Stephen Ross’s vision for the Miami Dolphins matches what Dolphins fans should want to see

“This is going to be a young team,” Ross said. “I want to see it grow and at the end of the season I’m sure it’ll be a better team than when it started because there’s going to be a lot of young ballplayers that are going to be having meaningful positions.”

“I want to win all the time, but sometimes you gotta take a little pain,” Ross said. “The fact is we’re a young team, we’re drafting, we’re not signing all these (free agents). It’s all going to be the talent. That’s what it is at the end of the day: finding guys who are motivated, who want to play ball. It’s not all about money; it’s about winning. And that’s what you’re looking for.

So far, Ross, Grier, Flores and the rest of the Dolphins front office have kept good on their promise. We were thrifty in free agency, even to the point where we let our own RT, Ja’Wuan James leave to the Denver Broncos to the tune of a 4 year/$51M deal. That hurt us in the short term and although I wanted to keep James, it’s arguable whether he was really worth that kind of money. I think he’s being very honest and upfront with his plan. For the millionth time, this plan isn’t tanking, but filling spots through the draft and not free agency without a boatload of early picks may not yield a lot of proven NFL starter ready talent, so as we get younger and less experienced, there will be bumps in the road as Ross made so clear.

“These guys who play football, they play to win. That’s why you don’t talk about tanking. These guys are giving their all on the field. You don’t take those kind of hits knowing the team is tanking. But we’ve got to see it getting better, they see themselves betting better and they see something developing here, that we’re building it. That’s what you really want to see this year. The wins will take care of itself.

The draft is getting closer and closer and as per usghe, the QB’s are creeping up and up, closer to the top of the draft. Nothing has changed with these QB’s other than the scripted workouts without and defensive presence where everyone oohs and aahs at their arm strength and accuracy as they stand there with no defender coming at them or covering the wide open receiver they’re throwing to. It’s amazing to me how the same thing plays over and over every year. It’s silly as can be. We all knew that Haskins was a sure fire early 1st RD pick and that because Kliff Kingsbury appears to love Murray that he would be too, but now Lock and Jones are entering top 10 consideration. I shouldn’t be surprised, it happens every year and the need for a quality starting QB seems to increase every year which thrusts at least 4 QB’s into that 1st RD, and usually the first half.

It’s never too late to get things right, and thankfully, it seems that Steve Ross, who has been extremely successful in every business venture he’s entered into except the NFL, has finally seen and decided to pursue the correct course.

“When you first enter the league, this is so different than any other business,” he said. “And I bought a team because I wanted the challenge of building a winner. And I know how I build winners. I start them from scratch. I found the best people and created an environment where people all work together and bring the best out of them and not be like any other organization.

“But football is so different. At first you want to sit back and watch and learn. After last season I said, this isn’t working. And the more we talked about it after the season, I just came to the conclusion we have to change. Doing the same thing and expecting a different result is insanity. And it’s more me finding the right people and having them work together as a team. I really feel good about it.”

To be fair, Ross was pretty convinced that Adam Gase was the guy to change the fortunes of the Dolphins. Good on him for making the change once he felt differently. Now the task falls to Brian Flores and it seems like for all the right reasons he’s the right guy to carry us through. Once again, I caution because I’ve felt this way before. I didn’t love Adam Gase, but I thought for sure our offense could be a top offense at the very least, and that never happened.

So now GM Chris Grier, long time Miami Dolphins employee, has now emerged from the shadows and into the forefront. He’s the architect, and the contractor too, and will now follow Stephen Ross’s plan to build the Dolphins the right way. I believe we have started the process very well, we didn’t overspend in free agency which in and of itself, was a departure from how we always did things here. Now the biggest challenge is acing the draft. We’re not endowed with a lot of picks in this draft, we have one pick in each round except the 6th, the first round being #13, and then we rotate each round until the 6th RD, where we traded our selection to the Titans for their 7th RD pick to complete the Ryan Tannehill trade which also netted us a 2020 4th RD pick. Not a lot of draft capital, but there still may be a trade or two to get us some more. At the moment, we are actively trying to trade DE Robert Quinn and at least 2 teams (Cowboys, Saints) are interested, and even more have entered the fray. It’s also possible Reshad Jones will be traded, but that’s merely my speculation only, nothing firm on that one.

We’re heading in the right direction Dolphins fans, now we have to pass the biggest, most daunting test yet on April 25th-April 27th.

#staythecourse

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  1. mf13ss says:

    ocalarob says:
    April 2, 2019 at 12:06 pm
    just because we pick a player at 13 doesn’t mean he will be great or even good, top 10 picks may be good 60% of the time, not only does trading back still gives us a chance at a good player, we have a cushion on multiple players if we get it wrong.
    ————–
    Man, you’re going to make me second guess myself, aren’t ya?!! LOL 🙂

    You speak the truth when citing a cushion with multiple players in a trade down. However, you’re also risking not getting the best possible player on the board in trading down. It really is a crap shoot, regardless.

  2. Mike E. says:

    D – A trade back to say 25 and we take Jeffery Simmons is a great move for us. We get a top 10 talent that should kill it for us next year plus more picks.

    • Mike E. says:

      Of course there’s no guarantee he’s there when we pick though.

    • mf13ss says:

      Devil’s advocate: If Jeffery Simmons is a top-10 talent, why would he be there @ R1P25? That’s a HUGE risk to assume he’d be there @ 25 after trading down. Know what I mean?

      • Mike E. says:

        He’s there because he’s out for likely the entire 2019 season with a torn ACL. Still, there’s no guarantee he’s there anyway

    • D says:

      Mike you cant predict the future, you live in the here and now. If Simmons were guaranteed to be there at 25, maybe. If it was passing on a guy like Oliver or Sweat, etc to make that gamble, hell no its not a good move. You also have to consider what you are getting in return, so if we are getting another second, etc, then it might have some possibility, but again, who knows what we would be offered, even if we are offered. We certainly dont need to be doing the offering, because the compensation will be crap. I dont see it as a good move Mikey.

      • D says:

        Mike E. says:
        April 2, 2019 at 12:25 pm

        He’s there because he’s out for likely the entire 2019 season with a torn ACL. Still, there’s no guarantee he’s there anyway
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        I also am pretty sure there will be little risk with the selection this year, i dont think they will hinge their selection on an “iff he recovers” option. If he is there at 25, he is a gamble most people went away from. How are we in a position to be the one that actually takes that gamble? No this should be a safety dance draft.

  3. D says:

    Do you guys not see that it looks like 2020 is when we will be adding FA’s and Draft picks to round out our team? Do you think this year is just a wait until 2020 year? I dont see it like that. This year seems to me to be a set up to a lot of work to be done in 2020, but i think we will be laying a foundation. Thats one of the reasons i dont see us passing on a QB that we like in hopes for a shot at a possibly better one in 2020. Its also why i dont see us doing much trading back, especially with our first pick, because i think its too important for us to find either a guy on offense or defense to build around. I dont know if that guy is going to be a QB, or a DT/DE but those seem most likely to me to be our selection. Again, purely speculation but what moves they have been making seems to add credence to that theory.

  4. mf13ss says:

    Mike E. says:
    April 2, 2019 at 12:25 pm
    He’s there because he’s out for likely the entire 2019 season with a torn ACL. Still, there’s no guarantee he’s there anyway
    ————–
    I don’t think we have the luxury of taking the risk on a medical red flag player with our first pick, man. The Patsies* could afford that risk, but not us… not yet.

    • Mike E. says:

      I don’t really consider him a risk, I think you take him for next season, w/o any expectations for this season. I think he’s exactly the type of player we CAN take, being that we’re not going to be competitive this season.

      • mf13ss says:

        Interesting take… something I don’t necessarily disagree with, either. Not sure I’d make the same decision, but I understand where you’re coming from.

  5. mf13ss says:

    I see D and I are on the exact same page today. CHEERS, Brother!

  6. mf13ss says:

  7. mf13ss says:

  8. Mike E. says:

    D says:
    April 2, 2019 at 12:29 pm (Edit)
    Mike E. says:
    April 2, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    He’s there because he’s out for likely the entire 2019 season with a torn ACL. Still, there’s no guarantee he’s there anyway
    ————————————–
    I also am pretty sure there will be little risk with the selection this year, i dont think they will hinge their selection on an “iff he recovers” option. If he is there at 25, he is a gamble most people went away from. How are we in a position to be the one that actually takes that gamble? No this should be a safety dance draft.
    ************************
    How many times have we seen a scenario like this play out? It happens pretty often with top injured players, they get taken either late 1st RD or early 2nd RD. It happened with Myles Jack, Skins took Derrius Guice middle of the 2nd last year. Teams that are competitive that season don’t make that move, but we have that “luxury” of not being in that position.

    • mf13ss says:

      Can’t forget Jaylon Smith, either.

      • Mike E. says:

        Yes, thanks, I couldn’t think of his name

      • mf13ss says:

        No problem. I’m not taking sides with ya, but you’re making a credible case. ACL injuries aren’t what they once were: career-enders. However, not all ACL injuries are created equally. It’s still risky business, IMO.

  9. Mike E. says:

    I’m not saying that’s the only choice we’d have either, but if we did trade back, he would be a player I would definitely consider snapping up at that point.

  10. Mike E. says:

    Wow! Braves an Ronald Acuna close to 8YR/$100M extension. That’s getting paid early!

  11. Tim Knight says:

    You should only trade down if the prospects you had graded that high are gone. Most teams don’t have 32 1st rd grades on prospects. If you feel there is a drop off you try to trade down. If you can’t you have no choice but to draft someone.

    • D says:

      I bet they have at least 13 1st round graded ones though.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah I’m sure they do. I’m just going by what I’ve heard over the years during draft discussions with former coaches, GMs, scouts etc. A lot of teams have very strict grading systems. It doesn’t mean there is no more talent, they’re just not gaga about what’s left in the 1st.

  12. D says:

    Mike, yes we are sorta in position to take a guy since we dnt have to have him this year, but if this guy is going to be piviotal to the foundation you are building, you need him there and developing asap because he is also pivotal to 2020 and beyond. I understand your angle, i just dont agree with it. Ill be happy even if they do trad back, they know best anyways, but i just dont think we are going to want to miss out on a guy we can get at that spot. Oddly enough id feel more confident in trading back if we were selecting higher because the return on investment would be greater, but at 13, just makes more sense to sit tight and select.

    • Mike E. says:

      I agree, and I’m not saying we have to trade back. It was basically if we do trade back, he’s a player I would target. It potentially could be a win/win, because you get a top talent, and then you acquire more picks to get more players either this year or have more flexibility for next year. Definitely not a necessity. I hope we take Haskins or Oliver at #13

  13. D says:

    Looks like the NFL found its hook on crushing the AAFL
    ——————————————————————————-
    Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reports the Alliance of American Football will suspend all football operations on Tuesday.

    According to Florio, the league is not yet folding, but that looks like the only possible outcome. Earlier this week, majority owner Tom Dundon said the league would have to consider shuttering if the NFL Players Association refused to allow younger players on NFL rosters to play in the AAF. “If the players union is not going to give us young players, we can’t be a development league,” Dundon said. A source within the NFLPA told USA Today that allowing the AAF to use NFL players would violate the terms of the CBA and increase the safety risk. The AAF still had two weeks left in their inaugural and seemingly final regular season.

    • Mike E. says:

      A developmental league sounds good in theory, but will they allow NFL teams to pluck away their talent when needed?

    • D says:

      Part of it was that it wasnt generating as much money as expected too, but the rating were strong and what finally put the kabosh on it was the fact that they werent able to have access to other players in the NFL. If a player is part of the NFL players union they are not allowed to participate in the AAF, which kin of kills the whole point of the league for a lower end NFL player to ever show what they could do by playing in the AAF.

  14. D says:

    Mikey, what ya think about the Ron Darling/Lenny Dykstra thing. IMO it seems like Darling was pandering in his book. I mean im sure shit like that use to happen, and im sure Dykstra was capable (never cared for him) but no one has publicly came forward to confirm Darlings accounts and Doc Gooden and Kevin Mitchell both have said they never heard Dykstra say those things, so sounds lik to me Darling is just trying to paint himself in a good light and is latching on to controversy to sell books. Pretty sad to tarnish the Miracle Mets for self gain.

    • Tim Knight says:

      What did he say about Dykstra?

      • D says:

        Said that Dykstra spewed every racial slur imaginable at Oil Can Boyd while he was on-deck in the 86 series.

      • D says:

        “shouting every imaginable and unimaginable insult and expletive in his [Boyd’s] direction — foul, racist, hateful, hurtful stuff”

      • Mike E. says:

        I think Ronnie is a pretty straight up guy, so I don’t doubt that Lenny said those things. On the other hand, was it really necessary for him to put that in the book? That’s the question. From what I’ve heard, he put it in to clear his conscious because he feels like he shouldn’t have let it happen. I could go either way on it.

      • D says:

        They said Oil Can Body didn’t even remember it though he did say it could have happened because when he was on the mound he tuned out all other stuff so he said he couldn’t remember it happening but he couldn’t say Darling was lying. Im with you i can see Dykstra saying it, but i would have left it out of the book and made contrition for it in another way. Just seems suspicious to me that you have a book you are trying to hype and you wait to put it in there without as much as a word to anyone about it.

  15. Mike E. says:

    Unless Ronnie has a personal vendetta against Lenny, which is possible, I think it’s probably true.

  16. Mike E. says:

    D – I can’t argue with that at all.

    • D says:

      Some of that stuff pisses me off, its liek a peek behind the curtain that ruins the mysticism of professional sports. I hate those tell all books, etc just because they all just seem like catharsis for the player and their guilt but destroying childhood memories and heroes for fans lol.

      • D says:

        Especially when you arent even showing your skeletons, you are exposing someone elses.

      • Mike E. says:

        Not that I’m insensitive to racism, but anything Lenny said isn’t going to ruin that ’86 Mets World Series. I was right there in the thick of it, and it was one of the best if not the best sports experiences I’ve ever had. This can’t touch it. Still, I hear what you’re saying, it’ didn’t have to come out. If he felt bad about it, he could have personally apologized to Oil Can long ago, w/o the book being a part of the deal now.

  17. ElephantRider says:

    Sounds like what it was like for me to play basketball/football/baseball growing up. Yet the World Series wasn’t on the line…..I give it just a shoulder shrug.

    • Tim Knight says:

      You heard a lot of racial slurs playing sports?

      • mf13ss says:

        Who didn’t? Dude, the NFL passed a recent penalty situation for racial slurs being thrown around during play. I think(?) Johnny Manziel got hit with it for using the “N-word” to another player a few years ago.

        This kind of thing has existed for YEARS!!!

      • ElephantRider says:

        I grew up in a predominantly black neighborhood. It was the norm, especially playing sports. I consider it gamesmanship back then.

  18. Mike E. says:

    The entire infield for the Sawks was white, Catcher Rich Gedman, 1B Bill Buckner, 2B Marty Barrett and 3B Wade Boggs. I was trying to think if like Jim Rice in LF heard it, he’d stomp Lenny 6 feet under, but even if any of the white infielders heard that kind of thing, you’d think a brawl would have started.

  19. Tim Knight says:

    ER, so your experience was it was more joking around than hateful?

    • ElephantRider says:

      It was a mix of both. My guys were just getting under my skin, but when you mixed it up with guys not from your block….
      My buddies would receive it as well for bringing me. I had some real good friends growing up.

      As far as organized sports, it really was the same. Lots can be said through the ear hole and running the court. Baseball wasn’t as bad because you really didnt get that close to each other. I am good at ignoring the catcher. LOL

  20. Mike E. says:

    I was just looking at the rosters and stats from 1986. Keith Hernandez had 652 AB’s and 69 SO’s. I think Brandon Nimmo has 10 SO’s in the first 4 games. lol

  21. naplesfan2010 says:

    So why don’t we trade Reshad or (insert fave elder to be unloaded here) to Cleveland for Duke Brown?
    Brown has talent, is young, would be a good triplet member in our backfield, and he’s only making 1.9M right now, so we could spriing for double that and lock him up for 4-5 yrs with very little pain.

    • D says:

      Ya mean Duke Johnson?

      • naplesfan2010 says:

        sheeeeesh
        no
        Duke Brown of the Cleveland Johnsons
        … how stupid was that?

      • D says:

        I personally wouldn’t trade Reshad for a player, especially not one i did think would be a starter for me. I think i could see us trading him for picks, but really only something high. His contract and him rehabbing from injury makes it tough for us to get value though, so iid rather keep him, trade him next year or wait until the draft and see if you can work something out there. Arizona is team that could really use him and they have a high second, so maybe we can do a draft day deal and start day 2 off with the first pick in the second.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I wouldn’t trade for a RB or really any vet

      The only thing I would take for Reshad is draft picks

      That’s where we are right now
      Building up

      That’s the justification for parting with our best players

  22. ElephantRider says:

    Tim

    I’m pure white trash! LOL

    The funny thing is what i’m talking about is through about 14-15 years old. Part of the reason my parents divorced was my father’s refusal to move. She took me out to California…

    I never felt wronged or whatever. It just was life. I ike I said I had some real good friends and never worried much, outside a handful of times.

  23. mf13ss says:

  24. mf13ss says:

    Tim,

    I’m sorry, but I don’t think it was or is cool to make ethnic jokes… light-hearted or not.

    • mf13ss says:

      And I’m strictly talking on a personal level, not obvious and gross-exaggerations like in Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles”.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Well when I grew up many kids would say things like “run you Irish bastard”, or “catch the friiggin ball you dumb ginny” and so on. None of it was meant in a hateful way. It was a different time too. There were very few minorities where I grew up, mostly Irish, Italian, German and Polish. There were a few black and hispanic people and what seemed like a couple of kids from just about every country, but they were a small minority.

      There’s a difference between joking and being hateful.

  25. Mike E. says:
    April 2, 2019 at 2:28 pm
    A developmental league sounds good in theory, but will they allow NFL teams to pluck away their talent when needed?

    Reply

    Yes Mike, the players have NFL opt outs in their contracts, anyone of them can be signed

    i like some of the Orlando guys, these are the ones i I think could be in the NFL this fall,

    watch out for
    Garett GIlbert , QB,
    he is a coach on the field, brilliant mind, accurate even on the deep ball. he never quits, if he makes a mistake, he comes back and makes up for it,
    frontrunner for MVP of the AAF

    Charles Johnson, WR, tall, fast, prolifiic, great at moving the chains, or end zone high pointing

    Terrence Garvin, LB solid tackler, turnover machine, has a pick six, and generates big plays

    Keith Reiser CB, solid cover, physical, also has a pick six

    Earl Okine, Edge rusher 6 foot 7
    huge athletic guy, long and lank, can bend around the edge good, unblockable at the AAF level, but im sure some in the NFL could block him. but hes a roster filler for sure

    Deveon Smith, RB, tough, very tough yards guy, he doesnt get denied often. has decent speed and good hands catching out routes and sweeps

  26. Mike E. says:

    David – If that’s the case, the NFL should want the league to work. De’Veon Smith was on the Dolphins in 2017

    • much agreed Mike, if Smith was here, he would be our number 3 back, or the fb.

      i dont think these guys will be super stars in the NFL,,. but role players? o yea, i think these guys got it, and

      Gilbert, Okine, and Johnson are NFL starter quality imo

      • D says:

        I dont see how you can say that when each of them have had their chance to be on a team and haven’t made it. Im not saying it doesnt happen, but starting caliber players usually catch on somewhere eventually. None of those guys did

      • wait and see if the NFL picks them up. i was the first to watch the AAF and think none were NFL worthy, but i have changed My mind. these guys arent NFL superstars, but they can play in the NFL, and probably will this fall.

        sometimes players slip for whatever reason, remember the giants cut Cam Wake, and he went to the CFL. he dominated in the CFL< and Miami brought Him in, You know the rest of the story.

        Garret Gilbert was the backup to Newton in Carolina, and hes not the only one that couldnt beat out Newton.

        but he wanted to start, and he starts for Orlando, and is the frontrunner for MVP in the league.

        he isnt Dan Marino,, but he isnt Chad Henne either, lol

        i think he is better than Fitz, but only one way to find out, but Yes, he is NFL quality

  27. D says:

    Its the product of a male-centric competitive environment that slurs and insults get thrown around. I have heard people goading another person to kill themselves n the field, i have heard people called all kinda of stuff, attacked in every known way. None of it is funny, or meant to be. It is to get under a persons skin and gain an advantage over them on the field.

    Racial slurs weren’t actually a big part of what was heard out there from my opinion, more things that challenged masculinity. Lots of gay slurs, lots of picking on a person because of their weight or calling them a pussy, or weak. Lot of stuff about peoples families lol. Again, just shit to rile a dude up. Lots of physical stuff like pinching and punching.

    • ElephantRider says:

      That is how I see it. I bet everyone here has dealt with it. Just depends on location to determine the specifics of the abuse. LOL

      • ElephantRider says:

        We had “cracker day” where I was. It was a day where all the white kids got suckered punched and sometimes worse.
        That’s how you knew what kind of friends you had, they tell you and you skip school!

      • Mike E. says:

        I was never picked on in sports for being white or Jewish, just because I was small. In HS was the really the first time people fucked with me about being Jewish. For the first time, whites weren’t the majority, in my HS whites were bout 40% of the population

      • ElephantRider says:

        I think it’s just a human flaw. Majority…..

        I love the MIB line, “A person is smart, but people are stupid”….or something like that.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Do you think it’s still like that today

      I think, as I recall, you are younger than most on their blog
      S tounpiwp be the best source

      Do people still say that stuff on the field?

      When I was growing up, it wasn’t just on the field, it was everywhere
      It was just not a big deal
      And often times the people you were closest to would be the brunt of your insults

  28. mf13ss says:

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    EAT IT, “Ghey-sucky” hater.

    • ElephantRider says:

      LOL

      Hope our new coaches can teach him out to get out on his routes and keep DB from destroying it off the line.

  29. i left one name out that is on the Orlando APollos team that looks NFL quality.

    his name is Steve Spurrier, HC, lmao i know, go ahead and laugh, hes 73, and can hardly walk after back surgery.

    but what a play caller, best i have ever seen! , extremely brilliant mind, an offensive master,

    even at his age, holy shit the old guy still has it, lol

    but hes out having fun, im not sure he could buckle down to the NFL long hours required of their coaches.

    but he is perfect where He is, even his wife rides with him on the bus to practices, what a character when hes miced up

    • D says:

      Ill agree with you on that one, then again im really biased when it comes to Spurrier. I love the man, he is an amazing offensive mind. His teams WILL score points, but i would like to see him live a few more years so i would love for him to never coach in the NFL. He also had a chance a few years ago, around the same time Saban tried it, and for a lot of the same reasons as Saban, it wasnt a good match.

  30. ElephantRider says:

    Good question Piggi

    I think about that sometimes. With the trivial whining I hear from the kids at work, I’d guess things are different. But i’m also in a completely different type of area now. I imagine the shit that went on when I was going to school doesnt happen anymore, or at least I hope not. It is also much easier to voice something nowadays too.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I think they are dramatically different

      But it’s really hard to know looking in from the outside

    • D says:

      Having smaller kids, i think there might be less stigma about being different but i think there is still bullying because of it, i think there are still slurs said and i think its for the same reasons as it use to be. People haven’t changed over all so i dont expect that much has changed except people go about it a little differently to keep themselves from getting caught

  31. my high school was like a branch of the KKK< lmao and SMH, it was horribly racist

    we had over 3500 students, and 4 were black.
    teh racism was mostly against the Hispanics, they had some annual event called the SPanish American War.

    but it was mostly talk or rumour, never saw any big fights like that

    most people were chilling in the smoking areas smoking pot

    im from a place called Hog Valley, and i wore a confederate flag belt buckle, and hat, and my name on the cb radio was rebel rouser. lmao

    but one of the 4 black kids in the school was on the basketball team with Me, and we became best friends.

    the buckle and shirt got tossed. it was my environment i came from, but it wasnt Me.

    i realized racism is more ignorance than anything else. and now look back and cant believe I was like that

    but i was never violent towards minorities, it was more of a peer accessory to look cool in a school full of FFA farm geeks, cowboys, and rednecks.

    im glad college had civilized humans, lmao

    • mf13ss says:

      Dude, college is no better than the streets when it comes to racism. C’mon now.

      • D says:

        If it has people in it, its the same place.

      • mf13ss says:

        ^
        Agreed, D.

      • i suppose it depends on the schools or areas. i only went to one high school, and 2 colleges, but my first college was UCF.

        at that time, it seemed most of the kids were either trying to make good grades. or trying to get fucked up as fast as possible and get laid, lmao

        it seemed like racism didnt really poke its head around much, UCF is very diverse, but Im sure there are always someone somewhere trying to prove their superiority, just not as many as the ones trying to get wasted and laid

  32. Mike E. says:

    At least in college you may get more educated folks and because most kids are around 18 or over a little more mature. Maybe I say, I maybe. lol

  33. Tim Knight says:

    Here’s an example of a 40 time not being a big deal. Watch Jacobs play and I wouldn’t care if he ran a 4.7. He’s not going to break 80 yard runs but he’s going to slash teams up.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      4.52 is not bad for a 220 lb bruiserback.

      4.4 to 4.5 is only a tenth of a second, how will that make much difference in the first 10 yds? If the guy has enough agility to weave through traffic, his power will win him some yds. A la Ajayi or Marshawn.

      • Tim Knight says:

        He also has elite vision and moves and is a very good receiver. I think he’s going to be one of the better RBs in the league at some point.

  34. naplesfan2010 says:

    But we badly need at least 2 more RBs on the 53. You want both to be UDFAs?
    If not,
    I say we get a couple or 3 FAs in here and keep the rest.

    PS: I’m on the record as not wanting to trade Reshad at all, because it just creates another hole.

    Oh and we had Garvin, Deveon Smith, and that CB Davis here, and they could not even make our mediocre team, let alone start.

    • D says:

      Id draft one. I really like the idea of adding Benny Snell, i think you wanted Devin Singletary? I could see us rafting a guy late day 2 or early day 3.

      • naplesfan2010 says:

        I’d be happy with Snell but never wanted Singletary.
        I prefer Darrell Henderson, but we might need a DL/OG in the 3rd instead.

        I also really like Ryquel Armstead in the 5th.

  35. Tim Knight says:

    It’s interesting this race discussion. I was at an anniversary party Sunday and our cousin’s son did that ancestry DNA test. His parents are both Jewish but his mom’s mother was from Jamaica and part black so it was no surprise he was 30% black African from multiple countries. You’d never know it looking at him because he’s mostly European and Russian Jewish with Asian looking eyes. He’s a really good looking dude, he’s done some modeling. We were talking about how when races mix they make better looking people.

    • Mike E. says:

      I think interracial and geographic mixes make better looking people for sure

      • Tim Knight says:

        No doubt, it also helps weed out bad genetics. If we don’t destroy ourselves or have a natural disaster that wipes us out, at some point in time the human race will be even more mixed and it will still all be about wealth.

  36. how good is the AAF? no question they arent NFL. but surprisingly, they are good.

    consider Johnny Football Manziel, he played one series against Orlando on Saturday.

    he completes a short pass, got a first down on a run, started off halfway decent, then near the goal line, he throws a pick, and trying to make a tackle gets kicked in the head making a dumb attempt , by his own teammate, , and out for the rest of the game.

    granted, Manziel,
    former heismann trophy winner in the NCAA,

    didnt exactly destroy the NFL, but hes not tearing up the AAF either

  37. D says:

    Just saw one of the RB prospects thats a mid round grade right now is from a school called Slippery Rock. Now, maybe its just me, but if im a RB im not going to go to a school called Slippery Rock, to me thats just going to put the word fumbleitis into the minds of scouts when they do their evaluations.

  38. mf13ss says:

    David C (@DolphinsSB52) says:
    April 2, 2019 at 4:50 pm
    i suppose it depends on the schools or areas. i only went to one high school, and 2 colleges, but my first college was UCF…
    ————-
    I suppose if you LIE about your heritage — as ‘Pocahontas’ had — you can get into Harvard… where so many more who were MORE qualified than her got denied.

    • mf13ss says:

      And YES… racism (and anti-racism BS) is rampant on our college campi today. It needs to END.

      • mf13ss says:

        Sorry… when I say “anti-racism”, I’m referring to racism the other way around in the form of retribution. It’s a continuation of racism, PERIOD.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Well now you see that wealth plays a big role in it with all the scandals going on with kids of wealthy people getting into schools. But did anyone think that wasn’t going on? LOL

      • mf13ss says:

        Stay on topic, Tim.

        But you’re right about the rich helping the rich get into college… but it’s off topic when it comes to the race issues we’re talking about.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Bro, relax. My point is class plays a bigger role in the world than race. Just had a long discussion at a party about all of it with many different people. See my post about the ancestry DNA stuff. We had a very civil and realistic discussion about race and class.

    • referring to Warren as Pocahontas is very racist IMO

      i wasnt there to hear her truths or lies, but according to the Boston Globe, Warren didnt use her ethnicity or lack of get any advantage. i have seen tons of sources debunking Trumps lie,
      its not improtant to Me anyway, shes not My mother.
      besides, if she got help to get into Harvard, good for her

      , thats not much different than Fred helping out his son Donald to avoid the war, refuse to rent out to blacks, stiff the government on taxes, and get into WHarton
      he was the fortunate son CCR sung about, but picks on women to make himself feel important or superior

      • mf13ss says:

        Dude, Elizabeth Warren is now on record for APOLOGIZING for her lies. She’s 1/1,048th Native American after taking a DNA test. She LIED. And she used her LIES to get into Harvard.

        I don’t want to hear about “Trump this, Trump that”… SHE LIED, and capitalized on as much!

      • Tim Knight says:

        David, you see saying what M13 said is not racist to me. I understand it’s considered insensitive but everything is these days. But that is not racist. The definition of racism has been totally bastardized.

      • even if she did lie, who cares

        the president has over 9,000 lies, she better hurry if she wants to catch him, lol

        its tough for me to focus on one possible lie, by a woman that means nothing to Me,

        versus 9000 lies by an authoritarian leader trying to take away our health insurance and waste it on a wall

  39. what a great day!, at 2 pm, i signed a contract that will net me well over six figures,
    $209,000

    and i get it wired into My account very soon! my biggest net deal ever!

    and even my stocks are blowing up hard, ,thank God for AVEO < they are like manna from heaven!.
    up 141 percent on the week

  40. naplesfan2010 says:

    As a UDFA, i like Qadree Ollison out of Pitt (Marino-ville)
    Ran a 4.58 at 6’1 228 w/ 19 reps and scored 32 TDs in college
    with only 2 fumbles, both as a freshman.

  41. mf13ss says:

    I find it funny… this whole race discussion went from a book detailing “Nails” Lenny Dykstra’s racism earlier, to the NFL today. And it’s all good for the sake of discussion!

    I just don’t want to hear that it doesn’t happen in the college ranks or even the pro-level. C’mon…

  42. gotta sign more papers, have a great day

    • mf13ss says:

      I’ve got a LOT of respect for ya, David! But I think that you’re talking out of place on this given topic. I actually thought you’d side with me on this issue, but it’s alright that you didn’t.

      ALL GOOD! It’s ALWAYS alright to disagree, man!

  43. mf13ss says:

    Tim Knight says:
    April 2, 2019 at 5:22 pm
    Bro, relax. My point is class plays a bigger role in the world than race…
    —————
    I AM relaxed. Methinks you are taking your first steps into what I already know. 🙂

  44. Tim Knight says:

    I’m going to avoid the political part of the discussion. My points have been about evolution and human behavior that effects all of us without it having anything to do with party politics.

    The main point we kept making at the party I was at was “what do humans do like all other animals?” They mate and try to survive. And along the way we complicate everything we possibly can. LOL

    • mf13ss says:

      *affects (sorry for being a d!ck!)

      Please allow me to ask you… did God come up in the convo you had with your fam?

      • Tim Knight says:

        I type like I talk so I’ll mix up spellings from time to time though I do try to be correct most of the time. You don’t see me doing a lot of spelling corrections if I feel the message is still clear.

        As for God coming up, no the conversation wasn’t about why we’re here but what has actually happened in human life. Great conversation with multiple generations. We even had a woman who believes she’s a medium and made a girl cry because she got a feeling and couldn’t keep it in and hit on the girl’s grandfathers name, when he passed and why, and that he said he’s okay. The girl happened to go out on the deck to call a family member when I was out there and I heard her balling as she explained what the woman said to her. That became a moment for many of us who were aware of it, and we all said, arms up in the air, we have no idea if it’s real or not.

  45. wyoming85 says:

    You’ll be lucky if he’s there in the second!

  46. mf13ss says:

  47. wyoming85 says:

    I don’t know about the rest of ya’ll?
    But at the old construction site it’s a little different than an office setting.

    But I don’t hear or see any bad racist or derogatory slurs much.

    It could be that it’s my job to remove you from the project if I do?

    But I can tell you, if I like and respect you I’ll dig you at any soft spot you got!! 🙂

  48. mf13ss says:

    Tim Knight says:
    April 2, 2019 at 5:57 pm
    …We even had a woman who believes she’s a medium and made a girl cry because she got a feeling and couldn’t keep it in and hit on the girl’s grandfathers name…
    ————-
    What is a “medium”, man? I don’t want to assume.

  49. ElephantRider says:

    Speaking of mixed races….that’s why I like mutts. They dont have the genetic problems of pure breeds and I can feed them any darn food I want! I don’t have to get a stupid special diet for them.

    The tree has to have as many branches as possible!

  50. Naples, one of my fav moves in real estate, is one of the easiest.

    i bought a small piece of property, thats zoned ag. , 5 minutes SW of Disney. i didnt develop it.

    i look for corner lots, that are likely to get zoned commercial, if someone applies for it.

    i apply for it. if i can get a ag property rezoned commercial, and its in a good area where development is going nutso, then its worth, much much more.

    i never developed it, just rezoned it.
    this one just so happened to get in Margaritavilles way that opened last weekend, and so i let it go.

  51. i bought a small inexpensive riverfront lot in Punta Gorda, i thought i got stuck on it cause i couldnt get it rezoned.

    it lagged on the res market for 16 months, no buyers,

    then the state sent me an offer, they want to put in a state park, lmao i couldnt believe My luck on that one, but i said No, and waiting for their counter

  52. Rockphin says:

    You don’t say ? Gheysucki fought all of the catchable passes thrown his way? Nice, now if the big pussy could block someone or not get shoved off his route every time he might turn into something

  53. olddolphan says:

    ME & MRS. OD just got back from a local eatery. It’s one of those with 20+ TV’s mounted on the walls. One of them near our table was carrying the NFL network’s forecast for wins by certain teams in the upcoming season. They predicted 6 wins in 2019 for Buffalo. Then they followed that with their computer’s prediction for the Dolphins. It projected 3.6 wins for Miami. For me, this was GOOD NEWS because I’m currently at 3 wins in 2019 for the Fins. Of course such forcasting is speculation in the extreme, given that it’s only April 2!!! But I’m a SHOW ME kind of guy, and all Ross has shown me over the last 10 years is that he doesn’t have a clue when it comes to picking top quality people to run a football franchise, so WHY should I expect better now?? Anyway, if the computer is right, the Fins should win 4 games which, almost certainly, will NOT get them the top pick in the 2020 draft. That’s one reason why if Miami has ANY SHOT at one of the top 2 QB’s coming out this year, they better take their best shot NOW. But, if they fail in that pursuit, taking the best O-Lineman in round 1 and the best D-Lineman/Edge player in round 2 might actually BE BETTER FOR THE TEAM!!
    ——————————–
    Gotta go back to the Bolts at the Canadiens game! Y’all be good.

  54. Rockphin says:

    YOUR TEAM
    MIAMI DOLPHINS
    YOUR PICKS
    1: R1P13 EDGE MONTEZ SWEAT MISSISSIPPI STATE
    2: R2P16 C GARRETT BRADBURY NORTH CAROLINA STATE
    3: R3P14 OT YODNY CAJUSTE WEST VIRGINIA
    4: R4P14 EDGE JALEN JELKS OREGON
    5: R5P13 G BEN POWERS OKLAHOMA
    6: R7P19 WR HUNTER RENFROW CLEMSON
    7: R7P20 LB CAMERON SMITH USC

    My obvious prejudice this year is for offensive and defensive lines. LOL

    • Tim Knight says:

      Sweat may fall to us and we need edge rushers more than any other position on defense.

      Bradbury is going to become some team’s starting center for years to come. I think he goes mid-late 1st round.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      a pefect draft Rock. Would love that one…

  55. Rockphin says:

    It seems like there is a lot of disagreement on the value of players from one big board to another and / or there are a LOT of similarly rated players all they way to the 20’s. I have run 50 some odd fuck around mocks on the generator since I paid the $10 for “premium” and there are always big names at a position of need in the 20’s. I think if some team falls in love this year #13 (just outside the big money top 10) is a premo position to trade up to and down from.

    I want more draft picks. MTP liked to trade them away. Hopefully Grier likes to trade for them.

  56. Rockphin says:

    These hats are turrible

  57. TankingIsForLosers

    @ProfessorLou1

    More
    ProfessorLou PhinsMock 1.0: (Dolphins trade down to #25 w/Philly. Get #25, #53 & #127)
    Rd 1, Pick 25: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Miss St
    Rd 2, Pick 48: Charles Omenihu, DE, Texas
    Rd 2, Pick 53: Yodny Cajuste, OT, WVU
    Rd 3, Pick 78: Will Grier, QB, WVU
    Rd 4, Pick 116: Anthony Nelson, DE, Iowa
    Rd 4, Pick 127: DeMarkus Lodge, WR, Ole Miss
    Rd 5, Pick 151: LaMont Gaillard, OC, Georgia
    Rd 7: Pick 233: Cole Holcomb, S, North Carolina
    Rd 7: Olamide Zaccheaus, HB/WR, UVA

  58. ocalarob says:

    David C (@DolphinsSB52) says:
    April 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm
    what a great day!, at 2 pm, i signed a contract that will net me well over six figures,
    $209,000

    and i get it wired into My account very soon! my biggest net deal ever!
    _____________________________________________________________

    I’m so glad to hear that…Looks like you will be footing the bill at the next Fest!

  59. Phindog says:

    Ha !!

  60. Phindog says:

    If everyone can find there way to the stage and crank it up to 11 the world would be a better place 😎👍🐕

  61. Found my first udfa:
    Tanner Volson, OC, NDSU

  62. naplesfan2010 says:

    No matter what we may WANT in this draft, what we NEED are a RT, a DE, and a LG.

    I don’t know how we line up without getting more players at those positions.

    if I put aside MY plan and try to figure out GRIER’s plan, I see that he has almost emptied out the DE room and left gaping holes in the OL. So he must be planning on getting those guys from somewhere.

    I mean I like Greedy Williams and two other CBs, but we have 11 CBs on the roster with real NFL experience including a bona fide star.

    We have basically nothing at LG and RT and only the under sized under achieving Harris at DE.
    We have about 7 DL sacks coming back this year. That’s pitiful.

    Are we really going with BOTH Asiata and Sterup as starters? They’re big guys, but c’mon.

  63. BailBondMike says:

    Another UDFA I would bring in is LB Dew Tranquil of ND. He is a nonstop motor “football player” type guy. He had 2 ACL injuries so I am sure he will be an UDFA. He converted from safety to LB and will be an ST ace and depth. He is great in coverage and always around the football.

  64. BailBondMike says:

    An OL I have not heard much talk about who would be a steal in the 4th is Clemson OT Mitch Hyatt.

    • BailBondMike says:

      Has good feet. Did really well blocking against Alabama the last 2 years. Only knock I see is he struggles blocking in space. Not in pass pro but like on screens or second level.

  65. D says:

    Mike E. says:
    April 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    I think interracial and geographic mixes make better looking people for sure
    ———————————————————————-
    Tim Knight says:
    April 2, 2019 at 5:18 pm
    No doubt, it also helps weed out bad genetics. If we don’t destroy ourselves or have a natural disaster that wipes us out, at some point in time the human race will be even more mixed and it will still all be about wealth.
    ——————————————————————————
    Problem with that is genetics doesn’t work that way. If you have an interracial mix you dont always get the best traits of the other races, most of the time you get the dominant characteristics of those races, but there are also chances to get the recessive traits too. It was poked fun at in the movie Twins when they talked about how Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger were twins and they had genetically modified Arnold to get all the good characteristics and Danny Devito to get all the leftover crap. While this was a farcical representation, its more or less true, that could happen so the liklihood of a person who is born to a non-interracial relationship hitting the lottery on all the positive aspects of human beauty can happen despite the racial heritages of the two parents.

    Also, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Blue eyes for example are recessive, they are seen by some as beautiful, so its rarer to see a person with blue eyes period. Still because of years of breeding among themselves the Scandinavians have a higher percentage chance to be blue eyed (well and blonde haired as well) Thats not because blue is dominant in them, its because everyone carries the recessive characteristics If a Scandinavian and a African American, for example, were to have children, then there is still a low percentage chance they would get blue eyes, or any of the other recessive characteristics that might be attractive qualities of either race. In fact it would likely be the more dominant characteristics coming forward, which would be true even if they were both African American, or both Scandinavian.

    • D says:

      In other words you dont get a “blending” you just introduce the chance that some other characteristics get brought forward. You are just as likely, if not more likely to get different results. I think the argument comes down to a person liking certain characteristics from one race and wanting to see those in other races, and the only way that can happen is through mixing of the genetics. Still there is a much higher chance to see those characteristics in people from two parents with the same background.

  66. Phindog says:

    Oh Boy.. Nothing like having a hangover in the middle of the week. Sheesh !!

  67. D says:

    David C (@DolphinsSB52) says:
    April 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm
    what a great day!, at 2 pm, i signed a contract that will net me well over six figures,
    $209,000

    and i get it wired into My account very soon! my biggest net deal ever!
    ————————————————————————–
    And your only going to keep 104,500 of it right and the rest you are going to give to some random bum on the streets?

  68. Mike E. says:

    D – Fuck your scientific hoohah, racially mixed kids are better off, so there! lol

    • D says:

      Health wise for sure. Lowers the chance for chance for racial genetic disorders like sickle cell by 3/4’s. Since most abnormal health conditions are recessive, almost all of those are lowered or at the very least not increasing the chance of it.

  69. D says:

    I wouldn’t doubt if Grier went in the first. I think there is a strong possibility he will be invited to the draft, and if so, at least one team has a 1st round grade on him. We should know more about some of these players soon, because they usually announce the invitees a couple weeks before the draft

  70. Tim Knight says:

    D, my post about mixed races being better looking people is just an observation I’ve made. Of course it doesn’t take into account every mixed race on the planet in a scientific way.

    • D says:

      Phindog says:
      April 3, 2019 at 10:57 am

      Oh Boy.. Nothing like having a hangover in the middle of the week. Sheesh !!
      ————————————————-
      Most the time this is the place to come to get a hangover not where you would come if you had one lol

  71. D says:

    D says:
    April 3, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Phindog says:
    April 3, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Oh Boy.. Nothing like having a hangover in the middle of the week. Sheesh !!
    ————————————————-
    Most the time this is the place to come to get a hangover not where you would come if you had one lol
    Reply

    • Phindog says:

      It seems that I was having an issue with gravity and the English language last night. Not good !! Oh well, I’ll try to perfect it again on Saturday 🙂

      • Rockphin says:

        if you keep one foot on the floor it helps with the gravity thing. (or so I’m told….)

  72. D says:

    The #Lions and #Dolphins both paid Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson a visit on campus recently, I’m told. A guy with rare physical traits that teams have gotten to spend a lot of time with at Senior Bowl, combine and pro day, but clearly some intrigued to dig deeper
    ——————————————————————
    I read that above but i read rape not rare i was like well that solidifies the Big Ben comparisons……

  73. wyoming85 says:

  74. Rockphin says:

    YOUR TEAM
    MIAMI DOLPHINS
    YOUR PICKS
    1: R1P18 EDGE MONTEZ SWEAT MISSISSIPPI STATE
    2: R2P16 C GARRETT BRADBURY NC STATE
    3: R2P18 OT DAVID EDWARDS WISCONSIN
    4: R3P23 EDGE AUSTIN BRYANT CLEMSON
    5: R4P14 G ROSS PIERSCHBACHER ALABAMA
    6: R4P24 LB BLAKE CASHMAN MINNESOTA
    7: R5P13 LB TRE LAMAR CLEMSON
    8: R7P19 RB MYLES GASKIN WASHINGTON
    9: R7P20 LB CAMERON SMITH USC

    It will be very interesting to me if we trade down with the Vikings. I have accepted their offer 10 times out of 30 mocks for their #18 in the second round to swap first rounders.

    I seem to be picking the same guys again and again, even when I switch up who’s big board I use.

  75. Rockphin says:

    I am hoping Asiata shores up his pass protection technique this offseason. I would love for one of our young O linemen to finally develop here instead of somewhere else!

    The kid was a beast run blocking always looking for someone else to flatten at the second level he just couldn’t get his pass set down.

    That would be one less hole they need to fill.

  76. Tim Knight says:

    Talked on the phone last night will doggie while he was smashed. LOL

    No seriously, very cool guy, we had some good conversations mainly about music.

    • Rockphin says:

      Doggy, his wife and PhinPup are awesome!! YOU should join us at the fest this year and you can meet him in person!

    • D says:

      I thought Ex’s were what you were supposed to call when you were drunk.

      • Tim Knight says:

        LOL, he wanted to talk to me about some music stuff from about a week ago and last night is when I finally called him. I had no idea he half in the bag. Seriously though I didn’t even realize probably because I was buzzed too. LOL

  77. D says:

    Looks like the Miami draft pick hat was leaked, its pretty retro looking.

  78. wyoming85 says:

  79. wyoming85 says:

    Well here’s our chance to fill the 90 camp #’s

  80. Phindog says:

    Tim Knight says:
    April 3, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Talked on the phone last night will doggie while he was smashed. LOL

    No seriously, very cool guy, we had some good conversations mainly about music.

    That was a pretty cool conversation we had and funny. Tim is cool people.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Yeah we had some good laughs. Couldn’t tell you what they were all about though, how bout you? LOL

  81. wyoming85 says:

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 13: Williams, Jonah, OT, Alabama (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 16: Allen, Zach, DE, Boston College (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Benzschawel, Beau, OG, Wisconsin (A)
    Round 4 Pick 14: Burkett, Jesse, C, Stanford (A+)
    Round 5 Pick 13: Johnson, PJ, DT, Arizona (A+)
    Round 7 Pick 19: Guyton, Jalen, WR, North Texas (A+)
    Round 7 Pick 20: Armstead, Ryquell, RB/FB, Temple (A+)

    • D says:

      No QB. Start over.

      • wyoming85 says:

        Not one worth taking!

      • Tim Knight says:

        It’s possible we don’t target QB this year and gear up for next year. Fitz is the vet, and maybe they take a really good look at Rudock and Falk to see if they have a future even as a backup. Target other areas this offseason, we could even sign a couple of UDFA QBs. Next year we’ll have plenty of cap to go after first time UFAs who are still young entering their prime, and we may do whatever it takes to land a potential franchise QB with our draft capital.

      • D says:

        Im JKBB with him anyways, but ……you are both wrong……

    • Rockphin says:

      you didn’t trade down to get more picks. Fail.

  82. wyoming85 says:

    D says:
    April 3, 2019 at 4:53 pm
    Im JKBB with him anyways, but ……you are both wrong……
    ————————————————-
    I can’t be wrong! It’s my draft! 😉

  83. wyoming85 says:

  84. wyoming85 says:

  85. Tim Knight says:

    D, you can call it wrong but I can totally see that scenario. I’ve mentioned it before and I’m sticking to it. That doesn’t mean that’s what we’re going to do, but depending on how this draft goes will determine other approaches.

    • D says:

      I did call it wrong….see
      D says:
      April 3, 2019 at 4:53 pm
      Im JKBB with him anyways, but ……you are both wrong……

  86. Grier said he could possibly see them taking two DE’s this year and I believe it’s possible to do so with that talent at the DE position. Whether they get a shot at someone like Sweat or Ferrell in the 1st and then take another a little later or do what I did in my mock, I think there’s a strong possibility it happens. I can actually see them trading down if they feel there’s a guy there who can help them on the offensive or defensive line later in the first because Grier has said he would rather have more than one player instead of having just one player. That, to me, says they may think about trading back and getting a couple more picks.

    ProfessorLou PhinsMock 1.0: (Dolphins trade down to #25 w/Philly. Get #25, #53 & #127)
    Rd 1, Pick 25: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Miss St
    Rd 2, Pick 48: Charles Omenihu, DE, Texas
    Rd 2, Pick 53: Yodny Cajuste, OT, WVU
    Rd 3, Pick 78: Will Grier, QB, WVU
    Rd 4, Pick 116: Anthony Nelson, DE, Iowa
    Rd 4, Pick 127: DeMarkus Lodge, WR, Ole Miss
    Rd 5, Pick 151: LaMont Gaillard, OC, Georgia
    Rd 7: Pick 233: Cole Holcomb, S, North Carolina
    Rd 7: Olamide Zaccheaus, HB/WR, UVA

  87. Cole Holcomb is a guy I like a lot as a possible strong safety pick. Although he played LB at UNC he’s a bit undersized for that but his speed and quickness plus his ability to diagnose plays and get to the ball makes him a great strong safety prospect. I don’t think he’ll last until the 7th rd though as I have in my mock above. Maybe 5th rd at the latest.

    • Tim Knight says:

      He could become a core STs and multiple type player is some defensive schemes. Sounds like the type of guy who the Pats would find. He’d probably play fullback at times for them and do a good job. LOL

  88. D says:

    I think part of Lou’s criteria for being drafted is that their last names be almost unpronounceable.

  89. Tim Knight says:

    The top 10 picks are going to be interesting. It could go many ways. Then we’ll see who’s still on the board. There are so many good defensive prospects and then you have the QBs and where do they go?

    Best case scenario for us is a RB, WR and TE go before we’re up at #13.

  90. naplesfan2010 says:

    Wyo that 4:27 draft is excellent.

  91. naplesfan2010 says:

    Lou, that draft above with the trade is awesome if you can convince Philly to do it.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      They badly need a RB, so if Jacobs is still there at #13 you might get them to jump up and get him before the Vikings go for him to replace Latavius Murray.

  92. Mike E. says:

    That would me make very happy to get Simmons. Great value pick there, even late 1st RD. Not familiar with a couple of the udder guys, but nice draft

  93. Mike E. says:

    Tim – I knew you and Doggy would like each other, you’re both awesome guys. You guys also have a lot in common too.

  94. naplesfan2010 says:

    This is about the time of year every year where I become Capt. Obvious and complain about the 2 very different drafts I am predicting.

    One is the guys I personally most want and the other is the guys I think the FO will pick.

    I was rarely pleased with Ireland, but in the last couple years the two lists have become more closely aligned. I have finally gotten a few clues on what the new guys will do, and I like it.

    Last year I badly wanted a DT in the first, but I can’t complain about getting Minkah.
    I cold predicted Gesicki and a LB in the 3rd although not Baker.
    I was pounding the table for Ballage in the 4th for months. I still love that player.
    And Smythe was one of 2 TEs i had down for my fall-back if we missed out on the Big 3 2nd rnd TEs.

    I also screamed all the way to Davie that we had no PK and i did nto want to go with some retread off his sofa, so I was very happy to use an otherwise worthless 7th rnd pick on a very good if not great Kicker.

    All in all, last year’s draft was perfect in my mind.
    Even Armstrong (who I was a little more than meh for) and Poling (who I’d never heard of) and 2 UDFAs I liked a lot (Davis and Pittmann) made the team.

    So I am cautiously optimistic that Grier makes me happy again this year.

    No matter, though.
    Go Dolphins.

  95. wyoming85 says:

  96. Naples,
    Philly just traded for Jordan Howard. Personally, I think they need offensive line help but the draft scenario I saw with Philly trading up with us had them taking Burns at DE

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      He’s on a one yr rental. I don’t think thye see him as a long term guy. They need a young guy even if they do use Howard a lot this next year. Sproles is probably done. They don’t seem to want Ajayi back.

      You can’t make a SB run with only one back even if he’s Todd Gurley or Leonard Fournette. They take too much punishment. You need fresh legs for the playoffs.

  97. you hear a lot about value picks in the rounds after the 1st and I don’t care about any of that this year to be honest with you. if they see a player they want, even if someone may think you could get the guy a little later or the player is drafted a bit too high, you take him.

    if they guy is the player you want, fits what you want to do then don’t wait and take the chance he’ll be gone. if you’ve got enough conviction to take him then do it.

  98. mf13ss says:

    Can’t believe it’s April 3rd, and I’ve yet to drop my first mock draft, which I usually do on January 1st every year.

    Why? For the first time in nearly 2 decades, I feel this truly is a real ‘reset/rebuild’. What’s more? I’m not necessarily sold that we’re going to do ‘Belicheat* things’ when it comes to the Draft. Lastly? I have no real feel for our new coaches and their intentions.

    The last somewhat real ‘reset’ we went through? That was ’08… but we KNEW what “The Tuna” was all about, based on his history.

    Things are going to be very interesting this year!
    GO PHINS!!!
    HELL YEAH!!!

  99. mf13ss says:

    • mf13ss says:

      I respect Kenny Stills as a man, but he’s got to learn that kneeling during the National Anthem isn’t the right way to go about the change he’s seeking. Disrespecting our Flag is only going to pizz people off… see Kap.

      But to Stills’ mission, at least he’s trying to bring people together… unlike Kap.

      Just STOP DISRESPECTING OUR FLAG! That totally mocks any and all who died for everybody’s freedom to protest… and that’s why Kap is an azzhole (among many other reasons).

      • ElephantRider says:

        I respect the man that is Stills. I agree he is making a mistake. But there arent many out there doing more than he is in terms of community outreach and such. Props to him.

  100. Phindog says:

    Piggy you’re killing me Smalls . I will drop a yard cigar on your lawn and piss on your rims but I will never hump a mans leg. However if you got a nice rack And a Vajayjay I may digress 🐕

  101. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!

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