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Bill Sheridan checks out ILB at Arizona St.

Recently hired inside linebacker coach Bill Sheridan was at the Arizona State Pro Day Friday (wow, that's a lot of consecutive capitalized words) and a source tells me he was there primarily to lay eyes on ILB Travis Goethel.

Goethel is 6-2 1/2 and 238-to-240 pounds. Although originally believed to be a late-round type of player, Dolphins In Depth aspiring scout Chris Cordero tells me he has him graded in the fifth round.

The ASU Pro Day took place outdoors on grass, and Goethel ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 and 4.62 seconds unofficially. He had a 9-2 on the broad jump, a 4.22-second short shuttle, a 6.71-second three-cone drill. He also did positional drills but there is no report on how he looked.

This is what Cordero thinks of Goethel:

"He is a solid tackler who can deliver some big hits. He has very good instincts and good read and react ability. Does a nice job in pass coverage as well. Has also been very durable and is a team leader. The only thing keeping him from being a high draft pick is average athleticisim and his lack of elite size -- although he did some work to dispel some of those athletic doubts at the Pro Day. I give him a high 5th round grade."

Yesterday was also Pro Day at The U.

If you don't know what The U is, well, I got nothin' for you.

Tight end Jimmy Graham is Miami's most impressive draftable player. He stood on his 4.53 Combine time in the 40-yard dash. He did catch the ball for scouts. The Dolphins were represented at the workout but apparently not by a coach or GM Jeff Ireland.

How my boys have fallen. Used to be every single team would send a head coach or a general manager or both to watch the six or so first or second rounders Miami would put on display at its Pro Day.

:(

By the way, if you're interested to find out why O.J. Atogwe hasn't gotten much play in restricted free agency, check this out. It could explain some things. 

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I JUSTIN I MAKE UP MY FACTS SO EVERYONE THINK I COOL....MOST PEOPLE IN NYC WHITE I SAY...US CENSUS SAY 45% LESS THEN HALF WHITE...US CENSUS LIE, WHO YOU GONNA BELIEVE

Welp, I'm gonna catch you fellers later.

Make it a great Sunday!

THANX ROB.

FUNNY THING ABOUT LIFE IS WE ALL GROW UP DIFFERENT.

SO THERE ARE MANY VIEWS.

WHY DO SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHERS?

SOME LIKE McDONALD's OTHERS THE KING.

WE LIVE IN A WORLD OF HATE. I THINK IT's SAD.

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE YOUNG GIRL WHO KILLED HERSELF BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE BEING MEAN TO HER ON MYSPACE.

IT's SAD.

BUT THE SAD THING WAS SHE WASn't STRONG ENOUGH TO OVER COME IT.

I READ SOME OF YOUR POST and YOU MAKE GREAT POINTS.

I WRITE WITH ALL CAPS BECAUSE I'm ME. I'm NOT TRING TO BE ANYONE ELSE.

I LOVE TO STAND OUT FROM THE FAKES.

SO WHILE THE PEOPLE UP HERE PLAY THE SAINT CARDS.EVEN THOUGH THEY MIGHT HAVE SOME SKELTONS IN THEIR CLOSETS.

I'll BE THE DEVIL WITH THE GOLD HEART.

PEACE ROB

THIS IS WHY I CALL MESELF JUSTIN CREDIBLE...I MAKE STUFF UP AND MAKE PEEPS THINK MY INFO IS CREDIBLE....I SOOOO STOOOOOPID....I WANT PEEPS TO BE STOOOOPID TOOO

Porter is in trouble. If it was just a DUI he'd get past it. But resisting arrest? Possible assault of an officer? Say goodbye to his year.

Rob in OC,

I will admit the word 'hate' is a bit strong when discussing your picks. Probably just a little too caught up in the hoopla and prep for the draft. What I should have said is, I'm hoping those aren't the guys who are drafted.....big difference.

I think at the end of the day, we all have our favourites who we want to be drafted. Of course, I'm the kind of guy that whoever we pick, I will be cheering for loudly. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter who we draft. I trust the trifecta and I will support whatever they do. But I'm caught up in the process and I'm cheering for the guys I want on the team.

Gotta tell ya....I'm surprised at your Spiller pick. It doesn't sound like your kind of pick. I'm not saying I don't like it and I'm not saying I'd be sorry if they picked him. He just doesn't seem like a Rob in OC kind of pick.

Inimounts,

I don't think the NFL will be to hard on him and the legal system for pro athletes is a bit of a joke. I'm expecting Porter will get a game or two and the legal stuff will go away or be reduced to community work. He made a mistake and used bad judgement. I don't think the NFL will crucify him for it.

Inismounts, I hope with Joey's past that the Cards were smart enough to put a "morality" clause in his contract...Your right though, Goodell is gonna have to start coming down hard, Big Ben to Hoey and all the crap in between makes the league look real bad

LMAO @ Craig M. Craig, u pulling a politically correct day after clarification like Henne dis on Tebow??? U hated the guys picks, so what??? It wasn't a personal attack, just how u felt...we can't all agree about everything or this blog would suk...believe me, Me n Rob have had a couple melt downs but life goes on and we have some good talks, leave the PC for politicians

Before, I was basing the importance of drafting a free safety high in the draft based on experts saying that there were only two legit safties in the whole draft. I just got confirmation with my own eyes. Taylor Mays from USC is ranked #3 behind Berry and Earl Thomas. I was watching film highlights on Mays and it seemed to highlight more mistakes than big plays. He consistently would take the wrong angle to a long pass and give up a touchdown. He would miss easy tackles on a consistent basis. Looked like shades of Gib"urned" Wilson. Scary. In this draft, you either take Berry or Thomas as your safety. If you can't get them, you don't take a safety or you are wasting your pick.

Team Tuna, agree with u on Mays, not impressed

If Dez Bryant does not fall to us, I would not mind the Dolphins trading down to pick up an extra second round pick and then draft Sergio Kindle with their first pick. Kindle looks like a solid OLB and fits prototype. That could give Cameron Wake time to develop into something more than a pass rush specialist.

Tuna,

I think I would be MOST disappointed if they too Mays. I think he has bust written all over him. I've heard it said that maybe this guy could become an OLB....I have no idea if that would work or not. Great physical specimen but I think your comparison to Wilson is appropriate. Mays seems stiff and takes bad angles a lot. I think he will draft towards the end of the first to maybe the Cardinals or the Cowboys.

Tuna,

I'm starting to warm up to Kindle. I was dead set against him before but I think he's very athletic and could be a fine player 2-3 years down the road. I just can't get a read on how good he will be out of the gate. Something tells me he might struggle....hence why we bring JT back for one more year in a rotation (Bobby I know you hate this idea....just saying)

Tuna, I would HATE the Mays pick ... Lol Craig M. Henne

I don't know why, just a gut feeling but Kindle is a Parcells type pick and it wouldn't suprise me at all if he's the man

LOL....good point, bobby.....no coffee yet after a late night....LOL.

So I posted some thoughts on here a little while ago but they didn't come up. Hate to open up the topic again....but I was thinking about the whole lack of interest by our guys for JT. I think it's smart. I think the Giants badly want McClain and as much as I like him I think we might be able to get something like a third for him (might be unrealistic). I also think if Bryant is still there at 15, a team like the Cowboys might be tempted to move up to take him. Might hope is that somehow we are able to add another second and third.

Oh well guys, I gotta work, put some bad guys away, have a good day

I guess what I was trying to say is, I think it's imperative that the Giants think we really want this guy.

And I agree bobby....I'm starting to lean towards Kindle too. Never thought I would see it.

See ya bobby....keep us safe!

You'll never catch me Bobbyd12 ;)

"Say goodnight to the bad guy..."

Here's another option ...
If Dez Bryant does not fall to us, we could trade down all the way to late part of the first round, pick up an extra first round pick next year and an extra second round pick this year, and select Jermaine Gresham (TE from OU) as our first pick. Gresham is the best TE in the draft. He is 6'5", 261 lbs., so he fits prototype. He is very athletic and probably runs quicker than a lot of the receivers on our roster. I am a Gators fan so I particularly remember playing against him in the BCS title game. He was pretty much responsible for making the game close. He absolutely tore up the Gator secondary. Talk about providing tools for Henne. This would be a great option.

Tuna,

Yeah, no doubt he would be a good option. I have a funny feeling the trifeta is looking to trade back and their fallback is the guard. It's totally not the way I thought they would be going but I'm starting to change my thinking.

Forget about Kindle. I was watching highlights on Brandon Graham. What a dominant OLB he would be. There was some discussion about his size in earlier posts but he is a big man at 6'2", 268 lbs. He may be two inches shorter than the OLB's we have on our roster but he also outweighs them by about twenty pounds and is faster. If Dez does not slip to us, I would love for them to pick Graham. What a beast.

I think Jerry Hughes is a better value at pick 43 than Brandon Graham at 12.

Justin,

Take dat shyt and roll dawg.

U gonna say sumpin, knows what U saying, feel me?

YaArguin shyt hopmeskillet.

Uda won wit da hate prollems!

I think Jerry Hughes is a better value at pick 43 than Brandon Graham at 12.

Posted by: carlito from golfito | March 28, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Carlito,

I agree. This is why I think 12 for us is a "funny spot".
Graham is a stretch at 12 but where do we get better value considering our team needs?
I'm not baiting, just curious as to your opinion.

odinseye is a man of great some thing.

ODINSEYE

LOOK AT YOUR LAST POST. WHERE's YOUR HOOD?

YOU're THAT TYPE THAT TALK ABOUT PEOPLE BEHIND THEIR BACKS and TURN AROUND and SMILE IN THEIR FACE.

LOOK AT YOURSELF.

YOU POINT FINGERS AT EVERYONE ELSE.

IF I PUNCHED YOU IN THE FACE YOU WOULD RUN TO THE COPS. YOU ARE A COWARD.

THE PROBLEMS NOT THAT THERE ARE MORE BAD PEOPLE BUT THOSE WHO START AND RUN TO THE COPS.

EX. DON't GIVE SOMEONE THE MIDDLE FINGER IF YOU CAN't BACK IT UP.

DEMS and REPS ARE STUPID AS HELL.

BUT THE BEST EXAMPLES. THEY PLACE BLAME ON EACH OTHER. WHILE THEY MAKE THE PEOPLE BELIEVE THEY HAVE THEIR BEST INTEREST AT HEART.

BUT THEY DON't CARE ABOUT YOU NO MORE THAN THEY CARED ABOUT THE JAPS.

YOU PAY YOUR TAXES SO THEY CAN LIVE IT UP.

THEY PARTY TOGETHER AND LAUGH AT US.

Went to Davies training camp this morning but it was closed

Last time we saw henning

True enough Justin C,

Thanks for the kind words. You have some very interesting points about growing up differently. Each of us have had different environments, parental teachings or lack thereof that can help to shape some belief systems, particularly early in life.

My rant vs the all cap thing was more of a personal dislike on my part. If ya wanna rap in all caps mo power to ya man. Many on the blog have pet peeves (I hear about my lengthy posts on occasion).

It's all good. Go Phins!

Cheers,

Craig M,

Thanks for the reply. I can see your passionate about the Fins! I appreciate you clarifying your statements. Like Bobby said "If you wanna hate, feel free to hate" as I am thick skinned enough to handle it.

As with Bobby and his love of McClain, all picks resonate loudest with those that make them their player of choice. Deciding that they are fine players or will help the Fins is really a perception by the fan. Any players warts are easier to rationalize once you have firmed up your opinion/vision of a particular player. That can be if you liked a player from jumpstreet like myself with BG or NJ PHIN, Bobby and others with McClain. It is no different if you are still deciding on players as I know you are undecided about some players.

I know this much, I will glady trade a little height (BG) or weight (Spiller) for great MOTOR, killer speed and a fabulous college career. Too me it defies sensible logic to say that Morgan and his extra 1.5-2 inches in height will be better in the NFL against stiffer competition than a shorter guy that put up better numbers in every single measurable category? If he couldn't sack/TFL/tackle as well in college vs the Non-NFL caliber lineman how does one reason he will excel more vs better NFL lineman? While going strictly by collegiate numbers cannot gaurantee certain results I feel it's a better base to start evaluations on than the ever present "Upside" or "Length" panaceas.

The many zillions of failed draft picks or FA's is testament to the complex nature and unsure outcome of player talent evaluation. The best in the business fall flat on their faces at times.

Sparano says he is proud his team is thought of as very physical by other teams. If that is the case then BG should still be in the running as he is the most explosive tackler of his peer group...I believe hands down. The NFL is LITTERED with slightly undersized guys that are either Hall of Famers or have had a lasting effect on the game over their careers.

Good luck to your choices Criag! The proof will be in the pudding 1-3 years from now. ;)

Cheers,

I'm a Sun Devil fan and Travis is a solid, if unspectacular player. I've seen him LEVEL running backs. He's rarely out of position and hits like a train. While I'm a definite fan of him, early rounds are out. Late rounds, however, will find the Dolphins a solid, trainable, linebacker. I compare him to Zack - an unknown find that will pay huge dividends once in the system...

Just my .02$ worth...

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