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List of special eligibility players for 2010 draft

I think despite all the conversation we have on this forum about trades and free agents of one sort or another, we all agree the way the Dolphins will mostly try to dig out of their 7-9 hole through the draft.

So the deeper the draft, the better it is for Miami. Well, today the NFL released it's list of draft-eligible underclassmen or players with special eligibility for the draft and the good news is it is 53 players long. That's the longest list -- tied with 2008 -- since 2001.

Tell me which players interest you.

No, not Eric Berry. He'll be gone before the Dolphins select at No. 12.

By the way, the practices for the East-West Shrine game in Orlando began on Monday and Bill Parcells was present checking out the talent for himself. But that's not the interesting part. Fact is, Parcells attended the practices for the Orange Bowl teams here in South Florida, too. He wants to see the talent up close and personal.

The intriguing thing to me is that Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall, a native of Central Florida was also at the practice. OK, math lesson of 2 + 2 hopefully =ing a beast WR for Miami.

As you know, Marshall was not on great terms with the Broncos when the season ended. He was, in fact, inactive the final game of the season for reasons the coaching staff determined. So the talk is Marshall may be available when the league year begins in March.

What if Marshall approached Parcells? What if Parcells approached Marshall? If it was going to happen, this would have been the perfect venue. Furthermore, with their interview of former Denver defensive coordinator Mike Nolan coming up, one would assume the Dolphins will be able to get the inside dope on Marshall if they are so inclined.

Obviously, it's up to them to be inclined. But if they are, opportunities are opening to them for gaining information on Marshall -- including talking directly to the player. Coincidently and unofficially, of course. 

By the way, be sure to catch up on today's non-news at the Herald website -- The Dolphins announced the hiring of Bill Sheridan as their inside linebacker coach. It only took them a week or so to announce it.

Player

Pos.

College

Basped, Kevin

DE

Nevada

Benn, Arrelious

WR

Illinois

Berry, Eric

DB

Tennessee

Best, Jahvid

RB

California

Bowman, Navorro

LB

Penn State

Bradford, Sam

QB

Oklahoma

Briscoe, Dezmon

WR

Kansas

Brown, Antonio

WR

Central Michigan

Bryant, Dez

WR

Oklahoma State

Bulaga, Bryan

T

Iowa

Burnett, Morgan

DB

Georgia Tech

Campbell, Bruce

T

Maryland

Clausen, Jimmy

QB

Notre Dame

Curran, Rennie

LB

Georgia

Davis, Anthony

T

Rutgers

Dunlap, Carlos

DE

Florida

Dwyer, Jonathan

RB

Georgia Tech

Franks, Dominique

DB

Oklahoma

Geathers, Clifton

DE

South Carolina

Gibson, Thaddeus

DE

Ohio State

Gresham, Jermaine

TE

Oklahoma

Griffen, Everson

DE

Southern California

Gronkowski, Rob

TE

Arizona

Haden, Joe

DB

Florida

Hernandez, Aaron

TE

Florida

Jackson, Kareem

DB

Alabama

Jones, Chad

DB

Louisiana State

Jones, Reshad

DB

Georgia

Joseph, Linval

DT

East Carolina

Marshall, Darius

RB

Marshall

Mathews, Ryan

RB

Fresno State

McClain, Rolando

LB

Alabama

McCoy, Gerald

DT

Oklahoma

McKnight, Joe

RB

Southern California

McNeal, Shawnbrey

RB

Southern Methodist

Mitchell, Carlton

WR

South Florida

Moore, Joshua

DB

Kansas State

Morgan, Derrick

DE

Georgia Tech

Norton, Jerell

DB

Arkansas

Pierre-Paul, Jason

DE

South Florida

Pouncey, Maurkice

C

Florida

Price, Brian

DT

UCLA

Rogan, Dennis

DB

Tennessee

Snead, Jevan

QB

Mississippi

Spievey, Amari

DB

Iowa

Tate, Golden

WR

Notre Dame

Thomas, Demaryius

WR

Georgia Tech

Thomas, Earl

DB

Texas

Warren, Donovan

DB

Michigan

Williams, Damian

WR

Southern California

Williams, Mike

WR

Syracuse

Worilds, Jason

DE

Virginia Tech

Wright, Major

DB

Florida

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Brandon Marshall and Ryan Matthews to groom behind Ronnie Brown...

Matthews is a freakin stud!!

armando,
What do you think about Major Wright? even if no in the 1st. Saftey is a big problem

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