The Wedge Scouting Report: LB Jaylon Smith

I can’t believe it!  Just my Velusian Luck!

I was getting ready to blow a little moon with a photon bomb and all of the sudden OUCH!!!!

Now look at me…

Wedgebrkenarm

My arm’s in a sling.  I’m out of commission.

Maybe I was pressing myself to eliminate too many lifeforms.

Luckily, I have been studying Earth enough to learn about their medicine.

Those Earthlings might be as dumb as Beam Beetles, but they do know how to fix everything fast!

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Just apply a little duct tape here and a little WD-40 and I’m back in action destroying the parts of universe I don’t like!

Now look at me!

Back in Action!!!

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Speaking of injuries…how could this happen to Jaylon Smith!

And at the worst time in the Fiesta Bowl!

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If you don’t know by now, Jaylon Smith, considered by many to be the best linebacker in the country tore his ACL in the final game of his college career.

What bad luck.

This guy was a top 10 pick in the NFL Draft.  Before the injury Jaylon Smith could do it all.

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He can tackle, he can cover, he can rush the passer.  He can do it all!

He was the most athletic defender in a very good Notre Dame defense in 2015.

So what now, Smith?

Do you go back to Notre Dame and play late in the college season to show people you still have it…

NOPE not Jaylon Smith, he declared for the NFL draft soon after the Fiesta Bowl.

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And that’s just the type of move I expect from such an aggressive defender.

Smith has all the traits you like to see in a linebacker:

Aggression, Aggression and of course Aggression!!!

It’s that aggression that that helped Smith tally 126 tackles over the last two years.

And he is versatile.  He can play inside or outside at the NFL level.

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He’s got a little pop to him every time he tackles down the carrier.

Smith is like a missile when he diagnoses the play.

Here’s how I imagine his brain works:

1.  There is the Ball Carrier

2. BOOOOOOOOOOOM!

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Some people suggest that Smith needs to gain weight and is a little light for the position at about 235 LBs.

I tell those humans that the linebacker position is changing in the NFL and requires linebackers that move well more than anything else.

And Smith can MOVE!

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Smith is bound to be the kind of linebacker to excel in the modern day NFL in this alien’s opinion.  Unfortunately, the injury is going to push him down some draft boards.

Some team is going to get a defensive stud, if they are just patient.

Can Jaylon Smith be the next Todd Gurley coming back from a major injury to make an immediate impact in the NFL.

Hmmmmm…let’s see…a little duct tape here a little WD-40 there.

I think he will be fine in the NFL!!!

If Jaylon Smith was an Alien Weapon of Destruction.  He would be the Mythical Unstoppable Earth Cure of Legends!!!

JaylonSmithFix it

Check out some of his highlights!

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586 Responses to The Wedge Scouting Report: LB Jaylon Smith

  1. Mike E. says:

    jetssuck

    They drafted Joe Staley in ’07, then Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati in ’10, and the other guys were FA’s. They built a very solid O-line over time, but you’re right, we can be solid if we fortify the 2 OG spots, and we must have a legit backup at T, it’s killed us the last couple of years.

  2. dbolt48 says:

    I see Matt Miller is hearing Bosa is “dropping” on some boards & might be available to Miami.

  3. The Flying Pig says:

    The Big Ten has a lot of good prospects this year

    Take a look at Schoebert from Wisconsin
    Not a day 1 or 2 pick
    But may be worth an early day 3 pick

  4. Mike E. says:

    Damn Tim – Sorry man, I stole your page turn . . . lol

  5. The Flying Pig says:

    After the combine this weekend
    A lot more things will solidify in terms of where guys are expected to go

    Although Neither Jack or Smith are running

    Keep an eye on Ramsey to make a big impact at the combine

  6. Tim Knight says:

    Bosa falling to us would be a good thing. He would be a legit pick at #8 and a need for us. I’ve said I wouldn’t be surprised if he fell a bit due to the QBs rising and some of the other top prospects available. Leonard Williams was considered the best prospect last year and he fell to #6.

    • dbolt48 says:

      If you landed him at 8 you can really solidify the LB core in rounds 2&3

      • Tim Knight says:

        Agreed. There are some good LB prospects in this draft outside the 1st round. But I’m not sure I would double up on LB this early. I think we’ll add one in FA and the FO believes Hewitt and Vigil will be in the mix with Jenkins. So adding one LB early and then maybe one in the 5th thru 7th could be the way to go. This is also with the idea that they release Misi which I think may happen.

  7. Mike E. says:

    I’m all in for drafting Bosa if he falls.

    jetssuck – I’m all over that, drafting an OT this year, but my guess is we go all defense in the early rounds. I wouldn’t be disappointed at all if we drafted an OT in the first 3 RD’s though.

    • jetsssuck says:

      i don’t know if the fans could take a player like bosa again. him and kumerrow was big time busts that set the franchise reeling.

      • Tim Knight says:

        They didn’t set the franchise reeling, allowing the defense to get that bad and being forced to draft defensive players that weren’t the BPAs was the problem. Joey Bosa is a much more highly ranked prospect than his father and uncle were. That was also 30 years ago.

  8. Mike E. says:

    D-Bolt

    I’m very much interested in Scooby-Doo as well

  9. Tim Knight says:

    Dbolt, I think the best case scenario would be to land a DE, LB and CB (any order) in the first three rounds, then maybe add a G and T with two of our remaining 5 picks. I also think we could draft a RB and TE.

  10. Mike E. says:

    LOL @ Wright Brothers 🙂

  11. Mike E. says:

    I’m still curious to see what happens with TE, if we cut Cameron, or keep him. I would think if we keep him, we’d have to restructure his deal though

    • Tim Knight says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if we cut Cameron and signed Zach Miller who is a UFA and knows Gase’s system being with the Bears last year. He had a pretty good year as well.

      • dbolt48 says:

        Read an article today saying we could keep Cameron and bring Miller in as the number 2 for a cheap contract.

    • Tim Knight says:

      It’s nice to have lots of money and be young.

      • Mike E. says:

        Oh hell yeah. Problem is though, when you get like that, sometimes it can get insatiable. You get bored with everything and are always wanting the next best thing, and then you’re broke! It happens all the time

  12. Tim Knight says:

    If two QBs go before we pick and let’s say Tunsil is off the board as well, we’re only 4 spots away from our pick and there will be plenty of talent there.

  13. Mike E. says:

    D-Bolt

    Link please?

  14. Tim Knight says:

    Dbolt, if we could add Zach Miller cheap, restructure Cameron along with Sims and Stoneburner, we’re in good shape at TE.

  15. Mike E. says:

    Thanks D-Bolt, but that article just says keep Cameron and then sign Miller as well. I think we need to restructure Cameron first before we go and put more money into a TE. I can’t see is keeping Cameron at $9.5, and signing another TE FA. I’d sooner see us draft another TE late if we keep Cameron, or just stay with what we have right now.

    • dbolt48 says:

      He had an article yesterday about the Cameron issue that was actually really well thought out.

      • Mike E. says:

        OK, gotcha. I think we’d have to lower Cameron’s salary before we even think about adding another FA TE. You know I’d rather draft HH, but I understand that it’s just not very likely or logical right now.

    • Tim Knight says:

      If Miller signed on a low end contract what’s the difference? It’s not likely that a rookie TE will be anywhere near as good as Miller. We already have a developmental player in Stoneburner and Sims who will try to rebound in his 4th season.

  16. Mike E. says:

    Tim

    Why do you say that? I understand a lot of TE’s taken early haven’t busted out their rookie year, but Hunter Henry is a guy that would likely be solid right away, he would immediately be one of the best blocking TE’s, yes, as good as Sims, and he’s got very solid hands, and is a true TE, not one of these slot TE’s that basically played WR. He’s a guy you would love Tim, he’s like Jason Witten. Stop hating on HH! lol

  17. D says:

    Anyone have contact with BBMike? Pensacola got hit pretty hard with those storms last night. We got it decent too but I heard Pensacola got it way worse

  18. Jahndoh30 says:

    Mike E, I was listening to the Bucs GM today talk about Ali Marpet. I of course don’t remember all your draft favorites, but I also remember Borland and Eiffert. Your track record is pretty strong even if I don’t always agree with your TE lust. 🙂

    To Piggy…er..Wedge….

    I have seen very very little of most non pac-12 players this season. I did watch the highlight video but it was so zoomed in on him I couldn’t see scheme on anything, and there wasn’t a single example of him shedding a block which would be key at the next level. Can he shed blockers?

    Otherwise I’m a big fan of taking a chance on a guy like him (or Gurley last year); ie…a blue chipper who got a late injury but gives you every reason to believe they’ll heal and bounce back quickly. An ACL tear isn’t the career ender it used to be, and especially these young kids…they’re quick healers….

    Cheers all! Back to the boil kettle!

    • Tim Knight says:

      Jahn, the problem I have with Smith is the injury wasn’t even 2 months ago. He’ll miss the entire offseason of football work and LB is a little more complex to pick up than RB.

      I have also read others talk about not seeing Smith shedding blocks. I happen to think he’s a WOLB where he can use his speed to the outside, cover the flats etc. and blitz.

  19. D says:

    Considering Cameron is basically on a one year 9.5 mil with 2.5 mil guaranteed contract right now, we could possibly extend him 2 years 12 mil 8 guaranteed get his cap hit down to about 6 vs 9.5.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I thought the same thing the other night. He’s still young enough to keep around a few years and that lowers our cap. It all comes down to how Gase views him in his offense. I happen to think he’d really like Cameron for his offense.

  20. wyoming85 says:

    Andrew Abramson ‏@AbramsonPBP 9m9 minutes ago
    John Fox says Adam Gase’s #Dolphins staff is “outstanding” http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/02/24/john-fox-on-adam-gase-hes-a-creative-outside-the-box-thinker/

  21. wyoming85 says:

    Joe Marino ‏@TheJoeMarino 40m40 minutes ago
    I’m updating the Combine Results Tracker as we speak with OL and RB weigh in results. Follow along:

    http://draftbreakdown.com/2016-nfl-scouting-combine-results-tracker/

  22. getterdone says:

    USA Today’s Tom Pelissero said a “theme in talking to NFL people” is the 2016 NFL Draft is viewed as really good and really deep.
    We would add a few specifics by saying the interior defensive line, linebacker and center groups all possess solid depth at the bottom and great talent at the top. There might not be a clear cut, rare prospect to all (although we might view Myles Jack in that light), but finding contributors and starters after day two of the draft will be possible.

  23. wyoming85 says:

    Came in @315 #

  24. getterdone says:

    If Bosa drops to Miami @ #8, you can bet the phone will be ringing off the hook with some very enticing trade offers that I’d very much consider before running to the podium to select him!

  25. Rockphin says:

    I saw this sentiment again today in a tweet by Armondo;

    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero

    On the DE Olivier Vernon situation: If Dolphins place $15.5M franchise tag, he will consider that his floor for APY in a multi-year deal.
    Expand

    I just don’t understand that. How can the average of the highest paid guys at his position be the FLOOR for his AVERAGE PER YEAR? Those numbers that make up the franchise tag average aren’t the averages of those guys contracts. They are what the guys are getting paid this year and may be the highest payout in their deals! I think, if what guys like Armondo are saying is true, we just need to let OV walk. There is no way he is worth an average of 15.5M per year.

    • getterdone says:

      Someone needs to let the air out of his head. I don’t think OV wants to walk as bad as his agent camp may let on. I’d give him an offer less than what other teams will. Not an insulting one, but a ‘Do you want to stay in Miami with your teammates’ offer.
      Afterall, he’s a Miami native, through & through. Birthplace, college, etc.

  26. Rockphin says:

    Sooooo, will Cleyon be La-ing the wood for the Dolphins this season? Is it possible to get another Wake from Canada?

  27. dbolt48 says:

    @AbramsonPBP: Baylor OL Spencer Drango says he’s met with the Dolphins at combine, had good conversation with OL coach. Says he’s open to tackle or guard

  28. getterdone says:

    Notre Dame LT Ronnie Stanley measured 6-foot-5 3/4, 312 with 35 5/8-inch arms at the NFL Scouting Combine.
    Stanley also has monstrous 10 5/8-inch hands. Ole Miss’ Laremy Tunsil is seen as this year’s highest-upside left tackle prospect, but Golden Domer Stanley may offer the highest floor. He also has slightly better physical dimensions than Tunsil, who weighed in at 6-foot-5, 310 with 34 1/4-inch arm length.

  29. wyoming85 says:

    James Walker ‏@JamesWalkerNFL 23s24 seconds ago
    #Dolphins’ potential free-agent targets: S Reggie Nelson http://es.pn/1Ov6HzA

  30. getterdone says:

    ATTN: Vernon, Wake & Shelby. Please Read!

    Mario Williams said he’s willing to accept a pay cut to remain with the Bills.
    The caveat, however, is that Williams wants to “meet halfway” with the money and the scheme. He wants to rush the passer more after coach Rex Ryan mysteriously used Williams in coverage far too often last season.

  31. dbolt48 says:

    @AbramsonPBP: LSU OL Vadal Alexander has met with #Dolphins, says it went well. He sees himself as Zack Martin type, OT turned OG https://t.co/bg2QuIxXs9

  32. dbolt48 says:

    @AbramsonPBP: Stanford OG Joshua Garnett has a meeting scheduled with #Dolphins tomorrow https://t.co/dtm8mXJAhK

  33. Tim Knight says:

    It looks to me like we’re focused on the OL big time.

  34. The Flying Pig says:

    Jahn

    I think most lighter LBs usually face he same questions

    Can they shed blockers?

    I think most of these guys thrive on quickness to disrupt plays before they get started
    I haven’t seen anything to indicate that smith excels in that area

    But I’m a big believer that LBs are getting smaller quicker and faster
    So I don’t spend a lot of time taking it into account

    So the answer is I dont know

    Im going to mention a really bad Dolphin LB for us – Phillip Wheeler
    Remember him
    Wheeler was so times all over the field
    Disrupting plays
    But he could not tackle for shit
    But he did use his quickness Well to get around tacklers

    I tend to think some of these lighter LBs might be the same – but the difference is they finish

    If you have a smaller quicker lb who finishes plays behind Suh and Phillips occupying Blockers I think it’s the right mold for us

    So to that extent I am focusing a little more on attacking LBs like Smith, Scooby and Jack

    IMO even the great players have pros and cons

    • getterdone says:

      “So the answer is I dont know”

      Pig, there ya go confusing the jury again. Hmm.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I don’t think LBs are getting smaller, there have always been smaller and bigger LBs. I think what you’re seeing is offenses are changing so you’re not seeing these smaller LBs deal with the old school physicality down after down.

  35. dbolt48 says:

    @AbramsonPBP: Kansas State OL Cody Whitehair has meeting scheduled with Dolphins. Says he can play tackle or guard (likely NFL OG) https://t.co/INafraKPq0

  36. Tim Knight says:

    GD, some teams still play a physical brand of football.

  37. Tim Knight says:

    GD, Relax… don’t do it, when you want to go to it…

  38. getterdone says:

    This is more my speed!

  39. getterdone says:

    As FA approaches, I hope the Phins take a good look at these FA OT’s that I think can be had for a fair price.
    LT Chris Hairston who’s just 26yo. He’d like to be back in the East to put some payback on the Jills.
    OT Chris Clark or OT Ryan Harris, both are 30yo with starting experience @ both OT spots.

    Any of these would upgrade Jason Fox & gives us some more versatility in the draft.

  40. getterdone says:

    Eagles released ILB DeMeco Ryans.
    Ryans was entering the final year of his contract and had a $1 million roster bonus due March 11. On top of his $2.5 million salary, the Eagles save $3.5 million against the cap with the move and allow the 10-year veteran to get a jump on the rest of the free-agent class. Ryans made 13 starts last season, but the Eagles are ready to hand the keys over to second-year ILB Jordan Hicks.

    • Tim Knight says:

      He’s on the downside. I remember hearing that said about him the last couple of years and his stats support that.

      • getterdone says:

        Well, his stats support that due to missing games. Been getting dinged up.
        I wouldn’t offer him a ton of money anyways.

  41. Tim Knight says:

    Instead of posting each tweet, you can read a bunch of them here. A lot of good stuff in here.
    https://twitter.com/ArmandoSalguero

  42. Tim Knight says:

    GD, Ryans played in 14 games last year and still had low production. He’s played a lot of football.

  43. getterdone says:

    Coach Adam Gase praised Kenny Stills’ vertical speed and revealed the Bears actually tried to trade for Stills before he was acquired by the Dolphins last offseason.
    Gase, of course, was the Bears’ offensive coordinator last year. With Rishard Matthews a free agent and Greg Jennings on his last leg and a possible cut, Stills is penciled in as the Dolphins’ No. 3 receiver after serving as the No. 4 much of last season.

    • Tim Knight says:

      He also like Cameron and Miller.

      • getterdone says:

        Glad he likes Cameron. I hate to see him cut because of salary, before we have a chance to see how Gase can use him.
        Miller is an older vet that never did much until he filled in for an injured Bennett last year. Gase got the most out of him.
        So can you imagine what Gase can get out of Cameron. I hope Mike E reads my post! 😉

    • D says:

      I have no faith in him, id cut him just to be past the cock up it was of trading up to take him. I know its a hindsight thing, im as big on pointing that out as anyone but there are times when just clearing the room of a problem, helps.

  44. Tim Knight says:

    GD, I’ve been saying all along that Cameron’s fate is all about what Gase thinks of him and if he’s a fit. Cameron could have a big year under Gase.

  45. Al in MIA says:

    Wyo,
    LOL @ John Fox praising Gase. It’s common for former co-workers to say nice things about you as long as you didn’t burn them in any way. They aren’t really going to bother discussing a weakness because saying that in public creates friction with the person in question. It’s nice to hear those things but it really means dick at the end of the day. Parcells thought highly of Ireland and even Rodgers praised Philbin’s work in GB LOL.

    • getterdone says:

      Yeah, but of course Fox really likes him!
      Fox had Gase with him in Denver, then when Fox was hired in Chicago, guess who he wanted???
      So, I don’t think Fox is just being PC and if he thought Gase had any weaknesses, then he’d damn sure would have hired him twice. 😀

  46. Al in MIA says:

    Tim,
    I guess the Dolphins are the only ones who really know where Jordan is with his PED addiction. Hopefully they have paid several private investigators to spy on him all season long.

  47. D says:

    dbolt48 says:
    February 24, 2016 at 2:07 pm
    @AbramsonPBP: Stanford OG Joshua Garnett has a meeting scheduled with #Dolphins tomorrow https://t.co/dtm8mXJAhK
    Reply
    The Flying Pig says:
    February 24, 2016 at 2:12 pm
    Good

    He’s the best OG in the draft to these pork eyes
    ————————————–
    There are a bunch of solid OG prospects this year, i see a lot of them as upgrades over Thomas or Turner but i also dont know that i think any of them just excel straight off. Its both a deep class but yet not a dominant class, with a lot of 2-3rd round talent.

  48. Al in MIA says:

    Stanford OG Joshua Garnett …..
    Just say no to Stanford OL ….
    DeCastro was the lone bright spot the last few years…
    Otherwise that UNI has a shit record with bums like Jon Martin, Cameron Fleming, Andrus Peat, David Yankey

    • D says:

      Lol TBH i still cringe every time i start to review a Stanford OL prospect, i keep getting flashbacks to slamming of lunch trays and Jonny’s sister the squirting stripper.

  49. Al in MIA says:

    getterdone says:
    February 24, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    I’d see if I could trade him for a bag of good weed….LOL
    —–
    lmfao. I was watching a replay of ‘A Football Life’ on NFL network last night on the life Lyle Alzedo and thought ‘wow man, times were different then…Alzedo was open about doing Roids for 14 years or whatever it was”…Imagine Jordan back then, he’d be roiding to the end.

  50. Mike E. says:

    Jahn

    Thanks for the compliment. Also appreciate the fact that your memory for my numerous other huge misses is gone. 🙂

  51. Al in MIA says:

    getterdone says:
    February 24, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Yeah, but of course Fox really likes him!
    Fox had Gase with him in Denver, then when Fox was hired in Chicago, guess who he wanted???
    So, I don’t think Fox is just being PC and if he thought Gase had any weaknesses, then he’d damn sure would have hired him twice
    ——
    Aside from the argument that there is a difference between being a good coordinator and a good coach (usually good coaches were good coordinators), It’s standard procedure to talk nice about people you are cool with on a personal level. Talking bad in public creates problems with them on a personal level so I’m sticking with John just being nice about it :).

  52. D says:

    Im interested to see how many reps of 225 McGovern puts up. That dud is massively strong. Squats close to 700 lbs and BP’s over 500, thats scary numbers.

    • D says:

      Yeah i just read that. He coulda used another year, i didnt know why he come out this year, when i saw he was one of the underclassmen that declared. Very sad.

      • D says:

        He’s actually a pretty good back, was very impressive this year. Pretty much stole the starting job from Roc Thomas and never let it go.

  53. getterdone says:

    D,
    Missouri OL Connor McGovern goal in the bench at the Combine is to top 40 reps.
    He said his personal record is 40 reps. The Combine record of 49 was set by Stephen Paea in 2011. Some believe that Baylor’s Andrew Billings will challenge that mark. As for McGovern, he figures to shine all week. The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder hang cleans 400-plus, vertical-jumps 34 inches, has been timed in the 40 at 4.9 and can do 18 pull-ups.

  54. Al in MIA says:

    D says:
    February 24, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    He’s actually a pretty good back, was very impressive this year. Pretty much stole the starting job from Roc Thomas and never let it go.
    —–
    I like his game too. Kinda reminds me of Shonn Green, both are pretty much same height/weight.

  55. Tim Knight says:

    Let’s upgrade some defensive positions, the same at guard, add some depth at tackle and let’s go play.

  56. getterdone says:

    Dolphins coach Adam Gase said TE Jordan Cameron is a fit for his offense.
    “We’ve made a living off the tight end in this offense so expect him to be a big part of it,” Gase said. Cameron is a potential cap cut for his $7.5M salary, but it sounds like the Dolphins expect him to rebound in Gase’s scheme. Cameron could still be asked for a pay cut.

    • Tim Knight says:

      It’s actually $9.5M but if he’s a fit and will be utilized then I don’t care about his cap number. Cameron has talent and can get down the field. Lazor didn’t make the TE a prominent part of his offense. I’ve posted before that Gase’s offense does.

  57. Tim Knight says:

    GD, but $9.5M is the cap hit if Cameron is retained as is. His 2016 salary is fully guaranteed on 3/10/16 and his $2M per year signing bonus along with his 2015 $1M salary were already guaranteed. That’s why his dead cap would be $2M – guaranteed signing bonus for this year.

    They may restructure but I think Cameron will remain with the team.

  58. steveccnv says:

    Mando is a schmuck, he says:
    The Miami Dolphins have to be at or below the NFL’s 2016 salary cap of approximately $154-$155 million by the opening of the league year at 4 p.m. on March 9. That means the team’s top 51 players (contracts) must have a cap number at or below the $154-$155 million.

    And that’s not a ton of fun because right now — today — the Dolphins cap value for their top 51 contracts is $162,237,543. Give or take.
    —————————————————–
    Other places I’ve looked say we’re about 7.4 mil under, and Mando doesn’t even know we have carry over money.

  59. getterdone says:

    The Newark Star-Ledger’s Jordan Raanan predicts free agent DE Robert Ayers to command a three-year, $18 million contract.
    Raanan polled five league sources and came up with this structure. Ayers is coming off yet another strong season. He registered 9.5 sacks and stood up well against the run, grading out as PFF’s seventh-ranked 4-3 end. Ayers will turn 31 ahead of Week 1, so teams won’t have to commit long-term to the former first-round pick. He can play all three downs off the edge.
    __________________________
    Let OV walk if he’s wanting well north of $10M per.
    Sign Ayers for $6M for 2-3 yrs & draft a DE as well. Wake is restructuring, & Shelby might come cheap too, or if you draft a DE early, then use the Shelby money to sign a FA LB or DB.
    Problem solved @ DE.

  60. The Flying Pig says:

    dbolt48 says:
    February 24, 2016 at 11:10 am (Edit)
    If we got Bosa RD1 I’d take Wright/Brothers RD2 and if Jordan Jenkins is there in RD3 I’d take him if we didn’t sign a FA OLB.

    *****
    That would be an excellent draft
    And there are a handful of other DEs we might be able to do that with

    The only issue is DB and of course OG
    But I think we might be able to add a little something else in day 3 to help

    I would love to add 3 Defensive starters in days 1 and 2 of the draft

  61. The Flying Pig says:

    I go away for a few hours and Tim post more dancing men in spandex

  62. Tim Knight says:

    It looks like we want to retain some of the talent we have and add to it, not tear it down and rebuild.

    Re-signing Miller and making him a focal point on offense which he should be – 20 combined touches per game, makes our skill level very high.

    Tannehill, Miller, Landry, Parker, Stills, Cameron with sensible play-calling and adequate OL blocking… can be a juggernaut. Yep! I said it. 🙂

    I like that we’ve been all over the 2-3 round OL prospects at the combine. The OL needs more talent and competition. So does LB and DB. I think we might be able to solidify DE with one significant add after it’s all said and done.

    • steveccnv says:

      They’re hoping to retain the talent, but if the bidding gets out of our price range they’ll let OV, Miller and Matthews walk.

  63. wyoming85 says:

  64. wyoming85 says:

    ILB SCOOBY WRIGHT III

    SOURCES TELL US “I hope he falls to us because I will do everything in my power to get him drafted. Make Zach Thomas your comp for him. They are the exact same guy.” — AFC East area scout
    NFL COMPARISON Zach Thomas

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profiles/scooby-wright%20iii?id=2555292

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I will be so mad if that is another afc east team

      If Scooby ends up being a jest, a bills or a cheat

      May lighting strike all your dicks

    • Tim Knight says:

      I’m always leery of that comparison. You don’t look for Zach Thomas, you find him in camp. The same way you find the Brian Cox’s of the world. Two of our best 5th round picks of all time.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I hate Zach Thomas comparisons too

        But these scouts have to compare these guys to some one

        I don’t think you look to draft the next zach Thomas, or the next Von miller or the next whomever

        I think you look at a guys skillset and see if it’s what you want

        I think the comparisons are just for fans to give them visuals

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