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Draft day is here: Ready for a Prius draft party?

Draft day is here! Big doings here at The Miami Herald and on my radio show, Armando and Perkins on 640Sports.

Here's the deal: First off please check out the information below. It tells you what I believe will happen during this Dolphins draft. It tells you what should happen. It gives analysis and opinion. Pretty cool, right?

Then tune in to my radio show at 640-AM in South Florida or the webcast right here at The Miami Herald. We'll be talking Dolphins and NFL draft with tons of guests, including Nat Moore, Keith Sims, Tony Collins, Louis Oliver, Gino Torretta, Troy Drayton and others throughout the morning 6-10 a.m. You are welcome to call in toll free from anywhere in the United States at 1-888-640-9385.

We are having a draft party in a Prius. Let's just say it was the suggestion of a co-worker I respect. 640Sports will have on-air personalities driving around South Florida in a Toyota Prius throughout the day. For my show, the Sports Brothers will be on the highways and byways giving out prizes.

If you listen to the show and attend the Dolphins Draft party starting this evening at Sun Life Stadium, you can win the 640 Sports Challenge. All you have to do is listen, show up to the draft party and win.

The winner gets a Jake Scott autographed football. Scott was the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl VII, the game that culminated Miami's perfect season.

As to the actual draft, consider my thoughts by way of categories:

Most likely draft pick in Round One: Ryan Tannehill. As I wrote in my column today, Tannehill simply makes the most sense for a team trying to plug a hole that's been leaking far too long. He is not ready to play in 2012. The Dolphins won't admit this because, well, it's probably not wise to set the bar so low. But as Mike Mayock said this evening on the NFL Network, the guy is going to take a year or two to become NFL functional. The Dolphins have that time because they have two vets that I write about in the column.

Do I dig the idea of Tannehill?: Not that much. I believe the Dolphins would be picking a guy at No. 8 that is not the eighth best player in the draft. I understand QBs are overdrafted. This would be a classic case of a player being overdrafted.

Most likely alternative: Trade down. The Cowboys need to jump higher to grab Alabama safety Mark Barron. They need to get up ahead of the Bills who covet Barron and are scheduled to pick 10th. If the Dolphins aren't truly sold on Tannehill to the point they could be talked into picking lower and adding a second-round pick, this is the scenario that could play out. Frankly, I would love this scenario because Miami should still get a good player at 14 and then have two second-round picks plus two third-round picks. The Cowboys have the 45th overall pick or 13th pick in the second round.

Most likely player drafted if not Tannehill: I still think the Dolphins love Fletcher Cox. He fits as an addition to their 4-3 look. He can be an inside presence -- you've seen what that did for Detroit when they got one. He has pass-rush skills that can translate to DE. And he'd be great in sub packages. There's also the fact he would play right away. By the way, if you're thinking the Dolphins have plenty of DT help, remember the team is considering Jared Odrick at DE and Randy Starks is unsigned after this season.

Most likely player drafted if not Tannehill and Cox: South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore. Dolphins like him a lot. He also plays an impact position where the Dolphins have lacked players that turn the ball over. There are some NFL teams -- New England among them -- considering going with extra corners and dialing back to one safety. It is an adjustment to the offensive explosion that's happening in the league. Teams simply require more cover players.

Player the Dolphins absolutely, positively will not draft in the first round: Iowa OT Riley Reiff. Remember him? Kiper and Bucky Brooks and others had him listed to the Dolphins in their early mock drafts. The Dolphins don't love him much. He has short arms. He lacks explosive punch. And he simply would be a reach to anyone picking him in the top 20. And I don't foresee the Dolphins being that low in the round.

Quarterback I like most not named Luck or Griffin: Kirk Cousins of Michigan State. You will laugh, but he reminds me of Tom Brady. Under the radar guy. Chip on his shoulder. Played in a major conference for a long time and won a lot of games. Did heroic stuff in college. Was a wonderboy in the fourth quarter. Was very good in the red zone. Has a solid arm that could get better. Smart. He is a leader, as made obvious by the fact he was captain three consecutive years. He'll probably go in the late second or third round. I would take him. At the end of the day, I guess I'm big on production. You know, stuff that happens on the field.

Getting ahead of ourselves for Friday: In the second round I'm thinking offensive line and specifically right tackle. Mike Adams of Ohio State is a possibility. I also like Kendal Wright of Baylor as a WR possibility here. My concern is the Patriots, who worked out Wright as late as this week, will grab this kid late in the first round. If the Dolphins pick up multiple second-round picks, keep T.Y. Hilton of FIU on your radar. Kid is a TD waiting to happen. Otherwise he could be third-round material as both a WR and returner.

What must happen before the weekend is out: If the Dolphins leave this draft without having added a right tackle that can compete for a starting job, I believe the draft will have failed in part of its purpose. Yes, I know Lydon Murtha is the favorite of some fans and the team has liked him for some time. But he's injury-prone, folks. And durability is a critical factor. I saw Artis Hicks work at right tackle this week and he looks like someone that other teams discard. Maybe he'd look much better in pads. I hope so. But I believe the club needs to draft a right tackle at some point this draft that can plausibly take over the starting job.

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You like Kirk Cousins too?

AMAZING! I think this is the first time we've ever agreed on anything.

Wait a minute.........I'm not starting to think like Mando am I?

Should I be worried?

cant wait

Matt Moore

Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011

TD-INT

32-26


Passing yards

5,148

QB Rating

81.0

Stats at NFL.com

Not bad for a guy with 25 career starts.

What does that work out too? About a season and a half of starts? His TD's would work out to just about 20 a season. Around 2800 yards a season.

The above is the main reason I'm against taking a reach on such a big project. Namely Tannehill.

When you consider Moore has been improving, gaining consistency and put up those kind of numbers in just 25 starts, you realize we don't need to reach for a project.

Moore is our young project and he's developing very nicely.

Trade down coming our way

Weeden is better
Cousins I think will have an issue dealing with grown men this isn't college Football kid these are pros and they just don't follow you cause your the QB

Trade down

Holmgren believes in drafting a QB every year. I have seen him state this on multiple occasions.

If Holmgren thinks Tannehill has the potential to be the real deal, he will most certainly take him. If he thinks he's really got it, he won't risk letting him get by. Especially when he has another 1st round pick.

If he doesn't take Tannehill, we'll know exactly what he thinks of him.

If Holmgren passes on him, would you?

PS: I hope Holmgren LOVES Tannehill. God I hope he's sold on the kid.

Matter of fact, I'm going to go say a prayer for Holmgren to pick him, right now.

Coples' slacker allegations are completely unfounded. The guy is a Man-Beast.

Hands down, the bast Pass Rusher/De in this draft. Bar None!

Melvin is more of a OLB/Tweener. Too small to play DE in a 4-3.

I'm going to start clicking my heels together and chant Coples, Kuechley, Floyd..........Coples, Kuechley, Floyd........

1. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
2. Ronnell Lewis, LB, Oklahoma
3. Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina
3. Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas
4. Tommy Streeter, WR, The U
5. Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma
5. Desmond Wynn, OG, Rutgers (trade up)
UND- Adrien Robinson, TE, Cincy
UND- Matt Merletti, S, UNC

I was of the school of thought to draft WRs early but the more I think about it and research their values for this particular class I see they are all over the map. I can easily see Ireland and Philbin agreeing that picking Streeter and Broyles (think Nelson and Jenkins) in the 4th and 5th respectively is almost or just as good as picking Marvin Jones and Chris Givens in the 2nd and 3rd, and I would agree with such assessment. I think Ireland will pick Wynn and Robinson for sure, the latter going as high as a 6th rounder.

I know I won't be able to sleep. Too excited. I have to try again though, it's getting LATE!

Sleeping pills didn't work. Neither did warm milk and counting sheep.

I got it! I'm going to read some of Armando's old writings.

That'll put anyone to sleep.................. ;p


Say NO to Tannehill(football talk)

ValHalla!!!!

Mando,
I used to like Cousins and also thought of the Brady comparisons, but the more video I watched on him I had to agree with a lot of experts about a major flaw in his game: he telegraphs his throws, and that is crucial, so now when I'm watching he reminds me of another Wolverine QB...Henne, so I have to pass on him.

If we are to draft a QB other than Tanny I'd go with Wilson if we can have him in the 5th round. Problem is I think he'll go higher and deservedly so. I think Ireland's big body policy will make him an impossibility but the kid can play. However realistically he can go as high as a 3rd rounder and that is a lot given his potential shortcomings, no pun intended.

The biggest reason I like Tannehill? Forget the stats, watch video and see he does a good job anticipating the WR breaking the route and throwing early. That is hard to coach and the guy has it. I know he's a high risk/reward pick but I think the universe law of probabilities may finally play on our favor.

Wanna stop those pesky TEs and Welker? Get Ronnell Lewis, he will put a few vicious licks on them, and you see how all of the sudden they will not be running those routes as well as they can. The guy is a special team tackling/turnover machine as well.

Soiled,

This draft season just hasn't been the same without you.

I myself miss your keen insights and deep thinking analysis.

If you see this, give a shout out and let us all know how you're doing!

ValHalla!!!!

Weeden is better? R u on drugs? He had the lowest grade of any of the top seven QB prospects when flushed outside the pocket or under pressure. That explains his great warm ups during Senior Bowl week and his horrendous performance actually playing in it.

Well we are well less than 24 hours till we start the draft. So I'm going to say once more my "HOPES" for this draft in the illogical belief that it might actually happen. No I've never coached in the NFL or even college but I'm not the usual clueless football fan that seems to post on this site (no I'm not talking about all of the posters). I coached football for 12 years including at the high school level and have a high school State Championship ring to show for it. Does that make me an expert. Well No. But I can certainly tell by reading this blog for years now that I'm much more logical when it comes to football matters than at least most of the posters.

As such I will say to those that want yet ANOTHER offensive lineman chosen in the 1st or even 2nd you are living in the past. Yes the OL is very important, especially in the PAST, but it's just not the foundation requirement that it used to be. For those that want the pass rusher, well as a Defensive Coordinator who as had MANY shutouts and even an ENTIRE season without a TD given up by his first string defense because I believed the BEST way to combat the pass was to committ as many rushers has it took to chase the QB and better yet put him on his back, I tell you that too is no longer as logical in today's NFL. The local team does this better than pretty much anyone in the NFL has for YEARS. Baltimore, and they even have a pretty darn FINE OL, but yet they still can't win the big one. Why? Easy because today's NFL is at LEAST 80% about the QUARTERBACK. I just couldn't believe the way some talked up Flacco. He has never impressed me, EVEN when he was beating us in our ONLY playoff game in a DECADE. He's a nice Backup and that's ALL.

The same for Henne, and I've always thought that (NOT a leader and terrible decision maker) and Matt Moore too (in spite of the fact that he was good enough to cost us the chance to get a VERY HIGH PROBABILTY TRULY FRANCHISE QB Luck or RGIII). And Garrand, him too, though I think that Jacksonville showed ignorance in cutting him last year. There are just WAY too few even decent QB's in the NFL.

So after all that what is my hope for later today and this weekend? First the Dolphins use their 1st round on a QB. Either Ryan with the 8th or trade down to later in the 1st and get Weeden. Yes I know I too am not completely sold on Ryan but there are decent odds there. And I know that Weeden is "old" but there to there are even better than decent odds, as he says he's a WINNER, and so what if we "only" get SEVERAL years out of him. How many good QB years have we had in over a decade? But wait I'm not done. Then after using the 1st on a QB they then in the 4th or 5th round get Russell Wilson Wisconsin's QB. Yes I know he's short. But he's a LEADER, he's SMART, he's ACCURATE and ATHLETIC. This guy in spite of his shortness (WOW he's less than 2 freaking inches shorter than Brees), has better than decent odds at some REAL succuess in the NFL.

The Dolphins do that and I TRULY believe that before training camp is over Delvin is GONE. Garrand is GONE. And Moore isn't starting before the end of the season.

There is no sure fire path to get the Dolphins back to the team it once was, both respected and FEARED. But the above is Logical because it plays some very decent odds.

is there really a draft party? I cant find anything on the official web site

I like Moore as our QB and after what he did last year I hope he is our starting QB this year. I think with a better OL he could be our franchise QB
with West Coast offense he will shine.

I don't think we should take Tannehill with the 8th pick - Trade down get another pick in the second or third round, this is a deep draft and we can get more starters to plug our holes. No matter who it is just get players that are not projects. Please stop the gambling and get solid performers.
Trade with Dallas move from 8 to 14 and we can get a QB in round 2

wow,do you all work the late shift like me or have no life?Hope everyone works late.......Well odie we know you.lol.Keep the HOME fires burnin.

wow,do you all work the late shift like me or have no life?Hope everyone works late.......Well odie we know you.lol.Keep the HOME fires burnin.

just wait and see guys, i think once the first 3 rounds or so go rather than just the 1st(although obviously it is important) that is more about fans to get excited about. and in fairness we won't know if it's been a success until way after the first game starts. so even if your not sold on the picks........wait and see ;-)

1. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
2. Ronnell Lewis, LB, Oklahoma
3. Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina
3. Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas
4. Tommy Streeter, WR, The U
5. Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma
5. Desmond Wynn, OG, Rutgers (trade up)
UND- Adrien Robinson, TE, Cincy
UND- Matt Merletti, S, UNC

I was of the school of thought to draft WRs early but the more I think about it and research their values for this particular class I see they are all over the map. I can easily see Ireland and Philbin agreeing that picking Streeter and Broyles (think Nelson and Jenkins) in the 4th and 5th respectively is almost or just as good as picking Marvin Jones and Chris Givens in the 2nd and 3rd, and I would agree with such assessment. I think Ireland will pick Wynn and Robinson for sure, the latter going as high as a 6th rounder.

I'm seeing a lot of mocks with two WR's. No way that happens, not a chance. We have too many areas to fill, a later round WR is not going to beat out Bess or Hartline.


To the ex coach poster, Philbin himself said there is no way to expect better QB play on this team until we get better oline play, so...he does no agree with your assessment.

I don't think they pick Tannehil and I don''t think they should, not at . Cox or Barron is my call.

Cox or Ingram for me, but after trading with Dallas.
They let Langford walk and cut Merling. Its obvious they will be replaced.
I'd also like Decastro, but obviously not at 8.

DNA that is where YOU'RE WRONG. This years wide reciever class is the deepest ever and you will find a starter in the 3rd round we NEED its NOT a want its a NEED a downfield threat and a bigger target aswell 80% chance they take recievers

The best plans of Mice and Men often go astray.

Would you trade the 3rd round pick acquired for Marshall for one year of a contract-year motivated Osi Umenyiora to bookend Cam Wake?

http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/giantsblog/osi_losing_sleep_over_giants_future_GbI3YeNWueqLpTQNvxh2FL

I think I would've made a deal of Brandon Marshall for Osi Umenyiora and a 3rd rounder next year.

With these very uplifting thoughts I open my Draft Day.

Jordon,

YOU"RE WRONG, becaue I typed in capital letters!

I hate to break the news to your but Gates is a down field threat and faster than any of those guys. Don't write him off so fast after a rookie season under idiot Sparano. We have:

Bess: fine in the slot
Hartline: He can run, former track star, and good hands, he just needs a QB to get him the ball.
Gates: Fast as lightening
Moore: speedy too.
Wallace: Big target that moves pretty well

That is five recievers that cover all bases.We'll draft one receiver at most. You will see by Sunday we don't draft two of them and of course you won't be back to admit you were wrong.

We have so many needs. I think it would be hard to justify two players at any one position unless they trade down. What is important is finding players that can come in and start right away. Pick wisely in every round and then find the hidden gems in unstaffed free agents. Whatever they do in the draft they need to do right.

Un-drafted free agents. Reason to hate the IPad

One of two things are going to happen tonight: The Dolphins stay put and "reach"/"overdraft" Ryan Tannehill. Or the Dolphins trade with Dallas and drop to 14 and select- Ryan Tannehill. Now I would rather the second scenario to happen because we will have added a 2nd or 3rd round pick obviously. The reason why I say Tannehill will be there at 14 is simple: Buffalo needs other positional help and wont draft him, Kansas City is sold on Decastro (my preferred pick for the Dolphins), Seattle pirated Flynn from us and Carroll is smokescreening how much he says he likes Tannehill. Arizona does not run a west coast offense and therefore wouldnt covet Tannehill. Which leaves him for us to pick at 14. We need more picks- so many holes to fill. We also draft Tannehill at a position closer to his actual value. He is not a top 10 pick people.

With the 8th pick in this years NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins select.... Ted Ginn Jr.

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuckkkkkkkkk!!!!

I was Alan but changed my name to show I have been a dolphins fan since 1966. I have been around longer then most, and I will always be a proud Miami Dolphin fan

Draft day has dawned. Finally come Monday these debates will be over.

I hope none of the past draft debacles Armando is replaying on his radio show this morning play out for us tonight.

The question of the day is:

If your the Dolphins GM would you take a 2nd rder to swap 1st rders??

I couldn't handshake on that deal fast enough.

Thanks Finfan66,

Someone on here is older than me lol.

Hahaha you do not have to rub it in

Trade down as low as 21 and take the risk that Kansas or Buffalo take Tannehill at 10 or 11. If they don't take him with the lower pick and use the extra pick(s) on other area's of need:

2 WR
1 RT
2 OLB/DE/DT
1 S

Two 2rd picks, two 3rd round picks and Tannehill with a mid 1st round trade down would make for a stunning start to the draft. If Tanehill goes take the best available need with our first. Risky but if Ireland pulled it off we'd need to revise our opinion of him...

2 WR LOL

We have five already. Our needs are more OL, LB, DT, S. Take 1 WR at most and only if he is cleary better than one of our current WR's.

Seven WR's won't help us win any more than five WR's LOL.

T.Y. Hilton is rated as a 4th-5th round pick. If Miami trades down and has multiple 2nd's and takes this kid then I will be pi$$ed.
Way too much talent in the 2nd round to be taking him then.

DNA,

seven WR but only two of them would be tested in the NFL. If we draft 2, in a deep pool of WR this year, then along with Gates, Moore and Wallace we can expect to find perhaps 2/3 starters from this group in addition to Bess and Hartline.

The best Offenses in the league (including Philbins Packers) distribute receptions between 8-9 different players. If we can use 4 from 7 WR's and add Fasano, Bush and Thomas we have the kind of offense coach Philbin has been talking about which includes multiple reads and options rather than a clear No:1 reciever.

however I take your point that we have needs elsewhere, that's why trading down for more picks would help.

The media ratings are nothing but fluff guesswork. The GM's ratings are different on most players. No use wasting time or energy responding to media predraft crapola, its only there to entertain fans, keep them hitting the sites. They have no bearing on anything beyond fan entertainment.

Tannehill hasn't even been drafted yet and already the Hype has started from the So Fla Press...

KLV760 "Exactly. Preferably in '12. Which is why with Tannehill... RT @canemutiny5X: @KLV760 All I want is an impact player. That is all."

Ross and Ireland need to pass on Tannehill. The people of this area won't give this kid the time he needs to develop. Drafting Tannehill in the 1st round would be a DISASTER for the Dolphins. Don't do it.

Pete, I just think Hartline is better than most fans give him credit for. He's had like 3 qb's and 2 different OC's in his first 3 years. Henne missed him way too much. He can run, he is scrappy, good hands. I rate him a true #2 WR. His second year, 2010, we had no oline, Henning, not even Rice would have succeeded in that total mess.

I agree with you armando.......I dont like tannehill.......

Fletcher Cox looks like he is going to be special. Stephen Ross needs to shut his mouth and let Ireland do his job. There are several QB's available in this draft to develop in the later rounds. Weeden, Cousins, & Foles all have more upside than Tannehill. Tannehill in the 1st round is a huge mistake Ross. Everybody knows it but you...

Joe Philbin said recently that the Dolphins have never asked Mike Sherman about Ryan Tannehill. So, you have a guy in your organization that can give you the most insight on a potential draft prospect out of anyone in the league and you don't ask him about that guy.
Either Philbin is lying or the Dolphins have no intention of picking Tannehill. Like I said, I have listed on my blog the hot 100 prospects I think Miami is looking at in this draft and I don't even have Tannehill listed on it. Smokescreens, smokescreens.

I would be more excited about a trade back (not further than 18) for a 2nd rounder or first rounder next year than the Tanneyhill pick. As long as they ended up with Cousins or Weeden. After they trade back they would have to draft a highly rated pass rusher, WR, or CB.....

What kind of contract can we anticipate with Tannehill? We are talking #8 QB money. Not #8 OL or DB money.

Quite frankly, we are going to reach and overpay. This kid will be an anchor around Ireland's neck or a life preserver.

Only time will tell. Mando, please make sure you give us the TRUTH once this kid starts practicing.

Hey Jeff !!!

You need to be willing to pick up the phone today buddy and deal the pick for Fletcher Cox if he doesn't want to play here ... It's time to make something happen!

You can pick up Weeden, Cousins or Foles later in this draft by trading back a little. Swallow your pride Jeff and make the call. You can do it!

No matter who Ireland picks half the people won't like it.

Might as well trade down.

Better to select no one than select the wrong one.

If you guys haven't seen Nathan Palmer out of NIU you need to check him out. He's projected 7th-FA which I believe is extremely WRONG because he's an unbelievable talent at the wide receiver position. He clocks out at 4.34 and he can break ankles all over the field.
Unlike Gates who is just straightline speed, this guy can beat you with either speed or moves. There is a play in one of his games where he stops on a dime and changes direction which doesn't even look humanly possible. This guy fits this offense to a "t" and I believe he should be at least a 3rd or 4th round pick. The only knock against him is his numbers but NIU distributes the ball to several different targets in their passing game.
Nate Palmer is a guy the Dolphins need to have on their radar along with these others:
Greg Childs
Juron Criner
Ryan Broyles
Personally, I think they should get all four. All will make a huge impact on this team.

First draft ever, I have no clue what direction to go. Philbin and Sherman have been close to the vest. All I can do is watch and cheer for whoever we draft, because none of us have a clue as to the plan of the new coaching staff.

the good news is: My TV is safe from damage since I can't get pissed this year!

I would be just as happy with Foles. I like Cousins a lot especially because of what he accomplished at Michigan State. However, the knock against Foles is he couldn't pick his team up and get them to play better to win more games. I don't believe this to be true because I've watched Foles play in plenty of games and, if a quarterback can play like he does and be that competitive and his team still can't win, you can't put it on him.
The talent Foles had around him wasn't very good. He was sacked 23 times in each of his last two seasons. If you watched enough of him you would see that he needed to get rid of the ball quickly or run for his life.
The 2nd knock on him is the lack of mobility. Again, I disagree. There were plenty of times where he was able to move up in the pocket or scramble to escape pressure. He's not going to run for a lot of yards and I don't care. But, he's mobile enough to roll out and do what he needs to do to avoid pressure. Like Tannehill, he's not ready to play his first season but his accuracy and production was much better and he did it on a losing team with not much help other than Criner. I like this kid a lot.

DNA, agreed. I also think that Fasano is under rated. He got 5TD's last year (just one less than Marshall) on a poor offense and is a very good blocker. Perhaps 1 quality WR in the draft would be enough but only if every reciever makes a step up in Philbin's system.

heard some tid bits ’bout how trading back wont get u a pro bowl type player as in the top 10 pix. hmmmmm.?
so no trading back u jackaxx ire. stay f’n put k?

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Two Things To Get Off My Chest Today:

1 - I am a Jeff Ireland skeptic.

2 - As a diehard Dolphins fan, I wish Jeff Ireland all the luck and success in the 2012 Draft. He is the leader. He is in charge. I hope and pray he has the most successful Draft in his tenure as the Dolphins GM. I will not mock him during these few days. I will not predict failure for his picks (during the Draft). I will wholeheartedly support the moves he makes and ask EVERY Dolphins fan to wish exactly the same thing for Ireland: SUCCESS!

What must happen before the weekend is out: If the Dolphins leave this draft without having added a right tackle that can compete for a starting job, I believe the draft will have failed in part of its purpose. Yes, I know Lydon Murtha is the favorite of some fans and the team has liked him for some time. But he's injury-prone, folks. And durability is a critical factor. I saw Artis Hicks work at right tackle this week and he looks like someone that other teams discard. Maybe he'd look much better in pads. I hope so. But I believe the club needs to draft a right tackle at some point this draft that can plausibly take over the starting job.

Mando,

There are four MUSTS in this draft;

1) Starting caliber RT
2) WR who will contribute immediately--No way Blackmon falls to us therefore I like a guy like Brian Quick with one of 3rd round picks
3) A DE that can rush the passer. We definitely need another DE to play in a 4-3 along with Wake. Odrick is a DT in a 4-3 & DE 3-4. I like our DT's for a 4-3 with Soliai, Starks, McDaniel, & Odrick.
4) With Wilson apparently moving to Safety we need to add another CB.

With only 8 picks this is going to be a tough to hit on these four MUSTS especially if we use our best pick on Tannehill.

Joe Philbin said recently that the Dolphins have never asked Mike Sherman about Ryan Tannehill. So, you have a guy in your organization that can give you the most insight on a potential draft prospect out of anyone in the league and you don't ask him about that guy.


Posted by: Professor Lou | April 26, 2012 at 08:39 AM


C'mon, don't be so gullible. Sheesh. Of course they discussed it. Still amazes me how many of you know there is nothing but misdirection going on yet still bite on every tidbit.

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