The Wedge Scouting Report: John Kelly, Tennessee

Ahhhh….spring is in the air.  Flowers will be blooming and the universe is full of new lifeforms….for me destroy…

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These little seeds might not look like much now, but plant them at the start of the season and feed them a little blood from time to time and they grow into giants!

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AND THEY EAT MEAT!

Just like Tennessee Running Back John Kelly.

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THE POSITIVES:  John Kelly was the alpha dog of the Volunteer offense this year.  At 5’9, 205 pounds, Kelly is a shorter back that packs a very powerful punch.

If you read these reports, it will be no secret to you that this alien likes players with a little fight in them – and Kelly has more than a little.  The stout running back runs aggressively into and over defenders.  His low center of gravity helps him fight through tackles.  More often than not Kelly isn’t avoiding tackles – he running right at defenders!  Kelly rarely loses yards.

Kelly also brings a solid receiving game and a solid pass blocking game to the table.  He catches the ball very naturally and has the diverse skill set a lot of offenses crave.

NCAA Football: Southern Mississippi at Tennessee

THE NEGATIVES:  Kelly’s big weakness screams at you.  He is undersized.  If you want a big powerback look elsewhere.  I imagine in the NFL Kelly will be part of a running back by committee approach.

He doesn’t have great stats either.  Over the last three years the most carries Kelly had in a season was 189.  He had under 800 yards on the ground in each of the last two seasons.  Even at the college level they minimized his touches.

That scrappiness I mentioned above might be a detriment – Kelly might be a little too eager to make contact with the defender.

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THE ALIEN DUST:  This is the kind of player I worry we are missing in 2018 without Landry or Ajayi – the scrapper.  I love watching Kelly fight for each inch.  Every snap is a fight.

The draft is so deep at running back, a productive player like Kelly from a major program is probably pushed down to a Day 3 pick.  If the Dolphins do not select a running back in the first 3 rounds of the draft, I imagine Kelly will be high on their radar.

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If John Kelly was an alien weapon of destruction, its a no brainer.  He would be the Deadly Venusian Fly Trap – THEY EAT MEAT!

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409 Responses to The Wedge Scouting Report: John Kelly, Tennessee

  1. Randy says:

    M13,
    Ford reminds me of Jerry Ball. Do you remember him? Ball was a very effective player. Ford doesn’t have the same feet, so i’m not sure he’ll be anything special….but you never know! He’d be fine on day 3. I don’t know if I’d make it a priority to target him but take him if he’s there for you.

  2. naplesfan2010 says:

    so Zach was one of only 5 LB starters ever to come from rounds 5-7? What a player.

  3. sb7mvp says:

    Great NFl defenses do need to be strong up the middle I don’t know where that idea came from otherwise.

  4. mf13ss says:

    Randy says:
    April 9, 2018 at 9:16 pm
    M13,
    Ford reminds me of Jerry Ball. Do you remember him? Ball was a very effective player. Ford doesn’t have the same feet, so i’m not sure he’ll be anything special….but you never know! He’d be fine on day 3. I don’t know if I’d make it a priority to target him but take him if he’s there for you.
    ———-
    I actually had to look Jerry Ball up, though he played in a time where I was ‘football aware’. I see that Ball played at 6’1″, 330, but Poona Ford is only 6’0″, 306.

    Poona is STUD at clogging up running lanes, and he’s FAST at 4.97 speed. I’m not sure I would compare the two (Ball and Poona), but they may play a similar game… after all.

    I’d be targeting Poona, but that’s just ME!

    • Ken says:

      Targeting Poona. Too many comments. I am a bad man

    • mf13ss says:

      Not only are you a BAD man, but you’re also going to be a SURVIVOR, MR, Ken.
      #HulkKenStrong

      • Ken says:

        Hulk don’t feel so strong today. Radiation is kicking my ass but I am hanging tough

      • mf13ss says:

        That’s where PRAYERS come into play, my man. Christ will carry you across the sands, when you weren’t strong enough to stand on your own.

        STAY STRONG, and know that this is but a temporal situation. You’ll be looking back at this whole matter in time. And with that future perspective, you’ll have a new and more profound appreciation of ALL things.

  5. naplesfan2010 says:

    It is uncertain how serious the Dolphins are at drafting a quarterback in round one. But if all of the “big-4” quarterbacks go early in round one, Lamar Jackson is one hell of a consolation prize. During his tenure at Louisville, Jackson threw for 9.043 yards and 69 touchdowns. He also added an additional 4,132 yards on the ground, in addition to 50 touchdowns. Jackson is literally a human highlight reel, and with the right coaching, will be one of the league’s top quarterbacks for years to come.

    uh oh … do you think we are thinking of getting Lamar?

  6. naplesfan2010 says:

    It is no surprise that when the Dolphins meet with the top quarterback prospects in this year’s draft, they bring their Hall of Fame quarterback along for the ride. Today was no different, and when Miami summoned former Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson to Davie, Dan Marino wasn’t far behind.

    Per Sirius XM’s Craig Mish, the Dolphins held a private workout with Lamar Jackson on Friday afternoon, and the GOAT was there to watch.

    Craig Mish

    Quarterback Lamar Jackson is at Dolphins camp in Davie today. Dan Marino is there too, working with Jackson I’m told.

  7. mf13ss says:

    Naples,

    Sir, you didn’t see my latest mock draft, did you?!! 🙂

    • mf13ss says:

      mf13ss says:
      April 5, 2018 at 7:29 pm
      MY 2018 Miami Dolphins Draft (v4.4.5.18)

      R1P11: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
      R2P10: Mike Gesicki, TE, PSU
      R3P9: Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State
      R4P23: Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame
      R4P31: Sean Welsh, G, Iowa
      R6P35: Poona Ford, DT, Texas
      R7P9: Skai Moore, LB, South Carolina
      R7P11: Jalen Davis, CB, Utah State

      UDFAs coming soon

      KEY(?): moving TJ McDonald to full-time LB, trading for Pearl Thomas post-June 2nd +$17M (MTP won’t be able to help himself).

  8. Randy says:

    M13,
    Ball was a short, pudgy guy that could move his feet really well. And, if Poona is only 306, i’ll eat my hat. Lol

  9. mf13ss says:

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      TE TE TE TE
      We must get a seam busting TE this draft.
      I prefer Gesicki, but Goddert might be fine as well.

  10. naplesfan2010 says:

    Sleep it off Ken.
    Karma owes you buddy.
    Guys like you should get all the breaks.

  11. wyoming85 says:

  12. wyoming85 says:

  13. Mike E. says:

    LOL Wyo – Mets have no such hardware, unless you count the chains Cespedes! wears around his neck

  14. Mike E. says:

    Wyo – You registering for the auditions?

  15. wyoming85 says:

    I’m so confused!!!!!!!!

    • D says:

      Ive seen them have to retract their statements a few hours or days later but thats kind of ridiculous lol

      • Mike E. says:

        If we didn’t plan on keeping James past this season, I don’t think that’s a bad trade for us, getting Anderson and a 3rd for James. I hope we re-sign him to long term contract though (James)

  16. D says:

    So approximately 2 weeks until the draft and what we do has gotten a bit clearer lol. Even the different mocksters are all over the place with our pick and usually flip flop with our pick every other time they do one

    • Mike E. says:

      Yea, definitely no clarity, not many things would surprise me.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Lot’s of rumors the Jets will take Mayfield after meeting with him yesterday. Reports are they are very impressed with him.

      • D says:

        Im not surprised, i think there are intangibles that you would pick up on meeting with him that sell him as a good prospect. I feel he is one of the most likely to not shrink from the spotlight if asked to start right away. So in some ways he’s better than most the rest even if he physically doesnt check off the boxes for prototype. I think he will be a system guy, so if your system dosnt already fit him i think you have to work your system around him, but again, thats kind of true for a lot of QB’s coming out of college these days. You just have to commit to their style instead of trying to force a round peg into a square hole.

  17. D says:

    Prior to the move to get Gore, i think James, for Anderson and a 3rd would have been a good trade as well, but James is better than most the RT’s we would get int he 3rd so we would have a drop off on the OL for sure. We would really have to feel good about Young and/or fox and we would have to move OL up on the draft priority some to really not feel the pinch of that trade.

  18. Mike E. says:

    I heard this morning on NFL radio that if the Browns take Darnold, The Giants may either take Barkley, Chubb or trade back. They want darnold. If the Browns take anyone other than Darnold, the Giants will draft Darnold.

    • Tim Knight says:

      If I’m the Giants I would take Chubb. They can get a solid RB in other rounds. Okay not as good as Barkley, but he’s not the only guy who can be a productive RB. Chubb is a special edge guy and you know what they say about pass rushers.

      • D says:

        If im the Giants id take Chubb as well and if im Denver im taking Nelson. Nelson is a very unique OG prospect, and just look at how OG contracts are trending and you can see this is a position thats not too far off what LT’s have been recently, so getting a stud at that position you can call yours at a very cheap rate for 5 years would be very advantageous for them. If i were them id have to be SOLD on one of the QB’s being my starter in a year to take one of the QB’s over Nelson

    • D says:

      Yeah im hearing same deal, that the Giants wouldnt take a QB at 2 unless its Darnold, and that Cleveland is pretty locked in on Darnold themselves. This might push Allen or Rosen down to us if the Browns take Darnold, Giants take Barkley/Chubb. Jets take Mayfield. The ? is Denver, which may be interested in Allen, i have heard that’s their favorite of the QB’s.Then there is the Bills who are probably going to trade up to take a shot at one of the 4. I still think Denver could stay put and take a player like Nelson, Ward, or even Edmunds or Smith. They have needs at all those positions, so i guess we will see.

  19. sb7mvp says:

    The word on the skreet is that Gase wasn’t happy with the play of our cornerbacks last year and that he’s trying to get MTP to trade up for one in the first.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I haven’t seen anything about this but I don’t think we’d have to trade up for one. There are some solid prospects that will be in the 2nd rd too.

    • D says:

      If he is all in on Ward there is possibly a need to trade up for one, but only if they HAVE to have Ward. There is also significant dropoff after the first round guys, but i think he could get either Fitzpatrick (who can play CB) or Ward in the first. I did hear he wasnt impressed with TJ at safety, but i havent heard anything about him not happy with us at CB, thats not to say he didnt, but sometimes when taking about DB’s people get their wires crossed.

  20. D says:

    There are three prospects this year i think are absolute cant miss guys and thats Barkley, Chubb and Nelson. Fitzpatrick is on the fringe of that list too. All of the Qb’s seem pretty good to me but none of them dont come with some concerns so i cant put them on that list. They will be drafted before those other guys, or some of them will, but thats only because of the position itself and not that they are higher rated. It doesnt make sense to me for a team to pass on one of those guys to take a QB if there are in an even semi confidant place with their current roster QB, and most all of those teams are.

    Cleveland, to me should go RB first, QB second for the same reasons as listed above, because they are going to miss out on Barkley almost assuredly if they dont, but i also understand why they might have to take Darnold if that’s just the guy they have to have.

  21. sb7mvp says:

    MTP to be in rare form this draft. Look to come out of the weekend with only two players. Cornerback is a high priority to Gase. Felt like the play could have helped the D-Line more.

    — Armand0 Salguero (@Armand0Salguero) April 10, 2018

  22. steveccnv says:

    Incognito set to retire. Bills down 3 OL now.

  23. stangerx says:

    Richie now has time for the finer things in life.

  24. stangerx says:

    Haven’t been following, but also seems has not exactly been going quietly.
    ————
    Last Thursday, Incognito apparently fired his agents via tweet, writing to the account of Athletes First, “You are Fired! I wish you guys nothing but the best moving forward. Thank you for all of your help and guidance along the the way. It’s time for me to go in a new direction.”

  25. D says:

    Damn if the Bills dont do something about that OL unit they they might get charges filed against them if anything serious happens to the QB they draft. Its kinda per-meditated to put a rookie out there behind an OL so bad.

  26. wyoming85 says:

    This is a prime example of being positively negative!

    • Tim Knight says:

      Love the way he uses examples from years ago that has nothing to do with the current team. It’s not as dire as he makes it out to be.

  27. stangerx says:

    Something else from RIchie: ““I’m done, I’m done, that’s it, It’s been a long career. My liver and kidneys are shutting down [according his doc]. Nothing I can’t restore with some balance, but the stress is killing me.” Mid-30s is mighty young for stress to impact your liver and kidneys, but does match up with roids. And we are talking about the guy who bashed his sports car with a baseball bat.

    Have any of you dealt with a person with roid rage? Have with just one and was real scary, and he was an ex-NFL big ugly trying to get back in.

  28. wyoming85 says:

    I’m not sure if we can take a DT before a TE but I wouldn’t be completely pissed off!

    • Tim Knight says:

      I like Phillips, I think he’ll be one of those guys who ends up being better than a lot of other prospects that will go before him.

  29. Rockphin says:

    wyoming85 says:
    April 10, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    This is a prime example of being positively negative!

    No doubt, read meat for the haters. (LOL read meat)

  30. Rockphin says:

    Our thoughts? that he is a moron?

  31. Mike E. says:

    SB

    To ABC

    I know you think of PYT when you see MTP, but a different Jackson’s song came to mind . . .

    M-T-P,

    1 pick with Mike e-q-u-a-l-s THREE

    He trades up so easy free, 1 is 3, never gets the player for you and me girl!

    • D says:

      M-T-P
      Trades like he’s counting 1-2-3
      He tells them
      my second for your two threes
      Oh M-T-P, 1-2-3, dont let the Jets out draft us!

  32. pheloniusphish says:

    “I did hear he wasn’t impressed with TJ at safety,” – D. If you saw the whole interview, what he said was that McDonald had a great camp, but after the 8 game suspension, the communication wasn’t where it needed to be. Gase didn’t slam TJ at all.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I’ve said that before too but it still gets looked at in a negative way by some people. He was actually saying the communication between him and Jones wasn’t where it needed to be so they need to work on that. Oh my, the horror. They need to do a better job. LOL

  33. Tim Knight says:

    Does anyone here think Anthony can be the other OLB?

    Alonso, McMillan and Anthony gives us a pretty fast group of LBs. Then when we go to sub packages, only two, sometimes just one LB will be on the field. Allen also showed last year he’s a solid backup LB who also plays a lot of STs. I’m not as down on our LB unit as others are. Would it be good to add another LB to make the unit even better, yes but I do not think we’re weak. We didn’t even see McMillan play last year and he was a 2nd rd guy who was penciled in to start at MLB at the start of the PS.

    • Mike E. says:

      Hard to say – He did play more towards the end of the season, maybe the last couple of games, but I’d be surprised if they don’t draft a LB by the 4th RD, and most likely by the 3rd.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Oh I think we’ll draft a LB for sure, but it’s not going to be dire if we miss out on Edmunds or Smith.

        I think our defense is being underrated. Our corners are good tacklers even though Tankersley was given a weak grade as a prospect and he was anything but weak at it. Howard hits and tackles like a Safety. McCain really emerged as a consistent nickel and Jones and McDonald should be better this year.

        Our DL has good talent, now everyone acts like there are holes because of Suh’s departure. It’s so silly how a few players moving on seems to make people think that’s all we had. LOL

  34. pheloniusphish says:

    I don’t believe one of the top four QB gets past Indie at 6. I think Luck is done.

  35. Tim Knight says:

    I don’t see any of the 4 QBs falling past 6. I still think BUF is trading up. We’re not getting a QB at #11.

    • D says:

      It depends on Denver imo. If Denver takes something other than a QB i think its possible we get a QB to fall to 11. I also am not convinced we wouldn’t trade up. I think we have less ammunition than Buffalo but i wouldnt put it past us trying if the right guy is still on the board and we have a team willing to make a trade with us.

      • Mike E. says:

        NYG too. If they don’t take a QB and either does DEN, you have the Browns taking a QB, the Jets, the Bills would probably trade up for one, and then that leaves one for us.

  36. Mike E. says:

    Phelon – I think Luck will have this season to see if he can play, so i don’;t think the Colts are going to take a QB yet. If Luck is done, they can draft one next year, and will probably be drafting about the same place too

  37. D says:

    I dont see Anthony with that potential. He is playing a position where athletic ability is very necessary, but so football IQ is even more important and he doesnt seem to have that pre-snap read ability, and he also doesnt seem to read/react to the play right after the snap instinctively. I think he is a helluva a guy to have in depth/rotation, but unless he develops more, he isnt starter material.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I don’t think we’re going to see three LBs on the field all that often unless we can’t score points, be in most games and sometimes have leads for a change. The only way we see three LBs on the field a lot is if we’re trailing and teams are running on us to close it out. As soon as a team puts 3 WRs on the field, we’re at two LBs. That’s going to be probably no less than 65% of the time.

      I liked some of what I saw with Anthony last year. He didn’t look lost. He looked physical and fast. It looked like we had a plan for him in how he was used. His assignments were simple. Blitz or cover the flat.

      • D says:

        Yeah but thats what im saying. If he is a starter, and on the field for most snaps, he has to handle the complex stuff not just the dumbed down assignments.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Alonso and McMillan will be the main two LBs. I also think Allen is better than people think he is and why can’t he get better in his second season? He’s big and he can run. He looked really instinctive to me.

  38. pheloniusphish says:

    I dunno Mike. Luck has said he is feeling perfect. Doesn’t sound like a guy who is ready or anxious to get back in. And he still isn’t throwing regulation footballs.

    • Mike E. says:

      I heard him this morning on NFL radio, he said he rushed to back too soon, skipped steps in his rehab, so now he’s doing it by the book so he’ll be ready for the season. There’s a chance he may be completely damaged goods, but I don’t think the Colts are going to give up on him this season.

  39. pheloniusphish says:

    D – I don’t think Indie intended or want to take a QB, but ithink given Luck’s interview and uncertainty that the pressure will be to great if one of the top four is there at 6.

    • D says:

      They would be a dark horse candidate to go QB. I wouldnt rule it out but id be more surprised if they didnt trade back again.

  40. pheloniusphish says:

    That’s it….nobody agrees with me…I’m leaving!

  41. Tim Knight says:

    Keep your eye on ARZ trading up for a QB. I don’t think the QBs will fall to us, we would have to trade up as well.

    • D says:

      We have trade leverage over them, would cost a good bit more for them to move up. Buffalo can easily outbid us, but just because of us their cost is going to be pretty high.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yes but it’s all about the conviction for a QB. My point is if a QB or two are there at #4, 5 or 6, that’s when teams will start looking to trade up. Maybe a team nobody is even thinking about. I just don’t think any of them are falling past that.

      • D says:

        You are assuming we aren’t one of the teams with conviction about one of those QB’s.

  42. D says:

    The Colts have really nothing preventing them from trading down to 12, unless they want one of the two top LB’s, but they could hope to get Vander Esch or Rashaan Evans with their pick in the 2nd. They might want Minkah Fitzpatrick or Derwin James, and at 12, especially with 4 QB’s going ahead of them, they would still likely have a shot at one of them or one of the LB. They would also likely have a shot at Davenport as a passrusher to choose from, so i think trading with buffalo and picking up an additional 1st maybe a future first or a couple of this year day two picks might be too tempting.

  43. D says:

    Tim Knight says:
    April 10, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Alonso and McMillan will be the main two LBs. I also think Allen is better than people think he is and why can’t he get better in his second season? He’s big and he can run. He looked really instinctive to me.
    ———————————-
    Allen or Anthony, i have been talking about Anthony. I cant say with Anthony’s limited snaps he did or didnt. Just not enough film and like you said he had simple assignments. If you watch Anthony at the Saints though you can see what people say aout him not knowing what to do at the snap. He was always a smidge off because he was having to see what happened after the play started developing before he caught on and reacted. His recovery ability is good, but in the NFL that athletic ability doesnt get you back in that play, its over before you know it. Yes im sure he can develop, and you will see if ya read my previous post to that one i said “unless he had developed some”, but there is nothing as of yet showing he did.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I can see both Anthony and Allen splitting time as the 3rd LB if we don’t land “the guy”. I still think we draft a LB, but he may not jump these two guys right away. Like Mike said, maybe a 3rd or 4th rd LB.

      • D says:

        Just depends on how the draft unfolds. I the top 4 QBs do go before us, and we didnt trade up to take one, thn we could easily take Smith or Edmunds in the first. We could also take someone like Evans in the second (Saban/Gase connection). LB isnt as deep as some of the other positions, so i think we would premium it to not be something we waited too late to address. I cant see us getting past the 4th without having selected one.

  44. Tim Knight says:

    D, no I’m not assuming we aren’t one of the teams possibly trading up for a QB. I said it’s about conviction, meaning which team sweetens the pot the most.

    • D says:

      We have more sweetner than Arizona…. Im not saying we have the most, or our conviction level out does theirs, but assuming those to be equal (since you cant assume higher or lower) then we have better draft capitol than they do. Thats what i was saying.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Lets say we really want one of the QBs. For me #4 CLE is going to be real expensive. #5 DEN with the rift between Elway and Gase, Elway is going to want to ream us. #6 IND seems to be the best spot for us. The way this team is constructed, we’re built to compete now regardless of what some people say. You don’t retain and add vets if you’re starting over. So we would probably have to trade our 1st and 3rd or 4th this year, and then backload some of next year’s picks because we still need some draft this year to add some talent in some areas.

        The Colts already got three 2’s from the Jets (two this year and one next year) so they would likely be willing to accept backloaded picks next year. They would have a lot of firepower to hone in on a QB next year if Luck isn’t right.

  45. Rockphin says:

    I think one of the “top 4” QB will be there at 11, 12, 13, 14…….22, 23, etc. Someone will trade back up into the 1st to get them. No way Jackson is taken in the first like Mondo say.

  46. Rockphin says:

    historically half of the top 3-4 qb’s in the draft are busts anyway.

    • Mike E. says:

      I think the top 4 are considered Darnold, Rosen, Allen and Mayfield. Jackson is on the outside of that, but not by much

  47. son of a son of a shula says:

    New season of Deadliest Catch starts tonight

  48. wyoming85 says:

    If there is one @ 11 MTP may go HOG WILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. wyoming85 says:

  50. son of a son of a shula says:

    I’m still supposed to believe we’re better without Suh aren’t I?

    • Mike E. says:

      Of course you are

    • Tim Knight says:

      We can’t replace him but we can take a different approach which is the plan. We’re probably going to keep 9-10 DL and rotate a minimum of 8 in the game spreading out the reps more evenly. Suh played over 80% of the snaps, nobody will do that anymore. It’s that do your job mentality, not carry us or we fail mentality.

      Whether you blame Gase for allowing himself to be influenced by some guys who were “top players” and he didn’t mix it up more, he seems to be doing that now. Nothing is perfect. It’s his 3rd season. This season is huge for the entire org.

    • D says:

      If all the other kids were jumping off a bridge would you too?….just sayin.

    • olddolphan says:

      SON: YES, we’re BETTER without SUH, we’re better without Landry and we’re better without AJAYI!! – – IF YOU believe that then I’ll tell you that Stormy Daniels got her Ph.D. in rocket science from STANFORD!!!
      ————
      WELL HERE”S the TRUTH. Miami went 2-7 after getting rid of Ajayi. And AJAYI proved to be very “coachable” and team oriented as he helped the Eagles win a SUPER BOWL!! Kinda puts the lie to what Dolphin reps said of Ajayi, doesn’t, it??? Frankly, I wouldn’t put any faith in what the DOOFUS BRIGADE says of any ex-Dolphin. Gotta see it for myself to believe it. And all I see is a franchise that’s gone 65-81 during the Steve Ross era while some people still insist “we’re heading in the right direction.” If “the right direction” means another year without a playoff victory then I’d agree the Ross ass-lickers are right.
      ———–
      HEADING OUT of the Sunshine State for several days with the beautiful Mrs. OD. We’ll visit Grandkids and Great Grand kids for parts of two days before setting up at a convention near Chattanooga. Don’t expect to hear one word about the Dolphins for the next several days. But WE WILL watch plenty of PLAYOFF HOCKEY on TV Thursday through Sunday.

      You all remember the PLAYOFFS, RIGHT?? But do ANY of you remember attending a Dolphins playoff victory??

  51. Mike E. says:

    We don’t need no steenking defensive tackles!

    ww.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article208515539.html

  52. D says:

    If we draft Goedert im not going to hear his name anytime they call it, all im going to hear is Joe Dirt.

  53. Mike E. says:

    D – What about all the other kids with their pumped up kicks?

  54. son of a son of a shula says:

    I understand the salary cap. It’s easy Tannenbaum just showed us. You get rid of your best players and re up the 30 yr old QB who hasn’t played in a year and a half and then call yourself better.

  55. sb7mvp says:

    We didn’t need Suh when we won back to back Super Bowls. Where he was he? Not even born, that’s where.

  56. sb7mvp says:

    Dallas Goedert looks like the type of TE Tim spend the last decade telling us we didn’t need because Sims, Fasano, Arthur Lynch, and Clay were good enough.

  57. Randy says:

    My son actually went to SDSU. I’ve seen Jackrabbit football. It’s not even close to the level of competition you see in the big conferences. Goedert is a pretty good athlete, but he was rarely, if ever, tested by the competition. I’m a little bit worried about that. He’s long. He’s fluid. But, can he step up several levels of competition and do the same thing? Not all guys can. Billy Turner, anyone? And NDSU is a step above SDSU.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      That’s why I do’t want him.
      I much prefer Gesicki or Hayden Hurst or Andrews or Ian Thomas.

    • mf13ss says:

      You make an excellent point, but when it comes to the Draft, it’s all about projection at the next level.

      I mean, we’ve seen top conference studs flame out fast in the NFL, while there are small school products who go on to All-Pro careers.

      “Not all guys can” is absolutely correct, but some can. It’s a crap shoot, man.

  58. Randy says:

    Allen looked okay last year…but only when he played close to the LOS. He does not have the mobility to be anything but a box thumper. He’s a backup. We need an OLB.

  59. The Flying Pig says:

    Back in NYC

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Lol, guess you had a good time

      • olddolphan says:

        LOOKS TO ME like Piggy just got finished reviewing an advance copy of T-Bomb’s selections in the upcoming draft. PS: This time T-Bomb traded FOUR PICKS for an Oregon defender who can’t play plus he traded the other picks for a Rutgers wide receiver who can’t play.

        STEVE ROSS CHUCKLES and gives T-Bomb a raise plus an extension!!

  60. The Flying Pig says:

  61. mf13ss says:

    I realize I’m probably in the minority on this one, but I’m not overly impressed with Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma. His tape doesn’t floor me, Baker Mayfield nearly always placed it in his breadbasket, and his Combine numbers are extremely underwhelming.

    I’m not sure why so many draftniks have him as TE1 on their boards. To be sure, he doesn’t suck, but I think he’s WAY overrated… especially being he’s been cited as an “unwilling” blocker.

    Anyway, here’s how I’d rank this year’s crop of TEs right now (at least for US Phins)…
    1) Mike Gesicki
    2) Hayden Hurst
    3) Dallas Goedert
    4) Mark Andrews
    5) Durham Smythe

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      snihP SU – US Phins backwards reveals the PSU.

      Akens from UCF a sleeper

      • mf13ss says:

        😆 @ reveals the PSU!

        Son, there was a college chick on “Jeopardy!” last night from UCF… she ROCKED!!! I think she’s going to the semi-finals of this year’s “College Jeopardy!”. I was thinking about ya when I saw her UCF sweatshirt.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        Yeah she’s a big deal around here now

      • mf13ss says:

        I was VERY impressed with her knowledge.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I have similar rankings

      I’m not unimpressed with andrews but I don’t look at his tape like some of the others

      I think my ranking of the top 3 is the same as yours

  62. mf13ss says:

    • mf13ss says:

      I don’t see the need to draft Josh Jackson @ R1P11 with our young DBs in-house, but he’s my #1 DB this year. He’s gon’ be a STUD BALLHAWK(!!!) for somebody.

  63. olddolphan says:

    SON-OF-A-SON: ANSWER for you up the page just below D’s 6:30 PM post. Hope you enjoy it!!!

  64. naplesfan2010 says:

    Royce Freeman caught 80 of 89 passes thrown to him.

  65. Tim Knight says:

    Wow people have a way with exaggerating statements. Whatever rocks your boat!

  66. mf13ss says:

    One of my favorite songs over the recent years…

    Part Deux shall soon be: “Bombs Over Damascus”…

  67. wyoming85 says:

    Some of the just score guy’s should love Andrews?
    Backer?
    Scheme?
    Whatever!

  68. Rockphin says:

    GOEDERT!

  69. wyoming85 says:

  70. wyoming85 says:

  71. Rockphin says:

    I like that quote from PFF about Josh Jackson – paraphrase ‘opposing qb’s would have had higher ratings if they just threw the ball at the ground instead.’

    LOL

  72. Rockphin says:

    and the first thing that happens is that Albert Wilson drops an easy pass and then Amendola bobbles a line drive and it gets picked off. Even in my dreams man.

    well, those were both bad throws and both Tannehill’s fault. He should have used some touch on the pass to Amendola instead of line driving it in there…..even in my dreams I hear the haters.

  73. ocalarob says:

    how do you ponounce that……. GO-DIRT??

  74. wyoming85 says:

    No way we leave Edmunds on the board and take James!

    • Mike E. says:

      I kind of agree Wyo, I would take Edmunds 10 times out of 10. James is an excellent prospect in his own right, but Edmunds would be playing a lot more and give us a much bigger impact.

  75. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!

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