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Dolphins pick CB Walt Aikens in fourth round

The Dolphins secondary just got a little longer and lanky.

The team used its fourth round pick (125th overall) to select Liberty cornerback Walt Aikens, a 6-1 and 203 pounder that instantly becomes the biggest cornerback on the Miami roster.

Aikens had an interesting trip to Liberty. He originally committed to Illinois and played there but he was kicked out of school after he was charged, and pleaded guilty, to possession of stolen property.

"I bought a laptop from a teammates and it turned out to be stolen," Aikens said. "I got charged with possession of stolen property, which is a misdemeanor. The school was trying to make an example of football players at the time and they thought it was best if I left."

Aikens says he went to Liberty because he knew he would be able to not only compete but start at the lower level FCS program right away.

Now he has a similar feeling about his arrival in Miami.

"I took a visit a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with the coaches," Aikens said. "I want to be a starter. I want to come in and be a dominating factor. I want to be a dominant player."

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Nice rebutal Don Soldy.

Unfortunately I don't have the same tastes as your father.

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | May 10, 2014 at 02:23 PM

YOUR FAVORITE BOY, MARK IN TORONTO IS LIKE THIS EVERY DRAFT DAY. HE'S BEEN SPEWING HIS TALENT EVALUATOR EXPERT BS SO LONG, EVEN HE BELIEVES HE'S A REAL EXPERT.

IF ONLY THE REST OF MANKIND COULD APPRECIATE HIM FOR BEING AS GREAT AS HE "REALLY" THINKS HE IS. :)

Ha ha, listen to Maycock trash big Mettenburger, what a douche this guy is. Maycock is clearly a bigger fan of Murray. I'd like us to take either one in this round. Let Moore go and save some money.

Another guy for the bottom of the roster that no one in this blog wish for in the last month

Another year

Another Dolphin big miss in round one one the draft

At #19
Dolphins could have had Franchise QB Fan Fav John Manz
w Tannehill in camp

Instead the the GM by default
drafts a fat guy w no eyebrows
that nobody else wanted probably for another 20 picks

It's Flangan, ask ETF

Just pick a FB/RB who knows how to sustain his blocks NEXT and Tanehill's protection will be improved in most different aspects, Mr. Dennis.

This alone will be a noticeable improvement from last year but right now we are still lacking a RB who can make a difference when picking the blitz and blocking.

Trey Millard sounds very capable in this sense, he is versatile and well rounded for a FB and different enough from Gillislee and Lamar to be a good fit in the roster.

Posted by: Hydrashock | May 10, 2014 at 02:28 PM
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'shock, they already did with Knowshon Moreno in FA

I watched him play here in TN for 6-7 years.
Sheesh

Posted by: IMAWriter | May 10, 2014 at 02:28 PM

You live in TENNESSEE???? LMFAO!!!! That explains EVERYTHING.


odin, today I feel exactly like I did during the 2010 draft.

Wsn't feeling any of the picks

My humble opinion (which seems to be very popular around here) only.

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | May 10, 2014 at 02:27 PM

What drugs are you on today.....only the usual trolls that hate the Dolphins are siding with you today....even SAM I AM and MARCO have said positives about some or all of the picks?? In fact SAM I AM has been spot on today after a rough Thurs and Friday. Today he really look and he saw!!

John Manz Fan Fav Franchise QB way better than Tannehill

instead the Dolphins

pick a fat guy w no eyebrows

HE'S BEEN SPEWING HIS TALENT EVALUATOR EXPERT BS SO LONG, EVEN HE BELIEVES HE'S A REAL EXPERT.

IF ONLY THE REST OF MANKIND COULD APPRECIATE HIM FOR BEING AS GREAT AS HE "REALLY" THINKS HE IS. :)

Posted by: SAM I AM | May 10, 2014 at 02:30 PM

Isn't this what YOU constantly do too?

If they were going to pick someone from the minor leagues, why not Laurent Duvernay- Tardiff who has as much physical talent as an OT drafted and more than our first round pick and will be a future left tackle given the right coaching?
Fail
I give this pick a D
Posted by: Mark in Toronto | May 10, 2014 at 02:00 PM

I give this post a F

Hundreds of mock drafts and names came out in this blog for the past 30 days, never did the names of the last 3 guys pop out not even by mistake. All of a sudden they are great picks, come on man, why did lying to ourselves?

James would have been there in the 2nd round and the fish

stay w the worst starting 2013 QB passing deep

and John Manz has over 70% accuracy under pressure in the pocket

Wow!
Dolphins reach for a fat guy w no eyebrows

7-9
Blow it up!

GET MURRAY!

Coached by former CANE QB Richt.

I and other on this blog are really shocked at the way you are acting. Your acting like a spoiled lil girl. You don't get your pick so you berate the pick that was made. Why don't you look at or for the reason we are picking the players we are picking. SAM I AM has given some excellent analysis if you need help. Geez Marco and SAM are making more sense than you the last 3 days??????

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | May 10, 2014 at 02:23 PM

C-


YOUR FAVORITE BOY, MARK IN TORONTO IS LIKE THIS EVERY DRAFT DAY. HE'S BEEN SPEWING HIS TALENT EVALUATOR EXPERT BS SO LONG, EVEN HE BELIEVES HE'S A REAL EXPERT.

IF ONLY THE REST OF MANKIND COULD APPRECIATE HIM FOR BEING AS GREAT AS HE "REALLY" THINKS HE IS. :)

Posted by: SAM I AM | May 10, 2014 at 02:30 PM

Sam I have delusions that anybody on here is my "friend". I have real friends in real life. I live in NYC so this is only place to talk Dolphins football during the offseason. However I do see what you are saying about MIT. I have never seen this side of him. If its not who he thinks we should pick he acts like a spoiled lil girl. I am shocked at his behavior.

My humble opinion (which seems to be very popular around here) only.

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | May 10, 2014 at 02:27 PM
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You have a right to your own opinion, Bro!

I have to strongly disagree though. Juwan James was a slight reach. But the term "Reach" is subjective when it comes to the NFL Draft.

I think James and Turner will be plug and plays. That two starters instantly, that's better than Ireland and Parcells ever did while here.

The Landry pick isn't bad either, the kid has no problem with speed. That was all over blown because of a bad hammy. Landry also might be indicative of some others not healing up as well as expected. All that aside, I think Landry can be an upgrade over Gibson pretty quickly. He gets good separation, fights for the ball and catches LITERALLY EVERYTHING.

Now the sleeper/steal with Aikens....?

Are you kidding me? I started out a little cold with Hickey, but I warmed up pretty quickly, with these last two picks, I'm really starting to Love this draft class.

HE'S BEEN SPEWING HIS TALENT EVALUATOR EXPERT BS SO LONG, EVEN HE BELIEVES HE'S A REAL EXPERT.

IF ONLY THE REST OF MANKIND COULD APPRECIATE HIM FOR BEING AS GREAT AS HE "REALLY" THINKS HE IS. :)

Posted by: SAM I AM | May 10, 2014 at 02:30 PM

Isn't this what YOU constantly do too?

Posted by: Excuuuuuse Meeeeee | May 10, 2014 at 02:32 PM

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2014/05/dolphins-pick-cb-walt-aikens-in-fourth-round/comments/page/2/#comments#storylink=cpy


Good Post

Jordan Tripp would be a nice pic coming up here imo.

I believe they drafted this kid for a safety, he play either corner or safety and we need safety depth. don't forget special teams.

Landry was very good pick

Tough Reel Football player

Fat guy w no eyebrows is no MANZ

Dolphins screwed up big time

Browns get awesome franchise QB @ 22

Do we feel a QB coming in with the next pick ?

Trolls a-plenty. Not the real MIT for sure, and my personal troll is back. probably someone who disagrees with my political philosophy. I'l save that for Cote's blog.

Bottom line to all of this is there will be no excuses for Tanny if he can't connect with Wallace at least 8-10 TD's, and sustain good play through the entire game.

*NO DELUSIONS

Cut MIT some slack he's entitled to his opinion. He's probably not got to be a huge fan of Hickey though until / IF these players translate on the field.

Hickey as stated he doesn't put a whole into measurables and prototypes.


HE'S BEEN SPEWING HIS TALENT EVALUATOR EXPERT BS SO LONG, EVEN HE BELIEVES HE'S A REAL EXPERT.

IF ONLY THE REST OF MANKIND COULD APPRECIATE HIM FOR BEING AS GREAT AS HE "REALLY" THINKS HE IS. :)

Posted by: SAM I AM | May 10, 2014 at 02:30 PM


Isn't this what YOU constantly do too?

Posted by: Excuuuuuse Meeeeee | May 10, 2014 at 02:32 PM


No comparisons. I only believe my bullsh!t for only 5 minutes. As you know, just like the Florida weather, it'll quickly change(lol). Mark In Toronto actually believes he's an expert. :)

Shayne Skove, LB PLEASE!!!!

christian jones is still available...

Here goes Nat Berhe...

Lookin Good for 7-9
All The Time
Posted by: HAARPed Up Home | May 10, 2014 at 02:26 PM

F- and held back next year

ILB Christian Jones Fl ST and Max Bulllough Mich ST sill available so far in the 5th round get one of this 2 guys

Dolphins could have had Franchise QB Fan Fav John Manz
w Tannehill in camp

Instead the the GM by default
drafts a fat guy w no eyebrows
that nobody else wanted probably for another 20 picks

Posted by: HAARPed Up Home | May 10, 2014 at 02:30 PM
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You said all the same things about Mallet. Yet Bellichek(a real expert), is ALREADY drafting Mallets replacement.

And Mallet hasn't even sniffed the field-ROTFLMAO!

Who needs a much more accurate QB than Tannehill?

Dolphins wanted a fat guy instead

Moore + Devlin = gone next year

John Manz was there at #19

2nd biggest mistake for Bazooka Joe since not drafting Kuechly

Get Murray. Unload Moore.

Ideal size and temperament for the inside linebacker position. Possesses broad shoulders, a trim middle and thick lower-body. Terrific instincts and physicality. A tone-setter in the middle, who frequently made big plays at key moments for the Cardinal. Demonstrated more explosiveness in 2013, in his second season removed from a torn ACL. Explodes through holes in the offensive line to make emphatic tackles in the backfield. One of Skov's greatest attributes has always been aggression in taking on and shedding blockers in the hole. Displayed greater patience in 2013 when breaking down with ball-carriers in the open field because he has regained his explosive closing ability. This has led to less lunging by Skov and more secure textbook tackling. Voted a team captain.

Do any of you even realize the rest of any of these picks amounting to anything above a waste energy is slim to none? They'll be forgotten for good by August.

Odin, YG, Home-o.... wow

It is time to take Aaron Murray. I think this could be a steal. Please take Murray.

Take RB Storm Johnson with the second pick in the 5th round.

At this point you are taking developmental players. Only the first 3 picks and maybe the 4th pick will contribute.

Fins on clock. Here comes a Hickey-corn :)

Mallets on the trading block, genius

prob - Texans

and was always a good back up for Brady

Posted by: IMAWriter | May 10, 2014 at 02:31 PM

OK maybe we shall go after a SS now (if Walt is not meant to be developed as one, I mean)

You said all the same things about Mallet. Yet Bellichek(a real expert), is ALREADY drafting Mallets replacement.

And Mallet hasn't even sniffed the field-ROTFLMAO!

Posted by: odinseye | May 10, 2014 at 02:40 PM

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Kristina in DoostchLand is likely in a state of depression realizing that his SURE FIRE STARTER QB will never ever be anything but a career back up, at best

Here we go again...

another dolphins pick another commercial break. the director must be a jets fan.

Dion Sanders sais that Jarvis Landry is the best WR he has seen since Jerry Rice. Mayok and McShay love him. I cannot wait to see him wearing a dolphins uniform.

Arthur Lynch a TE

Fan Fav Franchise QB Manz

or a fat nobody w no eyebrows that would have been there in the 2nd round!

lol

oK TE is a need pick

Lynch, wow nice pick.

TE

STRENGTHS: Good-sized frame with thick legs, broad shoulders and good muscle definition throughout. Good strength for the position and gets physical in the run game with powerful hands and a nasty temperament to sustain and redirect his man.

Nice job on seal blocks, engaging with proper angles, good knee bend and natural balance. Agile blocker to recover and hold up in space to get to the second level and take out the LB/DB.


Powerful ballcarrier and is tough to tackle with his stout frame. Becomes an athlete after the catch to do something with the ball. Precise route-runner with clean footwork. Big, reliable hands. Very smart on and off the field and plays with a motivated attitude.


WEAKNESSES: Lacks sudden quickness to easily beat press coverage or explode out of his breaks. Slow starter and takes a few moments to gear down and get back up to full speed - won't easily create separation.


Would like to see him consistently do more after initial contact as a ballcarrier. Will fight the ball and have his share of focus drops. Strong effort blocker, but does have some technique flaws that need addressed - needs to improve his awareness to eliminate missed assignments.


Career production is below average, especially in a pro-style offense with a quarterback (Aaron Murray) who set several SEC passing records.

Seems like a good blocking/redzone TE.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks sudden quickness to easily beat press coverage or explode out of his breaks. Slow starter and takes a few moments to gear down and get back up to full speed - won't easily create separation.

Would like to see him consistently do more after initial contact as a ballcarrier. Will fight the ball and have his share of focus drops. Strong effort blocker, but does have some technique flaws that need addressed - needs to improve his awareness to eliminate missed assignments.

Career production is below average, especially in a pro-style offense with a quarterback (Aaron Murray) who set several SEC passing records.

They just took the TE from Georgia. I am going to be disappointed if Murray is taken by another team Arthur Lynch is just another name. He is not going to challenge for a job.

Why not Aaron Murray? What is Hickey waiting for?

another dolphins pick another commercial break. the director must be a jets fan.

Posted by: Ray Finkle | May 10, 2014 at 02:44 PM
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Ray, it's been this way for at least 10 years. They ALWAYS break at the Fins, and stop the scroll as well.
They hate the 17-0 thing. And, oh yeah, big Jets fans.

nice pick

Lynch, gets open and has great hands. He will be the best blocker right away amongst the current group. Egnew may be gone after this pick. Sims may stick around because he can block.

let's see who's better and worth more the fat guy w no eyebrows or

the Fan Fav Franchise QB who puts the Browns back on the map w Ray Farmer the GM w the Bills 2015 1st roun dpick in his back pocket

Wow!

Farmer humiliating the Dolphins!

Horrible pick. Smh we just picked a TE last year and the year before that????!!!!! WTH is going on??

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