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For me, Hayden if the pick is defense, Eifert or Austin if the pick is offense

I want the Dolphins to pick D.J. Hayden. There's no denying that. I've made the case in the newspaper and I think the need is obvious.

Let's face it, the NFL is a passing league and the Dolphins secondary has been frustratingly inconsistent.

They made Kevin Kolb seem like Joe Montana.

They let Andrew Luck break the NFL record for most third down conversion passes.

And more problems loom because Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, Tom Brady (twice), Phillip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco are all on the schedule in 2013. You have to be able to overcome that kind of firepower quarterback play with dynamic pass defense.

But ...

What if the Dolphins go offense? What if the Dolphins continue their offseason upgrade of the offense that included Dustin Keller and Mike Wallace?

Well, a right tackle at No. 12 would be terrible. A guard? Terrible. A running back? Not happening.

Thinks two players: Tavon Austin and Tyler Eifert.

If you are any kind of frequent visitor to this blog you know I believe the Dolphins have underestimated the importance of tight ends for years. They let Anthony Fasano's mediocrity lull them into a false sense of satisfaction. This while the Patriots went crazy turning tight ends into some sort of newfangled weapon.

Eifert would turn that tide back for Miami. He's got prototypical size at 6-5 and 250. He's not fast but he's not slow. He presents a matchup problem for linebackers and some safeties, although he doesn't separate with the consistency I'd expect. His hands are good. He's a good and willing blocker.

Austin, meanwhile, is more a dream pick. It's likely not going to happen. He's probably going to go higher than No. 12. Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland doesn't like little guys and Austin is 5-8. He's only just a slot guy. His arms will prove too short to be a factor along sidelines.

But the guy is a playmaker. His tape makes your heart skip a beat. He's dynamic. He is a boom or bust pick, but if he succeeds, he's going to be great. I'd make a leap at being great over a chance to be good.

 

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JEFF IRELAND, BEST GM IN THE LEAGUE!!!!

I TAKE IT BACK!!! WELL DONE PENDING TRADING DETAILS

What???????.... Deion jordan????

serious????????????????

OMG....They didn't take Johnson??? I don't believe it!!!!

My God! What a surprise!

Last season we got the worst QB. Jordan's on PUP no?

how much they gave up??

NEW FIN ---DION JORDAN!

IRELAND ALWAYS SCREWS UP THE DRAFT LOL

What's the cost Mando?

How skinny is this guy?

I take it back, I'm ok with this. I thought it was Lane Johnson.

You Happy Mando?

NO DT Or O-Line.

I Know My Boy Craig M Is Real Happy.

I can't believe we just traded up for Dion Jordan. I HATE this decision.

what did we give up for him?

Phins 78...

Back @ ya....# respect!

I'm getting a stiff thinking about wake & Jordan abusing pretty boy Brady

Pick is being critized by ESPN. Chucky specially.

I don't believe it!

PUP

haha armando, it's been a while since ive seen you that excited about a pick

Buh-Bye Jeffy...........Odrick Jr. & no Left Tackle????

Ugh

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

WHAT LOSERS

JEFF IRELAND, BEST GM IN THE LEAGUE!!!!

Posted by: DC Dolfan | April 25, 2013 at 08:35 PM
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I 2ND THAT.....

We Got A LT!

Posted by: Dashi | April 25, 2013 at 08:34 PM

D. Jordan Is A Freak Athlete.

Hopefully He Turns Into Jason Taylor.

One Thing Is For Sure. Odrick Will Be Playing DT.

3rd overall pick for this guy???? Just terrible.

great pick, Brady watch your ass!!

And only cost is a 2nd

THis sucks...

If you said the word LT in the last month, month and a half as our #1 pick, GO HANG YOURSELF FROM A BRIDGE!!

WHAT?

Gave up are high 2nd pick

I DO NOT LIKE THIS PICK! Trade up for this??????


Ireland blows.

I did not expect that chit

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

We Only Gave Up 1 Pick For D. Jordan.

Not Bad.

Ireland Started Off The Draft Right.

Beyond appalled, why??? WHY??!!!!! Less than 250 lbs 6'6" guy, God knows what did we have to give up for this guy. Bye bye Eiffert, who WILL be drafted by the Jets and will continue to now tradition of TEs of destroying our D.

BTW an Oregon defensive guy LOL with shoulder issues, etc. I QUIT, this is beyond discouraging, the same day that these morons unveiled the most hideous unis in the history of this once proud franchise.

LA bound a this rate.

JEFF IRELAND, BEST GM IN THE LEAGUE!!!!

Posted by: DC Dolfan | April 25, 2013 at 08:35 PM
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I 2ND THAT.....

Kris,

Are you serious???

Wow. Is all I have to say...I was not expecting that at all. NO ONE here had that pick.

Holy Schittt

Wow, Gruden HATES Dion Jordan

That is not bad just a 1st and 2nd round pick. That is not a big cost.

A big time rusher opposite Wake. Really ok with this pick

Needed a pass rusher. Mayock says he needs some weight on hime 6'7 247lbs. A Jason Taylor type pass rusher. Giving up the 2nd round 42nd pick sucks though.

Ireland screwed up again. Whats new?

NO MORE DOUBLE TEAMS ON WAKE!!

GAVE UP FIRST SECOND ROUND PICK TO MOVE UP.

Odin,Pass the bottle.

Kc if you want our 42, please talk to Oakland lol

WE GAVE UP 12 & 42 NOT JUST 42

It looks like the Dolphins are OK with J. Martin playing LT after all. Because #12 and #42 are already gone (bad news KC fans). Now it's Mando on the clock to find out exactly what we had to give for Dion :)

Welcome to the team Bro!!!

Ireland should give "las nalgas" to get the 3rd. pick


I know this was our first 2nd but we pretty much traded vontae for Jordan...ireland is turning out to be a pretty good gm

Bobby, it's ok, who have we gotten in the 2nd anyway? A bunch of nobodies. I'm fine with it, we now have TWO legit pass rushers. Corners now have help, QBs will have less time to find their receivers. We filled a HUGE HOLE. And if we trade Bess, we'll get a 3rd. This is WIN-NOW mode. Only thing that can deflate us is Tannehill doesn't pan out.

Ireland is getting fired after this year. Take that to the bank.

This guy looks, again looks, like another JT. I was impressed with his amazing versatility, rushing, tackling, covering. Now, his intelligence, hmm...

We pick next at 54? And we do not have a starting LT or CB?

12 up to 3 for just for a 2nd rder..not bad.

JEFF IRELAND, BEST GM IN THE LEAGUE!!!!

If you're a Jets fan! LMFAO!!

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