's a homeboy. He's tall, he's athletic and he will probably be available. What is wrong about this prediction: He's a receiver, and at every critical factor -- vertical speed, ball skills, separation, hands, etc ... -- he's pretty average which suggests he's not really a first-rounder.

Gosselin says Clay Matthews. What is right about this prediction: Well, he plays defense. He has the genetics working as his dad was an NFL player. He's tough and won't accept failure as he walked on to USC, made his mark playing special teams and then blossomed. What is wrong about this prediction: He's only done it one year and the name will get you in the door, but not keep you in the room.

Prisco says Larry English. What is right about this prediction: Parcells loves to unearth little-known players on draft day and turn them into stars. Think DeMarcus Ware. The Dolphins also want pass-rush help. What is wrong about this prediction: This kid is extremely raw and his level of competition at Northern Illinois is questionable.

Judge says Davis. What is right about this prediction: See above. What is wrong about this prediction: See above.

By the way, Salguero says Rey Maualuga. What is right about this prediction: Already a great down hill linebacker who has excellent blitz skills from an inside LB spot. What is wrong about this prediction: He might not be there when Miami picks.

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Rd Pick
1 #25 Malcom Jenkins CB/S
2 #44 trade for Boldin WR
2 #56 Darius Butler CB
3 #87 Pat White WR/QB
4 #108 Brandon Long DE/OLB
5 #161 Xavier Fulton OL

the guy from spain thinks tuna will do magic, he doesn't know that luck who did it last year .
Bung, we want you to tell fish fans the truth

To Jet in love or lube,
Both of you pieces of chit. Your team will suck so bad...you wait and see. Nice try Jetsrock...loser. Gopats ...where were you born?

we need all db's on deck because the top 5 rec in nfl are coming and hell is coming with them.

Andy from Spain

Read the post's on page 2 by Dforlfe at 1:01pm second last paragraph
and the post by njphinfan at 4:10 regarding Boldin...not gonna do it.

they cant handle the truth.

What do you get when you put a Jet in a room by himself with k-y? ...... A jet in lube

tell em like it is zeus

even the gods from above can see through the mist.

Jet lube,

You monkeys don't even believe in God....what a loser.

wow, you see jet lube,dead fish fans have no class at all , i would love to be nice with every one but these people need help.bunglto, do you know why these fans are angry like homeless dogs

i belive its the palmetto roaches that are getting to these people.

when i came here i thought i will be welcomed with open arms but we were wrong, still we have hope that some fans will come and talk football with us to show them the way to heaven and change from dead fish fan to jet fan in love like me.

people look at me like an enemy but should consider me a freind a counslour even giving u the answer to ur never ending problem a salvation if u may.. come get lubed and be liberated join us..

and become a jet in lube.

well said mr lube, only a classy guy like you would offer help for these rude fans.
p.s, is it true that dead fish will have no thing at 25 but some guy from some where some time

What do you think is going to happen when you preach jest love on a Fin site? I predict English first rd. I don't think he will be there at 44 and every team wants a good pas rusher.

a non existant if u will a shadow a space to be filled another shattered dream my freinds.

morphin, did you say 44?what that will do for you,no thing. what you need proved wr and proved cb,all this draft talk is just talk but i respect you as dead fish fan

you guys love/lube are in the wrong blog guys it could get ugly in here maybe u guys should stop. Either way u got to love brit at 25 being that he is the only rec available at 25.

jet love 44 is a great pick maybe in 3 years the player will come around and make something happen.

i love Brit at 25 or even 18, do you think he will be there at 25 Shapeshifter

seems the shapeshifter likes em young

shapeshifer,we met some fans on the blog and they were not classy at all like jet in lube or mr bunglto, is that normal here ? cause on jet blogs you meet very very nice welcoming people.

jet in lube, i have to go to the opra in five mintes, i catch you later tonight.GO JETS

i am out of here as well i have to put some right guard on anything else would be uncivilized.

Jet love and lube = losers for life

How is Gholston working out for you Wets fans? Or could you tell us more about your qb situation? I would love to hear someone that is dumb enough to think that Clemens or Ratliff will actually get something done. Its funny that a wets fan is bustin on dolphins receivers when all the Jests have is Cotchery and Stuckey, come on. Good luck in beating the Jills for 3rd place.

carlito aka, bad boy, you uesed bad words for your master the jets but i will forgive you if you you are sorry and never insult your master again

Wets fan,

You never answered any of my questions? Is this because you know that the Jets are doomed with no quaterback and Cam Cameron the second as your head coach?

I want to hurt the following: Jets in Love", "Jets in Lube", "Gopats", and "Jets Rock", Where were you born????????????????????????????????

It's going to be Paul Kruger. Remember I said it. Armando I want you licking my boots in suppliance when it happens.

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