2020 NFL Draft – Miami Dolphins on the clock

The draft is finally here and D and I are going to break it down for you . We’re going to go over needs, and then give you players all over the draft at each position of need .

OT

Andrew Thomas – Georgia – 6’5 315 (36 1/8″ arms) – Top 10 D, Mike

Thomas is probably the most complete LT prospect in this draft. He has the size, the footwork and he also has lamp posts for arms at over 36 inches. He needs to add strength but I do caution not to go crazy over only putting up 21 reps at the combine, longer arms make it much more difficult to bench press. Thomas has played both tackle spots, he started at RT immediately as a Freshman and then in his Sophomore year he switched to LT and has been there since.

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Isaiah Wilson – Georgia – 6’5 350 (35 1/2″ arms) – RD 1- 2 – D

Wilson projects better to be a RT in the NFL. He’s a power player with a huge frame but only has 2 years of college experience. Born in Brooklyn NY (shout out!), Wilson definitely needs work on his footwork but shows traits of good technique and footwork at times. Wilson is a strong run blocker and his protection improved as the year went on which leads one to believe he will continue to improve with additional work. If you like Becton because of his size, Wilson is potentially a better player who is also a man among boys.

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QB

Tua Tagovailoa – Alabama – 6’0 217 – #5 – D, Mike

OK, I’m just going to put this out there. Give Tua a clean bill of health and this guy is the #1 pick in the draft. All the love for Joe Burrow is somewhat warranted but Tua is probably the best QB in this draft. He improved every year he played, unlike the one year wonder Joe Burrow. I know Burrow had a record breaking season but it was just one great season. Nothing the kid did before 2019 made you think this kid even belonged in discussions of the best QB’s. He played 13 games and threw 16 TD’s and 5 INT’s in his Junior year. Yeah, you can say it all came together and he progressively got better but I don’t buy it. Tua was consistently a top QB and if not for the injuries there wouldn’t be a question. I’m not saying the injuries don’t scare me, they do because I don’t have access to medical records and doctors to analyze them but the Miami Dolphins do, and if at #5 or earlier Tua’s name is called for us, you’ll know that they were comfortable in what they saw and were told by those doctors.

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EDGE

K’Lavon Chaisson – LSU – 6’3 254 – #18 – D, Mike

I know this will probably come as a surprise but I think even with the free agency acquisitions of Shaq Lawson, Kyle Van Noy and Emmanuel Ogbah, I think we’re still down a true pass rush threat. I think Chaisson has the size and speed and good character we’ll be looking for. First of all, the kid has very little experience in football, he never played HS football. He’s also only 20 years old, and he has plenty of time to learn. In his only full season of play in the SEC he managed 6.5 sacks and 13.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage. I think this kid could end up being a top pass rusher with time and effort. He wore the #18 jersey at LSU which is given only to high character leaders. We may have to be patient for him turn into a star, it may be a couple of years, but he can give us some much needed juice in the pass rush early on and I’ll take it.

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Jonathan Greenard – Florida – 6’3 263 – RD 2 – D

Greenard is one of D’s guys. He likes his motor and especially his work ethic. Greenard works hard at his craft and his effort never fluctuates. He played his first 3 years at Louisville before transferring his Senior season to Florida. He enjoyed his best and most productive season at Florida registering double digit sacks (10) for the first time and adding 16 TFL as well as 3 FF’s and 1 INT. Not a very fast or quick he’s an intelligent defender. He did suffer a serious wrist injury which has hampered him since so doctors have to get a check on that.

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Jabari Zuniga – Florida – 6’3 264 – RD 4 – D

Zuniga is a big, strong pass rushing prospect. While Greenard put up the big sack numbers in 2019, when Greenard wasn’t there in 2018, Zuniga put up 6.5 sacks for the Gators. Injuries plagued his Senior season but still managed to register 3 sacks in just 3 starts, 5 games played. Zuniga battled a high ankle sprain all season and that’s what kept him from having a monster Senior campaign. Zuniga is powerful enough to move to the interior D-line in special pass rush packages. Once again, we’re talking position flexibility.

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RB

D’Andre Swift – Georgia – 5’8 212 – #18-26 – Mike

Swift is a compact, durable back much in the mold of Frank Gore. He’s a dual threat back, he can run and catch equally as well. He’d be the perfect complement to Jordan Howard who for the most part is just a straight ahead power back. Swift can get the yards on the ground or through the air which is a much needed element for our team. Swift doesn’t have an insane amount of mileage on his legs either with 440 total carries over 3 seasons. Let’s face it, you have to have at least 2 RB’s who can start in the NFL and getting Swift takes care of that.

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire – LSU – 5’7 207 – RD 2 – D

Edwards-Helaire is hands down D’s favorite RB in this draft class. What D likes most about Edwards-Helaire is the fire he plays with and the chip he has on his shoulder, and it’s relentless. While D feels Swift might have more talent, he likes his ability to shed tacklers with Barry Sanders like moves, “ankle-breakers” if you will. D thinks he’s a strong downhill one-cut runner but can take it to the outside where his agility and elusiveness really come into play.

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Ke’Shawn Vaughn – Vanderbilt – 5’10 214 – RD 3 – D


Ke’Shawn Vaughn is D’s choice in the later rounds if we somehow don’t address the position earlier. He’s got a fair amount of carries under his belt with 572, playing his first 2 years at Illinois and then transferring to Vanderbilt for 2 more seasons. Vaughn really flourished at Vandy with 2 consecutive 1000 yard seasons and in his Senior season he also added 28 receptions and an additional 270 yards receiving. Vaughn is a traditional downhill runner that doesn’t offer much in the way of juke or elusiveness, he just runs over people and would be a good late round value.

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OC/OG

Cesar Ruiz – Michigan – 6’3 307 – #26 or 39 – D, Mike

Cesar Ruiz would almost certainly be a day 1 starter for us in 2020. He’s played both center and guard and while we have Ted Karras on a 1YR contract, it’s a good bet that Ruiz is our center sooner than later. If Karras proves to be better early on, Ruiz can play for us at G, or at the very least provide very strong competition to either Deiter or the newly acquired Ereck Flowers. I want competition all the way down the line and Ruiz will push a few players who will try to stave him off. This makes everyone better, and lord knows we need everyone better on that OL.

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S

Kyle Dugger – Lenoir-Rhyne – 6’1 217 – #39 or 56 – Mike

I’m expecting the Dolphins to wait to get a safety until at least RD2 and possibly later. I think Kyle Dugger fits the type of player we’ll be looking for. Like Eric Rowe, he’s a very explosive athlete who runs well, jumps well and has the size to play at the LOS as well as play in coverage. Dugger is also a good return man, so that’s additional value that he brings to the table. I’m figuring McKinney and Delpit are possible first rounders and like I mentioned, I think we’ll be using those picks elsewhere, so I like Dugger for us. We do currently have Eric Rowe, Adrian Colbert, Clay Fejedelem and Steven Parker so we’re not desperate for a S, so that’s another reason why I don’t see us going 1st RD. Dugger is a good find in late RD 2 or RD 3.

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Jeremy Chinn – Southern Illinois – 6’3 221 – RD 3 – D

Chinn is D’s guy, although I honestly went back and forth between the two of them so for the most part we’re in agreement. Just to clarify, we’re not looking to take both of these players, it’s just an either/or situation. Chinn is a big safety prospect and just as fast and explosive as Dugger. I think Chinn may go earlier than Dugger so we may have a couple of more shots at Dugger, but time will tell. His size and demeanor will allow him to play near the LOS and he can cover well too. Both of these prospects have just average instincts and rely somewhat on their physical prowess. They both need to pay attention in film sessions and learn their trades to be more impactful on the NFL level.

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J.R. Reed – Georgia – 6’1 202 – RD 5 – D

Reed is almost the antithesis of the 2 other safeties listed, Chinn and Dugger. He’s not as big or as athletic but he comes complete with the instincts and football IQ. His father was WR Jake Reed and he’s also the nephew of defensive back Dale Carter so the bloodlines are strong in this one. Reed was a 3 year starter at Georgia missing his Freshman campaign with an injury out of High School. He covers bigger slot receivers and tight ends equally as well. He does however lack the explosiveness and acceleration to cover deep or smaller quicker receivers. For us he would be a mid to late round option if we decide to go in other directions earlier in the draft.

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DL

Marlon Davidson – Auburn – 6’3 303 – RD 3 – D


Davidson is a DT/DE hybrid prospect. He’s played both DT and DE. He had a very strong Senior season playing mostly DE and registered 6.5 sacks. Very strong at setting the edge in the run game and has the versatility to easily move inside. 4 year starter who improved incrementally each season. D thinks Davidson could be a better version of Godchaux

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Nick Coe – Auburn – 6’5 280 – RD 4 – D

Coe is a DE/DT (3-4) prospect who was a state wrestling champion at 285 pounds. In 2018 Coe achieved 7 sacks, mostly from the “buck” position. I think Coe can easily handle more weight to move to the inside but now looks more like a 5 tech player. D feels that Coe could be a much better player with more playing time and the right coaching.

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In addition to the players above, D has this to say . . .

As for OL, I’ll just save time by saying I want as many of the UGA OL as I can get. Thomas, who was mentioned by Mike, Isaiah Wilson, who has great technique and pretty good feet as well, Solomon Kindley, who is a plug and play on the left or right side, even Ben Cleveland who was not a primary starter for the Dawgs, is a quality backup with potential to start one day. If we walk away with 2 of that OL, we are going to be a lot better at those positions. 


A few positions I don’t really feel we need to add more to this year, but I might pick up a later draft pick is CB, LB, TE and WR. As I said before I could see us adding WR in day 1 or 2, but only if we hit a value pickup. I don’t think we push to get a specific guy. Still its good to add talent when you can so here are some day 3 guys I like at those positions:


Shyheim Carter, Alabama, CB. He’s a good slot corner, and has some time at Safety as well, he might be our next McCain and probably fits the defense we are trying to run.


Devin Duvernay, Texas, WR. He would give us a RB in the slot kind of receiver, and he’s built kind of like a bowling ball back, I think he would give us a nice dynamic for our offense and he could handle some of the return duties to take some punishment off of Grant. 

Many thanks to D for all his help and research and mostly superior first hand knowledge of all of these players. I can’t give D enough credit here. After each player listed you will see either D, Mike or both. This just indicates that those are our picks and many of them were solely researched or in there because of D and those would obviously be D’s picks. The way we tried to assemble this article was D let me handle the early stuff because of better familiarity for me and he dug deep into the picks after the 1st and 2nd RD.

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779 Responses to 2020 NFL Draft – Miami Dolphins on the clock

  1. The Flying Pig says:

    I can tell you from personal experience that both chicken and eggs are jerks!

  2. Mike E. says:

    8PM tonight folks! 3 picks, 3 OL! Right Sonny?

  3. wyoming85 says:

    Chicken little comes first around here! 😉

  4. The Flying Pig says:

    Just parked my Delorean after returning from the future

    I have news for you guys

    Discuss…

  5. Tim Knight says:

  6. ocalarob says:

    Remember last year when everyone was clammering about moving up for haskins? He was there when we picked and still passed on him. Tua may be there at 18.

    • steveccnv says:

      Maybe, but I doubt it. He might not be there at 5.

    • D says:

      How are these two things comparable lol. Come on Rob, just once and for all say “I hate Tua, and thats ok” its good to just admit the addiction instead of continue to hide it in posts like this 🙂

  7. ocalarob says:

    I think we need a qb to compete with rosen but i also think we have bigger needs such as OT

  8. steveccnv says:

    Now the smoke screens are really getting cranked up.

    According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Dolphins “have called the teams in front of them for a possible trade up from No. 5 and are gauging the price to come up to No. 3 to potentially take an offensive tackle. We could see a run on tackles in the top 10 like never before.”

  9. Mike E. says:

    The Dolphins have been counting the amount of picks in the first round and after exhaustive work, they’ve arrived that there are 32. Extensive work has also been done to come up with the exact amount of players the Dolphins can choose w/o any trades in the 1st RD and have come up with 3. This means they may/may not take a QB, OL, DE, S, RB, WR, TE, CB, LB, TE, DT, K, P. Just want to clear things up for you. Understand how confusing it can get

  10. Tim Knight says:

    Try to look at the draft the way we want to approach the mock draft tonight. What do you think will happen, don’t go by what you want to happen.

    • Mike E. says:

      I mentioned that, and I hope we can do that. Thankfully it will be going by majority so that should at least in theory prevent that from happening

    • The Flying Pig says:

      That’s right! It’s what you think the teams will do, not what you hope they do and not “go fuck yourself jets you get a kicker in the first p”

  11. The Flying Pig says:

    Lol @ Mando

    He’s sure nailed that one

    Something may happen
    And something may not happen

    He has to be right!

  12. D says:

    Dont be surprised when i say Chase Young as my vote for Cincy’s pick. Not so we can have Burrow but thats really what i think they should do. They have Dalton still, and they could draft a guy in the second to compete with Dalton, they should get the best defensive player on the board. Their team is pretty close to as good as you need to compete. If anything its a coaching problem with them, and they still should take Young in that case because it wont matter if you take Burrow.

  13. stangerx says:

    Where the heck has Randy been? Now is the time set up that OL. I’m cool without kidding with 3 inf the first. But less than 2 in the first 5 and gonna call a fail.

  14. ocalarob says:

    Every one in the world has us taking tua.

  15. Mike E. says:

    I did my own 1st RD Mock Draft on NFL.com’s Predict the Pick. I came up with 7 WR’s IN RD1

  16. bailbondmike says:

    When there are 3-4 OT’s who could come in and start year 1. Why would you trade up for one. Giants could take one off the board. There will still be 2-3 left at #5.

  17. D says:

    Was it a link on here where i read about the nurse in Florida that wants to be the one to turn off the ventilators for the people who go out to the beaches?

  18. ocalarob says:

    If we do take tua everyone will be clammering him to start. And if he does and has a bad outing watch out grier and flores. They suck. They dont know what theyre doing. I can hear it now

  19. ocalarob says:

    If we pass on tua at 5 i bet love will be there at 18. Omar said miami is not drafting love though

  20. rich0322 says:

    In 29 hours, CHAOS!!!😈

  21. D says:

    i really wish they would start earlier just to cover for any technical issues that might come up. Better earlier than later and have to be up until 2am just to finish the round.

  22. D says:

    I saw one purposed scenario where they used 18, 26 and 39 to get to 3, and then had 3 and 5. and went QB OT.

  23. ocalarob says:

    Look how everyone was excired about getting Rosen 12 short months ago. Now the same people are kicking him to the curb

    • Mike E. says:

      I was a little excited because I thought it was a good trade. You do also have to admit when you made a mistake and move on from that too. I’m not sure the team has given up on him but if we take a QB early that’s not a good sign for him at all

    • Ken says:

      This is true but it is because Rosen didn’t pan out. It was a good trade. I was a good trade. I was excited to get him but when he got on the field he didn’t show enough to warrant further investment in him

  24. The Flying Pig says:

    where does this fall on the bullshit scale

    • Mike E. says:

      I had 2 OT’s in my top 10 in my mock

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Yeah but do you need to trade up to 3? Lol….I’m not buying that

        Also why are the dolphins calling multiple teams when only 1 team holds the 3…are they asking the redskins for permission to move behind them?

    • Ken says:

      It wouldn’t shock me but it would make me very angry 🤢

  25. ocalarob says:

    I think burrow.herbert and love are all better than tua

  26. ocalarob says:

    Tua is a kyler murray without the athleticism

  27. Mike E. says:

    Piggy – No, I would not. I only had 2 in the top 10, that’s hardly a run

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Exactly – you might get your choice at 5
      The only threat to take an OT in the top 4 are the giants

      The run on OT probably happens after 5

  28. ocalarob says:

    I think if we come away with 2 OTs in the 1st. Our OL is set.

  29. The Flying Pig says:

    Does anyone believe the Dolphins have called the Giants to ask them how much it would cost to trade up to the Lions spot at 3 to take an OT before the against take one?

    Because that is what the tweet says

    The Dolphins have called “Teams” in front of them to ask about the costs of trading up to 3 to take an OT

    I’m pretty sure you don’t call the team you are trying to undercut

    Maybe he meant the redskins but that’s pretty ridiculous too

    • D says:

      I think he stated it poorly.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I think he’s blowing smoke up our ass

        If anything happened, it was Miami calling Detroit to gage the costs
        Which I suspect was done a long time ago anyway
        There’s only 1 team to go through

        Either the Lions or the Dolphins told rappaport about a call
        Or both of them did
        Or he made it up

        But it wasn’t the teams like the giants or redskins that fielded that call…wtf

  30. D says:

    I live the Rosen trade too, but im more skeptical than confidant he can be our guy. Again, though, i dont have all the info and i think we know when pick 5 comes and goes. Maybe you are right Rob, but nothing we have seen, or have knowledge of as fans can say he has a chance. They didnt play him when they could have, and that doesnt seem like a good sign at all.

  31. ocalarob says:

    If you look at the flipside. What if miami doesnt take tua?
    A lot of fans will be pissed as they want their next marino.
    I think this front office may feel that pressure as one of the deciding factors

    • Ken says:

      I agree there is pressure to put fans in the seats. They need someone that people will get excited about watching

    • D says:

      They arent affected by this as much as you may think. It is a concern that you want someone to put asses in the seats, but Tua, Herbert, Love, etc they all can do that. They will get the guy they feel is best, they wont go for show with the success of the team riding on it.

      • Ken says:

        I agree in regards to the individual QBs but I think it may impact whether or not we draft a marquee QB early because that will generate buzz and fan interest

  32. The Flying Pig says:

    Remember guys
    We have 2 1st rounders in 2021 and 2 2nd rounders in 2021
    So we have future picks to play with
    That. Ignite be key in trading from 18 up to get an OT if we need to

  33. CavalierKong says:

    LOL, the ‘journalists’ are really killing it today. My favorite was the Mando “the dolphins may do something, or they may not” report, smh.

    Of course who are the real idiots in this scenario? Those of us calling out the reporting, or those like them who are smart enough to get paid really well to put out that crap, lmao.

    • ocalarob says:

      Just in.
      Miami will be social distancing during the draft

    • D says:

      Kong, Im with ya on that and i would fucking hate to know our FO did that, BUT i do think there is a part of them that thinks about the econmics of moves. Like for example if they have two equally rated players, or we are later int he draft and the picks are getting kinda blurry, why not pick some local guys to attract some of the locals to tune if for nothing but to follow a local kid. stuff like that does come into play but its a minor consideration and usually on a minor scale. They wouldnt risk the franchise to do that.

  34. CavalierKong says:

    I’m not saying anyone is wrong in thinking it may affect our thinking, but if our FO is picking players based on fan perception, we should just get rid of the FO right now.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Unless it’s my perception

      Than we need to get them an extension

    • Ken says:

      Putting fans in seats is a legit concern. At the end of the day this is a business. That doesn’t mean we draft a bum but I guarantee economics is a consideration not just for us but every team

      • CavalierKong says:

        Yeah, i can see Belicheat or Newsome or any of the great GMs sitting there going “well this player is better, but the fans will be upset, so we’ll get this guy” lol

        I think perennial losers worry about putting fans in the seats, and perrenial winners couldn’t give two shits about that, because winning will bring the fans out.

  35. The Flying Pig says:

    This is not so bad though

  36. The Flying Pig says:

    This is that tweet

  37. ocalarob says:

    I think jordan love is the best option. He has a tremendous upside and you dont have to spend #5 to get him

  38. The Flying Pig says:

    And you can trade 18, 26 and one of next years pick to get the 3

    You don’t have to give up all your early picks this year

    • ocalarob says:

      Next years picks have a diminished value this year. Doing that seems counter productive. There will be good players next year as well

      • The Flying Pig says:

        You will still have 2 first rounders and a 2nd next year of you give up a 2nd next year

        You have pieces to recoup the 2nd rounder if you insist on two second rounders anyway

      • ocalarob says:

        The 2nd rnder you gave up only has the value of a 3rd rnder this year. Youre giving up equity.

  39. CavalierKong says:

    Wow, that is interesting. We would lose out on a late 1st and a 2nd, but we get 2 of the top 5 players in the draft, and we still have a 2nd when it’s over.

    Of course it means our 1st rd would be over in the 1st half hour tomorrow, which will be kind of a a let down after all this anticipation, lol.

  40. The Flying Pig says:

    It’s not really a bad trade for the lions either
    To end up with the 18, 26 and a 2nd rounder for the 3
    Unless they are in love with Okudah or Brown or Simmons

    I would probably try to make it a 2021 2nd rounder

  41. D says:

    D says:
    April 22, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Kong, Im with ya on that and i would fucking hate to know our FO did that, BUT i do think there is a part of them that thinks about the econmics of moves. Like for example if they have two equally rated players, or we are later int he draft and the picks are getting kinda blurry, why not pick some local guys to attract some of the locals to tune if for nothing but to follow a local kid. stuff like that does come into play but its a minor consideration and usually on a minor scale. They wouldnt risk the franchise to do that.
    Reply

    • CavalierKong says:

      I guess I can agree with that. All other things being equal, then you can consider something like ‘home town guy’. But the key there is all other things being equal. In that scenario, you very well may be taking that guy anyway.

    • CavalierKong says:

      The premise of the conversation was our FO may be feeling pressure to take Tua because of the fans, and I just don’t agree with that, or rather if they take Tua for that reason, then get rid of them. If you build a winner, the fans will come, so feeling pressure to take Tua shouldn’t come into the equation at all IMO.

  42. The Flying Pig says:

    We have 5 picks this first two rounds this year
    And 4 in the first two rounds in 2021

    That’s a lot

    And when you factor in using our free agency like we had

    Some of that might be trade up ammo

  43. The Flying Pig says:

    And many agree with him

    • Mike E. says:

      I’ve said that many times here. Burrow definitely had a season for the ages. The rest of his resume is meh at best. It ALL counts man.

  44. D says:

    Next years OT draft is pretty solid too, so we might grab one but not two this year or one for sure starter and one guy with potential later. One thing we have a hard time with is fixing everything in one year. It just doesnt happen like that, next year is a stage, not a a from blow up to finished in one year.

  45. D says:

    CavalierKong says:
    April 22, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    The premise of the conversation was our FO may be feeling pressure to take Tua because of the fans, and I just don’t agree with that, or rather if they take Tua for that reason, then get rid of them. If you build a winner, the fans will come, so feeling pressure to take Tua shouldn’t come into the equation at all IMO.
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    That was a Rob premise lol

  46. ocalarob says:

    Mayock just called grier. Offered the 12th and 19th pick for 5???

    Your thoughts??

  47. The Flying Pig says:

    Also

    If you do that 3 and 5 deal
    And you take Tua at 3
    You have to take a guy who’s comfortable at RT at 5 right?

    And that means it will probably be Wills or Wirfs right?

  48. wyoming85 says:

    Ha!
    I traded back from #5 for 2 – #1’s
    Then traded up twice!

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 7 (CAR): Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama (A+)
    Round 1 Pick 8 (ARI): Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia (A)
    Round 1 Pick 26: Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia (B-)
    Round 2 Pick 24: J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio St. (A)
    Round 3 Pick 6: Terrell Burgess, FS/SS, Utah (A)
    Round 5 Pick 7: Zach Shackelford, C/OG, Texas (A+)

  49. D says:

    ocalarob says:
    April 22, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Mayock just called grier. Offered the 12th and 19th pick for 5???

    Your thoughts??
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    If i could get a deal with detroit to give them 12 and 19 for 3, yes

  50. The Flying Pig says:

    Me planning for the first round

  51. D says:

    How about trade back with Oakland get 12 and 19 and then trade up with Cincy using 18 19 and 39, get 1st and 12 instead of 5 18th keep 26, trade back with someone pick up another second, still have 3 firsts and 2 seconds……!!!!!

  52. The Flying Pig says:

  53. Tim Knight says:

    Kong, the tweet I posted from Mando he didn’t say “the dolphins may do something, or they may not”. He said he knows the Dolphins have been making calls about trading up or down and these talks may or may not manifest meaning that doesn’t mean they’ll be able to do it if a deal can’t be decided on. But they are inquiring about it. That’s different than how some of you guys took it.

  54. Tim Knight says:

    The most interesting rumor is Miami trying to trade up to #3 without trading the #5. Imagine that!

  55. steveccnv says:

    Another reason to trade with the Raiders is it means we aren’t trading up from 5, whatever that’s worth, since they still may trade up from 12 or other picks. What the hell, if they want to wheel and deal around the 1st round, as long as we have 3 1sts, 2 2nds, and get 2 OTs in the 1st I’m ok with it.

  56. Mike E. says:

    Ken – 2 cats in NY have tested positive for COVID-19, Quarantine your cats!!

  57. steveccnv says:

    Packers boost depth on defense by signing two former Dolphins

    GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers got a head start on the roster building they usually do immediately after the draft, claiming on waivers a pair of 2019 undrafted free agents who were released Monday by the Miami Dolphins.

    The moves were posted Tuesday on the NFL’s transaction wire.

    Outside linebacker Jamal Davis II and defensive tackle Gerald Willis were part of a six-player purge the Dolphins conducted as the NFL draft approaches. With 14 picks, the Dolphins are remaking their roster and were positioning themselves to add some promising youth.

    The 6-3, 234-pound Davis went undrafted last year and was signed to a free-agent contract by the Houston Texans. The former college defensive end ran the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds and posted a 39-inch vertical leap coming out of Akron.

    He spent time on the Indianapolis and Tennessee practice squads before joining the Dolphins’ practice squad. He was elevated to the 53-man roster for the final three weeks of the season and did not have any tackles in three games.

    Defensive tackle Gerald Willis signed with Baltimore as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and wound up on Miami’s practice squad.
    Defensive tackle Gerald Willis signed with Baltimore as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and wound up on Miami’s practice squad.
    EVAN HABEEB,USA TODAY SPORTS
    The 6-3, 302-pound Willis was thought to be a mid-round selection after a strong senior season at the University of Miami but went undrafted and signed with Baltimore as a free agent. He was waived during the cutdown and wound up on Miami’s practice squad.

    A U75 special. How the fuck can players cut from the worst D in the league boost another teams depth? Especially at this stage of the offseason.

  58. D says:

    This years gas-mask award goes to……..

    ▪ Jeremiah, asked by a reporter on a conference call about Love being charged with marijuana possession before last December’s Frisco Bowl, said “it’s the fact it was the week of the bowl game. It was poor decision all the way around. It definitely matters

  59. Tim Knight says:

    There are rumors out there that the Dolphins have inquired trading for Pats G Joe Thuney.

  60. D says:

    I have one cat that walks up to the door, looks out, gets a look on her face like, “its way to dirty out there” and turns around. One of them is like that fish in Nemo that goes apeshit over the bubbles, he’s a Maine coon and spazzy as hell. He will bolt out the door and then immediately get paralyzed with fear and then ill go out to get him and the fucker gets scared and starts running around and i spend the next 30 fucking minutes catching him. Still i have to watch for him every friggin time because he will do it again, despite that last experience or the one before that or the one before that.

  61. Rockphin says:

    ROFLMAO @ “They have Dalton” OMG

    • D says:

      Super gingers control minds. Dont think he isnt using both his soul stealing and mind control to influence their pick.

  62. D says:

    Tim, most any possible scenario has been covered. There have been the most suggestions as to our strategy that i have ever seen in one draft year. Hell there might have been more in the past 24 hours than i have seen any of the other years combined.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Oh yeah but the trade up to #3 without giving up #5 would blow my mind. It squeezes other teams from jumping us. But in this scenario you take the QB first unless Washington surprises us and takes the QB we want, or a team trades up with them to jump us which will be super expensive. The Giants likely take a tackle at #4 but at #5 we can still get one of the top tackles. A potential franchise QB and someone to help protect him for a long time is a nice scenario.

  63. ocalarob says:

    I can tell you this. Zack Taylor was just on and said they have already made the decision on the player they are drafting so you can count miam out of moving up to get him.

    • D says:

      Just watch the shot of their war room when the pick is announced. If the TV gets a little fuzzy and blood starts coming out of the GM’s nose, thats Dalton at work and the pick is Chase Young.

    • rich0322 says:

      I would have loved getting Burrow, but it would have been hard seeing all those drafts go in a trade.

  64. ocalarob says:

    Ken seems you must have drafted your cat early. She looks to be spoiled.

  65. D says:

    So are we doing this thing tonight or what?

  66. CavalierKong says:

    Tim,

    I read the tweet. The information conveyed in that tweet was this (paraphrasing): “The Dolphins may or may not do something.”

    Or is the fact the Dolphins were calling about possible trades some novel information? Like the Dolphins are the only team doing that. LOL

    • Tim Knight says:

      “Just so we’re clear, Dolphins have for days been talking to teams ahead of them and behind them throughout the first round to gauge possible trade ups and trade downs. These calls may manifest into something and may not.”

      That doesn’t say to me “we may or may not do something.” What he was suggesting is that these trade talks may not come to fruition. Of course we’re going to do something regardless.

      Also we have more options to makes trades than most teams do because of the draft capital that we have.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Then you found his filler informative. I didn’t. It’s just filler, bro. Ken’s cat could have posted that for all the information it conveyed. LMAO

        You could write the same damn thing about all the teams in the league or do you honestly think there are some teams that aren’t calling around gauging trade ups and trade downs? And the fact “These calls may manifest into something and may not.” well that is just brilliant. Good to know we may make a trade or we may not. lol

        And just to be clear, I’m not clowning you for posting it. I’m clowning Mando. It still gives us something to talk about. Or to draft off Mando’s sick skills, sometimes those tweets give us something to talk about, sometimes they don’t. 😉

  67. New Age says:

    I read a good opinion on the Detroit pick. Detroit is trying to worry the Giants and trade for pick #4 not for what we could offer. That makes a ton of sense. The entire coaching and FO group will be gone by this time next year if they don’t see immediate improvement. It’s a lot easier to get a fortune changing stud at #4 than #18 or #26 and they really need someone like Okudah or Brown. That means they really can’t move back too far to get an elite option in those positions.

    Carolina or Jax may be the first chance we get for a trade up if we want and depending on who they like.

  68. CavalierKong says:

    Steve,
    What the heck does – “Yeah, hug a root.” mean? LOL

    I can make a guess, I’ve just never heard that expression before.

  69. stangerx says:

    “I am going to tell you that is not going to happen,They will not trade that selection.They will hold it. They will make it. And they will be happy with that selection. That No. 1 pick will not be traded. Cincinnati will hold onto that pick and Joe Burrow is expected to be that No. 1 overall selection.”

    — So says Schefter

  70. D says:

    I dunno Tim he neither committed to the idea of a trade up or down or if anything would happen at all. Pretty waste of print imo.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I don’t want to waste anymore time on this. All it said to me is that we are working the phones. Whether it happens or not nobody knows. It takes two to tango. What if we find out we traded up to #2? That would be the result of working the phones and it would be a big story. I didn’t read it the way some of you guys did.

      What if he said my sources tell me the Dolphins are content with where they are and they’re not looking to make any trades in the 1st round because of the price. That too is information.

      • steveccnv says:

        Thing is we’ve been hearing that over and over, so for him to say they’re talking to other teams, then say but nothing may come of it was like a no shit Sherlock type of tweet. If he had just said Fins working the phones no one would’ve said anything. He’s just talking to hear himself talk.

      • CavalierKong says:

        If he’d said what you wrote in your last paragraph, that would actually be information because he would be committing to an opinion on a course of action. It’s completely different than what he wrote.

        He didn’t quote sources, he didn’t give an opinion on what we’ll do. He literally only said the Dolphins are calling about trades and they may or may not make a trade. I’m not sure why you are defending it so ardently.

  71. The Flying Pig says:

  72. Randy says:

    So, are you guys trying to tell me that every team doesn’t want to draft an Iowa OL with their picks, and I have to predict something else? That will be stretching my scouting this year. Lol

  73. Tim Knight says:

    Kong, I don’t agree with a lot of Mando’s editorials. But he is connected with sources within the organization, probably more than any other local reporter. He was the first to say don’t count Miami out of the mix to sign Suh. He has intel about the team. This was just sharing known information, not some kind of great prediction.

    • CavalierKong says:

      Tim,
      I don’t want to keep batting at you about something this negligible. I only took it up because you posted to me about it. If you felt it was an informative tweet, we can just disagree on that. Not a big deal 🙂

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah because I didn’t think that post would be so mocked and I’m some kind of doofus for posting it! LOL

        It’s all good. 🙂

    • steveccnv says:

      This is the time of year when having team info might be worse, because when someone tells you directly you tend to believe it more.

  74. Tim Knight says:

    New snake!

  75. rich0322 says:

    To be honest, the draft needs to start right now.🙄

  76. Tim Knight says:

    So how does this draft start at 8PM? Meaning how do we do the order?

    • steveccnv says:

      Everyone selects every puck majority takes it.

      • steveccnv says:

        Pick

      • Tim Knight says:

        Got it! We’ve done it two different ways in the past and that’s one of them.

        I have a caveat for the draft. Just make the picks and refrain from commenting. We can probably do it in an hour that way and then discuss the results afterwards. In the past the commenting about every pick prolonged it and people faded out.

  77. steveccnv says:

    So let’s say we make the trade up to 3 and keep 5, then draft Wills or Wirfs, wouldn’t that be tipping our hand that we want the left handed Tua?

    If so then Chargers could trade up to 4 and take him, but if we took Tua at 3, then we could take the RT the Gmen didn’t take or have our pick of them.

  78. Tim Knight says:

    I have a caveat for the draft. Just make the picks and refrain from commenting. We can probably do it in an hour that way and then discuss the results afterwards. In the past the commenting about every pick prolonged it and people faded out.

  79. Tim Knight says:

    Put your GM hat on and make the pick you think makes sense every time. Don’t go rogue or try to set up the Dolphins. It will give us a pretty good result on what might happen. We’re not doing trades so that’s a different deal altogether. LOL

  80. The Flying Pig says:

    Who’s ready to get Oinky!

  81. Mike E. says:

    Yes, I’m going to set up another blog post so we can roll at 8PM, there may be a slight delay, but it will be close to 8PM

  82. The Flying Pig says:

    Hurry up Mike

    I put pants on for this

  83. D says:

    Looks like we are gpoing to hit 1mil confirmed cases by beginning of next week 😦 fuck this virus.

  84. son of a son of a shula says:

    Stupid Bengals

  85. bookman11 says:

    Where’s BBM, he would like this

  86. Mike E. says:

    So my plan is to put up needs for each team before the pick. I have the Bengals up now, but once we get the picks in and we take the consensus, I’ll get the next team ready and then we can just roll along each pick just like that. I’ll make a new post once we’re done with the final results.

  87. Randy says:

    “And with the first pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Miami Dolphins pick…..”

  88. The Flying Pig says:

    Guys…the Germans didn’t bomb Pearl Harbor….sheesh…

  89. son of a son of a shula says:

    Book man, how many dumbasses are home schooling that shit to their kids right now omg lol

  90. son of a son of a shula says:

    Burrow unfortunately

  91. The Flying Pig says:

    Are we ready yet?

  92. son of a son of a shula says:

    You know we really could do this on zoom (especially since Piggs has pants on)

  93. Mike E. says:

    OK everyone – We’re on the new blog now, starting the Mock Draft. Head over there!

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