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Dolphins select Utah OLB Koa Misi

Koa Misi is Miami's second round pick in the 2010 NFL draft.

That obviously fills a need. The Dolphins had only Cameron Wake, Charlie Anderson, Erik Walden and Quentin Moses on the roster. Anderson is a career backup. Wake is unproven. The other two are backups.

Misi has a chance to come in and start and, well, that's the point.

Misi is 6-3 and 250. He comes from the same program that produced cornerback Sean Smith. The Dolphins like that program. Misi had five sacks and 9.5 tackles for losses among his 71 total stops in 2009.

Misi played mostly as a DE at Utah. But he's not worried about moving to OLB.

"I didn't play too much but I played three or four games at linebacker this past year and a couple games the year before that," Misi said. "I feel pretty comfortable at the linebacker position."

And what about dropping into coverage?

"Great! I feel comforable with dropping into coverage," he said.

How does Misi describe himself?

"I'm a hard worker. I like to learn and I'm very coachable. I listen very well and play even harder. This is my dream and I'm finally here. I'm ready to play."

Misi is of Tongan descent.

Misi's father often attended Koa's games. One time, the player said, his dad wanted him to get more motivated so he came onto the field and head-butted Misi. Misi was wearing a helmet at the time.

His full name, by the way, is Nawa'akoa Lisiate Foti Analseanoa Misi.


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By the way, there are rumors of Merling being traded to the Pats. Sounds like bad information to me.

I cannot see the Dolphins trading inside the division.

I've seen Misi Play(bunch of lunatic mormons who watch the Utes in my town) Seen him play live as well. He wasn't playing Lb, so hard to judge. He seemed to get pushed up the field out of the play.The positive about this pick, and I'm sure the trifecta knows this and this is written by Joe Collier. Undersized college De's are perfect for weak side rush Olb's in the 3-4 scheme.

No way is this guy tiny! Ray Lewis is 6'1" and 250 and he AIN'T tiny!!!

I'll say it again...this draft is way DEEP!!!

Wikipedia now says Cliff Avril is a Detroit Lion.

It appears Miami traded a 5th rounder for Avril, then traded him back for a 7th rounder in next year's draft.

True fan, Moderate this!!!!!!

For what pick Mando?!?!?

misi scouting report
we're gonna go on the fact they are wrong.
ok? thanks

"Is not overly physical. Thin and under-developed. Lacks bulk to hold his ground against offensive linemen on run blocks. Does not move through traffic particularly well. Misses too many open field tackles. Has a bad habit of stopping in mid play. Is raw and does not read passing plays well. Despite production, he is not a playmaker.

Misi is a better football player than a pure athlete. He does have some upside as an OLB, but needs to bulk up in order to make a difference. He is a nice fourth or fifth round value who could be over-drafted due to the weakness of this year's OLB/DE class."

Good !!! Go back to sleep Allen, your done. Make you up when we make the playoffs and your sadsack is trying to crawl up on the banwagon, with all the other crying lil B1tches.

FB , mays is terrible in coverage and might be better suited for ss or lb. Misi is a Real Good football player . You're only going by names you heard on TV, there's more to just household names, my friend.

Great pick!

The correct question or answer to your speculation of JT vs. Misi, is...I think Misi will have a better rookie year than JT's rookie year.

I see Misi as being further along in his development right now than when Taylor was coming out of Akron.

CoCo, Hopefully steel chairs too...lol

justine is drunk ,he's faking aloco and attacking nj phin .

Oh where, oh where did mando go, oh where, oh where could he be!!

I woulve bought a teal and orange Gerhart jersey for sure.

Getterdone, sorry, but I don't care about 1997 any more. We're in 2010. That is what is relevant to me.

Live Blog? I was hoping the Avril trade was real...guess not.


Wasn't Jimmy "Super Fly" Snuka from the Isle of Tonga?

Uncle Owen, this R2 unit has a bad motivator.

Pats get J. Cunningham and 53 pink dresses

Mando what did you hear the Pats are trading to the Phins for Merling? They just drafted an OLB btw.

Misi will play 2 downs for JT's 1... Overall, he'll have a better year.


Merling thing was internet hijinks that went viral; so too w/ Avril Lavigne to Fins rumor.

IGNORE ALL BS Net trade talk unless its Glazer, Schefter, Mort etc

I said the Merling rumor is out there and I DO NOT BELIEVE IT.

Hey Cuban I see you on here all the time and your constantly talking crap. You seem to be a complete moron incapable of makin an intelligent comment


I'm not bashing the pick, but I don't understand why is it that the Phins always have to go for the guys nobody has on the boards? Can't we for once go for someody that is a normal, well known commodity?

Uncle Owen, this R2 unit has a bad motivator.

Posted by: cocoajoe | April 23, 2010 at 07:43 PM

"These are not the droids your looking for"

Mort? Don't know about that. ESPN is full of misinformation.

Cuban, One more round. Do you want to go a ten spot. I think we will go TE. or G. in round 3

The fins said they are trading and a lot of action out there for tonights draft. I wonder if the trades fell through

Hey Mando,

I think some people on here have trouble reading complete sentences.

Love Misi and Odrick
Both are tough and relentless

next pick is MIKE WILLIAMS..DA 'CUSE BABY!! ahahaha

Gary, Misi was on all pre-draft best available bud!

Gary, Misi was on the lips of many teams before this round began. He's a guy several 3-4 teams valued.

I'm not bashing the pick, but I don't understand why is it that the Phins always have to go for the guys nobody has on the boards? Can't we for once go for someody that is a normal, well known commodity?

Posted by: Gary | April 23, 2010 at 07:45 PM

Thats a dumb comment...have you looked at every teams board to know whether or not he was on anyone elses?

Ok I am going to show my ignorance of college players. Does anyone on here know anything about Morgan Burnett the saftey out of Ga tech? Might he be a fit for the Dolphins at some point in the draft and if so where do people think?

the bengals shoulda drafted the girl roethlisberger raped, so then ben would run out on the feild with lil ben hangin out and... well probly get ejected.

Scott, the Dolphins traded the 43rd pick to Denver two weeks ago. They got the 40th picks from San Diego yesterday.

How the hell do Patsies get 5 2nd rd picks? My guess, they cheated!

oLee in third would be cool

Hey Cuban I see you on here all the time and your constantly talking crap. You seem to be a complete moron incapable of makin an intelligent comment

Posted by: Truefan | April 23, 2010 at 07:45 PM

Hey truefan, Learn to use "Spell-check".... And yes Darryl I'll see your 10 spot and raise you 5 more dollars....

NJ, my friend, nice to talk to you again. I watch a lot of football, pros and college. I've seen kindle and cody make a great deal of plays. I'm not too sure about Mays, but I know that we have a good chance of getting Wright in the 3rd to address a need. Anyway, I hope I'm wrong about Misi. I don't know too much about him.

Gary, I think you're confusing NFL Teams' draft boards with Know-nothings' mock drafts

dang i wanted Gerhardt!!....

Is that jimmy cefalo making the Cowboy pick?

All of you keep saying "POOR DRAFT" Look who is running it for peed sake!!!!!!!! Why should this year be any diffrent than the past two??????? I really liked the S from Texas. I bet trifecta was betting Dan Williams fell to 28. He almost did.

Expect another 4-12 to 6-10 season while the hated JETS win the division and maybe superbowl. I hate to say it even think of the damm Jets in Superbowl but they have a much better front office than we do and until that changes more of the same. Maybe in the 3rd we get a DE with a free agent grade who is another tweener who ESPN says can play NT

Mando--wasn't yelling at YOU....trying to get the folks to stop chasing every hairball rumor

Who needs spell check when I have an ignorant Cuban to do it for me

Would love it if Jonathan Dwyer was available rd 3.

we aren't supposed to question anything the trifecta does, they are perfect

Lots of LB's going off the board... safeties still left

The force can have a strong effect on weak minds.

What did kiper say about Misi ?


You're alright in my book CM. 8>)

Mando, well I'd be shocked if a rookie can outplay a 13yr former Pro Bowl vet, so with that JT would be better this year with equal playing time, but probably not a lot better due to JT's age and shoulder/back issues.

JT is down to being effective as just a situational player in his final year/s..IMO.

Misi should be our 3 down anchor at OLB now, I dodn't think JT could do that for another 16+ games for Miami.

I like the move of life after JT!

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