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Draft day is here! So what happens?

NOTE OFF THE BAT: Salguero favorite players are in bold.

Is it going to be Earl Thomas or Eric Berry or Nate Allen because the Dolphins need a safety? Is it going to be Jerry Hughes, Derrick Morgan or, my future adopted son, Brandon Graham because the Dolphins need a pass rusher? Is it going to be Mike Iupati because the Dolphins need a left guard? God, I hope it's not Dan Williams even though the Dolphins need a nose tackle. (I just don't think Williams is a value pick.)

Everybody backed off the idea of Rolando McClain after Miami signed Karlos Dansby. But what if McClain is the highest guy on Miami's board?

Maybe it will it be a surprise pick.

If Oklahoma TE Jermaine Gresham had not suffered a major knee injury in 2009, he would be a Top 10 pick this draft. Defenses will have nightmares about this kid some day. It would be wonderful if they were having those bad dreams the week they have to play the Dolphins.

Maybe Dez Bryant is a possibility because if one troubled but talented receiver is good, imagine what the Dolphins can do with two troubled but talented receivers. If you want to stay away from the troubled receiver, Demaryius Thomas is a WR that simply could be trouble for opponents. Big, fast, he is under the radar. Until now.

Maybe it's a running back because Ronnie Brown or Ricky Williams or both won't be around in 2011. In that case it might be Fresno State RB Ryan Mathews, who could be the workhorse for the next five years. Is C.J. Spiller a possibility? I don't see it, but I'd love it! He's a potential TD every time he touches the football.

You want a name out of the blue? Literally? Someone told me the Dolphins might address their free safety issues by picking Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson and moving either Sean Smith or Will Allen to free safety. Why do I say this is out of the blue? Have you seen Boise State's field?

By the way, local agent Drew Rosenhaus has been hoping the Dolphins take Jason Pierre-Paul, who is supposed to be a latter day Jevon Kearse. If Rosenhaus successfully planted that seed in Bill Parcells' brain I vote him agent of the year.

Of course, many other names would be in play if the Dolphins trade down as I wrote in today's Miami Herald. 

Anyway, that's the set-up for the 2010 NFL Draft that begins at 7:30 p.m.

[BLOG NOTE: You will notice the extensive list of players posted earlier on this site as compiled by Chris Cordero has been taken down. Apparently the template for that list was taken from another site. While Cordero added to that list, subtracted from that list, and then worked on commentary for the list, the standard for the work here is high. It's orginal. When it's someone else's work, in this case universaldraft.com, I tell you or link to it or both.]

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You don't like Berry? I'm actually hoping the Dolphins can find a way to land him.

All you idiot Jets fans you will be 0-4 at the start off the season and will never recover. This same group of players has been playing together for 4 years and never have a record better than 9-7. Rex is gone after finishing 4-12 in 2010.

i'd love to get eric berry but i dont see him falling to 12..if we do pick with 12 earl thomas unless we trade down and pick up pierre paul or graham. 3rd i would love if we got jason worilds..an pick up myron rolle in the 4th hopefully he's still there

I really hope we find a way to get Dorin Dickerson. He isn't the prototypical Parcells tight end. But is probably the most athletic player at the tight end position. There is no way with his speed, and jumping ability that a linebacker, or strong saftey will be able to stay in coverage with him. He could be a very dangerous weapon in our offense.

5th

JETS JETS JETS

Jason Taylor salutes you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last year, you beat us because of Ted Ginn.

(1)Dolphin stadium - Ginn beat Revis on deep TD in tight game.

(2) Our stadium - two td returns by Ginn in a game we completely dominated. Oh, yeah, and taylor's return fumble for a TD. (21 points!) not on offense.

Now, you gave Ginn away for a 5th round pick to select another Pat White (wildcat III - joke) and you gave taylor away to us for FREE.

Thank you for the many gifts.

We were the No#1 defense last year and only got better and we were in the AFC championship game...........So, you beat us twice and stayed home while we almost made it to the SB!!!!!!!!! Which result would you rather have? Win 2 playoff games OR beat your rival twice and be a lame 7-9 watching your rival kcik butt in the playoffs!!!

Bow you heads "Losers" to the mighty Jets!!!!!!

SUPER BOWL CHAMPION - JETS!!!!!!!


Ps. Your GM is moon lighting for us :-)

1. Earl Thomas FS
3. Ricky Sapp DE/OLB
4. Dorin Dickerson TE
5. Jeff Owens NT
6. LeGarrette Blount RB
6. Brandon Carter OG
6. Phillip Dillard ILB
7. Trindon Holliday KR/WR
7. Me

and your mother is moon lighting for me!

Ted Ginn also lost us at least 3 games which would have left you guys out of playoffs...letting JT go was a mistake but he isnt going to play with the heart or motor he had in miami, no matter what he says JASON TAYLOR HATES THE JETS and THE JETS FANS!!!!

If we stay at #12,these players are favourites...

1) Sergio Kindle

2) Derrick Morgan

3) Rolando McClain

Parcells has never drafted a NT,WR or Safety in the 1st round so i cant see it being Thomas,Williams or Bryant.

My money is on McClain though....

His mother is moonlighting for you ? ha ha ha, poor little jets fan !!!

Dear Jet Rob - Dbag, we wouldve given you Ginn for free too! He loses more games than he wins. And now we have Dansby and Marshall to beat you. You dont have the Bengals and Colts to bail you out of a 7-9 season this year!

J-E-T-S... WETS WETS WETS!

and JT still feels the same way about you. You do take the "cl" out of class.

Er, that's not compiling a list of players, that's plageurising a list from another newspaper and passing it off as your own work. That's outrageous.

The list of players that you cite as being Chris Cordero's is actually stolen lock, stock and barrel from the London Calling blogs from the Sun Sentinel.

Parcells is on the clock. I say this is his last draft. Time for the Dolphins to move on to a management team that can put the "CL" back into class.

MANDO YOU ARE A CUUUUUUNT

If there, Fins pick Spiller.

I second Simon C's remarks and want you to know you just lost me for good.

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/hyde/blog/2010/04/_so_here_we_are.html

*** Miami Herald, you have a ethics issue, this blog has been plagiarized. Please retract and issue full apology to the public and have this blog writer explain himself. ***

Using someone else's work without attribution -whether deliberately or thoughtlessly--is a serious ethical breach.

Plagiarism is the act of lifting the words and work of others and representing it as one's own. It will be a firing offense at most papers.

This is officially the last time I will ever read the herald online. Blatant plagiarism by your "best" sportswriter says a lot about the quality level that you possess. Armando, you are a POS.

I would try to trade back to reclaim the 2nd rounder or possibly an extra 3rd..

If the Trifecta are rebuffed in a trade back attempt, I say these players @ #12 in order.

1) OLB Brandon Graham. I am hard pressed to recall a motor like this guys, in any LB prospect? He runs everywhere, even in practice! BG Has KILLER credentials for getting into the backfield for the sack or disruption (TFL).

1b) OLB Jerry Hughes. Great pass rusher! Has a great first step and outstanding redirect.

1c) OLB Sergio Kindle Had some pretty serious off the field woes but is a taller prospect. He flashes pass rush abilty.

I believe the DEF gets the love in a much needed pass rusher.

Mark,

I think the Dansby pick up was to play him at ILB. This is the position he enjoyed much success with since being drafted by the Cards. I think they will flex Dansby out to OLB spots once in a while for confusion's sake and to pressure the opponents backfield.

I'm not knocking your choice I just personally don't see it happening. We both agree Sergio Kindle is probably in play although I would take him 3rd behind BG and JH.

Cheers,

please take spiller

Mando, i don't want to say i told you you so, but look at how far up draft boards Linval Joseph has come. I called threw this guy out back before the Combine and now look at him. He's projected as a solid 2nd Rounder! Cha-ching!

Yeah,you're probably right fella but i just have a hunch that McClain is very high on Parcells list.

You dont think Graham or Hughes would be a huge reach at #12? Kindle makes most sense to me

Why did you copy someone else's work and try to take credit for it? You didnt even try to offer credit you tool.
Did it really take Chris Cordero 3 days to copy and paste this article?
Maybe you can make an public apology to all the fans on your live blog tonight !

Ruh Roh.....

Mando....you copy someone elses homework to get through journalism class?

Hey...high five!!

This is a disgrace. Armando, you and your colleagues have displayed yourselves as second-rate journalists by STEALING work from the london bloggers on sunsentinel.com - I for one hope you receive serious disciplinary actions for your THEFT.

WE ABSOLUTELY, MUST, MUST, MUST TRADE DOWN!!!!!

This draft in particular is one of the deepest to come along in quite a while!! Its no secret, people! So I personally would be pretty disappointed if we remained at 12 and made a safe but anticlimatic pick like Dan Williams. IMO hes not a dominating force anyway. And without loading rocks in his pockets, Earl Thomas seems a little frail against charging built running backs and big tight ends. Lastly...with all the stud OLBs in this draft, we can get a similar (or arguably better player) then Derrick Morgan.

Putting the 1st rd. aside for a moment, I'm tellin you that the sweet spot in this draft is the 2nd and even into the 3rd round. We have to parlay our early 1st into a late 1st and 2nd (but an earlier 2nd). Its where the heart of this draft is.

Within these next 2 rounds there will be runs on more stud players with a run on certain positions moving fast and furious. We need to be in on that action and not watching from the sidelines holding our "skin flutes" in our hands!

If we can accomplish this, which is doable, I promise you that we can get at least 3 quality starters if not stars in the first 3 rds!! The rest of our draft (ie sleepers picks) would be icing on the cake.

Therefore... let the wheeling and dealing begin, boys!!

you be thinkin we Dolfans is stupid?? Get a life and go cover another team moron! we all know what you are about.

Mark,

It simply depends on what gets weighed most heavily:

Actual production, motor and clean backgrounds in the case of BG or JH

VS

The longer, leaner athletes with less production numbers in guys like DM and JPP(super raw). Kindle had the car crash incident where he left the scene.

With how much I am reading and hearing from a broad base of sportswriters, TV draft experts and web research I sure get the feel Brandon Graham and Jerry Hughes are on the rise.

I see Hughes mentioned all the time in the latter half of the 1st round when he used to be thought of as a second rounder (and still might be) earlier.

I have seen/heard Graham mostly going from 15-25. The buzz seems to be getting a little louder as to his acceptance as his great production is very hard to ignore. To some, Height/Arm Length is what its all about and will walk away. Depends on the Trifecta's mindset.

Case in point Graham had 46 Tackles for Loss compared to just 28 for Derrick Morgan over the last 2 years. Graham put up those numbers with 4 less games.

As to how high a guy goes that will be up to the Trifecta. For Graham I think #12 would not be too much of a reach at all. A lot of Mocks have the Titans grabbing Graham a few spots behind us. For Hughes I think #12 would be a pretty big leap.

The fact that the Trifecta is rumored to want to move back so badly may have them targeting Hughes or trying to move back and still get Graham or go another direction.

This is all fun stuff to take our shots at guessing what the Fins may/may not do. It may end up going your way as well.

I sure hope the Fins pick a huge batch of winners and future NFL gridiron Champions!

Cheers,

I'll catch up to you Mark... tick,tick, tick... it's almost here!

Cheers,

Rob,

I agree bud. We can guess all we want but at the end of the day,as long as we have a bloody good draft and absolutely NO luxury picks ala Pat White,i'm sure we'll all be happy.

Now lets roll on the Draft....

Why does this material look so familiar?

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/hyde/blog/2010/04/_so_here_we_are.html

TRADE DOWN TO EAGLES ....... THEN

1. CODY,NT .... a monster in the middle
2. HUGHES,OLB (if available) othewise SAPP,olb
3. MAJOR WRIGHT,F.S.

that covers NT,OLB,FS

4. J.GRAHAM,TE (or Hernandez or Pita, TE)
5. J.JERRY,OG or MIKE WILLIAMS,WR

6 + 7 (6 picks) BPA

Hahaha... I can't break away from this stuff...and I thought I was going straight to bed.

Here is a blurb from the guys from Universal Draft via Dave Hydes article:

The linebackers: We’ll end up discussing them more below but we feel this is a group of 5; Derrick Morgan, Brandon Graham, Jerry Hughes, Jason Pierre Paul and Sergio Kindle. Pierre Paul’s six career 1-A starts makes him probably the most inexperienced first round pick since Phoenix drafted Eric Swann 6th overall in 1991. Swann never played a down of college football, having been ruled academically ineligible at NC State and playing for the Bay State Titans. Pierre Paul’s inexperience may make him undraftable for Jeff Ireland. He has some off-field issues, but his desire and work ethic can’t be questioned. He is probably the biggest enigma in the process and it wouldn’t altogether surprise us if he was the pick. He was at the facility in Davie last week. Kindle carries a very overrated tag for all of us; he looks hugely uncomfortable in space and is very stiff in the ankles and hips, has a poor pass rush repertoire and minimal lower body strength. But I’m led to believe that he was one of the final visits before last Thursday’s cut off for prospects to attend team facilities. Morgan might be a Pro Bowl defensive end, but does he have the movement ability to play SOLB? That’s a big question. But he’s been the name linked most with us in the past seven days with one scout saying that if he’s on the board then he would be “100%” our pick. Hughes and Graham are, for the three of us, the two studs. Hughes is another for whom the ‘consensus’ feels should go off the board in the mid 20’s, but he’s a ferocious pass rusher with terrifically fluid movement and a high ceiling. Graham dominated at the Senior Bowl and his and Hughes’s paths have been eerily similar since then in terms of being very under the radar with their visits and private workouts. It’s our belief that neither have been to Davie, but given the very strong Michigan connection through Ron Labadie’s son Brad who is the Director of Football Operations for the Wolverines as well as through the owner Stephen Ross, an alumni who has donated $100 million to the University and has a building named after him, Jake Long and Chad Henne, Miami has all the information necessary. Graham would be a standout pick at 12.

Mark,

Now I'm out. ;)

...And visions of sugurplums danced in their heads!

Cheers,

WE ABSOLUTELY, MUST, MUST, MUST TRADE DOWN!!!!!

This draft in particular is one of the deepest to come along in quite a while!! Its no secret, people! So I personally would be pretty disappointed if we remained at 12 and made a safe but anticlimatic pick like Dan Williams. IMO hes not a dominating force anyway. And without loading rocks in his pockets, Earl Thomas seems a little frail against charging built running backs and big tight ends. Lastly...with all the stud OLBs in this draft, we can get a similar (or arguably better player) then Derrick Morgan.

Putting the 1st rd. aside for a moment, I'm tellin you that the sweet spot in this draft is the 2nd and even into the 3rd round. We have to parlay our early 1st into a late 1st and 2nd (but an earlier 2nd). Its where the heart of this draft is.

Within these next 2 rounds there will be runs on more stud players with a run on certain positions moving fast and furious. We need to be in on that action and not watching from the sidelines holding our "skin flutes" in our hands!

If we can accomplish this, which is doable, I promise you that we can get at least 3 quality starters if not stars in the first 3 rds!! The rest of our draft
(ie sleeper picks) would be icing on the cake.

Therefore... let the wheeling and dealing begin, people!!

Is it 7:30 yet?

After reading that report Rob,i pray Pierre Paul is'nt the pick....

Trade with EAGLES:

1) Hughs (He won't make it to the second)
2) D. Washington or T Mays
3) Cam Thomas
4) Nolan Carroll
5) Best Safety available(R. Jones?)
6) and 7) BPA

FOR THE LOVE OF PETE!!!

... Stop trying to mock who our 12th overall pick will be. It ain't happenin!!!

Your just spinning your wheels!!!

The Trifecta "will find a partner and trade down." Mark my words!! Bank on it!!

This is pure and simple plagiarism from the London Calling blogs on the Sun Sentinel. Armando should be fired and should be made to make a public apology to those writers.

I will never read anything produced by your paper again, especially Armando.

I urge the Miami Herald to review the London Calling Blogs in the Sun Sentinel over the last 10 weeks and to recognize this article is pure and simple plagiarism. Then take the appropriate action against Armando who is obviously not a writer, just a thief.

Hey Jetsie Rob, Jason Taylor Will never be a rotten Jet, You fools gave him all that money for 1 year. He inturn is giving alot of it back to his charaties in Miami and some to coach Sparano as he calls him and gives him your play's on Saturday. Jason will allways be a Dolphin and after this season he'll begin to talk about you low-life fans again.

P.S. Watch Jason in the games against the Fins, he won't play hard, He has Dolphin blood running threw his vains!

Danm,

You guys got started early. Outstanding post from the posters and outstanding blog from mando this morning, giving the folks alot to talk about.

Its amazing how well this blog works when the Jacka*s arn't on here.

Excellent!

I am not gonna pretend like i "have studied" BP, or have some "inside" info. I do however trust this regime and what this draft can do for our team.

Just PLEASE not Tim Tebow in the first 4 rounds ala Pat White

Miami just traded Chad Henne for Ben Rothlesberger , a 5th round pick and a can of tuna.....

John Skelton is the QB I want Miami to target in round 3

The Texas boys Thomas or Kindle. Nose tackles can be found in later rounds. Would also love Graham, but not at 12.

It seems as tho you've gotten called out several times for plageurism by several readers. I have to agree with Simon C in particular.

Mando, Mando, Mando...why don't you give credit where it's due...you got this list from the guys at UniveralDraft.com....tsk, tsk, tsk...shame on you...

All you folks following this guy should just go to he originals...

Kindle no! Just say no to that waste.

Thomas should be the pick.

NT plays 2 downs a series, not a value pick there.

you losers gave us jason taylor and let ginn go .what a losers .

First of all, WHO gives a FLYING F**K about who wrote the blog ? Its here now very informative. Im sure Mando's blogs have been used before, it happens all the time, its just that NOBODY reads those stupid blogs so nobody finds out ! And quite franky Idiots, I hardly think Armando will miss you when you never read this blog again. Freakin' Divas is what you are, want a Snickers Aretha ? Geeeez !

Come on, Armando. I always felt like people were a little too harsh on you. But this is way over the line. Those guys at Universal Draft work their butts off for months to put that information together. Shameless!!

For those who don't know, go to Universaldraft.com for the best draft coverage BY FAR you will see anywhere.

Mando, anyone that reads your work is well aware you have no sources. No it's obvious you also lack ethics.

Do yourself, your employer, and everyone else a favor, and give credit where credit is due.

Very detailed and informative for Armando...
Probably because it wasn't Armando....

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/hyde/blog/2010/04/_so_here_we_are.html

Nice plagiarism. Its fine to get peoples' hard work out into a more mainstream media, but you should probably contact the true authors and know its alright or at least give the correct people credit.

This is a serious offense, I hope this is corrected.

My name is EARL THOMAS...

cant pass this guy up at 12

PLEASE DONT DRAFT NT in RD 1-4...
Which 7 picks in RD 5,6,7 Take 2 or 3 NT prospects


AT 12 you need a guy that is playing 3 downs= Earl Thomas

This is ridiculous. You obviously stole this from the ongoing Universal Draft feature at the Sun-Sentinel and didn't even bother to give attribution. Hell, you barely bothered to change the order of the names on the list!

If indeed you got this from Chris Cordero, whoever that is, you passed it off as his work without checking it out first. So, at best, you were lazy, and at worst, you're plagiarizing. Unbelievable.

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