Safety in Numbers

As far as I’m concerned, one of the major needs we have for our 2015 Miami Dolphins is a safety. If you look at our current roster, as it stands right now, we have Reshad Jones, Don Jones, and Walt Aikens, who is a CB/S tweener. Don Jones, who has been waived by us, and then the Patriots is really a ST’s player, so at the moment, we are desperately in need of a starting caliber safety. We can address that in either FA, or the draft.

The 2015 NFL free agent safeties are headed by Antrel Rolle, Devin McCourty, Louis Delmas, Nate Allen, Dawan Landry, and Will Allen is available if you’re interested. I’m not, not at all. That’s why I’m looking to the draft to find our safety of the future! Let’s take a look what we have here . . .

Gerod Holliman

Gerod Holliman FS – Louisville 6’2” 213

Holliman had 14 INT’s, not a typo, 14 INT’s in his first year as a starter. Along with the 14 INT’s, Holliman had 17 passes defensed, 11 TFL, and 1 INT return for a TD. He’s not a finished product by any means, but the instincts are there, and the ball skills are there as well. He has the size most NFL teams would covet. He has a bad rep as a tackler, as a guy who goes for the big hit, and doesn’t wrap up and tackle well. That’s a concern, no question about it, but I want someone in our secondary that’s going to make plays, and get some turnovers.

NFL.com gives Holliman a 5.52 rating, which puts him at 5th in safeties, but actually, 2nd among FS prospects. NFL.com scout Lance Zierlein compares Holliman to Jairus Byrd. His combine workout will likely dictate what round he goes in. I’m hoping he’s a guy we can get in the 3rd RD.

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Derron Smith

Derron Smith FS – Fresno State 5’11” 197

Derron Smith finished his senior year with 1 INT, but made 82 tackles, 55 solo. Career at Fresno St, Smith had 15 total INT’s, with 7 as a junior, and 6 as a sophomore. Smith is a 4YR starter. NFL.com has him rated as the 2nd best S, but the highest rated FS at 5.7. Smith is a former HS QB who is a smart player, has good coverage skills, and has a good closing burst. Smith is projected be a 2nd or 3rd RD pick.

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Landon Collins

 

Landon Collins SS – Alabama 6’0” 222

Landon Collins is NFL.com’s highest rated safety at 6.35. Collins is a true strong safety prospect, a hard hitting, sure tackler who can step up into the box and stop the run. He has a thick build, well suited for just that. He’s not great in coverage though, and he doesn’t have good ball instincts or good hands. Collins made 87 tackles, 51 solo, and had 3 INT’s as a junior. Collins is a typical well disciplined Satan coached player.

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Jacquiski Tartt

Jacquiski Tartt SS – Samford 6’1” 218

Tartt is another big strong safety prospect. Tartt is ranked 4th overall by NFL.com. Like Collins, Tartt is a guy who plays aggressively in run support, and has no problems stepping into the box. Tartt made 62 tackles, 53 solo, with 3 TFL and 1 INT last year. Much like Collins, he’s a great tackler whose weak point is coverage skills.

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Anthony Harris

Anthony Harris SS – Virginia 6’1” 190

Harris is the 3rd ranked safety on NFL.com at 5.57. Very instinctive safety with long arms and good hands. He’s around the football a lot, with 109 total tackles, 50 solo. He reeled in 2 INT’s as a senior, but had 8 INT’s as a junior. Not known for his tackling prowess.

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Chris Hackett

Chris Hackett FS – TCU 6’2” 195

Hackett had 75 tackles, and led his team with 7 interceptions as a junior this season. Hackett declared early after his very successful junior season. Long athlete with good instincts and ball skills. TCU runs a 4-2-5 defense, and Hackett was the playmaker in that defense. He was a 3 year starter, and plays physical, despite his lack of size (195 lbs).

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Durrell Eskridge

Durrell Eskridge FS – Syracuse 6’3” 203

Eskridge was the leader of the ‘Cuse defense totaling 68 tackles, 47 solo. He had 1 INT (returned for a TD) as a junior, and had 4 INT’s as a sophomore. Another long, athletic safety. Eskridge wanted to play WR, and actually caught 1 pass for 19 yards in 2013. Has the size NFL teams covet.

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Plenty of choices for you people to digest, and of course, there are more than the ones I listed here, but these are the guys I believe will be in the running for one of our picks in this years NFL Draft.  I know we all have our favorites, and it’s possible the guy we draft isn’t even on this list, or maybe we go and find a safety in FA, who knows?

Who’s your favorite? Open up your window, wherever you are, and shout his name as loud as you can.  Go on, get away from that cubicle, office desk, courtroom, business meeting, car lift, reciprocating saw, whatever it is, and just scream his name out the window.  OK, you don’t have to do that, just tell me on the blog who it is, I really do want to know.

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378 Responses to Safety in Numbers

  1. wyoming85 says:

    TAKE THAT SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Your score is: 4713 (GRADE: B+)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 29 (IND): Paul Dawson, OLB/ILB, TCU (B+)
    Round 2 Pick 14 (S.F.): Laken Tomlinson, OG, Duke (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma (A)
    Round 2 Pick 20 (PHI): Denzel Perryman, ILB/OLB, Miami (Fla.) (A)
    Round 2 Pick 24 (PITT): Jaquiski Tartt, SS/FS, Samford (B)
    Round 2 Pick 29 (IND): Derron Smith, FS, Fresno State (C-)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Joey Mbu, DT, Houston (B)
    Round 3 Pick 24 (DET): Kevin White, CB, TCU (A)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Tony Lippett, WR, Michigan State (A)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Tyler Varga, FB, Yale (B+)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Tayo Fabuluje, OT, TCU (B-)
    Round 7 Pick 15: Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State (C)

  2. Silly Tim says:

    Oh man, the mock drafts are alive and well. All we need are new coaches, not talent. LOL

    • wyoming85 says:

      Talent?
      Your score is: 4767 (GRADE: A-)

      Your Picks:
      Round 1 Pick 14: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State (B)
      Round 2 Pick 15: Chris Hackett, FS, TCU (B+)
      Round 3 Pick 14: Arie Kouandjio, OG, Alabama (A)
      Round 4 Pick 15: Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF (A-)
      Round 5 Pick 14: Martrell Spaight, OLB, Arkansas (B-)
      Round 6 Pick 15: Tyler Varga, FB, Yale (A)
      Round 7 Pick 15: Tyeler Davison, DT, Fresno State (A)

  3. Silly Tim says:

    I see Tyler Varga is so good he’s still a late round steal. Why not the 2nd round?

  4. wyoming85 says:

    Tim
    on your Big Board you can put him in the 2nd!
    I almost want to draft him tom make him your Lynch!!!!!!!!!!!
    😉

    • Silly Tim says:

      LOL

      I just never understood the sourness of drafting Lynch in the 5th rd. He wasn’t a result of not drafting Ebron or Amaro who we didn’t have a chance of passing on, he was another prototype TE like Sims who can do a little bit of everything teams ask TEs to do. They line up in-line, wide, at FB and at H-back. When we want to go big and get a short yardage 1st down we can go Sims and Lynch. If one goes down we still have a prototype TE who can do it all. Clay is more of an H-back/receiver, not a complete TE.

      I like those 3 at TE heading into the season. I have no problem trying to find another receiving weapon at TE, but it’s not a priority.

      Get the big, physical WR instead.

  5. getterdone says:

    Wyomig, is SunLife big enough to hold that many players? 😉

  6. Mike E. says:

    Tim

    We were joking that while you were away, you were taking pickle jar picker-upper classes. lol

    That’s what all the pickle talk was about.

  7. Try Pod says:

    In sitting in the theatre, waiting for Jupiter Ascending to start. I hope it’s worth it.

  8. wyoming85 says:

    Jeremy Mauss ‏@JeremyMauss · 7m7 minutes ago
    Chuckie Keeton received a medical redshirt and will be back with Utah State in 2015 http://sbnation.com/e/7758438

  9. dbolt48 says:

    So now the Pats & their fan base are saying the Colts deflated the football that got picked. Christ I hate that organization and fan base.

    • Silly Tim says:

      I think the 2015/16 season should set a new era. It’s SB 1. The NFL had a horrible season for a lot of reasons. 2015 will have a new set of laws.

    • getterdone says:

      Christ hears ya man…I think he’s Dolphin fan, well maybe a fan & creator of porpoises. 🙂

  10. Mike E. says:

    Try – Enjoy man!

  11. Mike E. says:

    I caved in and traded back so I could get some of the guys I wanted to draft. Unrealistic, but fun. I would be ecstatic if we got this haul.

    Your score is: 4734 (GRADE: B+)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 20 (PHI): Danny Shelton, DT, Washington (A)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma (A)
    Round 2 Pick 24 (PITT): Jalen Collins, CB, LSU (B)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Gerod Holliman, FS, Louisville (A)
    Round 3 Pick 23 (PITT): Lorenzo Mauldin, OLB/DE, Louisville (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Rob Havenstein, OT, Wisconsin (B+)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Tyler Varga, FB, Yale (B+)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland (B-)
    Round 7 Pick 15: Blake Bell, TE, Oklahoma (B-)

  12. Silly Tim says:

    LOL @ all the mock drafts. The combine and pro days level everything out. It’s way too early to go this deep into the draft. Maybe we have a good idea about most of the top 10. LOL

    • getterdone says:

      Don’t forget about free agency…that reshapes the landscape as well.

      • Silly Tim says:

        Yes… absolutely!
        DT: UFA – a proven vet, big anchor.
        OG: UFA – a proven vet, not at the end of career.
        RB: UFA – Frank Gore.
        LB: UFA – a proven vet, not at the end of career.

    • Mike E. says:

      We gots nothing else to really do right now. It’s over the top, but the draft is all we have until we get back to playing again. I think it’s going to be a quiet FA for us, we’re hurtin’ cap wise.

  13. The Flying Pig says:

    Guess who is enjoying some Mezcal

  14. getterdone says:

    The Raiders plan to let free agent C Stefen Wisniewski test the open market.
    Wisniewski isn’t expected to be re-signed after the Raiders failed to get an extension done during the season. He’s been a full-time starter since entering the league in 2011 — missing only three games over the last four seasons. 25-year-old Wisniewski should draw interest from multiple teams. He’s seeking a contract in the range of $3 million annually.

    • getterdone says:

      I like this guy, been looking at him as a FA for us. He can play both C/G, and $3M isn’t bad for a young durable proven OL.
      Pouncey can stay @ RG, restructure, or hit the road, or whoever wins the C spot the other guy plays G.
      This guy is also a fit for ZBS and is smart with the line calls.

  15. finfanrob says:

    Silly Tim says:
    February 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    No, I did not pick up on it. I thought it was weird. LOL

    you are squatting over pickle jars to open them up and you are calling us weird.

  16. getterdone says:

    I have mentioned before that I also like Clint Boling as our LG, he too is 25, proven & should come reasonable.

  17. Try Pod says:

    Ok, so for what it’s worth, DO NOT spend your money to see Jupiter Ascending. The story is thin, the acting is shaky. I sense the movie was made to give the wachowski brothers an excuse to have a movie that ess just special effects.

  18. Mike E. says:

    Good morning!

    Try – I think a lot of movies these days are all about dazzling CGI effects, 3D effects, and booming soundtracks. For the most part, I don’t really expect much from those movies anymore. Sometimes, I’m pleasanly surprised, like with Guardians of the Galaxy, but more often than not, these movies have little or no substance.

    • Try Pod says:

      Well the above mentioned movie definitely fits that bill. My wife had wanted to see it since she first saw a preview. I wasn’t sold, not because I am smart or anything but because it is my default setting- assume every movie can be seen and appreciated at home, but look for reasons to have to see it in the theatre.

  19. jetsssuck says:

    did you ever notice the smiley face on tannyhills towel.

  20. jetsssuck says:

    I hope it is not some trademarking waterproof symbol.

    • jetsssuck says:

      g.gif (GIF Image, 6 × 5 pixels):
      0.05 KB (50 bytes)
      Quirks mode
      UTF-8

      this is some of the info I gathered about our smiley face. Hell it could be just Wilson coming back

  21. Mike E. says:

    GDP – I like Wisniewski, I wanted to draft him. Problem is, why are the Raiders letting him walk?

  22. dbolt48 says:

    Indoor soccer sucks ass!

  23. stangerx says:

    ESPN reports that Richie Incognito will be signed by the Bills pending his passing a physical examination Saturday.

    He and Rexy are a match made in…..well somewhere.

    • Silly Tim says:

      I’m sure the sports community will spin it in a positive light for Rexy. You know, this is the perfect place for Incognito, Rexy is a players coach, Incognito will behave under Rexy blah blah blah.

      • stangerx says:

        But does Rexy really make them behave or just tolerate what is unacceptable elsewhere?

        Think RIchie’s biggest punishment of all is going to be waking up in Buffalo instead of Lauderdale though.

  24. Silly Tim says:

    What’s this about a smiley face on Tannehill’s towel?

  25. Silly Tim says:

    Stanger, no on Rexy handling players. That’s what the media spin will be.

  26. stangerx says:

    Just a report from a guy already in trouble and Reggie always seemed like one of the good guys. Also leaves open that this exactly might be exactly what the women wanted.

    —————————————–
    A co-defendant in the Darren Sharper rape case has accused former Saints running back Reggie Bush of distributing drinks spiked with ecstacy to women four years ago in Las Vegas.

    According to the report, the former St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s deputy told the investigators he saw Bush drop ecstasy into Champagne glasses and hand out the party drug to women at a Las Vegas dance club in the spring of 2011, shortly before Bush was traded by the Saints to the Miami Dolphins.

  27. Silly Tim says:

    jetssuck, my guess it was an error of some sort when the blog was built.

  28. wyoming85 says:

    Just for Tim in the morning! 😉

    Your score is: 4749 (GRADE: B+)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 30 (G.B.): A.J. Cann, OG, South Carolina (B)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State (A)
    Round 2 Pick 17 (K.C.): Markus Golden, OLB/ILB, Missouri (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 23 (ARI): D’Joun Smith, CB, Florida Atlantic (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 30 (G.B.): Chris Hackett, FS, TCU (A)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Tony Lippett, WR, Michigan State (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State (B)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Tyler Varga, FB, Yale (B+)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Mike Hull, ILB, Penn State (D+)
    Round 7 Pick 15: Tayo Fabuluje, OT, TCU (A)

  29. Mike E. says:

    We should shove a golf club up Richie’s ass the first time we play him.

  30. Mike E. says:

    Wyo

    Who’s Chris Hackett?

  31. professor lou says:

    I find it hard to believe Reggie Bush would need to spike women’s drinks in order to get laid. That mofo could get laid just by looking at a woman. He probably has his choice of several or several hundred if he goes to a club.

  32. professor lou says:

    Wisniewski was a guy I wanted us to draft straight out of Penn State. Elite talent at center and an ironman.

  33. olddolphan says:

    Mike E: Shirley you’ve heard of Chris Hackett’s smaller brother?? –Can’t Hackett??

  34. stangerx says:

    OD — get you renew info yet? From what I’ve read, have the feeling the big choice for you is going to be staying on the home side or a better seat on the other.

    • olddolphan says:

      NO!!–The package they mailed me was supposed to be here yesterday! –IF it’s not here today I’m gonna call the ticket office Monday. I’m SURE they’ll love to hear from me, again!

      • stangerx says:

        OD — when you get it, seriously urge you to consider going back to visitor side. Yes you will have to put up with the sun next year……..but year after the shade protection will be in place. And the seat position will last from then on.

  35. olddolphan says:

    HEY YOUNG STANGER: How’s the weather in Ft. Lauderdale today?? –Currently it’s 69 in Tampa heading up to about 72 today. Barely a cloud to be seen!! –Gonna get out and walk all 3 of my dogs!! –BTW, the one we adopted a couple of months ago is over her pneumonia and very frisky. She’s up from 7 pounds of skin-and-bones to a robust 12 pounds!! Training her to take a dump when I say “New York Jets!”

  36. herdfan says:

    Silly Tim says:
    February 7, 2015 at 9:50 am (Edit)

    What’s this about a smiley face on Tannehill’s towel?

    I think someone is using it to triangulate our site. We apparently have big secrets here. lol

  37. jetsssuck says:

    Silly Tim says:
    February 7, 2015 at 10:04 am

    It’s on the blog, not on the image. Not sure why it’s there.
    ——————————————————————————————————————
    what’s really weird is the smiley face goes into highlighted mode when either tim or mike e leaves a message and it’s the last one on message board . Spooky and it’s not even Halloween. I know cell phones can track a individuals location.

    • stangerx says:

      LOL JS — if you want more info on cell phone tracking….ask Aaron Hernandez. 🙂

      • jetsssuck says:

        i’m just saying what I’m seeing when you or mike e make comments. Maybe nsa is tracking you 2? It’s kind of creepy.

    • Silly Tim says:

      What are you suggesting?

    • herdfan says:

      I have no idea of any of that. We used a template to set up the blog, it’s wordpress twentyten. Then it was tweaked a bit, the shadow around the avatars and the comment boxes as examples. I know the wordpress support people are referred to as ‘happiness engineers’. Maybe it has something to do with that?

  38. Silly Tim says:

    Lou, I’m sure Darren Sharper didn’t have a hard time getting laid either. That kind of behavior isn’t about that, it’s some other type of social disorder.

  39. Silly Tim says:

    jetssucks, I don’t see it highlighting at any time.

  40. jetsssuck says:

    maybe you need to ensure your background colors for webpage is normal.

  41. jetsssuck says:

    got to go to take a nap guys going to see a late movie tonight at 7pm

  42. Silly Tim says:

    I find it funny how assistant coaches are evaluated based on their units’ performance. Like our new DL coach Terrell Williams and how the Raiders’ DL performed. It’s more about talent than a coach making the unit better than they actually are. All a coach can do is teach fundamentals and technique to get guys ready to play. Then it’s up to the players to execute and produce. I don’t care how good a coach is, you can’t make chicken salad out of chicken shit. Unless a coach is totally clueless, talent will always rise to the occasion and limited talent will not.

  43. olddolphan says:

    WELL the second time I yelled “New York Jets” my little dog did her ‘bombs away!’ – – If enough people hate the Jets, maybe I could turn this into a second occupation?

  44. The Flying Pig says:

    Round 1 Pick 14: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington (A)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 18 (HOU): Clive Walford, TE, Miami (Fla.) (A)
    Round 4 Pick 5 (NYJ): Ramik Wilson, ILB, Georgia (B+)
    Round 5 Pick 1 (BUF): Zach Hodges, OLB, Harvard (B+)
    Round 5 Pick 21 (CINN): Tyler Varga, FB, Yale (A)
    Round 6 Pick 6 (WASH): Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland (B+)

  45. Silly Tim says:

    I’d rather go UFA for a DT because there are a few of them this year, and go big WR in the draft because there are a lot of them but not so much in FA and they’re expensive.

    We need a big, strong anchor in the mix, not an elite guy. I’d go with that guy, Mitchell and Starks and then Fede to do some of the stuff Odrick did. A big key is Jordan and McCain becoming dynamic front 7 defenders and they have flashed that ability but both have been hampered by personal issues and injuries. These two guys could add another dimension to our defense and lessen some snaps from Wake and Vernon. Keep everyone fresh.

    Then add a good traditional LB – a tackling machine. We need better tackling in the back end. I think our smallish secondary is part of the problem. We need to get a little bigger there.

  46. Mike E. says:

    I have no problem with drafting talent at DT. If they think Shelton is the guy, fine. If we can get a guy in FA, that’s fine too, it will give us flexibility with our 1st and 2nd picks. Our defense got RUN OVER towards the end of the year, so whatever they do to fix it is cool with me. We’ll never contend until we do.

  47. Ken says:

    Nice job Mike E. Safety Dance.

  48. Ken says:

    What’s up FUers? Finally got a chance to hang out here for a little. Busy week at work. I couldn’t get on here much.

  49. Mike E. says:

    Thanks Ken – I’ve been singing it for a day or two now.

  50. Ken says:

    That is crazy production by Holliman. You have me intrigued Mike E.

    • Mike E. says:

      I hope Coyle, Philbin and Hickey are intrigued as well. He has warts, but man, we could use someone back in the secondary that can play CF, and bring us some turnovers.

  51. Mike E. says:

    Not much Ken – Still at work myself at the moment, but I should be leaving in about 20 minutes. How’s the new job, besides the fact that you don’t have time to blog?

    • Ken says:

      It’s crazy busy. They expect me to work for a living instead of blogging. I have a higher case load and I am in court almost every day. But it is job security so I can’t complain.

  52. Ken says:

    I still think we need to go DT, OG and WR ahead of S in this draft. But a ballhwking FS would be nice too.

  53. Ken says:

    Brian in NY says:
    February 6, 2015 at 7:31 pm (Edit)
    This would suck:

    http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/update/25061316/report-ndamukong-suh-wants-to-sign-with-seahawks
    ___________________________________________________
    I don’t see how that could happen. They already have big money invested in the secondary, they want to re-sign Lynch and they have Russell Wilson’s contract coming on the horizon.

  54. Mike E. says:

    OK, closing up the office now. I’ll catch you guys a little later.

  55. rgs322 says:

    Your score is: 5175 (GRADE: A-)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 14: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington (A)
    Round 2 Pick 22 (DET): Chris Hackett, FS, TCU (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Arie Kouandjio, OG, Alabama (A)
    Round 3 Pick 24 (DET): Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (Fla.) (A)
    Round 4 Pick 10: (T.B.) Ramik Wilson, ILB, Georgia (B+)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Auburn (A)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Quandre Diggs, CB, Texas (A-)

  56. steveccnv says:

    Ken, my son wants to be a business lawyer, what advice do you have for him? He speaks Japanese fluently.

  57. Mike E. says:

    Your score is: 5125 (GRADE: A-)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 14: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford (A)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota (A)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest (A)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Ladarius Gunter, CB, Miami (Fla.) (B-)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Tyler Varga, FB, Yale (A)
    Round 7 Pick 15: Tyeler Davison, DT, Fresno State (A)

  58. Silly Tim says:

    I think we should just draft Tyler Varga 1st round and be done with it. LOL

  59. getterdone says:

    Round 1 Pick 14: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma (B)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami (Fla.) (B)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Clive Walford, TE, Miami (Fla.) (A)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Chris Hackett, FS, TCU (B+)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Lorenzo Doss, CB, Tulane (A)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Sean Hickey, OT, Syracuse (B-)
    Round 7 Pick 15: Jake Ryan, OLB, Michigan (A)

  60. The Flying Pig says:

    Round 1 Pick 26 (BALT): Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State (B)
    Round 2 Pick 11 (CLE): Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 12 (N.O.): Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma (A)
    Round 2 Pick 20 (PHI): Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State (A)
    Round 2 Pick 25 (CAR): Clive Walford, TE, Miami (Fla.) (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 4 (OAK): Gerod Holliman, FS, Louisville (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 18 (HOU): Lorenzo Mauldin, OLB/DE, Louisville (B+)
    Round 3 Pick 26 (BALT): Senquez Golson, CB, Ole Miss (C)
    Round 4 Pick 14 (PHI): Geneo Grissom, OLB, Oklahoma (C+)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Jordan Hicks, OLB, Texas (C-)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Tyler Varga, FB, Yale (A)
    Round 7 Pick 15: Chaz Green, OT, Florida (E)

  61. getterdone says:

    The Baltimore Sun’s Mike Preston believes DL Haloti Ngata could be cut if he and the Ravens cannot agree on a contract extension.
    Baltimore’s preferred option in dealing with Ngata’s untenable $16 million cap hit is a contract extension similar to the one OLB Terrell Suggs signed last offseason, but Ngata has been reluctant to renegotiate the last several years. The Ravens could save $8.5 million by cutting Ngata, but Ngata was still a force inside last season despite missing four games due to suspension. With Ngata heading into the final year of his deal, an extension makes sense for both sides, but it is still far from a sure thing Ngata is a Raven next season.

  62. Silly Tim says:

    3 questions for 2015

    1. Is Philbin and his staff competent enough to coach this team to the playoffs?
    2. Is Tannehill capable of leading this team to the playoffs?
    3. Does the rest of the team rise to the occasion to make the playoffs?

    • Try Pod says:

      4. Does the pope shit on the woods?

    • Try Pod says:

      Is it ethical to yell “Movie!” In a crowded fire house?

    • dbolt48 says:

      1. I believe with a healthy team the coaching staff is capable
      2. Tannehill showed this year he has the ability to lead this team to the playoffs, but he also showed he can’t walk on water with a poor OL and very limited weapons.
      3. I believe the rest of the team can rise to the occasion as long as we have the right guys in the locker room and cut the divisive player.

  63. Silly Tim says:

    GD, go ahead and draft the next Josh Gordon (2nd rd sup pick) 1st rd. When he doesn’t play blame Hickey. LOL

    • jahndoh says:

      Matt Miller ✔ @nfldraftscout
      If Josh Gordon scares you, add in a domestic assault and you have DGB. Big risk for NFL teams.

      • dbolt48 says:

        They have to quit comparing him to Gordon. Not similar….it should be Lawrence Phillips.

      • jahndoh says:

        That’s the same tweet that Miller put out 2 weeks ago. It’s not like he keeps repeating himself. Gordon is more recent and plays the same position….I get it.

  64. Silly Tim says:

    Try, playmakers win big games. Coaching only goes so far. Great players make the difference along with unsung heros.

    We look at the defensive collapse and blame Coyle as LBs and DBs went down. The DL was small and the LBs average at best. The secondary had great potential and finished well, but that is only due to teams running on us the last 6 games. The 1st 10 don’t count. 😉

    What went wrong from being a top 5 overall defense the first 10 games to falling apart?

  65. Silly Tim says:

    dbolt48 says:
    February 7, 2015 at 5:10 pm
    They have to quit comparing him to Gordon. Not similar….it should be Lawrence Phillips.

    LOL

    Why even bother with this guy? Is he the next SB MVP for years to come? Probably not!

  66. Silly Tim says:

    Dbolt, I’m just talking about fucking up, not exactly how. We’re not a team that can deal with 2-3 year psych developmental projects.

  67. dbolt48 says:

    LOL….Mike set the stage for trade down drafts
    YOUR TEAM: MIAMI DOLPHINS

    Your Picks:
    Round 2 Pick 12 (N.O.): Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State (A)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Eric Kendricks, ILB/OLB, UCLA (A)
    Round 2 Pick 16 (S.D.): Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State (A)
    Round 2 Pick 21 (CINN): Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State (A)
    Round 2 Pick 26 (BALT): Jaquiski Tartt, SS/FS, Samford (B)
    Round 2 Pick 32 (N.E.): Nelson Agholor, WR, Southern California (B)
    Round 3 Pick 11 (N.O.): Jalen Collins, CB, LSU (A)
    Round 3 Pick 13 (CLE): Josue Matias, OG, Florida State (A)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Andy Gallik, C, Boston College (B)
    Round 3 Pick 21 (CINN): Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina (A)
    Round 3 Pick 26 (BALT): Steven Nelson, CB, Oregon State (C+)
    Round 3 Pick 32 (N.E.): Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State (C-)
    Round 4 Pick 12 (CLE): Anthony Chickillo, DE, Miami (Fla.) (B)
    Round 4 Pick 13 (N.O.): Ben Koyack, TE, Notre Dame (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Marcus Hardison, DT, Arizona State (D+)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Tyler Varga, FB, Yale (B+)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Tayo Fabuluje, OT, TCU (D+)
    Round 7 Pick 15: Josh Robinson, RB, Mississippi St. (C+)

  68. getterdone says:

    Tim, most all players are what if’s. Very few choir boys in the NFL.
    Takes a good organization, HC, etc, to manage the many types of players.

    Yes DGB could be a big headache, but he could also be a new star.
    Guess, more will be known after combine, pro days, and team workouts/interviews.

    I’d also take Kevin White…but he could turn out to be the next Carruth or Hernandez too, ya just never know…lol

  69. professor lou says:

    Silly Tim says:

    February 7, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Try, playmakers win big games. Coaching only goes so far. Great players make the difference along with unsung heros.

    We look at the defensive collapse and blame Coyle as LBs and DBs went down. The DL was small and the LBs average at best. The secondary had great potential and finished well, but that is only due to teams running on us the last 6 games. The 1st 10 don’t count. 😉

    What went wrong from being a top 5 overall defense the first 10 games to falling apart?
    _______________
    Could be snap count for guys like Vernon and Odrick. They play a lot of snaps compared to others. But, the thing that’s lost in all of the conversation is what I’ve been saying for at least 3 years now and that is we needed to upgrade our LB’s and others pointed out we have Misi, Wheeler and Ellerbe so where is another LB going to fit in. well, all I can say is results speak for themselves. We need to have guys who can play and the only LB who stepped it up this past season was Jenkins. Hopefully, he’s not just a one year wonder.
    We need a new DT that can help shore up the run game and a new MLB who can help do the same. If we don’t get that it’s going to be another long season for us Fins fans.

  70. Mike E. says:

    Tim hates Tyler Varga as much as I hate Lynch

    • dbolt48 says:

      You guys are racist. I’m going to tweet Lynch and tell him you want to fight him at the next fest…LOL. You can can tweet Varga and tell him Tim wants to fight him at the fest also. Now you can argue over which match is the undercard and which is the main event 😄

      • Mike E. says:

        I don’t think I can take Lynch, but I could probably beat him one on one in coverage, both ways, on offense and on defense. lol

  71. professor lou says:

    Concerning DGB, yeah he could very well be the next Megatron but unfortunately this team can’t afford to take the risk on him right now. No team really can afford to take the risk you have the next Ray Rice on your hands but the Fins REALLY can’t afford it.
    I’d rather take two receivers from the 2nd rd on.

  72. professor lou says:

    So, Davante Parker is sitting there when we pick at #14. Do we take him? If we take him does Wallace now become expendable? Do we pass and trade down for more picks?
    I’d be happier taking Strong and another guy or even wait until 2nd rd and take one wr there and another in the 3rd or 4th.

  73. The Flying Pig says:

    I just published a new blog

  74. Silly Tim says:

    LOL @ the Varga comments. I just think it’s funny how everyone must have him in the 5th or 6th round. LOL

  75. wyoming85 says:

    Just for you Tim!!! 😉
    Luke Easterling ‏@LukeEasterling · 4h4 hours ago
    NEW VIDEO at @draftbreakdown: Yale RB Tyler Varga vs. Harvard (via @TonyWiltshire) #NFLDraft http://draftbreakdown.com/video/tyler-varga-vs-harvard-2014-2/

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