It's logo talk this morning.
As you may know, I confirmed Tuesday that the logo leaked via instagram on the Internet last week is no fake. It is the real deal. It is the Dolphins new logo .
And my column in today's Miami Herald gives you some insight that I gathered relative to that logo being unveiled in a month.
But here is something that wasn't in the column that I've saved for you here:
The Dolphins uniforms will be aqua and orange. That means all white sometimes. That means aqua jerseys and white pants sometimes. I suppose it can even mean white jerseys with aqua pants sometimes. But there will be no alternate jersey in 2013.
And thankfully, no orange on orange.
By the way, I was on NFL AM this morning representing the Dolphins in the program's mock draft. (Why NFL AM couldn't get a better representative, I don't know). Anyway, this is the mock I was given as picked by experts and beat writers in the cities where the teams are located.
1. CHIEFS – LUKE JOECKEL, OT TEXAS A&M
2. JAGUARS – EZEKIEL ANSAH, DE BYU
3. RAIDERS – SHARRIF FLOYD, DT FLORIDA
4. EAGLES – ERIC FISHER, OT CENTRAL MICHIGAN
5. LIONS – DEE MILLINER, CB ALABAMA
6. BROWNS – GENO SMITH, QB WEST VIRGINIA
7. CARDINALS - CHANCE WARMACK, OG ALABAMA
8. BILLS – CORDARRELLE PATTERSON, WR TENNESSEE
9. JETS – DION JORDAN, LB/DE ORGEON
10. TITANS – BARKEVIOUS MINGO, DE LSU
11. CHARGERS – LANE JOHNSON, OT OKLAHOMA
So with the No. 12 overall pick and with no option to trade down I selected Washington CB Desmond Trufant.
Here's my logic: The Dolphins need a cornerback. They lost two three-year starters since the beginning of 2012 and have no real replacements right now. I don't buy the Dimitri Patterson talk for one minute. Cornerback is also an elite position so I don't mind upgrading with such a high pick.
Milliner is gone but I've got Xavier Rhodes and Desmond Trufant on the board.
I went with Trufant.
He's smarter. He's more instinctive. He's more fluid. He is a much, much, much superior system fit than Rhodes. Rhodes is the pick if you're wanting a press corner. The Dolphins don't want that. They want a man who can play zone, play combo, quarters, all of it. That's Trufant, who by the way, comes from football pedigree as his brother Marcus plays for Seattle.
Rhodes is bigger at 6-1 but Trufant at 5-11 5/8ths is plenty big. He's also more willing in run support. He runs very well. And he has great ball skills.
Was he the best available player (BAP)? No.
Star Lotulelei was still on the board. But the Dolphins need a cornerback of the future more than they need a defensive tackle with a heart condition that grades higher.