Some of you regulars here have been doing mock drafts for 7 months or so and have probably done hundreds each. Guess what? That day is actually here, so that means no more mock drafts for at least 6 months. What’s more important than that is we will get a glimpse as to how this organization will be run by GM Chris Grier, and the new staff of Head Coach Brian Flores. Unfortunately, the team can’t be rebuilt in just one draft and undoubtedly, some will be frustrated with what they choose to address in this first draft of the rebuild process. Rome wasn’t built in one day and either will our team.
My impression from the regulars here at finsmobunleashed is that the majority of you feel we should and will address the trenches, OL and DL first, and then go on from there. Most of you know me and know that I disagree with that. No position on the field is more important than the QB, and since we don’t have a QB (please don’t tell me that stop gap Ryan Fitzpatrick is our QB), we need to finally get that franchise QB. If I haven’t heard a thousand times “Tank for Tua” I haven’t heard it once. We’re not tanking, it’s a long process taking a team apart and then filling the roster in the guise of the GM and Head Coach together. We Dolphins fans should know this well, we’ve been doing some form of this for the last couple of decades (without success I must say).
You all know I want a QB, and that QB is Dwayne Haskins. Yes, I’m aware he only played 1 year, but I feel that’s overblown. Either the guy has it, or he doesn’t. He understands football concepts. He has above average arm talent, with not only the ability to put NFL pace on the ball but NFL touch as well. Yes, he doesn’t run well (fast), but I want my QB throwing TD’s, not diving for the endzone and getting clobbered like Carson Wentz. I love his delivery, and I give O Rob props for noticing that it’s similar to Dan Marino. Relax . . . The way he squares his shoulders and drives the ball with his hips reminds me of Marino. Maybe because he was throwing to receivers like Duper and Clayton helped him, I’m sure it did, as Parris Campbell, Terry Mclaurin and Johnnie Dixon made up a fearsome group of WR’s.
I know some of you will disagree. We can get the best OL in this draft, and what does that give us? Tunsil is up and coming and becoming one of the better LT’s in football, and say we draft Jawaan Taylor, so now we have a legit set of bookends. Still a huge void at QB. So you’re thinking build up those trenches even more, so we take a DE/LB pass rusher in RD 2, and then a DT in RD 3. Some of you want to window dress your mocks and justify them with a 6th RD QB and say we addressed the QB position. Well, maybe you did, but it’s pretty unlikely.
Next year has at the moment 3 highly touted QB’s that will be in the 2020 NFL Draft. Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert and possible Jake Fromm if he comes out after his Junior season at Georgia. If we draft our QB for the future now (Haskins), and we finish this season in the top 5 for next year’s draft, which is very likely due to the lack of talent here, we could be sitting in a place of high demand come April of 2020. Just imagine Fitz plays most of the season, and then somewhere around game 14 we give Haskins his first game action and after learning behind the veteran Fitz, Haskins acquits himself very nicely and continues to do so for the next 2 games. So now we have our franchise QB ready for 2020, and we’re sitting at #1 – #3 in the 2020 NFL Draft. I see multiple draft picks coming our way, and I mean multiple ones and 2’s. Y’all want to rebuild, THAT’S how you do it!
Anyhow . . . I can dream. Enjoy your draft day, I hope we get what you want, or something that makes you just as happy! GO DOLPHINS!
Another few players I hope we’re interested in . . . DT Dexter Lawrence, DE/LB Chase Winovich , OL Tytus Howard, DE Charles Omenihu, DE Justin Hollins, CB Michael Jackson (2 gloves!), OL Yodny Cajuste