Alien Combine Review

Ah….Earth…your time has come….

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I’ve collected enough data to finally end your time in this universe.  The Alpha Alien is going to give me a promotion for this.  I have to admit…I’m going to miss your football.

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But I had my fun in 2016 with the Dolphins making the playoffs…So it’s not going to get much better…and if it doesn’t get much better, well then…Earth must die…

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I have you in my sights now….

But wait…what’s this?

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Oh….it’s the NFL combine…maybe I should put a hold on the destruction of Earth for just a little…

Look at all these great athletes…I wonder if they might help the Dolphins take down the Cheatriots…hmmm

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Man I enjoyed watching the first couple of days of the combine.

Isaac Asiata, the Utah OG prospect was the op performer in the bench press with 35 reps.

And John Ross – he could have had an Island if he was wearing the right shoes.  He ran an impressive 4.22 in the 40 breaking Chris Johnson’s record.  As it turns out Ross ended up with a Nike shoe contract instead of an island.

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There were also some unimpressive performances.  The QBs weren’t particularly impressive.  Deshone Kizer’s lack of accuracy was particularly notable.  I’m sure a team will take him early – but he may not be ready as a rookie.

And Dalvin Cook, who’s a great athlete and will probably be a great RB in this league, had somewhat pedestrian numbers.  But trust me – he will be a great RB irrespective of a modest combine.

but who cares…

If you are like this alien you were most excited about Sunday

That’s when the Linebackers and Defensive Line ran their drills

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The Godafther Garrett

First off I think we can settle who will be the #1 Overall pick.  It looks like Texas A&M Myles Garret solidified the belief that he will be the #1 overall pick on Sunday.

He did 33 reps on the bench press on Saturday, 2nd among defensive lineman.  But He didn’t stop there.  He ran a 4.64 40 yard dash, jumped 41 inches in the vertical jump, and 10 feet 8 inches on the broad jump.

So its safe to say, the Dolphins don’t have a shot at Garrett.  But you already knew that.

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Reddick makes Lou smile

What you may not have known is that another player within reach of #22 proved himself to be a great athlete, despite going to a smaller school (Temple) not known as a powerhouse.

Hassan Reddick has had a great offseason.  First he turned heads at the Senior Bowl, then at the combine:  He ran an impressive 4.52 40 and leaped over 11 feet in the broad jump.  The only problem with Reddick’s absurd numbers are the fact that it might push him to go a little earlier than #22….the good news:  There are other prospects.

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T.J. Watt Runs!

For example TJ Watt.  You already know about the Watt family.  They are great athletes.  The youngest Watt looks like he will be a very good player in the NFL for a long time.

Watt ran a sub 4.70 40, leaped an impressive 37 inches and benched 21 reps.  Watt also looked impressive in general in the linebacker drills.

If you ask this alien, his less coveted Badger teammate, Vince Biegel also looked pretty good.

The thing about Watt and Biegel is whether they are right for the Dolphins.  Playing in a 3-4 system in college caused each of them rushing the passer a lot.  Both have shown – they can get in the backfield fast.  But can they drop in coverage?   Well it probably helps

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Peppers JUMP!

if you are a pretty good athlete.  I’m pretty sure a lot of 4-3 teams might look at either prospects in either an outside linebacker role or a defensive end role.  But time will tell…

Speaking of positional ambiguity – how bout that Jabril Peppers.

He tested on Sunday with the linebackers and guess what…he is testing again on Monday with the defensive backs.  Peppers appears to be a player who prides himself on proving how good he is.  And you know what Peppers – you proved it to this alien!

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McMillan talks about proving aliens wrong 

Peppers had the fastest 40 time among linebackers.

For a guy who isn’t too familiar with the linebacker drills, he looked pretty good in those drills as well.  But I expected that from Peppers.

What I didn’t expect is Ohio State Linebacker, Raekwon McMillan to be so fast.  His 4.61 40 yard dash was among the fastest of the day.

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Keith Kelsey runs the 40

 

There were other impressive players.  Like Keith Kelsey who looked like a linebacker who has refined his skills.

Tennessee linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin looked very good in the drills.  If he can stay healthy, some NFL team might get an excellent MLB.

Anthony Walker, Jr., a pork favorite, who looked fast and fluid and not the slow and overweight player some suspect he has become.

If it weren’t for Peppers you might hear endless squealing about how fast Duke Riley and his 4.58 40 is.

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Derrick Barnett assaults equipment

The combine was so stacked with defensive talent up front that I barely noticed players like Derrick Barnett or Carl Lawson.  But each also looked good.

Legacy players like Bryan Cox, Jr, and Hardy Nickerson, Jr. also made their dad’s proud.

Tyus Bowser, may not be from a powerhouse conference,  but the Houston Cougar looked like one of the better athletes on the field/track.  Smaller school guys like Connor Harris were able to show their skills and solidify a day 3 pick.

Please Dolphins…..Please Draft some of these defensive players.

The fate of your planet may depend on it…

 

 

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527 Responses to Alien Combine Review

  1. Mike E. says:

    Timmons to meet with Dolphins. I find that an odd marriage, but what do I know?

  2. Mike E. says:

    This is great . . .

  3. Rockphin says:

    THERE IS DOLPHINS NEWS! ACTUAL DOLPHINS NEWS (as apposed to fake Dolphins news..) we have come out of the desert once again my friends. From here until Feb next year there will be things to read and talk about Dolphins. We won’t have to make up things to talk about. notice I said February… 😉

    Sooooo, we resigned Branch for about 9M / year (waiting to see the details on that) Are working on deals for Kiko and depending on who you listen to MAY have come to terms with Stills. We have Timmons coming in for a visit. I hope we can stay healthy this year!

    With Kiko having 115 tackles, if Jones had been healthy we would have been a much better defense right there.

    We need depth at DT an DE and need to bring up some young guys. (Jordan is still on the roster….?) If we move Kiko to OLB (115 tkl) and put Timmons (114 Tkl) to MLB and get a good rookie or use Misi / another FA at OLB and having Jones back (135 tkl 2015) and IF IF IF IF IF they can stay healthy this could be a really good defense……. Yeah, the season starts tomorrow so I heated up the Homeraid still.

  4. pheloniusphish says:

    Stills 4 years, $32M, $20M guaranteed.

  5. son of a son of a shula says:

    Stills remains a Dolphin. Deal is done.

  6. pheloniusphish says:

    Front office is working it!

  7. son of a son of a shula says:

    We will officially get Julius Thomas tomorrow.
    Looking good.
    Timmons is interesting and Williams made his #94 available.

  8. son of a son of a shula says:

    Now draft Haason Chop AND Lawson.

  9. son of a son of a shula says:

    Who was the better Buffalo turd we got for their last hurrah, was it Thurman Thomas or Mario Williams?

  10. Rockphin says:

    This is pretty fucking cool we are locking up her own guys

  11. Rockphin says:

    Stills for 8 million per year 20 guaranteed I think is a good deal for both sides

    I think there’s a good buzz out there among the players about our team and I think it will be easier to get free agent because of it

    Now we have to compete for a playoff spot again this year

  12. The Flying Pig says:

  13. The Flying Pig says:

    Now resign Simms and get an OG

  14. D says:

    8mil per is pretty much as much as I wanted us to go. I think it’s a good one, guarantees are fine for a young guy who is just now beginning to hit his stride

  15. manitobafinfan says:

    Hell yeah to resigning Stills as well as Branch. Well done guys well done

  16. Ken says:

    Yay we keep Stills for exactly what I thought we should pay for him

  17. Ken says:

    Agree with Piggy resign Sims

  18. Ken says:

    I am happy we kept Branch as well. These are good productive core players we are holding on to

  19. The Flying Pig says:

    Stills took less to stay in Miami and stay with Gase and….wait for it
    ….wait for it
    …….
    …….
    …….
    …….stay with Tannehill

  20. The Flying Pig says:

  21. steveccnv says:

    We must get one LB in FA, the rookie class is weak outside of Foster and Cunningham (2nd rd).

  22. steveccnv says:

    The pressure is now off of Carroo to start the year, but he better do something this year.

    • Brian in NY says:

      If he gets the opportunity. He’s not going to see too much playing time if all of our receivers stay healthy.

  23. Tim Knight says:

    It’s all about Gase’s offense.

  24. Rockphin says:

    I like this regime I haven’t felt this way about a dolphins front Office in a long time maybe ever Stills is only 24 years old and we have them locked up through his prime and he is an ascending player We will get Landry locked up and have Carroo and Parker it has been said above sign Sam’s and get a guard or three and let’s do this thing

    • steveccnv says:

      What’s not to like, other than Mike’s dislike of Tannenbaum ;), I really haven’t heard anyone say bad things about them, including the talking heads.

  25. Brian in NY says:

    I like taking care of our own. Branch’s contract seems to be a bit high for my taste, but it is what it is. My cap on Stills was $8 million per, so I’m happy we were able to keep him. He’s in his prime. Now we have to get a LB and a G.

    • steveccnv says:

      That’s how you get off to a fast start, and no more of this 15 out of the first 16 games on the road crap 😛

  26. steveccnv says:

    Combine Stills and Landry into one and you have the best WR in the league. Everything one lacks the other has. Just watched all of Stills TDs from 2016 and they’re pretty spectacular. Glad to have him back for $8M.

  27. steveccnv says:

    If we get 2 adequate guards and JT is what we think he is (anything close to Denver), we could have a very good O.

  28. steveccnv says:

    We’ve still got plenty of money to get some nice solid second tier FAs.

  29. steveccnv says:

    I wouldn’t mind taking TJ Watt in the 2nd round, couldn’t really get a good look at him since I could only find highlights, but…

  30. The Flying Pig says:

    Steve

    Right now my dream draft would be
    1 Julius Peppers (as a safety)
    2 Duke Riley
    3 Anthony Walker Jr

    That would add a ton of speed to our defense

  31. The Flying Pig says:

    Riley is a much better athlete than Scooby Steve

    He’s very fast
    One of the fastest 40 times last weekend

    And he’s solid in coverage

    If he is similar to anyone from last year it’s Dion Jones

  32. The Flying Pig says:

    If I compared some one to Scooby Weoght it would be Ben Boulware

    I happen to like Ben Boulware a lot
    But he does lack athleticism and might struggle to make it in the NFL

  33. steveccnv says:

    Riley is a much better athlete than Scooby Steve. That’s not saying much.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      EDGE DEREK BARNETT
      TENNESSEE
      54: R2P22
      LB DUKE RILEY
      LSU
      97: R3P33
      S MARCUS WILLIAMS
      UTAH
      166: R5P22
      CB CORN ELDER
      MIAMI (FLA.)
      178: R5P34
      TE GEORGE KITTLE
      IOWA
      184: R5P40
      LB JALEN REEVES-MAYBIN
      TENNESSEE
      206: R6P22
      LB JAYON BROWN

  34. 81Howie says:

    Cool…
    Got my computer running just in time.
    II wouldnt have known any of this till August
    STILLS!
    HELL YEAH!

  35. pheloniusphish says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    March 8, 2017 at 10:07 pm
    It’s not so bad
    I would lovemaking we decayed 2 LBs
    €£¥₩€£¥₩€£¥₩
    A necrophylic Pig?

  36. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Well this would suck

    Adam Schefter
    Bills free agent CB Stephon Gilmore expects to sign with New England barring any final snags, per sources.

  37. D says:

    I see one sight saying we already signed Larsen

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