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Two meetings with potential draftees that truly interest

I'll admit it, I used to get caught up in the hype about which college players the Dolphins would meet privately or workout this time of year. I used to be interested in what players the team would bring to town in its top 30 visits or what local prospects made the cut to visit the facility.

This was a big deal back in the Jimmy Johnson era. Basically, if a player was coming to Davie to meet with the Dolphins the chances of him being drafted by the team were quite high.

Lately, the truth is a majority of the players the Dolphins bring to town don't end up getting drafted by Miami. Many are borderline guys the coaching staff needs to meet up close to gauge. Many are simply priority free agent types for after the draft.

So the process is not as interesting to me except, well, when it's interesting to me.

This is interesting to me:

This week the Dolphins are bringing in their local prospects and according to a league source, one of the players the Dolphins are expected to host is a defensive lineman named Jose Jose.

I'm not kidding. Jose Jose.

Jose is a Miami kid. He was All-Dade at Central High twice. He was recruited by Miami, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia and Rutgers before accepting a full scholarship from the University of Central Florida.

And then things went terribly wrong.

In March 2010, one month after signing his national letter of intent, Jose was arrested in Miami-Dade for carrying a concealed firearm without a permit and aggravated assault with a firearm.

UCF cut him loose but Jose was not convicted. He was sentenced to a six-month administrative probation. So Jose went the JUCO route. The following January he was again offered a scholarship at UCF.

And for 14 months things went smoothly. Until March of 2012.

After making a transition from offensive line to defensive line and battling weight issues, Jose apparently got into a heated argument with head coach George O'Leary.

And the argument escalated.

And O'Leary kicked Jose off the team.

"Really it wasn't, well ... yeah it was an argument," Jose told the Orlando Sentinel. "I do not really want to get into what was said in the argument, and I said some things that I probably shouldn’t have said. He took action and did what he had to do and that's just kind of how it is. I can’t really take back what I said."

Indeed, Jose now is trying to get himself either drafted or picked up as a priority free agent after the draft. Because he's from Miami, the Dolphins can host him along with other local products.

I'd love to know how that conversation with Joe Philbin goes.

Among the Top 30 players scheduled to visit with the Dolphins is former Washington State wide receiver Marquess Wilson.

Wilson is a 6-4 and 198 pound receiver with good speed and solid albeit not spectacular production in college. So why does he interest me?

Wilson, if you can remember, quit the WSU football team last November and then alleged abuse by coach Mike Leach before eventually recanting the allegations. And then when all seemed settled, in February Wilson recanted the recant of the allegations while he was at the Indianapolis Combine.

Wild, right?

Wilson actually released a letter to the media claiming he was the victim of "physical, emotional and mental abuse" at the hands of Leach and the WSU coaching staff. Wilson timed the letter's release on the day WSU played a nationally ranked UCLA in a nationally telecast game.

The PAC-12 and WSU conducted an investigation and cleared the coaches.

And that left Wilson off a team and looking at expecting hard questions from NFL suitors, including the Dolphins now.

The likely questions?

Why did you quit?

Can you be expected to quit when any situation turns difficult?

Have you turned on any other people you know?

If you come here, would you do the same here that you did at WSU?

Why should we trust you to keep problems in-house?

It's an intriguing situation because Wilson was expected to be a second-round caliber receiver before he left the team. Now, nobody knows where he'll be drafted if at all.

Obviously, the Dolphins are doing their due diligence. They're seriously beating the weeds here in hopes of landing a bargain player.

Me, I'd love to be a fly on the wall on the Jose Jose and Marquess Wilson meetings with the Dolphins.

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Matt Barkley is Mark Sanchez 2.0

SUCKS!!!

POTUS,

Taking a TE at #12 Is A Risk. Taking A Miniature Wr at #12 Is Signing your Career Away.

Ireland wants an Extension. Safe Route With The #12 Is Best OG In The Draft.

What Would Ireland Do If His Career was On The Line and He has to get the #12 Pick Right?

No TE, no WR at #12. I am most worried about OT. All these receivers aren't going to do Tannehill a bit of good if he's spending his time trying not to get sacked because the defense has pushed past Jonathan Martin like he's a revolving door.

Dolphins need Ansah, Patterson(will be better than Wallace) or K. Allen. It's too bad they already signed receivers, I don't see them going after my picks unless its ansah.

When loaded like the 49ers are already loaded, all you need is Asomugha and Boldin to finish the deal.

The rest of the nfl is playing for 2nd place this year, barring Kaepernick goes down to season ending injury. Sorry, but, Colt McCoy would be disaster.

Jose Jose are you kidding me. what parents would do that to their poor kid.

Jose Jose has bust written all over him.

Posted by: Vontae's Grandma | April 03, 2013 at 09:18 AM

Seriously, his parents must have been as dumb as he is. The only thing this kid has written all over him is his nickname "Repeat!"

Pff, not even a hill of beans here ... no interest at all

No white WR's or bust white stiffs TE's no bragadocious WR's wannabes Austin and Patterson who have proven nothing yet in the NFL !! Joe Philbin is a genius he'll get it right !! This organization is in good hands with coach philbin running this franchIse !!

SF may not even win their division let alone the Super Bowl. The Seahawks were closing the gap fast last year ...

This guy is one of the four RBs I like in this draft (Giovani Bernanrd, Leveon Bell, and Christine Michael being the others). Here's a tidbit I got on this guy (rated as a 2nd round pick)

Keep an eye on UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin, who could end up as a 1st-round pick in April’s draft. Franklin tallied 6.1 yards per carry last year on his way to 1,734 yards and 15 TDs. He’s benefiting from concerns about Alabama’s Eddie Lacy, who was expected to be the first RB selected. Lacy has frustrated scouts by continually delaying his personal workout day while waiting for his hamstring to get back to 100%. Franklin’s combination of shiftiness and power has some scouts comparing him to Frank Gore. He could be an intriguing fit for a team like Cincinnati or Green Bay – and a potential fantasy football asset in 2013.

Matt barkley ...

** USC QB Matt Barkley received a positive scouting report from Pro Football Weekly. Barkley’s review cited positives such as terrific decision-making, with a balanced and smooth delivery. PFW also loves his improved downfield accuracy, and gushes about the senior’s leadership and intelligence. Negatives for Barkley include occasional lack of velocity along with trouble with footwork and delivery under pressure. But the summary states that Barkley can become a “very solid NFL starter and thrive with a strong supporting cast.” Sounds like PFW think he should be a 1st-round pick.

Geno Smith ...

** The report on Geno Smith was not as kind. His positives consisted of arm strength, accuracy, playmaking ability with his feet, and experience as a 3-year starter. PFW still questions Smith’s defensive recognition and ability to stay in sync with the rest of his offense. There are also major questions about his leadership ability and how his on-field intelligence will translate to reading NFL defenses. The summary is the most alarming aspect of the report: “[Smith] will be overdrafted and struggle to produce against NFL defensive complexities.” The review created buzz on ESPN. Todd McShay refuted the critical remarks about Smith’s intelligence and work ethic, citing them as “100% wrong.” Chris Mortensen agreed with McShay, saying “it doesn’t ring true.”

** Earlier on Tuesday, McShay speculated that a potential landing spot for Smith is with the Eagles at #4 overall. McShay thinks new Philly HC Chip Kelly could savor the chance to start his Eagles tenure with a potential franchise QB. Smith had a “grueling” workout with the team back in mid-March. McShay also added that the Raiders, Cardinals, Bills and Jets are likely to pass on drafting a QB inside the top 10. The Jaguars at #2 could present a threat, but may give Blaine Gabbert another year to prove his merit. Smith has been mocked to nearly every team in the top 10 since the offseason began. He’s not Andrew Luck or RGIII, but he presents the most enticing fantasy value out of anyone in the QB class. He will be one of the most volatile names to follow on draft day.

Ryan Nassib ...

** Ryan Nassib is one of the guys making the workout rounds in earnest this week. The Syracuse signal-caller will showcase his stuff for Cleveland, Jacksonville and Buffalo. While those teams are unlikely reach for Nassib in the early part of Round 1, one of them might trade back into the end of the 1st if they’re desperate to snag the QB. The Bills have been tied to Nassib since the day they hired former SU coach Doug Marrone. McShay likes Nassib to the Bills, saying “it makes too much sense” for them, especially as a 2nd-round pick. Nassib wouldn’t be a hot fantasy commodity in Buffalo on a team that figures to feed C.J. Spiller early and often. Kevin Kolb might still secure the starting job over whatever rookie the team brings in.

Chiefs first overall ..

** There’s a Final 4 in Kansas City, according to Chiefs GM John Dorsey. He told NFL.com that his team has narrowed its focus down to 4 players worthy of the #1 pick. The hottest name connected to the team has been Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel. The team’s current LT Brandon Albert is unhappy with his contract situation, and was the only non-participant at voluntary workouts this week. An addition of Joeckel could shift Albert to RT or make him expendable altogether. The team also met with West Virginia QB Geno Smith Tuesday. Dorsey and HC Andy Reid expect to have things finalized at least 4 days before the draft. Of course, this could all be irrelevant if the Chiefs elect to trade out of the #1 spot. Dorsey admitted it’s something the team has considered. Ultimately, we think the Chiefs stay put and make the safe pick in Joeckel.

Montee ball ..

** Wisconsin’s Montee Ball will be one of the first RBs off the board in this month’s NFL Draft. Pro Football Weekly likes his instincts, vision and footwork. He also gets rave reviews for his lower body strength and nose for the end zone. Ball rumbled 356 times for 1,830 yards in 2012 while maintaining a 5.1 yards-per-carry average. He doesn’t have elite speed or great pass-catching ability, but he’s a durable workhorse who emerged as an every-down back for Wisconsin. Ball doesn’t carry sky-high upside, but he’s a relatively safe pick who should contribute right out of the gate. He could be picked in the middle rounds of 2013 fantasy football drafts.

I hate this time of year when there's no Dolphin news and Mando starts making up stuff and throwing it out there to see if it sticks. He doesn't like it when there isn't something controversial to nitpick. Can't stir up the pot and create lots of hits on his blog. And, it's gonna be like this until the draft. Nothing to report, but gotta write something...
Ugh!

Futures pick, Marcus Lattimore ..

** South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore has a long way to go after tearing 3 of 4 ligaments in his right knee last fall. Pro Football Weekly projects the big-bodied bruiser as a 4th or 5th-round pick. He’ll simply need to get healthy and stay healthy to prove he has value at the next level. PFW likes Lattimore’s size, physicality, vision and ability to catch out of the backfield. The biggest red flags are the injury history and lack of true open-field speed. The 21-year-old’s recovery has come along faster than expected, but he’ll likely open the season on the PUP list

Mando,
Here's a topic for you...
With rumors that Miami is talking to Cleveland about moving up in the draft to #6, who should they be looking at? Dee Milliner? An O-lineman? Surely not Tavon Austin!

B33RCA has it right. I liked what i saw from Tannehill last year. He's got an arm, smart. Def made some rookie mistakes but watching the game, i always had that feeling he could make a play. The last ten year every time the QB dropped back i was getting heartburn. With THill i'm more optimistic when he drops back - he just exudes that kind of winner vibe. With some extra weapons this year (a good tight end would be a HUGE help) he will move forward. Great Offseason so far - can't wait for the draft!!

Sorry Mando but it's not that interesting. You're talking about two long shots. Would be more interested in how Sparano & Henning MIGHT have been the wrong coaches at the wrong time for Pat White.

Slow news day Armando??

How about a story on where the great Karlos Dansby is now??? And does Pro Football Focus' REALLY ranking mean anything??? Dansby was ranked 13th among ILB so appraently PFF doesn't measure missed tackles b/c I can't remember the last time we had a ILB that missed as many as he did last year.

Red flags
I'm a victim
Someday the truth will come out
I'm a different person
I was like you know young and stuff
I was mindin my own business in the strip club at 3am
The man is keepin me down
He hate me
Aight

Mando, it seems you don't have anything to inform us when you spend a whole column with the Jose and Wilson issues. Your wanting to be a fly in their conversations with Dolphins staff make you what you are, a "chismoso"

"Red flags
I'm a victim
Someday the truth will come out
I'm a different person
I was like you know young and stuff
I was mindin my own business in the strip club at 3am
The man is keepin me down
He hate me
Aight"

LOL@That dude. Exactly.

Jose Jose = Douche Douche

Posted by: Tracyh474 | April 03, 2013 at 10:38 AM

IMO, moving up to 6th is preposterous to take anything other than LT Fisher/Joeckel. Still, moving that high will cost at least a 2014 1st rd'er. That would be great if we made a deep playoff run because of it. Meaning the 1st rd pick would be between 25-28. Or glorified 2nd rd pick.

However, if the move failed to land us in the playoffs, say 8-8, it becomes a mid 1st rd pick. Either way, we're paying 2 1st rd picks for 1 player, which is a huge roll of the dice that's far too thick for my blood.

Then if we traded up that high without taking an OT, do we still do a Albert trade that requires yet another high rd pick(2nd)? If so, we mortgage both our 2014 1st and 2nd rd picks.

Just don't see where trading up to 6th makes any real sense. 2 1st rd picks for possibly an olineman? Jake Long taught us that even these behemoth of men are not indestructible.

Even if not taking an olineman 6th, there's no one in this draft worth spending 2 1st rd draft picks on. think about that for a moment?

Mando,

I've got a more interesting story right here. Dansby is still a FA but Pat White is returning to the NFL??? LOL!!! Would love to hear some Ireland & Sprano quotes on this....

"Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat White's NFL comeback bid has landed him a second chance, this time with the Washington Redskins.

White, 27, will sign a deal with the Redskins on Wednesday after meeting with team officials Tuesday night, a person familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports. That person spoke on the condition of anonymity since a deal had yet to be signed.

White, who worked out for the San Francisco 49ers last Thursday and received interest from the New York Giants plus three other teams, is expected to receive the opportunity he sought after washing out with the Dolphins, who selected him 44th overall in the 2009 draft."

Here's a story for you;

"Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat White's NFL comeback bid has landed him a second chance, this time with the Washington Redskins.

White, 27, will sign a deal with the Redskins on Wednesday after meeting with team officials Tuesday night, a person familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports. That person spoke on the condition of anonymity since a deal had yet to be signed.

White, who worked out for the San Francisco 49ers last Thursday and received interest from the New York Giants plus three other teams, is expected to receive the opportunity he sought after washing out with the Dolphins, who selected him 44th overall in the 2009 draft."

So Oscar Did Leave.

1st Round KO.

Hopefully, he is Gone The whole day.

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Mark,

Good Reviews On Draft Pick.

Franklin does look interesting. I'm Not Big On M.Ball. Would rather the fins go after M.Lattimore.

On E.Lacy.

Not Just The Pundits. Even Dashi Wants To See How Fast He Runs.

Like Te'o. His B'tch. It All Depends on E.Lacy's 40.

4.3-Top 10
4.4-#12-20
4.5-Late 1st Rd
4.6-Early 2nd
4.7+-2nd Rd or Later

Wow I can't think of 2 people I would want on this team less than the 2 you just described. One who has been arrested and kicked off a team twice, and another who basically can't handle being yelled at because it hurts his feelings. They should play out real well in the NFL.

Jose Jose just sounds like a guy with missing teeth, wearing booty shorts, tank top and flip flops. Selling 2 month old crème filled donuts at an illegal dogfight.

YG - I agree, trading up for anything in this draft would be a epic mistake and a waste of a pick. We'd have to give up a late 2nd at 54 or the 77 to move and to me in this draft it is not worth it. That is not playing the draft to its strengths at all.

IMO there are OT that can be had in the 2nd round that are not that far off.

2nd round
Armstead
Long
Watson - might go first round late
Pugh

3rd round
Quessenberry
Bakhtiari
Nixon

Where Is Karlos Dansby?

I Guess Dashi Wasn't The Only One Seeing What I Was Seeing.

Agreed. If P.White Can get back in The NFL. K.Dansby Can play Special Teams.

Maybe Dansby Wants To Much Money?

The Ravens Need A MLB.

But If Harbaugh Didn't Like E.Reed, He Would Hate Dansby.

Still Burnett Signed Right Away. And Dansby Dropped off the face of the earth.

Dashi,

My guess is that Lacy will run just under a 4.6 like a 4.58. Taking him in the first round pick is a reach IMO considering the lack of impact we've seen from both Richardson & Ingram so far. These guys were studs in college & it's VERY possible that those dominating O-lines had more to do with their success as RB's than their own ability.

Mando hatahs: it *is* interesting that Miami is talking to these guys, because it's hard to imagine why we would even bother.

I'd like to be a fly on the wall too, listening to more-or-less polite variations on "so, why should we think you're no longer an a--hole?" Actually, one way to test 'em out would be to ask the question just like that, but without the hyphens.

anything at all regards Winston, McKinnie, or Albert?

Texas,

The fo and coaching staff hiding their true feelings of Martin as LT starter very well. If they don't see him as starter going forward, it would be possible career suicide to draft a 2nd rd LT to protect Tannehill.

Just doesn't make sense to upgrade your qb's weapons and then give him a possible turnstile as protection.

I looked on Walter Camp and saw the OT rankings. After Joeckel/Fisher/Johnson, none are rated LT starters. The 4th best OT, Fluker, is said to be more sited for LT, but could possibly "DEVELOP" into a starting LT "IN TIME".

After Fluker, the OT position isn't even mention worthy. If indeed we need a starting LT, I say no thanks to taking him 2nd rd. It would be better to give KC one our 2nd rd picks for Albert.

Where Is Karlos Dansby?

I Guess Dashi Wasn't The Only One Seeing What I Was Seeing.

Agreed. If P.White Can get back in The NFL. K.Dansby Can play Special Teams.

Maybe Dansby Wants To Much Money?

The Ravens Need A MLB.

But If Harbaugh Didn't Like E.Reed, He Would Hate Dansby.

Still Burnett Signed Right Away. And Dansby Dropped off the face of the earth.

Dashi,

He missed too many tackles & appeared to lose a step this year.

Where art thou Craig now the true defender of players with lost skill sets??? I no longer hear his cries for keeping Jake Long & Dansby now....

Mando hatahs: it *is* interesting that Miami is talking to these guys, because it's hard to imagine why we would even bother.

I'd like to be a fly on the wall too, listening to more-or-less polite variations on "so, why should we think you're no longer an a--hole?" Actually, one way to test 'em out would be to ask the question just like that, but without the hyphens.

Anderson,

Class all the way. Probably not the right way to go after the Dez Bryant incident.

Yesterday, I dont think it will require a 2014 1st rounder to move up to #6. Dont forget the browns are lacking a 2nd rounder and if are interested in any QB's they need a 2nd round pick. I honestly think we move up for a tackle. I feel that is the real reason we have not picked up Winston. I am hoping Fisher slips to #6, but have a feeling he will be gone by then. I say give Cle. our 1st, 2nd (probably have to be our higher 2nd) and perhaps throw in Bess, who would fill an immediate need for them.

If Lane and Fisher are out of the question, I try to move down and try for Minny's 1st rounders. Either way, I dont see us staying at #12 either way!

Johnathan Franklin from UCLA is a beast, So is Stephan Taylor from Stanford. The Phins would be lucky to land either of those guys.

Salguero, it is clear to me that what interests you is only GOSSIP ! not football.
By the way, Jose Jose is a drunk Mexican singer who sings boring heart-broken songs that people in a cantina or in alcoholic state loved to sing. Of course I'm talking about a different Jose Jose. I wonder if the parents of this football player took the name from the infamous Mexican singer.

1-Warmack
2-Fluker
2-E.Lacy
3-TE
3-FS

The First 3 Picks Are Responsible for Winning The BCS Title(and exposing Te'o). And Will Finish Solidifying The Young Offense We Are Building.

A TE and FS, Adds Depth to Other Key Positions.

I cant see Ireland giving up draft picks to move up,when there is going to be plenty of talent around in rds. 1&2. Dont be surprised to see Dolphins shore up o-line in FA and go with richardson at 12 and go DE and CB with next 2 picks. That would save a ton of cap room next year by not having to resign your 2 older exspensive DTs.

Dashi, according to information I found, Lacy's speed is 4.53. Not bad. I'm more concerned with his agility and explosiveness. What I've been able to find so far has him as ordinary compared to his peers this year.

1-Warmack
2-Fluker
2-E.Lacy
3-TE
3-FS

The First 3 Picks Are Responsible for Winning The BCS Title(and exposing Te'o). And Will Finish Solidifying The Young Offense We Are Building.

A TE and FS, Adds Depth to Other Key Positions.

Dashi,

That would be a heck of a draft. With all these teams needing Tackles I don't think Fluker will drop that low. I personally prefer Cooper b/c of his athleticism to Warmack but if that's where Phibin goes I trust what he's doing.

WNP,

Agreed, with Everything You Said. Even On E.Lacy.

What I'm Saying Is If E.Lacy Runs a 4.4 Flat the Guy is a Legit First Rounder.

E.Lacy Saw The Field As A Freshmen Even though, Ingram and T.Richardson. Last year, he Split Carries With TR.

Lacy is a Beast.

I cant see Ireland giving up draft picks to move up,when there is going to be plenty of talent around in rds. 1&2. Dont be surprised to see Dolphins shore up o-line in FA and go with richardson at 12 and go DE and CB with next 2 picks. That would save a ton of cap room next year by not having to resign your 2 older exspensive DTs.

Butch,

Great point. If we stay at 12, I believe it's between Cooper & Richardson.

TE Tyler Eifert
16 reasons why ?
2012 season is enough
get the red zone guy we have needed for a long time
this kind of kid does not come along every day

Agreed, with Everything You Said. Even On E.Lacy.

What I'm Saying Is If E.Lacy Runs a 4.4 Flat the Guy is a Legit First Rounder.

E.Lacy Saw The Field As A Freshmen Even though, Ingram and T.Richardson. Last year, he Split Carries With TR.

Lacy is a Beast.

Dashi,

And I agree with you--a sub 4.5 would solidify Lacey as a first rounder.

I like Lacey as well but I have no idea if he's as good as he looked down the stretch this season or it's b/c his O-line was so dominating. I didn't see Lacey make guys miss or break tackles. Not b/c Lacey can't but b/c he didn't have to with that O-line. That's the challenge for all RB's at the NFL level.

The great thing about the Joe Philbin / Jeff Ireland connection is that (IF) Jeff Ireland signs one of these knuckleheads, he does so without guaranteed money in the contract. Then Joe Philbin warns them immediately when they get here & TRUST ME Philbin doesn't give second chances if they mess up here.

TE Tyler Eifert
16 reasons why ?
2012 season is enough
get the red zone guy we have needed for a long time
this kind of kid does not come along every day

Fancy pants,

I'd be surprised if we took Eifert but not disappointed. If we have him that highly rated (higher than the Guards & DT's) then we should absolutely take him. I have no idea if that is the case. Obviously I see the need for drafting a legitimate TE to help Tannehill & the offense.

I wouldn't be surprised or disappointed if Miami took TE Tyler Eifert with the #12 pick, Although I would rather get Ziggy Ansah instead. With Cameron Wake & Ziggy Ansah rushing Tom Bady, New England would have a very tuff time trying to keep Brady standing.

I wouldn't be surprised or disappointed if Miami took TE Tyler Eifert with the #12 pick, Although I would rather get Ziggy Ansah instead. With Cameron Wake & Ziggy Ansah rushing Tom Bady, New England would have a very tuff time trying to keep Brady standing.

Rick,

The hype on Ansah is ridiculous. I have no idea how high this kid will go.

Our number one priority should be LT
We need to protect T Hill
Thus if that is the case why settle for a mediocre LT
We already have a mediocre LT in Martin and that will not work long term well for our team
Obviously we want something better at LT
Therefore we need one of the top 3LT available in the draft
But all 3 will probably not last to #12
So if we don't trade up then we must trade for Albert
Trading up is cheaper and better for long term because we get a younger and much cheaper LT that might even be better than Albert
If we don't get a legitimate LT this whole draft is a bust and Ireland's job is in jeopardy
So LT must by logic be the first option
Austin is not a need
Eiffert is not a need
LT is a need
So logic says that LT problem has to be solved first before improving other positions
We can be competitive with our other players but not without a legitimate good LT

Having said that something is wrong with obtaining Albert
Either too expensive or unacceptable trade demands
If not he would already be a dolphin
Maybe we are close to getting Albert - it just doesn't look that way to me

So that must mean that the plan has to be to get one of the top 3 LT available in this draft
Now how do we do that ? Logic says they will not be there at #12
So a trade is the only solution
What is our best trade scenario
That has to be what we are exploring right now and possibly we already have a tentative agreement or we would be working the Albert solution harder

The rest of the positions can be filled with our later picks but not LT

Warmack will not fall to 12 according to every good football mind mock drafting, unless ur trading up. And thank u Dashi for setting us straight on the pulse of the team, didn't know u were on the staff. lol

@ Ralph Florida : Miami is very optimistic with Jonathan Martin at LT (remember he was a rookie with no offseason play at LT last year)& Will Yeatman that have very high expatations for as well. So LT may not be no way never the BIG NEED that you think it is. Philbin & Sherman are there day in & day out, so the know their own offensive line personal better than any of us do, besides the team is holding all the cards & IF they feel LT is a glareing weakness then there is no doubt that a trade up isn't planned. Personally I don't think it's a weakness like everybody on the outside is complaing it is.

If Joe Philbin & Mike Sherman are convinced that Johnathan Martin is going to be a good LT this year, then there is no way they will trade up for a top 3 LT. Good RT's can be found anywhere in the 1st 3 rounds of the draft, so Miami has a boatload of options on the OL. OF course the whole thing rest on Philbin & Sherman's assessment on Johnathan Martin.

Jose Jose and Wilson have both shown a weakness of character that pretty much makes it unlikely that they will make it in the NFL regardless of talent. Game is too touch for people without toughness AND self-control. That said, people change. I would think of them as 6th or 7th round picks or as undrafted Free Agents and see if they can make the cut. I would not use a pick in the first four rounds in them. I doubt Philbin will either. In any case, Ireland will prod their egos with an ice pick - he is good at that - and if they are head cases he will figure it out.

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