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A mock draft of picks 1-13 by national media

For a few years now writers and columnists from the 32 NFL cities have been doing a live mock draft. The idea is to have folks with a solid finger on the pulse of their teams run through the exercise and see how the actual draft might go.

The first leg of that draft happened Sunday, as 13 selections were made. I made the selection for the Dolphins among the list of national media. (And I recognize you are now asking, 'Why did Salguero make the Miami pick if it's supposed to be done by someone with a good idea what the team will do?')

Folks, this isn't science. I made the pick for Miami, like it or not.

I am not predicting this will be Miami's pick.

The greater point is, judging from the picks made by folks ahead of the Dolphins, I would tell you the Dolphins will have quite a few talented players to pick from at No. 12 if the writers have any clue what their teams might do.

The exercise suggests that when Miami picks at No. 12 great talent will remain on the board for the Dolphins if they do not trade down. In this mock, Earl Thomas, Jimmy Clausen, Mike Iupati, Derrick Morgan, Dez Bryant, Sergio Kindle, and Dan Williams are all available to Miami at No. 12.

If that happens on draft day, I would tell you the Dolphins will try to bug out of No. 12. Clausen will have value to someone. Bryant may have value to someone. Thomas will have value to someone, as well as to Miami.

The Dolphins may be able to trade down and get back a second or third round pick. Of course, all this is speculation, an opportunity for you to disagree. It's a mock draft.

1: St. Louis Rams (By Jim Thomas, St. Louis Post Dispatch).

The skinny: After passing on Mark Sanchez and Matt Ryan in the past two years, the Rams won't pass on Sam Bradford this year. Only what GM Billy Devaney calls a "king's ransom" of picks and players in a trade down will keep St. Louis from taking Bradford. After three subpar seasons, two-time Pro Bowler Marc Bulger was released, leaving only A.J. Feeley, and small-school projects Keith Null, and Mike Reilly on the roster at QB. The pick: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma.

2: Detroit Lions (By Mike O'Hara, longtime Lions beat writer for Detroit News).

The skinny: The Leos have ranked last in the NFL in yards allowed for three straight years, and the interior defense has been especially soft. Ndamukong Suh can give them more than a run-stuffing tackle. He can get pressure up the middle on the quarterback, and his presence will free up players such as Kyle Vanden Bosch and Cliff Avril to get single blocking to rush the passer. The pick: DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska.

3: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (By Ira Kaufman, Tampa Tribune).

The skinny: The Bucs finished last in rushing defense and their starting DTs were Ryan Sims and Chris Hovan. Enough said. It's hard to imagine the Bucs passing on either Suh or Gerald McCoy at No. 3. If both are gone, the Bucs will entertain offers to move down and perhaps land S Eric Berry. Other pressing needs are DE, WR, CB and G. Tampa Bay was strangely silent in the offseason for a 3-13 club, signing free agent S Sean Jones and trading for Eagles WR Reggie Brown. Second-year QB Josh Freeman desperately needs more weapons, but GM Mark Dominik and coach Raheem Morris are committed to rebuilding a once-proud defense and the D-line is in shambles. I believe they prefer Suh over McCoy, but they won't mind turning in a card with McCoy's name on it Thursday evening. The pick: DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma.

4: Washington Redskins (By David Elfin, longtime beat writer for the Washington Times).

The skinny: If there was any doubt that the Redskins would use the No. 4 on a LT to replace Chris Samuels (who had to retire because of spinal issues), that was erased when they traded for Donovan McNabb to replace incumbent Jason Campbell. After a 4-12 season, their worst since 1994, the Redskins have plenty of needs (see above) not to mention unhappy DT Albert Haynesworth and LB Rocky McIntosh, who skipped this weekend's "voluntary" minicamp, but they are bereft at LT beyond the marginal Stephon Heyer, who started at RT last season. Washington hopes that Okung can be a carbon copy of Samuels, who made six Pro Bowls in 10 seasons after being chosen second overall in the 2000 draft. The pick: OT Russell Okung, Oklahoma State.

5: Kansas City Chiefs (By Randy Covitz, Kansas City Star).

The skinny: I would be lying if I said I had any idea what Scott Pioli is thinking other than I know it's something completely different than the rest of us (see Tyson Jackson). While they don't have a safety to line up and play a game, I'm not buying into the Eric Berry hype. Just too high a pick for a safety when the Chiefs can grab one with one of their two second-rounders. Of course, some say they can get an OT in the second round. I really think Pioli wants to trade down, pick up extra picks, take a Rolando McClain or an Earl Thomas later in the first round or one of the second-tier OTs. Short of predicting trades, I've been giving them Iowa OT Bryan Bulaga with the fifth pick in most mock drafts, though if Suh falls there, they'd have to grab him. They can play Bulaga at RT or move Branden Albert from LT to RT and plug in Bulaga at LT. He's a safe pick and fits their profile. The Chiefs allowed 45 sacks last season. Trent Williams' inconsistency and work ethic does not fit what Piioli calls The Right 53. The pick: OT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa .

6: Seattle Seahawks (By Danny O'Neil, Seattle Times).

The skinny: General manager John Schneider is running his first draft, and in Green Bay he worked for a team that made a habit of trading down in the draft order to acquire more picks. Trading down will be a consideration at No. 14, but at No. 6, expect Seattle to take a left tackle. While Walter Jones has not officially retired, the Seahawks are planning as if he won't return. Seattle started four different players at left tackle last year, two of whom were not on the team's roster when training camp began (Brandon Frye and Damion McIntosh). Seattle held its first minicamp last week, which showed just how thin Seattle is along the offensive line. Both of the tackles on the second-string offensive line were tryout players. Seattle is high on safety Eric Berry, who played for Monte Kiffin last season at Tennessee. Kiffin remains a formative influence on new Seattle coach Pete Carroll, but the Seahawks' needs on offense are simply more urgent as Seattle hasn't chosen an offensive player in the first round since choosing center Chris Spencer in 2005. The pick: OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma.

7: Cleveland Browns (By Tony Grossi, Cleveland Plain Dealer). 

The skinny: Forget a trade up with Rams. Forget taking Jimmy Clausen. Mike Holmgren's statement to me about wishing he liked Clausen more was not a smokescreen; he was being candid. Could he have been won over by now? Possibly, but Holmgren realizes the team has many more urgent needs. He paid Jake Delhomme $7 million for 2010 and thinks the world of backup Seneca Wallace. Odds are down to 50-50 that Holmgren even picks a QB, perhaps using two 3s to move into 2d for McCoy. Otherwise, he might wait till 5th ... I seriously doubt they would trade up with Kansas City to take Eric Berry. I just don't think they like Berry enough to give up a 3 for him. Like everyone else, they like to move down. Potential move-down possibilities are Penn State DE Jared Odrick (they love him and they've got nothing but over-30s at DEs) and OG Mike Iupati. If they stay at No. 7 and Berry's there, I'd say Berry. If he's not there, they may consider Odrick that high, but my best guess would be Texas S Earl Thomas (if Berry's not there). CB Joe Haden was eliminated when they traded for Sheldon Brown. Dez Bryant or C.J. Spiller? I think Bryant scares them (post-Braylon Edwards). Spiller is a glorified Jerome Harrison, who they already have. Derrick Morgan or Jason Pierre-Paul? Neither are fits in the 3-4 and the Browns had more sacks (40) last year than 8 playoff teams, including God's gift to the NFL, the Jets. The pick: FS Eric Berry, Tennessee.

8: Oakland Raiders (By Nancy Gay, AOL Fanhouse)

The skinny: Al Davis is tempted – really tempted – to pick Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen here, since he is still on the board and even the owner seems to be losing patience with JaMarcus Russell. But can the Raiders afford another first-round quarterback mistake? No way. The team has four quarterbacks on the roster now (Russell, Bruce Gradkowski, Charlie Frye, Kyle Boller) but has no legitimate left tackle to protect any of them. He may consider Oklahoma OT Trent Williams here and is intrigued by the potential of USF. DE Jason Pierre-Paul, but Davis won’t be able to forget what one of the Combine’s celebrated workout stars. The pick: OT Bruce Campbell, Maryland.

9: Buffalo Bills (By Mark Gaughan, Buffalo News).

The skinny: The Bills' entire 2009 season was held hostage by the OT position. But the top three tackles are gone. Don't think they will reach for Anthony Davis here. I don't think they will go with Clausen even though you could make a good case for it. They're kind of stuck. Look for a surprise pick. They will go best player available. Possiblities include C.J. Spiller, Dan Williams and Rolando McClain. The pick: RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson.

10: Jacksonville Jaguars (By Vito Stellino, Florida Times-Union).

The skinny: What they want to do is trade down. They hope somebody will want to trade up for Clausen. They want more picks and don't think they'll get value at 10. Think they'll have to overpay. They would have liked one of the 3 OT tackles and could play Eban Britton at guard but they're gone. So is Spiller. Gene Smith is a best available guy. The pick: ILB Rolando McClain, Alabama.

11: Denver Broncos (By Jeff Legwold, Denver Post)

The skinny: If the Jags or anybody else indeed take McClain as this scenario had unfolded, they're going to be looking to get out and move down. They're looking wide receiver at the top of the second, though Josh McDaniels (some smokescreen) went on and on Friday about how Dez Bryant is not a bad guy. So that is a slight possibility here. However, they would love to move down a little, get a pick and take Florida center Maurkice Pouncey, who could start from the moment they draft him. So, that's who I would give them here with the caveat they would try to move down to do it. They do like Dan Williams as well as a guy to go in the rotation at the nose so he is a possibility as well. But Pouncey would be my pick with a move down to do it. The pick: C Markice Pouncey, Florida.

12: Miami Dolphins (By Mando, The Miami Herald).

The skinny: The Dolphins are in the market for extra picks. They want to recover the second-rounder they gave up for Brandon Marshall. Another reason they want to add picks is they currently have no proven starter at FS, SOLB, and LG. NT is also a problem because 36-year-old Jason Ferguson will serve an 8-game suspension for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. He won't be availabe until November, meaning Miami has issues at NT as well. If Miami cannot get out of the pick and add a second- or third-rounder in the process, it will look to fill one of its top needs. Bill Parcells is still looking for his new Lawrence Taylor. After carefully considering Earl Thomas (who's visited twice and worked out) and Dan Williams (who has the measurables at NT), the Dolphins go with the pass-rusher. The pick: OLB Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech.

13: San Francisco 49'ers (by Nancy Gay, AOL Fanhouse).

The skinny: Offensive tackle (LT Joe Staley is very solid but RT Adam Snyder struggles in pass protection and is really a backup thrust into a starting role); cornerback (LCB Walt Harris is recovering from ACL surgery, big-money free agent bust Nate Clements was replaced in the starting lineup last season by ’07 fifth-round pick Tarell Brown and talented Shawntae Spencer is better as a nickel CB); outside linebacker (Niners need a hybrid pass rushing LB/end who can excel in both fronts); nose tackle; wide receiver. The 49'ers are thrilled to grab the top-rated CB in the draft, who excels in press coverage and should have an easier transition to the NFL than most college cornerbacks. Coach Mike Singletary isn’t worried about the knocks on Haden’s speed; he’s more impressed with Haden’s physical play against top SEC receivers. The pick: CB Joe Haden, Florida.

OK, the countdown is on before someone comments that my pick is wrong. 3-2-1...


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I like the pick!

Smiley for Scheffler....heard it here first....

Arsenal ask the great ( NOT ! ) Nostrahomous how he predicted miami would be in the super bowl and that turner would be a star. This from a guy who sits out his window all day watching so called chemtrails.

How many of you geeks, sorry Greek's love big fat long thick Gyro's!!

Im not wasting my time asking anyone who thinks he knows what the secretive trifecta will be doing....no one knows....These guys could go 100 separate ways....But I think they will ultimately trade down....

So much for NJ poser saying there was no way in hell we get Marshall
NJ, knight/Tim, Tinshaker and Omar
both rudely disagreed w/ Home
on Dansby & Marshall

Now Dansby & Marshall are Starting Players for The Miami Dolphins

Iupati as our 1st Pick

The prophet has spoken

Arsenal born and raised there livin in S FL now. Miss those greek diners. I used to go to a spot off Whalley Ave up towards Hamden.

The Acropolis or the Athenian....I go there for breakfast once in a while.....

Odin, I agree. I think we can find a good Nt. in the third round(especially if we can get the 2nd round pick back) I was trying to make my point that of the three players Mando listed that Williams would be My choice of the three. Hopefully we can drop to late first Pick up Graham, see where we choose in the second then go Burnett saftey if we think Lindvall Joseph, or Cam Thomas may fall to the third.


No way! Ain't gonna happen!

Lupati will NEVER be a Miami Dolpin!

Marshall isn't scared of anyone unlike Ginn no sack he even called out
Peezy and his Popcorn Muscles
Like NJ Phin Fan (tee-hee)

Thats the blogger always talking bout his popcorn muscles and how men at the gym admire him (tee-hee)

Oh yeah the same clown that “amuses me” and Joe Pesci
that would print In All Caps a hundred times
After Home predicts Brandon Marshall coming to Miami as #1 WR


Hey NJ
“Get Your Shine Box !”

The so called prophet home , who impersonates NJ on this blog ( he's the Fake NJ ) with same aol typepad account also says that Sean smith sucks as a CB. Take his prophets for what it's worth.


Odin i love how the trifecta filled the two biggest needs already. Whoever they pick will be best player available minus WR and MLB. Personally i hope they can manage a trade down and get Fat Cody and a second somehow.

Tee hee ?? . that 's why they call me nostraHOMO us

Attention all my beloved DOLPPIN FANS please check out Reshad Jones FS-Georgia, he is a monster...I'm talking like Mel Blount and Ronnie Lott...he is a surefire hitter.Please google this name and watch our next FS.

Hey NJ

If According to U
99% of the bloggers and the sportswriters at the SS
All Thought Like U
That Brandon Marshall Is Not Coming to Miami

Guess that only leaves 1%
Also Known As Elite

Elite Miami Dolphin Blogger on Insight & Predictions

No Thats Ok

just call me … “NostraHomeUs”

oh yeah remember Home telling U bout the Record
Historical Snow and Flooding coming your way months before It happened

Or (posted at the beginning & end of March)”Wake Up Call California Earthquake” coming April 2010 before
The 10 + Major Earthquake coming to California November 2010

How bout the volcano erupting now and halting the World and soon to
Freeze Many Parts of the World that Home told U bout 2 months ago


Imagine That

The Prophet

Of course there are 13 writers up there in Armando's little draft, and our guy (Mando) is the only writer to have a spelling mistake. Way to represent Mando!

I also printed a thousand times that PATRICK TURNER WILL BE A STAR !! TEE HEE , how did that work out. I should get my shine box.

Yeah THUNDERBOLT, the Greek dinners with all brothers doing the cooking in the back, and a fat Greek women with Hairy arms working as a cashier, while the husband is out with his gay lover!!

Hey NJ
Hows It Going, Man?

U can Come Unmasked

That Marshall Pick
Just Killed Ya, Huh?

Its Ok
My Job
“NostraHomeUs” to make predictions

U Keep coming with the good football scouting news
Will Listen To Your Reports
Leave the predictions to me

United We Stand
Divided We Fall

Your Old Pal


I wouldn't be that disappointed with Williams. From what Little I've seen of him, looks like he has what it takes. It's hard for me to judge NT's though, I use to think Solia was going to be the answer.
Trading down to get Graham will be risky. A lot of mock's got him going all over the place.
I saw one that pegged at 13 and another at 16.

What can you do. High Stakes Poker.

I told i was nuts . I see chemtrails and the world is coming to an END

***** The Dynasty Be Fins! *****

Hey guys , do you like my prediction of Patrick Turner becoming a star even though he can't see the football field ??

My old Friend
How Do U Like the 3 moves?
Signing Dansby
Signing Marshall

and ted ginn being traded?

Blackie, you mean the Greek husband will be with your mom ;)

Cannot wait to see Brandon Marshall and Karlos Dansby
Opening Day Dolphin Camp 2010

Great Job Dolphins!

The Renewed & Pumped Dolfan


I like the Reshad Jones-Mel Blount comparisson. He flat out buckles people.
I think Jones is better than Earl Thomas hands down.
I don't think he'll last until the third but I'm hoping he does.


Two things just kick started Pat Turners career.
Bye bye Teddy and Brandon Marshall.
Turners biggest problem has been not being able to get of the line against NFL calibre corners.
Marshall's going to teach this kid a lot.

Athenian across from the Blockbuster. I threw a guy over a table in there once at two in the morning. Good times.

Odin. Yeah, I tried to get a high stakes game with Cuban Menace, 5 whole bucks. But that bet got washed with the Marshall Trade. Oh well, it is fun trying to figure out who's going where, and when. We shall see Thursday!

How do you like these 3 moves of miami not being able to make the playoffs nevermind the super bowl , turner not even seeing the field nevermind becoming a star amd sean smith becoming a good young CB instead of saying he stinks ???.

If you dude get an uncontrollable urge....please 'Un-Ban'

I haven't ever done anything to deserve one.

I see NJ isn't mature enough to have
a decent so I will leave him to talk
to talk to himself

Your old friend

N-O-S-T-R-A --H-O-M-O-- U-S = PriceFixer.

Yeah . i'm real mature impersonating NJ on this blog , calling him names and doing other weird stuff and then possing as the truth and smokeone on the SS attacking NJ. That's real mature.

Are you off your meds today?

Evening folks...

Darryl D,

I did see where you and CM were trying to get a ruling on your bet. I would have to say that Brandon Marshall using up our current 2nd would constitute an Off player going within the 1st three rounds even though it was a trade.

It think it reflects the mindset that the Trifecta can and will view OFF as a big need even though the DEF needs the most help overall.

If I were Judge Whoppner of the Peoples Court I would say he owes you the $5 spot.

That said... I saw where you guys both kind of squashed it. You even said that you would be open to other bet to stir the pot.

All in good fun.


Were you once a Mortgage Broker??

ArsenalGreek13@ No problem with that, at least the rent will get paid

Odin and DD,

I am right there with you on the BG tip.

There is something to be said for a BEAST of a player that Hustles and hits everything that moves carrying a pigskin.

You can actually see it. His full tilt play stands out so much that they have to see it.

In my perfect draft scenario the Buffalo Bills draft Bulaga and the Fins draft Brandon Graham! That way BG can and will know that he beat him in college and it will be no different in the pros.

Odin you are right about his height being called into question too often. He is 268lbs now and with a better diet and an NFL style lifting programs he too will benefit greatly. On one of his training videos he tells the trainer he is eating Crunchberries for breakfast... LOL, yeah, he can/will improve.

It's time for the constant chasing of prototype guys with lesser stats to end! Take the hardest worker that will run through walls to please his coach. The kid with the amazing hand fighting skills that simply muscles, dips and uses his array of moves to fly into the backfield.

There is talk that Tenn might take him at 16 and Atlanta at 19. I think a trade back with Phili or Dallas and we won't get BG. Hughes should be there and he is a great pass rusher in his own right. When you add the extra pick that would not be too bad.



nah... LO and AE.


What did you mean by:

Folks, this isn't science. I made the pick for Miami, like it or not.

I am not predicting this will be Miami's pick.

Are you saying thats what you are choosing now or what your heart says in the moment or?

I say you make two choices (not in that format of course) you make the one you want and the one the Fins brass will take.


That's right....I thought I remembered something like that...

B I G Week coming up....I'll be happy when all of the speculation calms down a bit...I'm looking forward to the Dolphins doing their first Mini-camp.

Trade if possible. Take Dez Bryant, I mean have a huge receiving corps! Sign Sharper as a free agent for the S concerns. I know we need defensive help but this would make our offense really dangerous and we won't have to ask our to hold teams to under 20 to win games. Plus the later rounds are ripe with talent at S and DT.

Thanks for reppin gMiami, Mando. That said, Morgan is another Cam Wake... can't cover. Not sure it's worth our #12 to have two guys cut from the same cloth and only one spot on the defense for a guy like that (i.e. Dumervil's ROLB role in Nolan's defense, since that LB rushed the QB over 80% of the time according to an analyst at universaldraft.com)

So why get another guy who looks more like another 4-3 end? A great 4-3 end, but a 4-3 end, nonetheless.

Brandon Graham I could understand. He's made for the 3-4, can rush, play run and cover better than Morgan.

FB, @ 7:26pm on the other blog

Hey bro, thanks for the kind words about respecting opinions, I appreciate it.

I like Thomas and think he can develop into a solid ballhawk type. I don't think he will ever be the Ronnie Lott knock you out type and that's fine as a FS.

With the draft approaching and rumors swirling it's hard to say what's what. It has been Mr. Toads Wild Ride and I am not sure its over yet.

I could see this regime swinging a trade back even if it is difficult to pull off. (Dallas and Phili come to mind).

It's guessing but I get this sneaking suspiscion the Trifeca would rather be choosing between Hughes, Kindle, Williams or Cody @24 or #27 and pick up a 2nd round pick than the players currently sitting at #12. (Potentially Graham, Spiller, Morgan, JPP with no current 2nd).

I think if the Fins don't grab S Thomas in the 1st than your Nate Allen pick would be a worthy safety to look at. He seems to have a big ground swell of pundits that like him.

I personally like Morgan Burnett. 6'1 3/8 209lbs and he should fill out more. He just has such a solid resume as a solid tackler and ballhawk combo. When I watch him he is very smooth and seems to glide while he plays. Very efficient motion!

If you can believe what some report the Fins like Major Wright. S R. Jones is more a hammer type and lands the big shots but may be less Free and more Strong Safety material.

Two sleeper types for Safety would be:

Akwasi Owusu-Ansah. Sr. Indiana (PA). He is 6' and 207lbs and reportedly ran a 4.3 at his Pro day. He reminds me of a much thicker version of Antonio Rogers Cromartie. He had 8 Ints as a Jr before they stopped throwing at him. If he can tackle well enough he could project as a great Safety prospect.

A true developer type would be OSU's S Lucien Antoine. 6' 215lbs. He is a SS. Known as the "Terminator" for his big hits. He could be a 6-7 round guy that has upside as he had 65 tackles and a couple of picks as essentially a 1st year Senior. Strong as heck with 28 reps to lead all other Safeties by at least 4 reps. Looks like Kimbo Slice and also specializes in the knockout...hmmm.


Yazzi... It is freakin exhausting trying to stay up with every rumor, new news, player profiles and piecing ot all together.

It's a labor of love and great fun as well.

It's fascinating stuff for me and I wish it was what I had trained and angled to do coming out of High School.

I am sure most all will want to chat about what we got instead of what he "May get".

Looking forward to this week and the drafting to commence!


Hey "Home"-o... how does it feel to be universally hated by every fellow fin fan on both the SS and MH blogs? You never "predicted" that getting Marshall "would" happen. Sure, you were a cheerleader for it to happen, but that doesn't make you King Predictor. You are a fake and a fraud and complete douchebag conspiracy-theorist on every level. I am not part of your referenced elite bloggers. Just another person who seriously can't stand you. Please go be a Jets fan. No, seriously. Please?


I know its VERY easy to say lets double down and grab Dez as well as Brandon Marshall. The temptation is huge when talent runs high on a prospect like Dez.

I was of the thought process that the off the field stuff would scare off the Trifecta regarding both Dez and Marshall. Can't win em all for sure.

Marshall started working out the second he came to the Fins, even after a just flying in. After seeing Marshall's presser and hearing him work the room at his new teamates golf tourney. I think Marshall was the best choice. He has ALREADY done it at high level and BP astutely put out clauses in his contract. Marhsall knows whats at stake.

I realize that has not stopped some bad seeds from messing up in the past. I think Marshall got his great $$ contract and a change of venue to a place he already was fond of...home!

I think Dez will be a good player but, I think it would be entirely too risky to take on double risk at the same position. Marshall alone will upgrade our whole WR corps.


Good points Barry Price!

It is REALLY hard to get the image out of my head about how badly that punter juked C. Wake last year!!! Freakin Westoff and the damn Jests!

I sure hope he has learned tons about breaking down properly and handling people in space this offseason. he is such a killer athlete it would seem easy.

The guy has a knarly good pass rush arch that he flattens out beautifully and gets into the QB business a lot. I see sacks and fumbles caused this year under Nolan.

I sure hope the Fins add BG to our pass rushing fury!!! I think that pincher action would be hell on wheels to watch them create mayhem.


I will cacth y'all on the flip side.

Fun chatting with you all... though I just missed a bunch of fellow bloggers when I first hopped on.

Sports talk radio will blow up the airwaves with draft stuff this week.


Dez Bryant and Earl Thomas on the board? we are in 2nd round luck people.

At #12 the Miami Dolphins choose Earl Thomas, S, Tex.

the dolphin D gave way to many big plays through the air last year, and we need a sure tackler and a play maker. Not to mention speed, with Vontae at Corner and Thomas at Safety we can keep everything in front of us an eliminate teams big play capbilities.

I agree with your pick, but I think he will be gone. What were some of the other writers thinking? Buffalo and Denver especially.

You say Morgan and Paul-Pierre aren't a fit in the 3-4 and then you have Miami taking Morgan??

I think your picks ok, and I can live with it. But, a good NT is what they REALLY need. Williams is also a good pick at 12, but I'd love to see us trade down and pick up Cody. I think he's got a better upside than Williams, better footwork, and a little more athletic. Would love to see him take on two O linemen then jump up and swat down a pass or block a fieldgoal. And, I'm not even a Bama fan!

How long did it take you to stop the bleeding on your lower lip when you bit through it in an attempt not to say Brandon Grahams name??

Free safety is the Fins most pressing need: If he's around at 12th, Earl Thomas is the pick.

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