Another Big 3 in Miami?

Another Big 3 in Miami?

It is possible.

A Sonny Football Fantasy

By John D (son of a son of a shula)

 

The Miami Heat did it with Lebron, Dwayne and Bosh (hasn’t earned first name status), so why can’t another Miami team?  One piece is in place – our newly acquired Ndamakong Suh and the other two are a possibility. Building a championship team requires either a lot of luck or simply having the best players at the most important positions. Having, or in this case building and fostering, a championship swag requires the correct pieces. There is a possibility that our Miami Dolphins could find themselves with three of the absolute most dynamic players in the game who play with a desire and passion few are able to equal.

The first piece, as said, is in place Suh will anchor our Defensive line and allow all pro Wake to feast on  man blocking, Grimes less time to have to cover, Misi a clean shot at a back, Vernon the benefit of eaten up blockers, Jones the opportunity to jump a hot route. Play-making opportunities. Suh will allow our defense to control opponents in a way we haven’t seen in Miami since the Killer Bees were in business.  The first of the triumvirate, Suh,  is a monster who dominates offensive linemen like no other playing today. Let’s compare him to Dwayne Wade the first one here the rock the uncelebrated hero.

Now we’ll move on to round out the great Miami Triumvirate. Most if any of you will not like this but work with me this is Sonny Fantasy Football for now. Ryan Tannehill is a nice QB who is an ascending player with tremendous athletic ability and quite frankly a nice piece in a chess match to be great. You see we can trade Ryan before he gets really expensive and get another STAR. Entering the last year of his contract is the up to now unsigned Cam Newton. Cam straight up for Tannehill. Piece number 2 of the BIG three. A QB with tremendous fire, cannon arm and the best running ability for a QB we may have ever seen. Randall Cunningham plus 50 pounds. Cam would be Lebron, the man scoring and willing his team to victory.

So now you want to know who would be Bosh of the Triumvirate. He wants out of Minnesota, he’s just the best running back of this generation and he hasn’t won a title yet just the rest of the Big Three. We have picks for this year and next to facilitate a deal to bring in our Bosh. The enforcer, the scrappy finisher and the last member of the Big Three. Adrian Peterson in the same backfield as Cam Newton, and no one runs the read option better than Cam. And no one runs over Defenses better than Peterson.

This may be a lot to take in for you guys and you may think I’ve lost my mind but in todays climate and with this team mired in mediocrity why not take a shot at something great? Think of the composition of this team with Suh, Cam and AP with guys like a fired up Wake, Grimes, Albert, Pouncey, Delmas and Jones. Then factor in the second year guys who made a huge splash with the attitude and desire they brought in James and Landry. The swag or confidence oozes from this group as I envision it. Then think about adding that big receiver at 14. Instantly the Dolphins would become a favorite to compete for the Super Bowl.

I understand most people would neither like this or believe it would ever happen but I bring it up simply because the possibility exists. Cam Newton, like Chuck Pagano, will enter the season as it stands in lame duck status which means he may not get his big deal until next year when we will be prepared to pay a QB a big salary. Adrian Peterson, although under contract, wants out of Minnesota and it would seem the Vikings at some point will have to listen to trade offers. Does it take next year’s first rounder? I don’t know but a team will step up and get a deal done for Peterson.

The Triumvirate as I described would have most people in shock. You have a guy who steps on people, Peterson and his baggage and Cam with how polarizing he is but if you just look at how all three play on Sunday and what the impact the three together would have on a team you would have to admit it would be intriguing, exciting and incredible and you know you’d be watching, yes you do. It’s grandiose, but possible and possible is exciting. Let me just say this has more to do with Cam’s fire than wanting to move Tannehill for the sake of moving him. This scenario is simply about uniting similar minded players because the opportunity appears to exist.

Have at me I’ll wear Kevlar and a helmet.

Suh, Cam & AP – Imagine that

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431 Responses to Another Big 3 in Miami?

  1. Rockphin says:

    You are expelled. Cam fucking Newton? REALLY? GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE.
    Cam Regular Season 3,127 18 12
    Ryan Regular Season 4,045 27 12

    Ryan Tannehill is a younger ascending Player And is already better than Cam fucking Newton

  2. Rockphin says:

    why not take a shot at something great?
    You think Cam Newton is great??? LMAO

  3. Rockphin says:

    2014
    Cam – 58.5% 18 TD 12 Int 82.1 rat
    Ryan – 66.4% 27 TD 12 Int 92.8 rat

    Yeah ……………

    Downgrading at QB will make us great…

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Before you wig out understand that Cam played hurt the entire year last year. Ribs early and like Misi had an ankle thing all year. But you like stats so check this out – Cam and the Panthers were 4-0 last December and went to the playoffs. Didn’t Tanny fail again to lead the team on a playoff run?

  4. Rockphin says:

    Sorry Son, I like you a lot, but your fantasy equates to having a threesome…………….. With FFR’s sister & Rosie O’donnel (FFR’s sister being the hot one)

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      You think we have O-line problems, you think Tanny lacked weapons. Go look back at what Cam did it with last year, you’ll feel pretty good about where we are but it doesn’t explain them being 4-0 in Dec and going to the playoffs while we are a paltry 2-3 and looking ugly in December and squandering a decent season to that point.

  5. dcoralsprings says:

    Well a bit of an “end of era” for us
    Passed on our season tix

    We have had the same seats for a decade
    400’s rowdy
    We were in the corner seats, row two
    Had a great area full of long time season tix holders
    New stadium design our seats no longer exist

    With both the kids off to college
    We have been on the fence for awhile
    Being ousted from our seats really just
    Helped to cement our decision

    A few of our friends have also declined to re-up
    Had a great run, but for now I will join
    The TV crowd lol

  6. Rockphin says:

    Sorry man I just can’t let it go.
    Cam Newton has never had a 2-1 TD to Int ratio
    And he is never broken 88.8 quarterback rating

  7. wyoming85 says:

    Son
    I would Love AP in a fins Uni !!!!!!!!!!!!

    But I’ll have to agree with Rock on Cam (Fig) Newton!

    Nice write

  8. Rockphin says:

    Son I feel strongly enough about this to put my money where my mouth is.
    I will bet you $100 that Ryan Tannehill finishes this season with better stats than Cam Newton. Including weight loss.
    Old Dolphan can vouch for me I pay my debts

  9. Rockphin says:

    Passing stats We are talking about a quarter back here

  10. Try Pod says:

    Son,
    I’ve said my piece on Scam Newton.
    Unwritten rules in the NFL (running backs edition):
    1. Don’t reach for RBs in the draft.
    2. Don’t overpay for RBs, particularly after they have played over their 3.8 avg lifespan.
    3. Don’t get too excited about 30 y/o RBs.
    4. Once a player misses an entire season, they don’t come back as the same player as they left, and they never come back as good or better than they were.
    I expect an argument from those on the blog who, you know- like to argue. I realize there are exceptions to these, but as they say, that just proves the rule.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Good points on RB and I would agree almost 100% of the time but AP has proven to be special (talking on field) his entire career if anything last year was a good chance for his body to get some extra rest.

      Also, I know many don’t like Cam. I like him, he and Suh the year before have been 2 of my favorite players to come along in a long time. Forget how you feel about the player and think of his intensity and fire mixed with Suh and then add AP it would be a wild ride for sure.

  11. Rockphin says:

    Okay I have been blogging while driving bad bad bad rock then I’m at work and will not be able to blog today catch up tonight

  12. son of a son of a shula says:

    Rock, I would never bet against anything Dolphins, sorry man ain’t gonna happen.

    • Rockphin says:

      but you would trade away our better starting quarterback for a lesser starting quarterback?

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        I think I would actually. Do you know Cam has averaged 28.75 TD’s per year since entering the league compared to the 22.333 Tannehill has averaged. Think we could have won a few more games with those 6 TD’s? I do.

      • Rockphin says:

        passing vs running I don’t want a running back chucking the ball he is a chucker again I am discussing quarterbacks not running backs

  13. Rockphin says:

    Okay now I really have to go to work

  14. Rockphin says:

    And I believe Cam Newton has reached his ceiling N Ryan Tannehill has not

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Cam will get in a mother fuckers face, Opie not so much. Anyway, I’m really not a Tannehill hater at all, I think we’re lucky to have him I just love what Cam brings that’s all.

  15. Mike E. says:

    Good morning! Sonny, you’ve lost your mind! I know you love Cam, but I maintain he’s not as good a QB as Tannehill. He may be a better athlete, but Tannehill is the better QB. Let it go, let it go . . . . How about we get a dominant O-line, and start enforcing our will on BOTH sides of the ball? Get me one of the better OL in this draft, preferably La’el Collins, and let’s start pushing people around on offense and defense. I know what you don’t like about Tanny, he doesn’t have the killer instinct. Maybe he just hasn’t showed it yet. I say give him some more time. He’s growing nicely, and has progressed each season, which is more than I can say for Cam. I wouldn’t mind AP here, but I’m not going to overpay to bring him here.

    Regardless, I like your effort, and your thinking a little outside the box, I just don’t embrace the idea.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      It’s more about the type of player. Don’t you see similarities to how Suh, Cam and AP approach the game? And I needed another big name to add to my story to compare to the Miami Heat and what they did. Although Suh and AP alone may outweigh the Heat big 3 I still needed the third name for the story. And Cam and Ryan are both looking for deals.

      • Mike E. says:

        Maybe, but you don’t need your QB to be that type of player. Griese wasn’t, Morrall wasn’t. They let the big uglies do the dirty work, you don’t want or need your Qb to be a battering ram. Tannehill is tough, he took a beating and got up off the turf every time. Maybe it will click with him that he’s a good QB, and he’ll go to the next level. I’d bet on him, because he HAS progressed each year.

  16. dbolt48 says:

    Ok, can’t humor a Cam for Ryan Swap at all. That’s a huge downgrade. Also It might be best to keep Cam out of any locker room containing Suh after his calling Suh Donkey Kong. Yes he apologized later, but I’m pretty positive Suh isn’t a forgiving person & when he hates you, he’ll try to kill you…..just ask Cutler.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      I knew this would make you and GDP insane.

      • dbolt48 says:

        Not insane, just would never do it. And like I said, there’d be a chance after last season Suh would take Newton out on the practice field.

  17. son of a son of a shula says:

    Ok, I have to go. This really isn’t a Tannehill hit piece its just something that popped in my mind when I heard that Carolina has yet to lock up Cam long term and he’ll enter the season as a lame duck unless a deal gets done.
    I’m couldn’t he happier about just having Suh, its still unbelievable to me. Woo hoo
    Have a great day!

  18. son of a son of a shula says:

    Just for the record – going from 22.3 TD’s a year to 28.75 is upgrading actually – just sayin’

  19. Mike E. says:

    Newton has regressed since his rookie year, while Tannehill is ascending nicely. I just can’t see it at all.

  20. Mike E. says:

    LMAO @ D-Bolt!

  21. dbolt48 says:

    Ok, so Hickey is in trade down mode….here we go, LOL.:

    Your Picks:
    Round 2 Pick 7 (CHI): T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF (A)
    Round 2 Pick 21 (CINN): Ali Marpet, OG, Hobart & William Smith (B+)
    Round 2 Pick 30 (G.B.): Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut (A)
    Round 3 Pick 2 (TENN): Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (Fla.) (C)
    Round 3 Pick 7 (CHI): Derron Smith, FS, Fresno State (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 30 (G.B.): Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon (C)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Lorenzo Mauldin, OLB/DE, Louisville (A)
    Round 4 Pick 21 (CINN): B.J. Finney, C, Kansas State (A)
    Round 5 Pick 13: Jake Ryan, OLB/ILB, Michigan (B)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Chris Conley, WR, Georgia (C)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Malcolm Brown, RB, Texas (A-)

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I generally like it

      I don;t know much about Clemmings
      but I like Marpet
      and Perriman is defiantely growing on me

      And you got Ifooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
      who I think would excel in our system
      I don;t love your LBs though

  22. Tim Knight says:

    Son, I agree with you on Suh but not into Cam Newton and I don’t see it with AP, he’s not going to play on the cheap and I wouldn’t pay big money for a 30 year old RB with a lot of wear and tear on him.

  23. The Flying Pig says:

    Son

    Great piece

    I love the Miami Heat comparison

    I knew you would take a lot of shit about Cam though
    I happen to love Tanny
    but I also like Cam Newton a lot and I think he has special gifts that sperate him from most QBs.

    One day I bet Newton is part of a high scoring NFL offense that nears record books
    But he just hasn’t done it yet

    Tanny has incredible short and medium range accuracy. I think he does that better than Cam ever will, I think we are on our way to saying Tanny is one of the best in the NFl at those throws. I would like Tanny to be a little more ginslingeresque – but maybe he is just not ready for it. Cam on the other hand was born to be sensational and I love the player and would love to root for him on my team (een though I enjoy rooting for Tanny)

    • dbolt48 says:

      You see the flashes from Ryan in that pure gunslinger mode. I think that mode is also feast or famine. You look at the second game versus the Pats last year. If you’re winging it deep going for that kill shot the players on the other end need to finish the play also. That game should’ve been a lot closer, but their were to many shots deep that weren’t finished. Wallace and Ryan upheld their end of the deal, but Hartline, Williams, & Matthews did not. I think the following week vs the Vikings you saw it again. That final Jets game….well we know the story on that.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I think they have had the trainign wheels on Tanny
        and its a good thing
        its part of the developmental process
        but he is probably getting tot he point where he can take more chances
        and should take more chances – without it costing the team

        In the long run that is what will sperate him from other QBs

        I agree its feast or famine
        but I think in the NFL, you need to be ready to feast to get to the next level
        So that means you have to risk famine

      • dbolt48 says:

        Not disagreeing with you. I think the change in WRs and in TE shows they are trying to get finishers for those big play attempts.

      • dbolt48 says:

        Also think last year Lazor didn’t trust the offensive group as a whole. We know the OL issues, but we had veteran WRs still struggling at the end of the year to line up properly and we had to keep burning TOs due to it. Hoping this isn’t an issue moving forward.

  24. getterdone says:

    Son, you have too much to drink last night???? Put the pipe down bro….Trade Tannehill??? Really??? for Cam Newton of all people??? You’d think he was from UCF or something the way you endorse him….SMH, sorry, I just don’t get it it all.

  25. getterdone says:

    The first team that would trade you for Tanny would be Belicheat knowing Brady is almost done. Yeah, that would be sweet. Then see who is better, scores more points, Newton or Tannehill….lol

  26. dbolt48 says:

    Here’s one with no trades:

    YOUR TEAM: MIAMI DOLPHINS
    Your score is: 6564 (GRADE: A-)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 14: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama (A)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson (A)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Eric Rowe, CB/FS, Utah (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 13: Lorenzo Doss, CB, Tulane (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Jamil Douglas, OG, Arizona State (A)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Malcolm Brown, RB, Texas (A-)

    Your Future Picks:
    2016 Round 1 Pick
    2017 Round 1 Pick

    • getterdone says:

      Eric Rowe is moving up, sadly we may miss him.

      • dbolt48 says:

        That’s ok as Adrian Amos was available the next round😀

      • getterdone says:

        Kool, I like his skill set….just needs more time to refine.

      • dbolt48 says:

        Yeah, Amos is a guy Id love playing on this defensive secondary. Plays fast and angry. Myain concern was his aggression penalties where he’d get a PF. Im no longer concerned about that as I think his aggressiveness matches where we are trying to get on this defense.

  27. Tim Knight says:

    Dbolt, that’s what happens we (Gibson and Wallace) don’t even pay attention in meetings. SMH

    • dbolt48 says:

      Yep…..quit fucking off. I think a lot is going to change this year, as we’ve said any times here that Landry is the unquestioned leader of the WR room has been echoed by many within the organization and just recently repeated by Matt Moore.

  28. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I don’t get how teams with no QB like the texans and the bills win 9 games last year and we only win 8. When I look at those rosters I don’t think they’re better than ours and we have a QB.

    I’m still pissed at how this team under achieves every year.

  29. The Flying Pig says:

    Boulder there is supposed to be a wink on both those posts…I don;t know whay I can;t do a winking smiley

  30. The Flying Pig says:

    I think Misi has a chance to excel behind Suh
    But he needs to stay ont he field

    Jenkins looked good last year – but really he was the best LB in a weak group

    I don;t knon what Tripp and McCain are yet

    I still like the idea of drafting 2 LBs in the draft
    we have 2 5th round picks
    Why not pick up a guy like Hicks or5 Heeney if they are ther ein the 4th or 5th

  31. getterdone says:

    So this is the idiot who’s to blame! 😉

  32. The Flying Pig says:

    Here is one of those realistic trade down drafts

    Round 1 Pick 20 (PHI): Eric Kendricks, ILB/OLB, UCLA (B)
    Round 2 Pick 11 (CLE): Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF (A)
    Round 2 Pick 19 (HOU): Ali Marpet, OG, Hobart & William Smith (B)
    Round 3 Pick 20 (PHI): Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (Fla.) (B)
    Round 3 Pick 26 (BALT): Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon (B)
    Round 3 Pick 27 (DAL): Gerod Holliman, FS, Louisville (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 14 (PHI): Ben Heeney, ILB, Kansas (B)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Nick O’Leary, TE, Florida State (B+)
    Round 5 Pick 13: Geneo Grissom, OLB, Oklahoma (C+)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Austin Shepherd, OT, Alabama (A-)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Tyler Varga, FB, Yale (A)

  33. Al in MIA says:

    Boulder,

    Remember the old saying about needing to win in your own division if you expect to go anywhere?

    Texans/Bills were 4-2 in their own division while Miami was 3-3 (Miami was 2-4 last year in the AFC East). Texans had an easier time of course having the Titans/Jags to beat up on (Colts went 6-0 in the division which is the only division team the Texans lost to last year).

    Bills/Texans defenses were just better than Miami’s while their offenses were all about the same in giving the ball away.

    2014 points differential for each team -> Bills +54, Texans +65, Miami +15

    2014 rank for Bills in Takeaways per game? #3 in the NFL; Texans? #1 in the NFL. Miami? #17.
    2014 rank for Bills in Giveaways per game? tied for 9th with Miami/Texans among other teams (9 teams tied between #9-17; so that’s around NFL average on a per game basis).

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      that’s cause we couldn’t beat the 4-12 jets at home the last game of the year to go to 9-7.

      So who do you blame for our defense? The defense that was actually playing pretty well at the beginning of the year. But now according to our coach its too complicated for the players and they have to dumb it down. This is after 3 years of the same defense. SMH.

  34. getterdone says:

    Al, good point on divisions…I think Son got excited by seeing how many points Carolina with Cam Newton score, but not sure he noticed the division they’re in…LOL, The Bucs, Falcons & Saints defenses were horrible, all gave up over 410 points on the season.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      I don’t buy into the whole division thing. Its like injuries. Other teams have to deal with the same. Look st AFC north last year. Really tough division. 3 teams made the playoffs.

      To me the schedule and injuries are just excuses.

  35. stangerx says:

    Son — that was one well written article. How good?…….you actually got me thinking about Cam instead of Tanny. And you didn’t even include what we could get for Tanny and what we could use that for. He’s got be worth a top ten pick right now (I’m assuming the trading team would be able to exercise his 5th year option or we could before trading).

    Where it breaks down though is if Cam Newton shows it. Then he is gonna want to get paid just as much as Tanny would. So no cap gain, just a straight switch of QBs. And I’ll take Tanny with an arrow up, plus I like the kid.

  36. Funny I was at a game where Cam Newton beat us at home and Tannehill had a chance to win it at the end and we lost. Not only has Cam been injured that team has had a lot of injuries like we have. I think they both are kind of similar QBs except that Cam can throw the deep ball accurately and he is a far better runner. It’s a nice fantasy anyway — great job Son!! 🙂

  37. getterdone says:

    BoulderPhinfan says:
    March 27, 2015 at 11:06 am
    I don’t buy into the whole division thing. Its like injuries. Other teams have to deal with the same. Look st AFC north last year. Really tough division. 3 teams made the playoffs.

    To me the schedule and injuries are just excuses.
    Reply

    LOL, Boulder, the AFC North played the NFC South last year…look it up. They all got healthy playing that division, even the lowly Browns.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      we lost to 3-12 jets. that’s why we finished 8-8. When we had the chance to stay in the playoff hunt we chocked against the ravens. So give me a break with the whole schedule thing. You can make that excuse all you want but the reason we finished 8-8 had nothing to do with schedule and more to do with our play on the field.

  38. Tim Knight says:

    LOL @ the Cam Newton stuff

    I guess fans are bored.

    • getterdone says:

      I guess so, even Stanger is intrigued above on what we could get for Tanny. I just don’t get the line of thinking….Yeah, let’s really fuk up what we got going now. 😯

  39. Al in MIA says:

    Boulder,
    Better coaching would have won the Packers, Lions, & Denver game.

  40. The Flying Pig says:

    (Piggy farts and leaves the blog)

  41. getterdone says:

    I think everyone is just being nice to Son since he took time to write us an article.
    No offense Son, I applaud the effort. Usually me and you are on same page. But interesting opinion piece to say the least.
    Watch something get said on the same subject by Omar, then we’ll really know he steals from us…LOL.

    Ahh, the off season doldrums. 😉

  42. getterdone says:

    Speaking of Omar, looks like he just made sure we get my boy…lol

    Omar Kelly ✔ @OmarKelly
    “@ManOfSteel_13: what about Dorial Green-Beckham? Any chance the Dolphins grab him at 14?”» I’ve only said NO to this 100 times already

  43. Tim Knight says:

    The 2015 team is going to be quite different in personnel and experience with some young players, so I’ve put 2014 season behind me. If this team can’t take the next step we’ll likely have a new coaching staff. Let’s hope we make the playoffs and keep building this team to get better.

  44. getterdone says:

    BoulderPhinfan says:
    March 27, 2015 at 11:39 am
    we lost to 3-12 jets. that’s why we finished 8-8. When we had the chance to stay in the playoff hunt we chocked against the ravens. So give me a break with the whole schedule thing. You can make that excuse all you want but the reason we finished 8-8 had nothing to do with schedule and more to do with our play on the field.
    Reply

    I think we’re having two entirely different discussions bro. I saw where you mentioned how tough the AFC North was, and also the convo was including how great this Cam Newton crap was…so I was pointing out that crap division in the NFC South last year.
    I never said a damn thing about the Phins or how we played. Yes we collapsed down the stretch AGAIN. For that, I assert it to coaching & defense mostly.

  45. Al in MIA says:

    Dane Brugler ‏@dpbrugler 36s36 seconds ago

    Improved from his 4.93 RT @aandro: TCU linebacker Paul Dawson ran 40 times of 4.78 and 4.82 today.

    • getterdone says:

      He brought a baby grand piano with him this time.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Good for him. His 40 time is only going to keep him out of the 1st round and maybe early 2nd round. His game tape is still going to get him drafted by probably the 3rd round at the least.

  46. Al in MIA says:

    Ian Wharton ‏@NFLFilmStudy 2m2 minutes ago

    Draft Twitter has been way ahead of him all along RT @zjwhitman: So have we all finally agreed that Eric Rowe is a 1st-rounder?

  47. getterdone says:

    Utah DB Eric Rowe “is flying up draft boards and most feel there’s no way he gets out of the second round,” reports TFY Draft Insider’s Tony Pauline.
    Last week, Pauline reported Rowe had visits scheduled with the Dolphins, Ravens and Lions, and now he passes along that the Philadelphia Eagles “are very high on Rowe, who’s drawing intrigue based on his size/speed and ability to line-up at either cornerback or safety.” The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Rowe ran a 4.45 40 at the combine.

  48. Al in MIA says:

    http://optimumscouting.com/draft/state-of-the-draft-mariota-confusion-raiderseagles-plans-dgb-update-2nd-tier-qb-matching-arik-armstead-and-more.html
    ——
    Some of the discussions here talk about demand at pick 14.

    Couple things that may get into the way of Miami looking to trade down is the Raiders & Skins looking to do the same at higher positions (with the possibility Raiders willing to take just a 2nd RDer moving down 10 spots).

    Thinking about the scenarios, it seems Arizona & perhaps the Ravens might be looking to get in around that 14th pick if Todd Gurley & Jaelen Strong are up for grabs then.

  49. stangerx says:

    Al in MIA says:
    I think Stanger is being a bit sarcastic LOL
    ———-
    There was a bit of that, but Son made a good case. I have a great appreciation for creative outside the box solution. Come up with 19 that no one else would think of that just won’t work when you get into the details and one that will…..and you are a visionary.

  50. wyoming85 says:

    Matt Miller ‏@nfldraftscout · 13m13 minutes ago
    I feel very good about this: Kevin Johnson has the best footwork of any cornerback in this class. @KevJr9

  51. Al in MIA says:

    Tim,
    I don’t think the personnel will be all that different except of course the Suhnami factor :).
    Kudos to Hickey/Tannenbaum putting emphasis on foundation pieces which starts at the lines (DT & OL).

  52. getterdone says:

    Al, I hope Gurley & Strong are there @ #14…I’d trade down in a hurry if another team wants either!!!

  53. wyoming85 says:

    Matt Miller ‏@nfldraftscout · 10m10 minutes ago
    Haven’t gone through them all, but PJ Williams is very good RT @illumiscotty_: best run support CB in this class?

  54. New Age says:

    Son,

    Thanks for the article. It got us on a different topic for a bit so I like that. Just like you, I loved Cam out of college and wish he went to a team that had supported him better. They dumped off all of his WRs, kept overpaid RBs instead of investing elsewhere, and Jerry has always been a cheap skate. They wasted his best years.

    With that said, we’ve now tailored this O to Tanny and he’s young and ascending. Not only that, but he’s a lot more durable than Cam. Most sacked QB and he still jumping up like a kid. Cam doesn’t have that anymore and I don’t see him really getting better at this point. He is a dual threat that is losing his dual abilities(speed and durability). I’ll go with Tanny who had quite good stats last year.

    AP…nah, if I was going there, get Gurley. Younger, easier to get, available at 14 IMO. I’m not for that but I do really like him.

    Suh…We GOT THE SUH!!!!! Yeah!

  55. The Flying Pig says:

    I’m alsmost sure Gurley and strong will be there at 14
    I also think both willbe very good int he NFL

    • getterdone says:

      I’d still take the trade offer unless it was ridiculous.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I would too even though I like both players a lot
        I just don;t see some one trading up for them

        AZ and Baltimiore are probably int he right place to select those 2 guys

        Its mor eplasuible to me that we trade down to take onof those guys, than it is for some one to trade up and take one of thise guys

    • Al in MIA says:

      For gurley it will be a classic case of risk/reward. The injury is there but if he’s healthy, he will be the best in the NFL at his position or top 3.

  56. wyoming85 says:

    GDP
    I haven’t looked into the top CB’s (as I think we don’t take one until the 5th

    I like Doran Grant, CB/S, Ohio State a lot !!!!!!!

  57. Mike E. says:

    I like Paul Dawson, glad he did a little better. My guess is he didn’t do all that fancy training before the combine to improve his drills. He’s a good player that I wouldn’t mind having here.

  58. Al in MIA says:

    Wyo,
    I like Marcus Peters. He’s got the right mix of aggressiveness with physical WR and seems to play well in zone (reads QB eyes well).

  59. dbolt48 says:

    Interesting article:

    @Cianaf: I charted all of Teddy Bridgewater’s deep throws and Mike Wallace’s deep targets http://t.co/IFwOMWZpvj

    • New Age says:

      That one handed attempt pissed me off to no end that day. Easy TD just wasted because he didn’t try to catch like WR does—with two hands.

      • dbolt48 says:

        Yep. The stats were interesting though. 35 deep passes for Wallace this year & 20 were on point and out of those 20 Wallace came down with 12. So the deep ball was actually more accurate than what it’s made out to be.

  60. The Flying Pig says:

    The thing about Dawson is that he is exceptional in coverage
    So why so much emphasis on his combine numbers
    What he did at TCU speaks for itself

    I would be more concerned about his practice/film habits
    rumors state he is lazy about those things
    and that won;t hack it int he NFL

    but I don;t care what his 40 time is
    brandon spikes was slower, and he helped the Cheats nab a 3rd round comp pick….lol

  61. getterdone says:

    81yo Willie got it right. Look at the rollin tray in front of him…LOL
    Willie Nelson plans to open marijuana dispensaries across the United States
    The longtime marijuana enthusiast’s blazing business is called Willie’s Reserve.

  62. jetsssuck says:

    Randy Gregory—how has this guy affevted all your guys fantasy drafts.Dolphins might have some serious discussions if the guy falls to us. From Nebraska same as Suh and the guy is a very good prospect who is head and shoulders above the rest of DE/LB.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Gregory is a beast

      and he is dropping
      I don;t see DE as a priority
      but exceptional talent is exceptional talent

      Stop smiking the weed though Gregory – you might go top 5

  63. The Flying Pig says:

    I know a lot of people liek Darby and Willaims
    but the best DB at FSU was Jalen Ransey
    and he won;t be avialble until next year
    😦

    Keep an eye on Ramsey
    maybe next year is the year to nab a Safety
    I think this guy can be special

  64. wyoming85 says:

    Question

    we take Parker R1
    Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami
    Benardrick McKinney*, ILB/OLB, Mississippi State
    Paul Dawson, ILB, TCU

    Are all there @ R2
    Who do you take?

  65. Mike E. says:

    jetssuck

    There are quite a few good DE prospects in this draft, but I don’t think that’s where we’re looking. We have a lot of DE’s on the roster right now.

  66. Mike E. says:

    D-Bolt

    Does Mopart have a hemi engine? 😉

  67. getterdone says:

    for CB/DB, I like the freak Byron Jones. Yeah, he’s raw in technique, but isn’t DB’s Coyle’s pet project?

  68. Tim Knight says:

    It seems to me that you can get an ILB in the 4th round. I’m not sold that many of these guys are worth 2nd rd picks.

    • getterdone says:

      I hope we see Stephone Anthony waiting for us with our 4th round pick…but it isn’t gonna happen….probably need a 3rd to get him…IMO.

  69. Al in MIA says:

    Jetssuck,
    We all expect Gregory to go top 10 that’s why :/

  70. Al in MIA says:

    I can just see GDP working the Fins phone on draft day..
    “Yea can you hold on a sec Ozzie? I got Steve (Arizona GM) asking me something”.
    lol.

  71. Tim Knight says:

    GD, I know people keep saying this guy and that guy won’t be there for us in this round or that round. This goes on every year. Remember all the positions that will be picked so some prospects have to fall. ILB is not a premium position anymore unless they’re a special 3 down talent.

    • Al in MIA says:

      We all know from fantasy football drafts that thing can spiral out of hand depending on how shifting perceptions from various owners happen in real time. Desperation at heat of the moment, a shift in things based on others decisions causes a change of plans etc.

    • getterdone says:

      Correct, and there are a few 3 down type ILB’s in this class, Kendricks & Anthony stand out to me, maybe Dawson & Wilson too.

  72. Al in MIA says:

    Marpet is my 2015 Bitonio.
    In fact we should just call the most underrated interior OL a Bitonio every year just because it sounds so damn good :).
    “hey, look at that Bitonio!”.

  73. Al in MIA says:

    Tim,
    I really like what I see on tape from Michigan’s LB Jake Ryan.
    Hopefully Ross is a fan too and lets Hickey know about it LOL.

    • Tim Knight says:

      We all know there are other prospects besides the ones mentioned here that get picked. So I’m sure there will be a surprise pick here and there where fans scramble to read up on them. I know I’ve done that a lot over the years. LOL

    • Al in MIA says:

      LOL, yep, always happens.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Who the fuck is that we just picked? I didn’t even have him on my board. How could we pass on him, him, him and him? LOL

  74. dbolt48 says:

    Al shags on a Marpet Carpet!

  75. getterdone says:

    Al, You may have saw I was mentioning my likes on Jake Ryan the other day. He’d be a good add in the 5th if still there. Let him & Tripp compete.

  76. Al in MIA says:

    Randy’s credo?

    Offensive Line Tips ‏@OLineTips 1m1 minute ago

    “Behind every great pass, or every great run there is a great block.” – Russ Grimm #OLine
    —-
    LOL, love ya Randy …I hope we sure fix the interior OL situation via this draft & FA period.

  77. Al in MIA says:

    lol Dbolt.
    You may have something there if we draft him LOL.

  78. wyoming85 says:

    14: R1P14 WR KEVIN WHITE WEST VIRGINIA
    47: R2P15 S DAMARIOUS RANDALL ARIZONA STATE
    114: R4P15 CB IFO EKPRE-OLOMU OREGON
    149: R5P13 G JAMIL DOUGLAS ARIZONA STATE
    150: R5P14 ILB MIKE HULL PENN STATE
    191: R6P15 FB TYLER VARGA YALE

  79. Mike E. says:

    Pick 191 NOT APPROVED by Tim! lol

  80. Mike E. says:

    Tim

    When I had the draft party, we were all saying shit like your 1:11PM post. We were really getting pissed off! Piggy was freaking every time a samurai came off the board, and in general, we were thoroughly unimpressed with the way Ireland screwed up that draft. I know you love Aikens, but if that’s all we have to hang our hat on from that draft, it’s abonimable.

  81. getterdone says:

    I’m Aiken for a breakout campaign in year 2!

  82. wyoming85 says:

    OUCH what a comparison!!!!!!!!!!

    Linebacker Stephone Anthony, Clemson (6’3″, 243 pounds)

    STRENGTHS: An easy-moving linebacker who jumped off the field at the Senior Bowl and quickly made an impact, Stephone Anthony looks like an NFL starter on the hoof. He has an athletic, solid build backed up by impressive agility and speed. He’s a producer as a tackler and shows the lateral ability to make plays outside the tackle box. He’s smooth enough as a mover to play well in coverage and can lock up tight ends or jam slot receivers. Coaches rave about his work ethic.

    WEAKNESSES: Going back to his junior season, Anthony lost his starting job and had to earn it back. He gets too shy when asked to shut down a run lane and will hesitate to close the hole. When engaged by blockers in the lane, he’ll get hung up and can tie himself to blockers too often. His instincts are only average, and he’ll get caught watching the play.

    PRO COMPARISON: Karlos Dansby, Cleveland Browns

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2410272-nfl-draft-2015-matt-millers-latest-scouting-notebook

    • Mike E. says:

      Dansby was a damn good player, except when he thought he was a hippo during training camp and the preseason.

  83. getterdone says:

    Are FFR & David visiting Indiana?

    Mystery odor at Muncie Walmart sends 8 to hospital
    MUNCIE — Authorities were called to the north Muncie Walmart store late Wednesday, when customers reportedly complained of breathing difficulties after an unusual odor was detected in the store.

    Kyle Monroe, a Muncie Police Department detective investigating the incident early Thursday, said he believed eight people, including Walmart employees, had been examined at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in the wake of the incident, reported about 10:30 p.m.

    • stangerx says:

      LOL — but leave David alone. He’s done the time for the crime on that one. And ffr is pretty sweet smelling actually. 🙂

  84. Tim Knight says:

    Mike E, I’m not talking about who we ended up with vs. who we could have gotten in drafts, I was just pointing out the fan reactions. It happens every year I do think some of it is funny. Everyone was pissed when we drafted Clay and not Virgil Green.

    I still have hope for the depth of the 2013 and 2014 drafts.

    • getterdone says:

      I remember a lot of guys goo goo over OT Johnathan Cooper…has he made any noise yet in Arizona?

    • dbolt48 says:

      Think about 2013 again and everyone bitching when Miami traded up to number 3…..”I can’t believe we’re trading up for fucking Lane Johnson!” I remember doing an article just cutting and pasting the reactions.

  85. getterdone says:

    Wyoming, I like Anthony, he jumped out at me way back in this draft talk process. His few weaknesses can easily be coached as he gains experience. His combine showed things you can’t coach.

  86. wyoming85 says:
    March 27, 2015 at 12:23 pm
    Question

    we take Parker R1
    Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami
    Benardrick McKinney*, ILB/OLB, Mississippi State
    Paul Dawson, ILB, TCU

    Are all there @ R2
    Who do you take?
    ***************************************
    Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami — he is a tackling machine and a stud

  87. Al in MIA says:

    TheHungryCondor ‏@TheHungryCondor now1 minute ago

    @OptimumScouting I agree w/ what you wrote today; think trade with Arizona/Ravens might be best shot if Gurley/Strong around.
    0 retweets 0 favorites

    Eric Galko ‏@OptimumScouting now21 seconds ago

    @TheHungryCondor I’ve heard both of those interests are very legit. Ravens especially with Ngata picks + having comp picks to replace

  88. Al in MIA says:

    I’m starting to sour on Parker in light of what I see in guys like Perriman & Hardy (thanks to those pulling me to looking at them again). I’m a big fan of Coates as well.

  89. Al in MIA says:

    Ben Volin ‏@BenVolin 6m6 minutes ago

    Acorns? RT @Kat_Terrell: Jeff Ireland just spoke on a number of topics. Will have some things up on Nola later.

  90. D says:

    we take Parker R1
    Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami
    Benardrick McKinney*, ILB/OLB, Mississippi State
    Paul Dawson, ILB, TCU

    Are all there @ R2
    Who do you take?

    getterdone says:
    March 27, 2015 at 12:28 pm
    McKinney, very close 2nd would be Perryman…IMO.
    ReplyQuestion
    —————————————————–
    Thats where im at. McKinney, then Perryman, and i wouldn’t be upset with them taking whichever they wanted were both available.

    • wyoming85 says:

      Maybe if we had someone who could put this up here on the wall?

      You know one of them there questions thingies with the multiple choice answers that come up to a percentage after people choose?

  91. Al in MIA says:

    dbolt48 says:
    March 27, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Think about 2013 again and everyone bitching when Miami traded up to number 3…..”I can’t believe we’re trading up for fucking Lane Johnson!” I remember doing an article just cutting and pasting the reactions.
    ——
    I wanted Lane Johnson….would have been better off today with him.. :/

    http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2015/01/eagles_lane_johnson_rated_second_best_right_tackle_in_nfl_by_pro_football_focus.html

    • dbolt48 says:

      LOL. I was fine with Lane or Cooper…..I see being ok with Cooper looks bad now😬

      • Al in MIA says:

        lol. We all would have done better by default in RD 3 though for sure ….or that fucking year Parcells decided to draft Pat White in RD 2.

  92. Al in MIA says:

    Tim,
    I like Perryman but understand your size argument. I think Perryman plays bigger than his size though, his body is definitely stocky and muscular at 240.
    Upside with Perryman to me is that he was playing in a terrible scheme at U Miami and may do better in the NFL.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I like him too. But I’ve seen guys touted for college production struggle at the next level.

    • dbolt48 says:

      I think what Tim was getting at was that Perryman would obliterate offensive players on the college level when he hit them doesn’t mean he’s gauranteed to do it in the NFL. I think because of his compact build he should still be able to do it, but we’ll see what happens the first time a HB flattens him head on. I think he’ll try to kill the back on there next collision, but we don’t know yet.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Exactly! We tend to forget that Perryman like many draft prospects are better than a lot of competition they faced in college. That won’t be the case in the NFL.

  93. getterdone says:

    Dbolt, I’d take Perriman over Hardy….IMO. I just think he’ll be much more physical. We need that.

    • dbolt48 says:

      As I’ve stated so many times before, Hardy is a replica of Antonio Brown and he’s one of the most dependable WRs you’ll see coming out of a draft. Perriman is a whole different beast if he hits his ceiling. There are no true comparisons to his pure physical ability. I’ll take either as both are noted for high character and great work ethic.

  94. Try Pod says:

    Anyone see FFR? I hope he didn’t get throat punched.

  95. Al in MIA says:

    Tim / Dbolt,
    I see Perryman as an effort guy and not so much a guy shredding opponents.

    • dbolt48 says:

      What I’m saying is he’s a power hitter who rarely had someone hit him back with equal or more power. Hes not flashy, but he hits with brute force.

  96. Al in MIA says:

    GDP,
    Perriman & Coates have the strongest core strength (mid/lower body) IMO out of the WR ive seen in the top 20.

  97. The Flying Pig says:

    Tim
    I’m pretty sure Perryman is legit

    He is just a classic MLB instead if a Kendricks type that maybe is a little more athletic and better in coverage

    I don’t think Perryman is bad in coverage
    I just don’t think it’s his strong suit

    Playing behind Suh if we had Perryman I bet our run D would be awesome
    He is the type of LB that would thrive IMO

    • Tim Knight says:

      See my reply to Dbolt at 2:33. I’m not saying he won’t be good.

    • Al in MIA says:

      At less than 240 lbs and under 6 feet; one isn’t a classic MLB.

      Dawson and Kendricks will have to prove history wrong at MLB; both may be outside LB in the NFL.

      Mosley & Alonso were less than 240 pre-draft but they at least measured in at 6-2. Same for Keuchley who was 6-3 and a shade under 240.

      A value guy such as Ramik Wilson is under 240 but stands 6-2.

      I see the London Fletcher argument playing out for Perryman but Fletcher was much faster and clocked in a 40 time in the 4.40s back in his day.

      • dbolt48 says:

        Mike Hull damnit!!!!

      • Al in MIA says:

        Ray Lewis, if anyone is thinking of comparing Perryman to him, stood 6-1 and 240 and also ran a 40 time under 4.6 at his pro day (shit the bed at the combine i believe by only running a 4.7).

  98. jetsssuck says:

    Mike E. says:
    March 27, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    jetssuck

    There are quite a few good DE prospects in this draft, but I don’t think that’s where we’re looking. We have a lot of DE’s on the roster right now.
    ———————————————————————–
    he could play OLB as dion jordan and that’s what ireland said coyle wanted as a player who can play multiple positions as in de/olb. Jordan may not be that player or maybe it’s taking longer for him to learn 2 positions. Plus Wake has 1 or 2 years left.

  99. Tim Knight says:

    Dbolt, Mike Hull is undersized too. That doesn’t mean he won’t pan out, but it’s hard to take undersized guys early on.

    • dbolt48 says:

      6-0 237 isn’t really that big a deal. His onfield production along with his combine performance essentially keeps him on even footing with the rest of the top MLB field.

      40 YARD DASH: 4.68 SEC
      BENCH PRESS: 31 REPS
      3 CONE DRILL: 6.99 SEC
      20 YARD SHUTTLE: 4.15 SEC
      60 YARD SHUTTLE: 11.52 SEC

  100. Al in MIA says:

    Dbolt,
    I like Hull too, you know that :). Would make for a nice 3rd-4th RDer or lower.
    But in the context of risk/reward and where some want Perryman drafted (RD 2) that’s what I’m talking about in terms of size/weight at the position.

  101. Al in MIA says:

    Anyone been able to get some intel on Nevada LB Brock Hekking? :/

  102. Al in MIA says:

    Who the hell knows what the Fins draft strategy will be but if they want to keep Misi in the middle then perhaps something like Jordan Hicks on the outside makes more sense in terms of LB strategy.

  103. Tim Knight says:

    Just remember that most of these LBs are smaller than Ellerbe and Wheeler and they weren’t big LBs.

    • dbolt48 says:

      Difference:

      Ellerbe fell apart

      Wheeler fell down…….a lot

    • The Flying Pig says:

      why is that such a concern to you?

      There are tons of Lbs on other teams that are lighter
      The fact is both wheeler and ellerbee sucked
      Ellerbee was never near the play and wheeler never finished a play when he was there

      we weren;t going anywhere with those two
      horrible signings by Ireland

      • Tim Knight says:

        I’ve said this over and over. It’s why I wouldn’t take them early. You think just because you saw them blowing guys up in college means that’s exactly what will happen in the NFL, I say be careful with that. They may become more solid players than special. So pick them accordingly.

  104. Al in MIA says:

    I wouldn’t mind a late RD flyer on Curtis Grant :/

  105. dbolt48 says:

    For Al:

    @JamesWalkerNFL: #Dolphins are scheduled to host former Michigan LB Jake Ryan for a pre-draft visit on April 2, according to a source. Miami needs LB depth.

  106. getterdone says:

    LB Taiwan Jones from Mich St. does get mentioned here. His recorded time is slow, but he’s got football quickness, good burst in initial 10 yards, is big, a thumper with long arms. He’s very durable and I think he played in every game over 4 years for the Sparty’s.

  107. Al in MIA says:

    Tim,

    This is one of the smallest (weight wise) top 10 ILB classes i’ve seen in a while.

    Lets use nfldraftscout’s top 10 rankings for example…

    for 2015 ILB, McKinney (Mississippi St) & Anthony (Clemson) are the only ones above 240 in the top 5. Jones (Michigan St) is the only other one above 240 in the top 10.

    Last year, 2014, 6 guys in the top 10 were > 240. 3 of top 5 > 240. Mosley was the top prospect at ILB at 236 but he stood 6-2.

    2013? 6 guys in the top 10 > 240. 4 of top 5 were > 240. Kiko Alonso was 238 but stood 6-3.
    2012? 8 guys in the top 10 > 240. 4 of top 5 were > 240. Mychal Kendricks came in as #3 rated ILB at 239 standing 5-11 but he at least ran a 4.44 sec 40 time (London Fletcher like).
    2011? 6 guys in the top 10 > 240. 3 of top 5 were > 240. Casey Matthews was rated 4th at 231 lbs and 6-1.
    2010? 6 guys in the top 10 > 240. 4 of top 5 were > 240. Sean Lee rated as 2nd best at 236 but stood 6-2.

  108. Al in MIA says:

    GDP,
    Fins probably lookin at him…they have taken some MIchigan guys in recent years …probably some scout up in that area pulling his weight…. Bj Cunningham, Dion Sims…. Fields was the best one so far on the current roster but he was Randy Meullers guy back in the day.

  109. Al in MIA says:

    GDP,
    Yep, you and I have discussed Ryan for a bit though….I have been talking about him in spots since Feb. I noticed him when I was watching highlight package of OSU/PSU O vs Michigan.

  110. Al in MIA says:

    Dbolt,
    LOL @ your Hekking info….

  111. Al in MIA says:

    “Eat this Dbolt”

    • Al in MIA says:

      Dbolt,
      Saw this on some interview he did back in Jan lol

      Scott Porter: Tell us about the story behind the hairdo?

      Brock Hekking: (laughing)- It started out as something fun but then it became a part of me. The people in Reno loved it and the school started marketing it so I went with it. Brian Bosworth (former NFL LB) inspired me but then I took off in my own direction with it.

    • Al in MIA says:

      Tannehill would like him I guess… lol

      Scott Porter: At what point in your life did you start to think you had a shot in the NFL?

      Brock Hekking: Honestly, I think it was after my sophomore year in college. I went into school as biology major with the intention of going to dental school once I graduated. After my sophomore season I had 8 sacks and a bunch of tackles for losses. My coach pulled me aside one day and talked to me and believed in me. After that I started to work even harder with the goal in my mind and I haven’t looked back.

      • steveccnv says:

        Now this kid has some talent, and a motor. I’d take a flyer on him with our 2nd 5th.

  112. Al in MIA says:

    Speaking of Nevada….
    GDP, what’s your take on their QB? Fajardo worth a late RD flyer or UDFA priority eh?

    • steveccnv says:

      He’d be an interesting pick, I was never that fond of him at Nevada, but he did pretty good with what he had to work with. I really never thought of him as an NFL player.

  113. Al in MIA says:

    OUt for now..take care everyone

  114. Rockphin says:

    Benardrick McKinney*, ILB/OLB, Mississippi State!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  115. Brian in NY says:

    Tim Knight says:
    March 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm
    Dbolt, Mike Hull is undersized too. That doesn’t mean he won’t pan out, but it’s hard to take undersized guys early on.
    *
    Take a look at his tape Tim. I think Dbolt suggested taking him in the 4th round, which would be a good spot to take a shot on him. He is technically sound and has excellent instincts.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I’m not saying some of these LBs aren’t worthy of being 3rd and 4th rd picks. I don’t think this LB class is good at the top. A lot of questions with all of them. I think 3-5 is where most of them should go.

  116. Try Pod says:

    I’m all for equality, but when people pull shit like this, it pisses me off and hurts everyone who has been wronged:

    http://tv.yahoo.com/news/taraji-p-henson-racial-profiling-claim-doubt-video-160231468.html

    • Brian in NY says:

      That’s almost as bad as racism IMO.

      • dbolt48 says:

        I think it’s worse. Issues like this are why I doubt the majority of racism claims anymore. ITD once again a lack of accountability and it’s an easy out anymore to claim profiling. It is a sham like this that undermines legit cases.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Its blocked by my work

      • Try Pod says:

        Piggy,
        The article basically says the dash cam film disproves any racial profiling took place, and in fact, the officer seems to have tried to help the boy.

      • Try Pod says:

        That was not well-worded:
        It does not appear the officer “racially profiled” the kid.

  117. dbolt48 says:

    @TonyPauline: Interesting Note: Miami Dolphins met with Zach Vigil/LB/Utah State yesterday prior to the Utah pro-day. Looking hard at MLB’s…

  118. son of a son of a shula says:

    Little Jonnelle martin is on his way to Carolina. (Cam gonna make him his bitch) Good thing Hardy is gone.

  119. getterdone says:

    Omar Kelly ✔ @OmarKelly
    “@iHeartMiko: Lemme find out @OmarKelly is sweet on JMart!?» NO. I just want to make sure he has every chance to success.

  120. Mike E. says:

    Pat Kirwan’s Live Mock Draft on NFL radio has the Miami Dolphins selecting . . . .

    West Virginia WR Kevin White!

    I’d be thrilled if it went down that way, but I don’t think it’s likely. It’s possible only one WR is taken top 13, and it’s also possible it’s Amari Cooper, but I have a feeling if Kevin White is still there around 10-13, some team may just move up to get him.

  121. Mike E. says:

    Your score is: 7776 (GRADE: A)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 14: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama (A)
    Round 2 Pick 15: T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh (A)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Davis Tull, OLB, Chattanooga (A)
    Round 5 Pick 13: MyCole Pruitt, TE, Southern Illinois (A)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Andy Gallik, C, Boston College (A)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Tyler Varga, FB, Yale (A)

    • Mike E. says:

      How You Matched Up:
      1. Miami Dolphins – 7776
      2. Washington Redskins – 7234
      3. Atlanta Falcons – 7060
      4. New York Jets – 6966
      5. Tennessee Titans – 6780

  122. getterdone says:

    That would be great if White is there…then the dilemma would be taking him or listening to about 4 different trade offers that call in for the pick @ #14….lol

  123. The Flying Pig says:

    I don’t think a team will trade up into 11-13 spots fur a WR based in the depth there

    The rams at 10 are a threat to take a WR but if one we want slides past them I bet they are available at 14

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Maybe the browns at 12

      I pretty sure he threats to take WR are
      3-6, 10 and 12

      And I’m pretty sure no more than 3 will go before 14

      Which is what makes the emergence of Perriman and the wildcard factor of DGB so interesting

      There are 6 WRs that teams might rank in a lot of different orders
      Dont assume Kevin White is 1 on everyone’s board
      I think cooper might be ahead if white on many boards

  124. son of a son of a shula says:

    1 Tampa Bay Jameis Winston** QB Florida State
    2 Tennessee Leonard Williams* DT USC
    3 Jacksonville Dante Fowler Jr.* DE Florida
    4 Oakland Kevin White WR West Virginia
    5 Washington Vic Beasley OLB Clemson
    6 NY Jets Marcus Mariota* QB Oregon
    7 Chicago Amari Cooper* WR Alabama
    8 Atlanta Bud Dupree DE Kentucky
    9 NY Giants Randy Gregory* OLB Nebraska
    10 St. Louis Brandon Scherff OT Iowa
    11 Minnesota Trae Waynes* CB Michigan State
    12 Cleveland Danny Shelton DT Washington
    13 New Orleans Shane Ray* OLB Missouri
    14 Miami DeVante Parker WR Louisville

    This is from Draftsite.com and what they have right now. It seems to have all the right names maybe not the order but then you have to factor in how teams feel about a couple of Corners, Gurley, DGB, Perriman and a few others even like Armstead, Collins, Collins. Their will be a good player.
    Gordon…

    Strong…

    Shaq…

  125. son of a son of a shula says:

    Deonte Greenberry

  126. Brian in NY says:

    Your Grade: A+ (self-graded)
    14: R1P14
    WR AMARI COOPER
    ALABAMA
    47: R2P15
    RB TODD GURLEY
    GEORGIA
    114: R4P15
    CB JOSH SHAW
    USC
    149: R5P13
    OT SEAN HICKEY
    SYRACUSE
    150: R5P14
    S IBRAHEIM CAMPBELL
    NORTHWESTERN
    191: R6P15
    G MILES DIEFFENBACH
    PENN STATE

  127. Tim Knight says:

    I still wonder why people ignore Misi playing on a high ankle sprain from game 1 throughout the rest of the season in his first season at MLB somehow is a designation that he’s not a MLB.

    I guess we’ll see.

    • Mike E. says:

      I don’t ignore him, but I definitely do discount him. I think that’s fair. He’s not playmaker, and he’s never achieved 100 tackles, or really done anything special in his entire career. With his injury history, he’s tough to count on also. It’s just the way it is.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Bc he is always playing with an injury or not playing at all bc if an injury

  128. naplesfan2010 says:

    Here’s a thought for you greedy trade-down guys:

    Round 1 Pick ??: Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA or Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF in a trade down
    47 Round 2 Pick 15: AJ Cann, OG, South Carolina or Laken Tomlinson, OG, Duke
    Round 3 Pick ??: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon or Eric Rowe, CB, Utah from the trade down
    114 Round 4 Pick 15: Darren Waller, WR, Ga Tech or Ben Heeney, ILB (ST ace), Kansas
    149 Round 5 Pick 13: Clayton Geathers, SS, Central Florida or James Sample, SS, Louisville
    150 Round 5 Pick 14: Karlos Williams, RB, Florida State or Blake Bell, TE, Oklahoma
    191 Round 6 Pick 15: Brandon Bridge, QB, South Alabama

    UDFA — DeAndre Smelter, WR, GaTech

  129. naplesfan2010 says:

    or we play it straight as it is and go like this:
    14: Round 1 Pick 14: White, Cooper, Parker, Strong, DGB, WR, in that order whoever is there
    47: Round 2 Pick 15: Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson
    114: Round 4 Pick 15: Charles Gaines, CB, Louisville
    149: Round 5 Pick 13: Clayton Geathers, SS, Central Florida
    150: Round 5 Pick 14: Karlos Williams, RB, Florida State
    191: Round 6 Pick 15: Brandon Bridge, QB, South Alabama

    UDFA — DeAndre Smelter, WR, GaTech

  130. naplesfan2010 says:

    The thing is @ #14, I think we will get a star player unless we lose our minds and do something Raiderish with the pick, which I think is nearly impossible.

    • stangerx says:

      If by Raiderish you mean trade up, sure as heck hope we don’t. Would rather see us go the evil genius way and trade down, even if it includes future picks.

  131. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    March 27, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    You beat me!

    bet you hear that a lot

  132. naplesfan2010 says:

    Any of those WRs would be great, Trae or Scherff or even Gurley or Gordon will all be stars in the NFL. Then you have a little reach for Kendricks and the CB Collins as well. There is almost no way we to have a bad pick this year @ 14. DGB is probably the least sure thing above besides Gurley’s injury and DGB’s measurables are astronomically good. Just tell him Suh will eat him if he f’s up and that should work. Get him in the room with steady Jarvis and Jordan Cameron and way-cool but hard-working Kenny Stills and they’ll help keep him straight as well. I want that DGB guy maybe most of all at #14.

  133. Tim Knight says:

    Like I said, we’ll see on Misi. He was actually on pace for right around 100 tackles if he played in every game.

    Also if you think we’re finding our MLB in the draft, good luck. I don’t see it. Not saying it can’t happen but I don’t expect it. That’s why I was interested in David Harris because I don’t see it from this draft class.

  134. getterdone says:

    Oakland taking WR White? Oh I’d feel so bad for the boy. smh

    • steveccnv says:

      Why? Carr is going to be a pretty good QB, I think his career will sort of mirror Tannehills, 2 yrs behind.

  135. wyoming85 says:

    Not my Favorite!

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 7 (CHI): Brandon Scherff, OT/OG, Iowa (A)
    Round 4 Pick 22 (PITT): Mike Hull, ILB/OLB, Penn State (B+)
    Round 5 Pick 13: Lorenzo Doss, CB, Tulane (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Adrian Amos, FS, Penn State (B-)
    Round 5 Pick 26 (T.B.): Austin Hill, WR, Arizona (B-)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford (A)

  136. Tim Knight says:

    Always hurt is a bit much but there is a group of fans who don’t see much value in Misi and tend to lean toward the negative with him.
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/13287/koa-misi

    • The Flying Pig says:

      You just mentioned his ankle to justify lack of production

      This is Misi story

      What’s wrong withy drafts LBs to compete with Misi

      Our weakest unit is LB
      I don’t see what your apprehension. To drafting LBs is

      • Tim Knight says:

        When did I say don’t draft a LB? I’ve said all along we will (WR, OL, LB and DB). I think we should target one who we think has a good chance to compete this year. But I don’t expect anyone to unseat a healthy Misi on the depth chart in TC. That’s all.

        I’m not saying Misi is great, he’s solid. If he goes down someone else will have to play there and it might be Tripp.

  137. steveccnv says:

    So you’re posting stats to back your point, by showing he’s missed 12 games in 5 yrs. As long as you’re using stats… How many games did he play less than 20 snaps due to injury? How many games did he play more than 20, but had little impact due to playing injured?

  138. Tim Knight says:

    Oy! Okay… we’ll replace Misi with ? mark guy. I didn’t mean to get into defense mode about this. I’m really not in the mood and none of us know the outcome now anyway. I’m all about having great competition in camp and letting it play out. I’m just not counting him out. 🙂

  139. finfanrob says:

    wow, i cant believe tim is so defensive about drafting a lb to replace misi.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I know, this idea that I doubt that will happen with an average class of 4-3 LBs in this draft is just crazy talk. We’ll see what happens.

      I see DT, DE/OLB (edge rushers), CB, WR and RB pushing the LBs down. Not even counting QB, OL and some TEs.

      It’s not a great 4-3 LB class but I’m sure a few will pan out. My favorite is Kendricks (not necessarily at MLB), just don’t think he’s worthy at #14 on paper (he might be in 2-3 years just like Zach would have been worthy in the big scheme of things), but I don’t see him falling out of the 30s so after him I think there is a drop off.

      All this said, I’m not a scout. Just going by my research and seeing consistent reports on these guys. I don’t have a horse in this race. I hope whoever we land is most awesome. LOL

  140. wyoming85 says:

    Later Haters

  141. finfanrob says:

    tim

    i was just messing with ya. i really wasnt even following the convo, just saw your Oy! comment

  142. stangerx says:

    ‘”We’d like to be able to massage the board to acquire more picks to get more chances at players.’

    Wasn’t sure before, but seems Dennis Hickey actually has been reading all those e-mails I sent him.

  143. Ken says:

    Well I stopped by to see what I missed and I see Son was hitting the sauce again. JKLOL. I actually like Newton a lot. However, I don’t see Newton as a significant upgrade if an upgrade at all over Tannehill. Newton got off to a faster start in his career but I think Tannehill has now surpassed Newton as a pure passer. Newton is still an incredible physical specimen and the best dual threat QB in the game but he is not as good of a passer as Tannehill is imo and Tannehill is a very good runner but not as good as Newton is. So bottom line I don’t see a significant upgrade with the proposed move.

  144. Ken says:

    In terms of AP I too think we would be better served drafting instead of investing heavily in a 30 year RB who just missed a full season. I suppose if we thought AP was the missing piece to a SB season I could see making that trade now but I still think we are a couple of pieces away from that level of competition. I see us a playoff contender but not a SB contender. I think you don’t make that move unless you are a SB contender. Instead I would rather see us keep the draft choices we would blow on such a trade and get those missing pieces that make us a SB contender.

  145. Ken says:

    Son:
    While I disagree with you on 2 out of the big 3 it was still an interesting and thought provoking piece. Thanks for contributing.

  146. son of a son of a shula says:

    Ken, i actually had been drinking before I wrote the article. A friend came over we had a hunk of meat on the grill and too many beers, smoked up. The idea came to me just as saw Cam is being left out in limbo as of yet on his contract. I love Cam for the way he competes I’m fine with Ryan. Its just a pie in the sky thing

    I appreciate everyones feedback we had some fun with it.

    If anyone did miss my earlier stat it’s Cam scoring an average of 28.75 TD’s per year and Ryan at 22.33333

    • Ken says:

      Newton’s rushing totals really do bolster those TD numbers but passing TD totals Tannehill is right there with Newton and is trending upward. I would go with the better passer over the better running QB imo.

  147. son of a son of a shula says:

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  148. The Flying Pig says:

    14: R1P14
    OT LA’EL COLLINS
    LSU
    47: R2P15
    ILB STEPHONE ANTHONY
    CLEMSON
    114: R4P15
    CB IFO EKPRE-OLOMU
    OREGON
    149: R5P13
    TE NICK O’LEARY
    FLORIDA STATE
    150: R5P14
    OLB JAKE RYAN
    MICHIGAN
    191: R6P15
    WR STEFON DIGGS
    MARYLAND

  149. The Flying Pig says:

    14: R1P14
    WR KEVIN WHITE
    WVU
    47: R2P15
    ILB STEPHONE ANTHONY
    CLEMSON
    114: R4P15
    CB IFO EKPRE-OLOMU
    OREGON
    149: R5P13
    TE NICK O’LEARY
    FLORIDA STATE
    150: R5P14
    CB CHARLES GAINES
    LOUISVILLE
    191: R6P15
    FB TYLER VARGA
    YALE

  150. son of a son of a shula says:

    One more Cam stat and it’s telling.
    Last December basically by himself, Cam 4-0.
    We scored 13 -16-13 to start the month, won with a safety and got demolished.

  151. Ken says:

    I am out. Peace to you all.

  152. son of a son of a shula says:

    To take a G in this draft and leave Perriman on the board is insanity. That’s the kind of shit that gets GM’s fired.

  153. The Flying Pig says:

    Defense
    We don’t need no stinking defense draft

    14: R1P14
    WR DEVANTE PARKER
    LOUISVILLE
    47: R2P15
    WR BRESHAD PERRIMAN
    CENTRAL FLORIDA
    114: R4P15
    G JOSUE MATIAS
    FLORIDA STATE
    149: R5P13
    TE NICK O’LEARY
    FSU
    150: R5P14
    OT ROB CRISP
    NORTH CAROLINA STATE
    191: R6P15
    FB TYLER VARGA
    YALE

  154. The Flying Pig says:

    Suhs new buddies draft

    14: R1P14
    DT DANNY SHELTON
    WASHINGTON
    47: R2P15
    ILB DENZEL PERRYMAN
    MIAMI (FLA.)
    114: R4P15
    CB IFO EKPRE-OLOMU
    OREGON
    149: R5P13
    CB ERIC ROWE
    UTAH
    150: R5P14
    ILB MIKE HULL
    PENN STATE
    191: R6P15
    DE ANTHONY CHICKILLO
    MIAMI (FLA.)

  155. The Flying Pig says:

  156. naplesfan2010 says:

    I really like Eric Rowe at CB.

  157. Brian in NY says:

    Mike E. says:
    March 27, 2015 at 8:08 pm
    Exactly. If you wait for the Great Pumpkin, you will likely be disappointed.
    *
    LMFAO!

  158. Brian in NY says:

    I’d like to see TIm change his avitar to Misi.

  159. Ken says:

    son of a son of a shula says:
    March 27, 2015 at 11:13 pm (Edit)
    To take a G in this draft and leave Perriman on the board is insanity. That’s the kind of shit that gets GM’s fired.
    ______________________________________________________
    Actually I think taking a guy like Perriman who flashed at his pro day with a fancy number over a 3 year starter from a major college, even if he is an OG is that kind of thing that gets GM’s fired.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      LOL@ flashed at his pro-day as if that’s all he’s done. Give me a little credit will ya.

      • Ken says:

        Prior to his pro-day he was not even mentioned in the same paragraph not mention sentence as 1st round. I had seen him projected as low as round 4 and as high as round 2. He flashed at h is pro-day and now people are talking late round 1.

  160. dbolt48 says:

    @JaysonBraddock: Eric Rowe says the toughest WR match up for him this year was Nelson Agholor. Played Devin Funchess, Jaelen Strong, Ty Montgomery etc

    • Brian in NY says:

      Us not having that 3rd rounder hurts when thinking about drafting someone like him.

      • Ken says:

        Yes but having Kenny Stills is probably worth that 3rd rounder. He will probably have a bigger impact this year than anyone we draft in the 3rd round. Plus he is young and ascending. That trade was one of my favorite moves of the off season.

      • dbolt48 says:

        He’s 2nd borderline 1st prospect. That’s why I’ve been saying he’s probably higher on most teams boards, especially Miami’s, than someone like Strong or even Parker. If your a team seeking Amare Coopers skillset then Agholor might be your #2 or #3 behind him.

    • Brian in NY says:

      I thought he was closer to a third. Maybe we grab him in the 2nd then if he’s still there, presuming we don’t take a WR at 14.

  161. Brian in NY says:

    I agree with that Ken, I’m just greedy with draft picks!

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Well it sucks that we had to use a pick to get our speedy receiver when we already had one, teammate bullshit aside we used a pick to change a personality. So that part sucks but hopefully its better for the team going forward.

      • Ken says:

        It would have been interesting if we could have kept Wallace and Stills but I guess the FO had enough of Wallace’s attitude.

      • Brian in NY says:

        I agree. I guess there was more going on behind the scenes that we were aware of, or this staff just has a low tolerance for that sort of behavior.

      • dbolt48 says:

        It’s obvious that Wallaces not only burned bridges, but detonated a bomb under them also. I had heard through the grapevine last month that two of our prominent defensive starters were out at a club in SanFran, these guys are still on the team, had some very strong opinions of Wallace. Contrary to what Miko tries to convey on Twitter that Wallace had his teammates backing it was quite contrary. These 2 defensive players literally still wanted to beat the holy hell out of him. These players both arrived in the 2010 draft. One is known for being soft spoken, but punched through someone’s door who was talking shit to his GF. The other played at a pro bowl level this year, but was ineligible serving a PED suspension.

  162. Ken says:

    Breakfast is over. Gotta run. Peace.

  163. son of a son of a shula says:

    Ken says:
    March 28, 2015 at 8:29 am (Edit)
    Prior to his pro-day he was not even mentioned in the same paragraph not mention sentence as 1st round. I had seen him projected as low as round 4 and as high as round 2. He flashed at h is pro-day and now people are talking late round 1.
    _________
    To you. I’ve known all along he was right with the rest of the class. I watch UCF every week either at the game or on TV. You guys started the same crap with Bortles last year. If it were up to this board Bortles would have been a second rounder, but the pros made him the third pick.
    BTW, he didn’t just Flash – He WAS Flash.

    • Ken says:

      I actually think Bortles is hurting Perriman’s draft stock. I think the consensus is that Bortles was over drafted and not pro ready. He was clearly out performed by both Bridgewater and Carr. I think the jury is still out on whether or not Bortles makes it or not. I am not saying this too bash your guy, and actually I kind of like Bortles but based on last year he was clearly no. 3 of the rookie QBs. Sorry to post and run but I am out.

  164. Mike E. says:

    Perriman at #14?

    Maybe, but that is so far from a lock pick, especially if Kevin White or Amari Cooper are there too. Even if they aren’t there, I think he’s a borderline 1st RD guy, probably a 2nd RD pick.

  165. son of a son of a shula says:

    Photo still of Perriman during his 40:

  166. dbolt48 says:

    Alls I know about Perriman is those questioning his hands are full of shit. Kid makes tough catches on bad throws constantly. Kid still needs to refine his game just like any prospect, but I wouldn’t complain one iota if he was the pick at 14.

  167. Mike E. says:

    Alls I know is no one questions my hands

  168. son of a son of a shula says:

    Misi and Jones

  169. son of a son of a shula says:

    Trypod, not the Hall & Oates version either. Billy Preston did a great version of it.

  170. Try Pod says:

    What a week. I was in shorts on Wednesday, nearly 80°, yesterday it was flurry-ing and this morning I woke up to 25°.

  171. steveccnv says:

    Dbolt, what do you say to those experts that say Perriman was the #3 WR on his own team?

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      I won’t speak for Dbolt but I’ll answer as if you asked me.

      First I’d laugh at the notion that those are experts. Second they shouldn’t continue to infer that they are experts.
      The other two receivers would have to be Rannell Hall and JJ Wharton two guys who had real nice careers here at UCF. UCF liked to get the ball to Hall as a slot receiver and on out routes when he was outside, he was a nice part of the offense.
      JJ Wharton never established himself as a starter but he did play a lot of valuable minutes and was a great clutch player. He returned punts and did a lot of the unheralded work from the receiver position.
      Neither of these guys can compare size wise or speed wise to Perriman. Perriman was the big dog, the guy UCF would look to get the offense going with.
      Hall and Wharton will likely go undrafted. Wharton has been very limited in the pre-draft run up as he nurses an injury. And compared to the rest of the WR class in the draft Hall is just another guy nothing special stands out, such as size or speed or other intangibles although he could become a decent pro. Wharton is Hartline but a little bigger and without the buck teeth.
      If I were you I’d find other experts.

      • steveccnv says:

        I thought of you too when asking Dbolt, he just posted later on the subject. I really don’t know much about Perriman other than his recent pro day 40 time, so I appreciate your feedback. Hearing he was maybe the 3rd best WR on his team was concerning, thanks for putting that to rest, and yes I do value your opinion on this subject, as I do with Dbolt’s (he seems to be the Randy of draft prospects).

        I had other concerns about Perriman, I’m going to watch some video to see what those concerns were.

  172. Tim Knight says:

    I guess it’s typical pre-draft talk but Hickey was open about wanting to add more picks in an article on the SS.

    • steveccnv says:

      By adding more picks I would think he would have to trade back in the first, no? I’d be open to moving back 5 to 10 picks in the first, to get a second or a third, but it would matter who was on the board. I’d also like the trade down to take Kendricks later in the 1st.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I would think trading back in the 1st would be the way to do that. Not sure what his plans are, just reporting that he said that.

        I wouldn’t mind seeing us land Kendricks somehow.

      • steveccnv says:

        I have a hard time believing anything said this time of year, by anyone in the media or team, about what direction they might go in.

  173. Mike E. says:

    Son

    Realistically, when do you think Perriman comes off the board?

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      I would not be surprised to see Jax at 3 wanting to pair him back with Bortles. But I don’t think that is the most realistic spot but I see a first rounder, earlier than later.

      • Mike E. says:

        I see him as a late 1st RD, early 2nd RD, but I wouldn’t be shocked if he went earlier due to his pro day.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        He got left behind since he didn’t go to the combine. Every team had a rep at the Pro Day with Belichick being the only HC to go.
        Belichick was right down the street, I should have went and fucked with him. Throw him an uninflated ball and shit, lol.

  174. Tim Knight says:

    Steve, I agree and that’s why I said it’s probably just pre-draft talk.

  175. steveccnv says:

    When I watch Perriman on tape I really don’t see his 4.2 speed, before knowing how fast he ran I was thinking 4.45, but because of his size he doesn’t seem like he’s going that fast. Me likes. I’d trade back in the first to take either Kendricks or Perriman as my #1 goal for this draft.

  176. Mike E. says:

    Steve

    Rumors are swirling we’re dangling Misi for a 1st and 3rd RD picks, so that might be it.

    • steveccnv says:

      Misi couldn’t garner 1st or a 3rd in a pick up game of flag football ;P I do like Misi as a complimentary part of our D though, just not as a star, and I want an MLB that can put up 160 tackles per yr (that’s what I’d expect out of a very good MLB playing behind Suh).

      • Mike E. says:

        I hear ya. 160 is an awful lot, but I’d love a tackling machine as well, but I’d love a playmaking tackling machine, a guy who forces fumbles and can make things happen out there. A guy the opposing offense has to worry about. Our current LB corps lacks that.

  177. Mike E. says:

    LMAO @ Son! As long as you nailed him with the underinflated football, I’d love it!

  178. Brian in NY says:

    steveccnv says:
    March 28, 2015 at 12:15 pm
    I have a hard time believing anything said this time of year, by anyone in the media or team, about what direction they might go in.
    *
    I tend to agree Steve, but Hickey was quoted as saying that he would love to move down a little to pick up extra picks, but it’s easier said thatn done.

  179. Brian in NY says:

    Hickey :
    “We’d like to be able to massage the board to acquire more picks to get more chances at players,” Hickey said. “It always takes two. I would trade down, but it has to present itself. There have been many times when you want to trade down and the phone never rings. You’re always prepared to trade up, or trade down.”

  180. Mike E. says:

    Bri – Have you watched any Mets games this spring?

    • Brian in NY says:

      Zero. I usually don’t watch the spring training games, and I’ve been really busy lately with work and the family. You?

  181. Tim Knight says:

    Mike E, Jenkins had 110 tackles, 3.5 sacks (one for a safety) and 2 FF. He showed he’s a playmaker.

  182. Brian in NY says:

    We’re supposed to get 1-3 inches here today. I thought we were done with this snow!

  183. Mike E. says:

    Bri

    I’ve watched a couple. They’ve been exciting. They’re hitting like crazy, but they better save some of that for the regular season. I like what I’ve seen so far though.

    • Brian in NY says:

      I’ve looked at the boxscores, but they are going to need to hit a hell of a lot better this year than last if they are going to compete for a WC spot. The pitching looks promising, but the Wheeler injury hurts. I can’t beleive we’ve had 4 guys go down in the past two seasons and need TJ surgery.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Wright, Granderson and Duda need to have big years.

      • Mike E. says:

        It sucks, but we have plenty of pitching. We still have Monteiro, Familia, Syndergaard and Matz in addition to the regular guys in the rotation. That’s one thing we have plenty of.

      • Brian in NY says:

        Yeah, Duda had a good year last year. They moved the fences in again this year so hopefully that will help.

  184. Mike E. says:

    Tim

    Wright looks rejuvenated. I think he’s happy Cuddyer is here, and Cuddyer and Granderson are hitting well this spring. We need them to stay healthy and continue to hit.

  185. rgs322 says:

    Here’s a Hickey trade down draft…

    Round 2 Pick 2 (T.B.): Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 6 (WASH): Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut (B)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Ali Marpet, OG, Hobart & William Smith (B)
    Round 3 Pick 1 (T.B.): Clive Walford, TE, Miami (Fla.) (A)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M (A)
    Round 5 Pick 13: Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Auburn (A)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Adrian Amos, FS, Penn State (B-)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Hayes Pullard, ILB, Southern California (B)

    Note: La’el Collins and Brandon Scherff were both off the board, so I traded 14th pick to TB for their 2nd (33rd) and 3rd (65th) plus another 2nd (37th) from a previous trade they made with Washington.

  186. Brian in NY says:

    Round 1 Pick 22 (PITT): Landon Collins, SS, Alabama (A)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State (A)
    Round 2 Pick 20 (PHI): Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF (A)
    Round 2 Pick 24 (PITT): Tre’ Jackson, OG, Florida State (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 14 (PHI): Eric Rowe, CB/FS, Utah (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Jamison Crowder, WR, Duke (C+)
    Round 5 Pick 13: Jake Ryan, OLB/ILB, Michigan (C-)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Sean Hickey, OT, Syracuse (C+)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Shaquille Riddick, DE/OLB, West Virginia (B)

    • Brian in NY says:

      I don’t like doing the trade downs becasue they are so unrealistic, but I can’t help myself on this site.

      • stangerx says:

        LOL — but who are those guys so willing to do trade-ups? My guess is they just want the biggest names they can get.

      • Brian in NY says:

        Who knows, that’s why it’s so unrelaistic. Phiily came up to 14 and then Pitt to 20. You basically have a trade down scenario every pick!

      • stangerx says:

        If only those were the real GMs…….would be nice to trade #14 for six picks in the 2nd.

  187. The Flying Pig says:

    Lot o Perriman love in this blog lately
    I have a feeling he is moving up the boards of many NFL teams as well

  188. stangerx says:

    “NFL draft: April 30-May 2: 2015 NFL Draft, Chicago, Illinois.”

    Just matched up the draft dates with a trip I’m going on…..worst news of the day. Leaving May 1 and coming back May 2. Will catch the first round night before, but will be in the air or busy most of the 2nd and 3rd day.

    What an ironic payback it would be if I get my wish and we don’t pick till the 2nd day. 🙂

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      I can give you up to the minute texts if you want! But what a drag, sorry for you.

      I don’t want us to get out of the first round, we should be able to get a real good player at 14 and an even better one if we move up!

      • stangerx says:

        I was just putting out the “how could it get worse scenario”…….but I’d take low first, a mid 2nd, and replacing that traded away third right now.

  189. The Flying Pig says:

    Piggy’s 2015 Seven Samurai:

    Kevin White
    Amaro Cooper
    DeVante Parker
    Jaelen Strong
    Breshad Perriman
    Dorial Green-Beckham
    Nelson Angholor

    No specific order
    It was a tough call between Angholor and Funchness
    But Angholor seems to be a more complete receiver

  190. Mike E. says:

    I agree that there has to be a pig picture for everything . . . . . The Oinkining is coming . . . .

  191. The Flying Pig says:

  192. The Flying Pig says:

    If you ever doubted that there was a pig pic for everything

    I give you the above pic to shatter your doubt

  193. dbolt48 says:

    steveccnv says:
    March 28, 2015 at 11:37 am
    Dbolt, what do you say to those experts that say Perriman was the #3 WR on his own team?
    Reply
    *
    Sorry for the late response Steve….in regards to the experts saying he was the number 3……Id say they are full of #2. Perriman was the clutch guy who they’d go to when they needed to make a play. QB play for UCF wasn’t great this year and it affected Perriman’s catch rate. A lot of these “experts” make plenty of lazy generalizations. Daniel Jeremiah is one of the worst. Go back and watch some of Perriman’s tape. You see a corner who runs a 4.4 get completely blown away by Perriman’s speed after the catch. Perriman is a physical anomaly.

    • steveccnv says:

      I’m also hearing his hands aren’t that great, but they say you can teach him how to catch, and his route running isn’t very good.

    • Brian in NY says:

      Funny thing is, Daniel Jeremiah was a scout. Guess that’s why he is on TV now.

  194. finfanrob says:

    ‘Just matched up the draft dates with a trip I’m going on’

    X

    rumor is there is this flying pig. i bet he could pick you up, strap you on, and fly you to a tv so you dont miss a thing. well that is if you believe in flying pigs

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