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Draft Day 2011: The latest from rumor central

This is the latest from the draft/rumor/smokescreen mill at this hour:

1. QB Andy Dalton is a redhot property and despite the possibility he could go to the Dolphins, there is talk he'll actually be gone by the time Miami picks at No. 15. Incredible. I see this as a reach.

2. Still have found no one other than Jason LaCanfora (previous post) who believes Dolphins will pick Colin Kaepernick with their first pick at No. 15. Maybe if they trade out of the round, but at No. 15? Hard to believe.

3. I'm hearing talk that Notre Dame TE Kyle Rudolph is on Miami's board and a possibility at No. 15, but more likely as a player they like later in the first round as a fallback. Two people have actually told me this. These folks are NFL types, not media. Anyway, the thinking is Rudolph is a stretch the field type player even though he is not a WR. He would be a help to a QB needing a security blanket. The Patriots last year turned their rookie tight ends into very effective weapons.

4. I have confirmed that the Miami draft totem pole has changed in ways more deep-seeded than simply moving out Bill Parcells. Yes, Jeff Ireland is the general manager and makes the final call on Miami's pick. That's a switch from the last three years when Parcells had final say. But I have confirmed the Dolphins did indeed make a little-known but significant change to Tony Sparano's contract that allows him to have the most say in the draft room of any year he's been with the team. The fact is Sparano has the power now to speak up and put the brakes on a pick if he's of that mind. I assume he can also advocate for a pick. That to me is significant because, obviously, Sparano is a bigtime offensive line advocate and Mike Pouncey is a very likely Dolphins target. Does that increase the chances Pouncey gets picked? I don't know. But it is something to keep in mind.

[NOTES: Come back and refresh regularly as I'll be gathering whatever is out there and reporting it back to you here. Also, there is a live draft blog at 8 p.m. And I will be updating my twitter timeline in real time so follow me.]

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IF NOT ANDY.... LESHORE OR LOCKER

PEOPLE WITH LONG POSTS....THE TALK IS OVER...JUST SAY WHAT YOU WANT THE FINS TO DRAFT AND WE WILL FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY .

AMMONIA JONES?

All these strange names sure look like sniffers.

Anyone who wants Locker hasn't seen him play, looked at his stats. The Phins better because they are BAD as in terrible.

ALoco,

I never said that I thought we would draft Mallet.

I don't think we will or that we should.

My stance on Mallet has ALWAYS been the same.

Coming into college I thought he would one day re write the NFL record books.

After seeing that he decided to flip flop, transfer and party away his college career, I simply think he's maxed out.

The best Ryan Mallet you'll ever see, is the Ryan Mallet you saw at Arkansas.

It just won't be quite good enough for the NFL.

With his psychological make up and predispositions, I don't see him as a career back up either.

Simply put, Mallets best football is behind him already!

PS: Aloco, I had some awesome spaghetti, with that good ole T-Texas Garlic toast. FOR DINNER!!!!

Aloco,

I never said Mallett. I would never even try to predict what Ireland will do.

agree with aloco @ 6:36. please condense your thoughts into a few sentences,not pages.

OK, I TAKE LOKER BACK MICHAEL ........LESHORE

ODIN,


SORRY I CONFUSED YOU FOR BOBBYD12 WHO CAME TODAY AND POSTED A VOTE FOR MALLET ...SORRY AGAIN.

OX80.... YOU R GUILTY .

we've dug ourselves a hole the past 2 drafts. i hope ireland finally gets it right! the pats don't make those mistakes. we desperately need ballers;not prototypical size etc.

THANKS...GREG Z

Redsky,

Hope your well.

I'm so "noited out" with anticipation I'm afraid to start drinking this early.

The way my nerves are right now, I might not be coherent by the time we make our first pick.

You know what though? I'm going to do it anyway. I can't take any more of this sober!

Great Idea Redsky, IT IS TIME-LOL!!!!

Don't be afraid, odin, adrenaline makes us stronger. I've been going pretty good(up to now).

IT IS ALMOST LORD PELICAN TIME!

I AM TREMBLING!!!

Im back!


Armando

If what you are saying is true I do beleive the Dolphins will try to trade down but no further than 23 and maybe add a 3rd rounder, and try to still land Pouncey.

Now ESPN is saying that the Steelers are looking to trade up to as high as 15 to take Pouncey. That might play a roll in having to take Pouncey some what earlier than expected...such is that case when the draft is short of good interior lineman. And in this draft Pouncey is the best.

Sparano newly found influence on this draft will speak loudly if they take Pouncey at 15.


What we get is very good player that can anchor the middle and pull very well almost as good as his brother, apple didnt fall far, but the Dolphins get this for the next 10-12 years. Instantly upgrading the position and line.

Interesting thig is Ireland will want to also put a stamp on this his first draft with out having to answer to Parcells. I get the feeling, based on his willingness to add a troubled playmaker in Brandon Marshall, that Jeff Ireland is a bit of a gun slinger.
So lets see what Ireland has up his sleve as he still needs to add a second rounder if not at least a third rounder. He had promised to Parcells last year. He gave away two but got one back, let see if he gets the other second rounder he gave up to get Marshall.

Dolphins4life!

Something about Ryan Mallett just seems to scream JAMARCUS RUSSELL at me

The Patriots make as many dud picks as anyone else. The reason they do so well is that they do a superb job of stockpiling extra ones, knowing full well that they'll fail on some.

They're not really smarter at drafting, just on tilting the odds in their favor.

TEAMS THAT COULD TAKE ANDY DALTON EARLIER THAN DOLPHINS ;

DIRTY TITANS AT NO 8
SF 49'S AT NO 7
RED SKINS AT NO 10
MIN AT NO 12

HE'S GONE

Well Mr. ALoco, I haven't been right in a long time so I don't know what to say. My gut says they will pick Mallet, I would love to see Rudolph, and wouldn't be upset with Ingram or Pouncey. But my gut tells me Mallet, and I think it will be a good pick. An NFL QB doesn't have to be fast in the pocket as long as he is accurate and gets rid of the ball quick. I said awhile ago we would draft a QB and pick up a free agent QB. I think Mallet would be a good pick, we will see.

Lord Pelican? Is his stock rising?

Yep, Pete.

Odin, I knew that you wouldn't let me drink alone!!!! Man I wish we could BS, drink and watch this together with some of the guys on this blog!!!!

BOBBYD12,

FIRST,WELCOME BACK.
SECOND , IF WE DON'T GET A QB TODay ,this draft is a failure EVEN IF YOU DRAFT MALLET .I AM NOT FOR HIM SINCE I SAW HIS SMILE I A PHOTO W/SNOOPY DOG .

TODAY IN THE SUPER MARKET ((STOP AND SHOP)) I SEE THEY HAVE HAHA CORN AND I NEVER SAW IT BEFORE. HAVE YOU SEE THIS?

pouncey is just a guard and people think he's just like his older brother but he isnt anywhere close. pouncey,ingram,mallet all reaches at 15. we need an OT to replace vernon who has serious weight and injury concerns,not to mention the fact his feet are in concrete.

ARMANDO LOVES TO FAKE ME ,,,,

I've been hearing about this Lord Pelican for some time now, and you know what, he resembles Colin Kaepernik(or viceversa).

TALKING ABOUT ARMANDO...IN THE FINAL RESULT,HE DIDN'T GET ONE ITEM RIGHT RE THIS DRAFT,,,,,HE COMES NOW AND TALK ANDY DALTON AFTER EVERY BODY HAS HEARED ABOUT HIM .

I seriously doubt any GM is leaking their actual plans to ESPN PFT SI Newsweek CNN BBC the Pentagon, Victorias Secret or even Playboy.

Amazing coverage on NWO HAARP (but they are forbid to tell u commoners) created tornadoes in the USA on NBC World News Tonight. First 20 min of broadcast all about the path of destruction. 175 new tornadoes y-day. 300 dead. over 1000 seriously injured. Tornadoes up to 1 mile thick. winds over 220 mph. Buildings reduced to their foundations. Trees completely debarked from severe winds. 5 states so far in state of emergency. 39 counties in Mississippi in utter devastation, in state of emergency. Huge new storm on the way to the same area next week and forecast for many more this Spring.
I knew this was all coming for over a year now. Most people wont listen. They are in denial & afraid of what they dont understand and too ignorant to learn. Mark My Words, "This is only the beginning. Weather as weapon of mass destruction is going to get a lot worse. This is a Symphony Of Destruction for the "Elite" and members of The New World Order"

Home Warned U
U did NOT listen
Now U all will suffer

have a HAARPy day :(:(

Love, Dat Dude that sees things, others will never see :(:(

I think I know EXACTLY what Ireland will do. I'm not afraid to post my prediction either.

Especially knowing that SpOrano has a little more input now.

Ireland, will skip over OT Tyron Smith, who I think will fall to around 15 to 20. He'll skip Smith because of his lack of prototypical size(285 lbs.)

With the 15th pick of the draft, I predict Ireland will select an OT. In this order, it will be either:

1. Nate Solder, OT, Colorado - 6'9 - 315

2. Castonzo, OT, Boston College - 6'7 - 308

3. Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin - 6'7 - 327

It's not necessarily what I would do, but of the three, I'm betting Carimi ends up being the best RT at the NFL level.


Perrier water is refreshing.

Home,

We'll deal with the end of life on earth tomorrow. Tonight we are more concerned with the draft.

Amazing coverage on NWO HAARP (but they are forbid to tell u commoners) created tornadoes in the USA on NBC World News Tonight. First 20 min of broadcast all about the path of destruction. 175 new tornadoes y-day. 300 dead. over 1000 seriously injured. Tornadoes up to 1 mile thick. winds over 220 mph. Buildings reduced to their foundations. Trees completely debarked from severe winds. 5 states so far in state of emergency. 39 counties in Mississippi in utter devastation, in state of emergency. Huge new storm on the way to the same area next week and forecast for many more this Spring.
I knew this was all coming for over a year now. Most people wont listen. They are in denial & afraid of what they dont understand and too ignorant to learn. Mark My Words, "This is only the beginning. Weather as weapon of mass destruction is going to get a lot worse. This is a Symphony Of Destruction for the "Elite" and members of The New World Order"

Home Warned U
U did NOT listen
Now U all will suffer

have a HAARPy day :(

Love, Dat Dude that sees things, others will never see :(

ODIN,

NICE DAY TO PREDICT ....BY TOMORROW WE WILL FORGET EVERY THING WAS SAID IN THIS BLOG ............


We WILL get a QB.

PERRIER WATER THE FRENCH COMPANY WAS IN SCANDLE LAST YEAR RE THEIR WATER AFTER WAS DISCOVERED THAT PIGS WERE LIVING ON THE SAME AREA WHERE THEY GET WATER .


FL PEOPLE ALWAYS BEHIND IN THE NEWS ABOUT 3 YEARS .

That Nate Solder is a big MF.

OSCAR THINKING HE'S A FRENCH MAN DRINKING FINE WATER ...

Dolphins4life,

If the Steelers wanted to trade up to get Pouncey at 15 why wouldn't we just trade with them and get the picks we desperately need???

No big deal ALoco. Genetically speaking, we are not that far away from Pigs.

Forget about Dalton. Red headed QBs don't make it in the NFL

FACT FOR COCOAJOE;


NEVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL WE HAD A RED HAIRED QB.........


HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THAT POST ?

ODIN,

NICE DAY TO PREDICT ....BY TOMORROW WE WILL FORGET EVERY THING WAS SAID IN THIS BLOG ............


Posted by: ALoco | April 28, 2011 at 07:04 PM


I KNOW! I learned this technique from Kiper and Mayock. It works wonderfully.

I'm typing up my predictions on who's stock will soar and who will slide next.

Stayed tuned.

ALoco

Everything everybody said on this blog about the draft will mean nothing, dust in the wind, in two hours from now. 99% of everything said will have been wrong.

Next we will all claim to khow how well each pick was, and debate that until september. Now I understand how women can talk about nail polish for six hours.

I BOUGHT LIVE LOBSTER TODAY FOR 5;99 A ib.....

0x80............... nice POST @ 7;17.... VERY TRUE .


Even though Pouncey would be a nice addition to solidify the offensive line, the Bifecta? loves the 2nd round values too much to not trade down to reclaim the pick.

0x80....does nail polish can give you cancer ? it's made in china .

take the best avail player. we have 2 drafts before we ever play a game again so draft the best player period

which would be d. bowers if he really falls to us

Fellas....I don't know about you guys..But it is time for the re-birth! The football season starts today! And if nothing else we have some hope. Lets have a good draft, and ride that wave through the summer, stay healthy, and give em' hell come next September... Go Phins!

About a week ago Aloco and I predicted Dalton's stock would go through the roof as draft day approached.

Aloco seems to be backing off that claim because Red on the Noodle is uglier-ina Dick on a Poodle.

Two other guys that I GUARANTEE you will go way higher than rated is;

1. Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado - 6'2 - 210

2. Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois - 6'4 - 250

Most have Smith as a late 1st/early 2nd. As well as Wilson going late 2nd/early 3rd.

I GURANTEE you Smith goes mid 1st and Wilson mid to late 1st.

I know, you don't give a shyt what I SAY, but thems some BOLD predictions if I do SAY SO myself!

DD PREDICTED WE WILL DRAFT MALLET .

ODIN,\


I AM A SUPPORTER OF ANDY DALTON SINCE DAY ONE AND UNTIL I DIE .

ALoco...Not true...Not true. I'm along for the ride on the Dalton Train...

Odin...When you say mid round is that between 10-20? Because It sure looks like Wilson is a perfect fit for Philly. I would love to see either of the guys you mentioned in a Dolphin Uni. Have you seen Micah Johnson?

Cocoajoe, lol, you never bet on a gray horse either!

ALoco

Don't ruin your lobster...keep it simple, good butter and squeeze of lemon.

I'm going to eat some sushi, my wife is out of town. Be back soon!

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