Draft day is approaching very quickly, so much so that I can already envision the arguments about who we took, when we took them and why we didn’t take this guy or that guy. It’s coming. Chris Grier and Brian Flores and the Miami Dolphins Scouting team will be questioned, ridiculed and revered by others all after 4 days of the draft in which the Dolphins currently hold 8 selections, starting with picks 5,18 in RD 1, 36 and 50 in RD 2, 81 in RD 3, 156 in RD 4 and then a long wait until picks 231 and 258 in RD 7. As usual, you can almost certainly expect some movement by our team in the draft, we have a history of wheeling and dealing, moving up back and all around at different junctures of the draft.
I think for the most part, the majority here understand that we need to help our QB by giving him better weapons on offense, and that could mean at a variety of positions including the trenches to give him better throwing lanes as well as keeping him healthy, more talent and reliability at receiver whether that receiver is a WR or TE and a durable ballcarrier who can also be a quality receiver out of the backfield. An easy way to have the QB improve is to give him better players around, see Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans for proof of such. We also have needs on defense but we made two key moves to make us better up the middle. First move was trading for ILB Benardrick McKinney to pair him with #55 Jerome Baker. We then signed FA DT John Jenkins. We do have AVG and Vince Biegel coming back on the outside but Biegel is coming off a torn achilles. He showed some promise before the injury, but whether the Dolphins are going to count on him remains to be seen. We need to get pressure from the edge, so I’d expect us to be looking at either an OLB or OLB/DE tweener who can rush the passer both standing up and with his hand in the ground.
Who are the most likely targets? I see mocks split for pick #6 with the usual suspects, WR Ja’Marr Chase, WR, DeVonta Smith, TE Kyle Pitts and OL Penei Sewell and Rashawn Slater. Once you get past our first pick, things as expected get more muddled. #18 is all over the map, from RB Najee Harris to EDGE rushers Kwity Paye, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Gregory Rousseau and Jaelan Phillips. Who we take at #6 will undoubtedly affect who we take next. If we don’t take a receiver with our first pick, say we go with an OL then I’m inclined to believe our next pick will be a WR. I can’t see going forward with the WR corps we currently have without finding a dependable, reliable high talent WR in this draft. I suppose receivers like Kadarius Toney or Rashod Bateman or Terrace Marshall could be the guy but I think we go for top tier talent here and either Chase, Smith or Pitts is the first pick. I’ll get more into the rest of the draft next week, and I’m sure there will be even more speculation, rumor and innuendo to discuss next week.
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It’s no surprise Stanger likes him1😉
Only said he’s a nice guy. Rank on his football writing all you want and me for thinking he is a good dude if you want.
BBM and Tim,
So yes… in regard to my “head-fake” comment up the board, I do believe there’s a chance we’re targeting Micah Parsons @ R1P6. I dunno… just a hunch. And that is, of course, if the “Big Guy” (no, not Joe Biden) Steve Ross is good with it after the bullying allegations.
One thing’s for sure: we can’t LOSE with whoever we pick!
And NO… I’m NOT endorsing we take Micah Parsons @ R1P6… just stating it’s a possibility, nothing more.
If he’s high on our board it’s definitely a possibility. I’d have no problem with it either. I think he fits perfectly in a multiple defense that we employ. He’s a guy who can close on the Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes type QBs. Those are the teams we have to beat. We’re not ready to outscore them. We have to keep the game manageable. As we see time and time again good defense beats good offense most of the time.
YUP! No disagreement here!
I think the bullying allegations are a non story. The only person I even hear mention it is you. I don’t see anything about it anywhere else.
I truly hope it’s a non-story. And should that be the case, Micah Parsons is a no-brainer top-10 pick.
Yet, most draft gurus whom I respect, continue to bring it up… and that’s the only reason Parsons may fall out of the top-10.
I’m here to tell ya, the allegations are REAL… not that they are necessarily truthful. Hopefully, we’re able to sleuth it out to know the truth.
Wasn’t a one time incident where a guy didn’t like some ball busting that jocks do and went after Parsons so Micah punched him? I don’t hear it talked about other than you. I’m being serious. The bullygate stuff was much different. That was lead by Incognito with some others involved pushing the sensitive and passive Jonathan Martin as we know. That’s why he was the only victim. It was him, couldn’t take the toughness of the NFL game.
We’ll see what happens come Draft Day. I’m totally with ya… Micah Parsons is a certifiable STUD, and perhaps a generational talent. I want that cat on our team!
Parsons will be 22 years old next month and at his natural 6-3 245 size with his athleticism, speed and football skills, how is he not top 10? You move him all over the place; inside, outside and have him attack the backfield 75% of the time. Kind of like what Khalil Mack does.
I 100% agree with ya on Micah Parsons.
Let’s make it a rule. Parsons is the pick. LOL
Maybe not THE pick (@R1P6), but let’s make it a rule that we get that cat!
Going by BPA – Pitts, Chase, Sewell and Parsons are the best for me not counting the QB crowd. I think they all make a big impact for their team. Any one of them would be a nice pick for us. I think we sometimes forget the other picks we have. 🙂
This is why we wanted to go back up to #6. BPA.
Add Parsons to Van Ginkel, Baker and McKinney moving all around at LB. The rotation of quality DL we have. Our secondary is pretty friggin good. DEFENSE!!! DEFENSE!!! DEFENSE!!! 😉
And add another edge guy in the 2nd round….like Ossai or Tryon
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What if this is our draft?
#6 OT Penei Sewell (considered a generational talent)
#18 RB Najee Harris (big, athletic back and great receiver)
#36 LB Joe Tryon (big LB who can play edge and move around)
#50 LB Jabril Cox (Speed LB covers lots of ground)
#81 WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (reliable inside/outside receiver)
As we know it always looks different after the fact. LOL
Nice, but you got the wrong Brown at 81. Should be Dyami Brown. lol
LOL okay pick one.
No he didn’t!
I’d like that draft but I’d expect to start seeing some dominance. I’m talking about Dallas OL from 2018 dominance. Three 1st round OTs on the team. A 2nd round OG, a 3rd round C, and a 4th round OG. That’s 6 high to mid round drafted OL and half of them 1st rounders. That’s a lot of draft capital in one area. It starts to remind me of the under-achieving group we last had with Philbin but hopefully a ,lot better. If we could get that, I’m all for it. What the hell happened to Dieter?
You don’t need a great OL to score a lot of points, and vice versa.
If it comes naturally, then that’s great, but when you force it, it takes away from other needs.
My thinking is a great playmaker has more value than a great non-playmaker.
Guys like DeVonta Smith or Pitts, that you can’t cover, allows your QB to get the ball out quicker, which allows you to get by with lesser pass blockers.
An elite QB like Brady has been able to get by with sub par WRs and OL.
Having a great LT, will just allow no pressure from that side.
Great play makers make players around them better
Tua was pretty good, when Williams was in the lineup, not so good without him.
Give him someone that can run a good slant and lookout
I think Brissett will be Miami’s QB
It was pick your favorite WR/TE @6
Round 1 Pick 6: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU (A)
Round 1 Pick 18: Micah Parsons, ILB/OLB, Penn State (A)
Round 2 Pick 4: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson (A)
Round 2 Pick 18: Josh Myers, C/OG, Ohio State (A-)
Round 3 Pick 17: Patrick Jones II, DE/OLB, Pittsburgh (A)
Round 5 Pick 12: Jacoby Stevens, FS/SS, LSU (A+)
Round 7 Pick 3: Tommy Kraemer, OG/OT, Notre Dame (A+)
Round 7 Pick 30: Osa Odighizuwa, DT, UCLA (A+)
the one thing i like about this F.O. is they have manned this team to have no glaring weaknesses, they can sprinkle in draft picks more BPA than need
I agree about the playmakers. We had the lowest separation between defenders and WRs in the NFL last year. No wonder Tua struggled. I’m not at all impressed by our WR room and we may have 3 decent guys out of the 12. Most of them are injury prone under-achievers.
I really, really dislike both Hurns and Wilson. Hurns had one great season…out of SEVEN. Wilson, in the same 7 years, doesn’t even have one great season. I have a huge problem with them checking out last season and think they’re both lazy. That’s the leadership in our WR room too. Get us some better talent in Pitts or Chase.
Not a doubt in my mind that we take either Pitts or Chase if there. If neither are then you can make a list of 5 or 6 possible candidates.
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