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Draft Day No. 3 live blog starts here at noon

When the draft resumes this afternoon, I'm hoping the Dolphins land a certain RB that I've had my eyes on for a while whose name I will not type here because, believe it or not, I've recently learned at least one rival AFC team reads this blog for updates on what the Dolphins are thinking -- obviously not recognizing that I don't know squat about squat.

Joke's on them!

Nonetheless, I won't mention this RBs name at this point, not that it's a big secret.

Lookit, the Dolphins need speed today. It is lacking for them on offense. It is lacking on defense, although not to the same degree. It is definitely lacking on special teams.

Speed, speed, speed, speed, speed, speed!

When Bill Parcells first started constructing this team it started looking like a mirror image of the 1990 New York Giants for a while there. The Dolphins were big, hulking, and bulking. This team looks very imposing in the airport.

But the game has changed since 1990 and is played on the field not in an airport. So the plodding Fins have some adjusting to do.

They need speed to be more dynamic. They need speed to make sure those kickoff returns and punt returns stop going 90 yards in the other direction. They need speed to do something that we haven't seen around here a lot lately: Blow somebody up with a 90-yard punt return of their own, or hit them on a 74-yard run, or throw a 68-yard bomb over the top of their defense, or return an interception 101 yards.

So my hope is today is about turning the Incredible Hulk into Flash. Or something like that.

The hope for today is a:

Change of pace fast RB.

A return man. Must be ... fast.

(Hopefully the Dolphins can get two for one by having the fast RB also be a fast return guy.)

OLB help to punish Tom Brady and Slim Shady now that they're boys in New England.

Maybe a  NT. He's the only one that doesn't need to be fast. Don't sleep on the NT, by the way.

[NOTE: Live blog happening right here at noon. Yesterday was the biggest day on this blog in all of 2011. Enormous! Thank you. And thanks to that team for checking in. I don't know anything.]

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Gil Brandt on James Wilson cb Montana

Montana held its pro day Monday outdoors on FieldTurf with 10 teams present to watch the seven players who worked out.

No doubt, DB James Wilson has the athletic talent to be an NFL player. Wilson (5-foot-11, 193 pounds) ran 4.52 and 4.49 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 4.28 in the short shuttle and 6.83 in the 3-cone drill. He also had a 9-11 broad jump and a 35-inch vertical to go along with 19 bench-press repetitions at 225 pounds.

Now, he had a very good workout. But Wilson was jailed for two years until he was acquitted of murder in a 2007 shooting, which will probably keep him from being drafted. So if he gets a chance as an undrafted free agent, his success will depend on his ability to stay out of trouble.

Is this a joke or what? Is Ireland really SERIOUS??? Lmao

i wish you would get our physical abilities to shine once in a while BIG MONDO

See you all next draft!

FINS UP!

Jeff

(FIST PUMP!)

ALLLLLLLLLLLLRIGHT MIAMI
RIP MAD DOG

NOW WHAT?

WE HAVE MUDERERS FOR DRAFT PICKS WOOHOOO LOL AND WIFE BEATERS FOR RECEIVERS WOW

NO EXCUSES NOT TO PICK UP ANYONE WITH "OFF THE FIELD ISSUES"

BEFORE ANYONE KNOCKS THE JIMMY WILSON TRADE CHECK OUT HIS HIGHLIGHT REEL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJbjlijmy3s

NUFF SAID

What next level? The 30 to life level?

Ask him about the guys he is accused of killing...

I give Miami a D in my final draft analysis. How do you guys feel?

not speed TE's and no Speed RB today... WTH is our front office thinking? A DT and a DB we never heard of and our speed WR is 25 yrs old and ran off his juco basketball team...

Overall, gotta love all the help for our offense. Hopefully more to come in FA.

Jimmy Wilson was charged with murder but acquitted ... in his second trial.

First trial ended in hung jury.

'fins gotta have the oldest rookie class in the draft

Ok I have seen Wilson play every game of his college carrer. Armando ask Lex Hilliard about Wilson, ask Carpenter(well he is a kicker) Wilson I doubt will play corner..Saftey is the better bet. This kid can stick! Wilson IMO was the best player on a team that eventually had 6 players that are now on NFL rosters..Before you guys start trashing him.Read the frickin story... Wilsons measurables are right there with any FBS saftey...

djstarface - i dont know but its getting better in my opinion

NEVERMIND I STAND BY MY "C-"

God bless JIM MANDICH.
He must be turning over in his grave though after this putrid draft.

RIP MAD DOG.
WE'LL MISS YOU.

i dont mind taking a flier on a kid with issues in the 7th round. you may strike gold.

this is a preety good article
http://www.ajerseys.net/news/jimmy-wilson-back-on-track-hoping-for-a-chance-a-589.html

Bucs will probably release Talib.

Fins should make a trade.

Thanks Armando for hosting such a great blog. I will continue to be a loyal faithful reader. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Darryl,

As soon as I saw he's from Montana, I figured you would be the guy to know something about him.

BIG MONDO lets blow this party and get some action man- you promised me damnit

reall disappointed we did not draft a tightend

there are none in free agency and the good one will cost more then a 6th rounder

I give up, what more can I say? 2 years in jail???

Good for you man, now you get a chance to stay out of trouble in one of the more peaceful towns in the U.S.

I give us a B grade. Picked up 2 starters and a speedy WR.
But chances missed in the late rounds to grab a TE, QB or speedy RB. Maybe they have free agency up their sleeve.
If you average 2 starters per draft you have done well.

I would tell you the Dolphins have a pipeline to Montana and feel they great information from there. They have Hilliard, Carpenter and others from there.

Fins believe in giving players a second chance.

Get Talib!!

WOW - that's quite a story on Jimmy.

He's been through a lot.

yeah - im getting ready to throw down - not up - fasano still starting - he blows

I like the Jimmy Wilson pick. Hard hitter. Maybe he can be the free safety

that kid is going to be a straight up baller

I got up to go potty, what, I missed the last pick? Was it good? A QB that can challenge Henne? I'm sure a 7th rounder could! Sorry, I'm trying to change my attitude about Henne! I'm trying to give him another year, since I bashed him since preseason last year! Ok, I'm under control, Big Mando, they've interviewed many coaches about their excellent choices, but Sparano was not interviewed....not a hater, just a ?????? Jimmy Wilson is NOT a bad pick at CB in this round......BTW!

why waste the pick on him he couldve gone undrafted

I haven't seen such a black hole of intelligence since I left New Jersey. This message board is wearing me out.

SECURITY AT THE DOLPHINS GATES MUST BE VERY BUSY HAVING ALL THESE EX CONS AS PLAYERS .

get rid of fatsano and chowder

I will be posting, according to my beliefs, a list of busts or greats drafted (except for the Dolphins). It should be fun to see how it develops. For now, biggest bust= Jake Locker.

I know the guy..well I have met him...Seriously. Back the fu()k off and don't say something stupid. Did he have an issue? Yes. Did the people at the University of Monatana,and the people of Missoula welcome himback with open arms...Yes. Seriously, this kid is a player.. May be the hardest hitter in the secondary...Armando ask frickin Lex Hilliard about how hard this guy plays.

Wilson and Jones our safeties of the future!

Brandon Marshall gives the Dolphins an A. He got more protection for Henne, a speedy WR to take some pressure off and a guy to deflect from his own off field issues.

I give the Ireland and Sparano a B- on this draft. The first three solid...they tapered off at the end.But those are going to special teamers at most anyway. Welcome to the NFL rooks...lucky kids are going to get a chance most of us wished we had. Don't you wish someone had something, anything to say about your chances with the NFL. If your'e drafted or signed, you got a chance

I love the draft!!!! Solidified the line that will open up so many holes, picked a bruising rb that can also throw deep to our new speed WR. Jimmy Wilson is a beast... Great draft.

Here's the story on Jimmy Wilson:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/sports/ncaafootball/05montana.html?_r=3&pagewanted=1

So this is the message we are sending our kids:

Kill people, go to jail. But no worries, if you're an athlete, you'll be acquitted. Not only that, you'll get a chance to go to the NFL and make millions. What a joke.

If you do some research he didnt kill anyone. He was going to help a family member when the guy pointed a rifle at him. He wrestled himm and the guy came up dead.
What would you do if some guy pointed a rifle at you?
Exactly, it sounds like the guy got unlucky and multiple teams gave him a workout.

DD,
IS IT TRUE THAT;;;;;

MONTANA IS NO 3 ON THE DEATH ROLL LIST .NO 4 IN CRIME ?

please someone get ahold of detective fernando bosh with miami police. ive seen enough first 48 episode. your area with dolphins and canes- wow. he needs to watch them characters closely

Well, we do want other teams to be scared of us..

Claims that he will be the hardest working player the fins have ever seen.
Sounds like a good start to me

I think we did better than last year in the draft, Mando, how bout you? Yes, they have to prove themselves, but better potential! Prediction, Odrick will break his leg again and be done, jury still out on Edds!

ALoco..Do you know 1 thing about Wilson? He isn't an excon...What would you do if your mother was being attacked?

bunch of idiots on here. we drafted him in the seventh round. not much risk

i will be rooting for the kid

Replacing Y. Bell?

BIG MONDO- remember brandon the nutjob marshall said mallet would be a beast. ah ha yeah ok . go join your buddy tyler thigpen you jacker

I WOUD KILL WHO ATTACKED MY MOTHER .IS THAT WHAT HAPPEN ?

THEN I AM A SUPPORTER OF WILSON .

Turtles ad fishes putias

Umm... B.

Now they need to get a new CBA done so we can have camps. Otherwise it's going to be a loooooong summer. Owners/Players - I don't care who's right or wrong, just get it done and let's play ball.

NOW IT'S THE TIME FOR OUR DENTIST TO LOOK AT THESE PLAYERS,ALL OF THEM TO SEE IF THEY HIDDEN JEWLS .

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