11 days and counting . . . THE 2021 NFL DRAFT

Less than 2 weeks away, and the closer it gets, the crazier it becomes. I’m willing to eat some crow here if I’m wrong, but those of you fawning over Micah Parsons or any other defender for that matter, are barking up the wrong tree. I mean no disrespect, but no matter how good our defense is, if we don’t surround our QB with premium weapons, why would you expect the offense to be premium? Let’s face it, the NFL is an offensive league, and the Kansas City Chiefs have proven that to be the case by making back to Super Bowl appearances, winning last year in 2020 but losing to the offensive powerhouse Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this past Super Bowl. Did TB have the better defense? Yes, but their defense was a compliment to their own high powered offense. The TB offense put up 492 points (#3 in the NFL) and allowed 355 points (8th in the NFL). The Miami Dolphins on the other hand were #15 in the NFL on offense, and to be fair, a lot of that was a decline in the offense after Tua took over for Fitzpatrick. The Dolphins averaged 26.6 points with Fitz at the helm and only managed 24.4 with Tua, including a couple of relief appearances by Fitz which helped that average. On defense, the Dolphins were #6 for points allowed at 21.1 PPG. My point is, if you think we’re taking a LB at #6, THINK AGAIN!!!

The Dolphins have to improve this offense and that could be done a few different ways. I’ve made it clear and will continue to reiterate that our WR corps is shaky at best. The top 3 are all health question marks, Parker, Fuller and Williams. The next 3, depending on what order you believe the depth chart is would be Bowden, Hurns and Wilson. The latter 2 haven’t played in over a year and were both recovering from serious injuries, Wilson with that terrible hip injury which he seemed to have finally shaken off by his last season’s end and Hurns who suffered a gruesome ankle injury with the Cowboys in January of ’19. Add Jakeem (No Hands) Grant and Malcolm Perry, Mack Hollins and Robert Foster and I’m sorry but you just can’t expect Tua to improve with this crew. No, they need TOP SHELF talent, and being at 6, we will get it. One of the following players will be there, Chase, Pitts or Smith. I had dismissed Smith for a while because once we acquired another WR who can’t stay on the field, my thought was the last thing we need is a 170 pound WR at #6, but there is familiarity and a super high level of talent there, and in spite of his smallish stature, he knows how to stay on the field and is a superior route runner who gets separation. I still believe if Chase or Pitts is there, we will go with one of those guys but if the Falcons don’t take a QB and the Bengals don’t go OL , potentially Pitts and Chase could go respectively.

While the O-line was much improved, from terrible to average, it’s not yet become a force. I think it’s pretty clear that both Solomon Kindley and Robert Hunt are our guards for the foreseeable future, and Austin Jackson is one of the bookends, most likely our LT. Penei Sewell could be that bookend that really pulls things together. I think the way we handled the center position in FA leads me to believe we’re going to draft a center, which would mean a 2nd or 3rd RD pick, because the acquisition of former Ravens C Matt Skura was underwhelming. The Ravens are a first class organization, and when they let a guy walk, there’s a reason. Add in the fact that he’s here on a 1YR deal makes me feel like Skura is here to start unless the rookie we draft beats him out or if the rookie isn’t ready to start. Sewell would be an upgrade over swingman Jesse Davis who has been wonderful filling in anywhere and everywhere. Giving Tua more time and confidence that he has ample time makes him a better QB.

I do think one of our first 4 picks will be on a LB/EDGE player, but not at #6, we just have to give Tua a chance here, and nothing we’ve done in the offseason despite a couple of potentially good signings in Will Fuller and Malcolm Brown have really elevated the talent here. Fuller is too often injured and Brown is a committee type RB, not a bell cow back. There are LB’s and tweener LB/EDGE guys that could help at #18 like Jaelan Phillips, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Kwity Paye, Gregory Rousseau, Azeez Ojularia, Jayson Oweh etc. I get the Parsons love, I do, but with the state of our offense, I think that needs to be the focal point for a premier player, just the way I feel. We simply can’t wait to see who’s available at #18, unless we trade up from #18, which is possible, it’s about getting great players that impact the team, not about quantity. Quality over quantity every time, especially where we’re at in the rebuild.

GO DOLPHINS!!!

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1,328 Responses to 11 days and counting . . . THE 2021 NFL DRAFT

  1. manitobafinfan says:
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  5. CavalierKong says:

  6. David Collins says:

    Manitoba. saw Rush in concert in FL for the Tom Sawyer tour, it was the best concert i have ever seen!, and they ended it with sneak preview, of their upcoming album with Subdivisions on it

  7. CavalierKong says:

  8. steveccnv says:

    If Atl trades down, looks like it will be with Denver, would Atl then trade back up to 6?

  9. pheloniusphish says:

    David – I am not involved in that Wounded Warrior. They are a scam. I get involved with some of the smaller groups though. My hunt club in Virginia brings in bets every year for a week of hunting free. Set them up in stands, etc. And I’m a member of the VFW, just not very active. Great song tho.

    • David Collins says:

      wow, glad You are aware that wounded warriors were a scam
      and good to see involvement in community efforts

  10. manitobafinfan says:

    David ; I am selective with Rush songs… I love a few , like some and could care less about a lot lol. Above, Trees, and Working Man would be faves

  11. manitobafinfan says:
    • twicethethe says:

      Neil Peart with the particularly clever lyrics there – playing the wood blocks during the interlude was another clever bit.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        I m big on lyrics … thus why I really like that song, and String of Pearls above .. love the way that song comes full circle in the end

  12. mf13ss says:

    RIP to two legends: Prince and Shock G.

    Prince loved Shock’s production so much, that he personally requested Shock to make a remix of his hit, “Love Sign”.

  13. mf13ss says:

    This was the unofficial debut of “Humpty Hump” (on the intro and outro, circa 1989). Shock G had sampled Prince on this one (it’s got some thrash to it), and his story-telling is excellent. Shock was also an excellent cartoonist… you’ll see his work in the video below…

  14. David Collins says:

    another awesome , but underrated song by Rush, Red Barchetta

  15. mf13ss says:

    Y’all remember fellow blogger Gigi, right? Man, she used to go CRAZY over this one by Shock G! I hope Gigi is doing well…

  16. manitobafinfan says:

  17. David Collins says:

    • mf13ss says:

      LOVE IT, David! And it was the intro to Stephen King’s “The Stand”. Great song.

      • David Collins says:

        that song came out when i was in high school, this dude was cranking it, never heard it while we were doing the 70s version of Laremy Tunsil, gas mask bong, lol

        wow it was amazing then, and still now

  18. mf13ss says:

    Absolutely happy song! Shock G!

  19. David Collins says:

    is it draft time yet, lol almost there

  20. mf13ss says:

    Another HAPPY SONG by Shock G!!! No rap, just singing a duet with Smooth!!!

  21. The Flying Pig says:

    Is there a theme for the music posts tonight

    Or are you guys just posting whatever gives you shark swimming lady boners?

  22. David Collins says:

    here is one You might like MF< lol

  23. Tim Knight says:

    Sorry to hear about Shock G. RIP

  24. mf13ss says:

    I’ve no idea how many of y’all got into Nirvana and Kurt Cobain, but here’s Shock playing “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. He was a fan…

  25. mf13ss says:

    Hey, Tim, here’s a good one, showing but a mere example of how great Shock G was on the piano. He could freestyle in jazz mode like very few could in this day and age…

  26. Randy says:

    My daughter and I bet on the Iowa/MN college football game 2 years ago. MN was having a great year, but I wasn’t buying it. I told her Iowa was gonna kick their asses because they really weren’t that good. If I won, she would have to go to a concert of my choice with me. Well, obviously, Iowa won. I had tickets to Allison Krause…one of my favorites….great folk performer if you don’t know her. COVID hit, and the tickets are still sitting in my car. Really bummed. They said it would be rescheduled, but it hasn’t been yet. I haven’t tried to get my money back yet….I keep hoping.

  27. mf13ss says:

    Three more and I’m out…

    1) Please listen very closely to Shock’s words… when I heard this in ’06, it changed my life. Love, live, and learn…

    • mf13ss says:

      2) This one is deep, yet FUNNY!!!

    • mf13ss says:

      3) Yes, Shock G IS Humpty Hump. Funny how they filmed this… but it was Shock G the whole time. This song (and movie) introduced Tupac Shakur to the world. And even though this clip shows some weirdo playing the organs, it was Shock G who played the organs on the track…

      • mf13ss says:

        Forgot to mention… Dan Aykroyd and Shock G were smoking up backstage together before this scene was shot.

  28. pheloniusphish says:

    Here you go Randy

  29. pheloniusphish says:

    And another

  30. Randy says:

    Phish,
    Damn autocorrect. Thanks! I have no idea how to post music and ain’t gonna figure it out either.

  31. mf13ss says:

    Back to foosball for me now. I hope y’all got the chance to realize how special Shock G was to millions, including myself.

  32. mf13ss says:

    There is a chance that our FO is bamboozling the entire NFL world. No, it’s not for Penei Sewell (otherwise, we wouldn’t have traded to land AFTER the Bengals draft @ R1P5), and I think that’s clear. Now if the Bengals do NOT take Penei, that’s another thing altogether.

    And no, funk all that BS that we might be trying to trade back up to R1P3 or P4… LOL, you’ve got to be KIDDING ME, U75s (in Steve’s words)!

    Only guy I can think of, worthy of going so early, is Micah Parsons. So if the rumors are true that we’re fielding calls to possibly trade back a few spots, while keeping said ‘target’, I think it may be Parsons. JMO, as always.

  33. mf13ss says:

    Paging Mike E, paging Mike E!

    When would like to do the annual FMU Draft, bud?

  34. son of a son of a shula says:

    Sorry about Shock G M, very talented and went to young. RIP

  35. son of a son of a shula says:

  36. D says:

    I too am a big Allison Krauss fan. Some of her songs bring tears to my eyes. Her singing I’d story-telling that paints a picture with an God gifted paintbrush.

  37. ocalarob says:

    Miami moves from 18 to 9, gives Denver #36, Miami gets Denvers 4th rnder??????

  38. ocalarob says:

    Tim & i discussing a 3 team trade

  39. The Flying Pig says:

    Who else is taking this for our first two rounds

    • steveccnv says:

      My only concern is Ojulari, but at 36 I’d take it, he’ll be somewhat of a project

      • The Flying Pig says:

        At 36 I think that’s the kind of player that fits well – a project

        If he was a finished product with his ceiling he would go top 10

        Honestly looking at the edge prospects in this draft, I think a lot of them are projects

      • steveccnv says:

        At least for us they’re projects. Ojulari might be plug and play at 4-3 DE, but in our OLB-Edge spot he needs work

  40. steveccnv says:

    Think they don’t get what would have to happen at 6 for this move to 9 to happen.

    There has been some speculation on social media and in the local media that Miami may be looking to potentially move up from 18 to the number nine spot. This has been fueled by comments made by Bronco GM, George Paton who has said he has not spoken with anyone about moving up but has fielded some calls about moving down. He said he spoke with Miami GM, Chris Grier this week.

    If the Dolphins are looking to potentially move down from 18, it is going to cost them at least a 2nd this year and possibly more next year. At minimum. I won’t speculate on the exact cost because I don’t put much value in the trade chart these days.

    We may move from 6 to 19 or 20, then the move to 9 from 18 comes into play.

    Grier is keeping his options open

  41. The Flying Pig says:

    6: R1 P6 TE Kyle Pitts – Florida
    18: R1 P18 RB Najee Harris – Alabama
    36: R2 P4 EDGE Joseph Ossai – Texas
    50: R2 P18 LB Jabril Cox – LSU
    81: R3 P17 C Quinn Meinerz – Wisconsin-Whitewater
    156: R5 P12 WR Marquez Stevenson – Houston
    231: R7 P3 S Shawn Davis – Florida
    258: R7 P30 DL Mustafa Johnson – Colorado

    • steveccnv says:

      Getting Meinerz at 81 makes this mock work, because it gives us 2 Edge projects, which allows the Najee early pick not matter all followed by the top draft prospect in Pitts.

      I’d probably go with different Edges, that fit us better, but I wouldn’t complain, if it fell this way

  42. stangerx says:

    I’m cool with moving up from #18, but would prefer then that we also move down some spots from #6 to at least mostly pay for it. #9 and #10 wouldn’t be a bad place to be.

  43. David Collins says:

    good to see justice in the George Floyd murder by the scum pig chauvin, he was found guilty of murder charges and will be sentenced

    this is how we stop murder by pigs

    • stangerx says:

      Haven’t seen one person on the board question the verdict. So all accept as just. Keep in mind he was just one bad cop though. Lots of real good ones out there. Used to work with them.

      • David Collins says:

        lots of ones like chauvin too, ‘
        we cant overlook the bad ones because there are some good ones, justice needs to be served up to murdering pigs

        i would be in favor of the death penalty for Chauvin, its disturbing the scum pig gets to share space on this earth with regular humans, i realize he likely wont get that, but that would be justice

      • stangerx says:

        Who said we should overlook bad cops? Used to help get some of those fired.

        I’m surprised you favor the death penalty. You normally have a liberal take on issues.

      • David Collins says:

        im not a liberal, im an independent, ive mentioned that dozens of times, lolol

      • David Collins says:

        conservatives moved the goal posts further to the right, independents have not changed,
        so yes they will believe more liberal issues than conservative ones,

        some on the right like the whackpot Qanan , the capitol terrorists, and other idiot groups, cant be believed on anything by anyone IMO

        they are always wrong

      • stangerx says:

        While more distinct on the right, the Dems have moved to more liberal as well. That progressive wing is there and has influence….. dragging the party platform left. Bernie wasn’t that far off from getting the nomination.

      • David Collins says:

        Bernie would have done an excellent job though, he is the only one that even seems halfway genuine to Me, he is a tireless fighter for citizens rights, and I am in favor of that

        citizens includes people like You and Me, lol its all good if it benefits US< You and Me, and all the other AMerican citizens

      • stangerx says:

        Not good at alternative history. So don’t know if Bernie would have done a good job or not. Do know his policies were ultra liberal. Too much for me. Full circle back to you tend to support liberal policies.

  44. David Collins says:

    i voted for Biden, and like some of the things he is proposing, but i dont support him

    hes a huge upgrade over ronald mcdonald, but the only reason i really like Biden is because im profiting from him more, lol

    the markets are lively, and im more into hedge funding now, i make money when the markets go up, and when they go down

  45. David Collins says:

    covid is the real catalyst for many of the stocks, Ocugen, the biomed penny stock i talked about awhile back,

    was 23 cents a share, Friday it was $11.62

    3500 percent up on the last 12 months

  46. David Collins says:

    doge coin is getting billionaire manipulated

    they play the 1000 percent limit sell spike game now with it

    they take the current price, and determine how many Dollars would it take to make a tiny half second spike up 1000 percent, then the execute that

    because i know they do this, i set my sell limits up 1000 percent, and they execute sometimes, SMH

    last saturday, coins were at a 3 month low, and at 130 am there was a freaky half second spike , that turned my $900 to $9000, then it returned back to the regular price

    my buddy does the same since i told him, and he made 15K, lol

    where do the billionaires get the gains from doing that? you guessed it, everyone in the market gets robbed, the whales crush them and get their positions liquidated, i lost my futures but got the 1000 gain’

    gotta hedge your bets anyway possible , before the whales bankrupt You is what i figure

  47. stangerx says:

    Baywatch Lifeguard Donna D’errico. Who would ever guess she’s 53?

  48. Ken says:

    The way David talks you would thing he is hanging out with Warren Buffet

  49. Phindog says:

    SBJ.. Fuck man !!

  50. Mike E. says:

    Vaccine #2 is kicking my ass!

  51. mf13ss says:

    One more thing regarding Shock-G, and I’m going to leave it alone (I need to… I need to live again instead of wallowing around in misery). Anybody remember when Nike signed him (as Humpty Hump) in the early 90s? He did several commercials — including with Michael Jordan — with star athletes to promote their shoes.

    THAT’$ how ya know you’ve become an international sensation. Here’s but one, with Sir Charles…

  52. mf13ss says:

    Would everyone be good if we did our annual FMU Draft (1st round only) on Monday night?

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I don’t think if it’s Monday, Tuesday or Wens it will make a difference to me

      But I might not be available to participate

      • mf13ss says:

        I want you to participate, Pigster. You call it… I’m good for whenever, so long as it’s in the evening.

  53. Mike E. says:

    Got my second shot yesterday morning. Last night I had chills and a fever. Today I have a fever and just feel wiped out, mostly because I slept so poorly. I just took 2 Tylenol an hour ago and starting to not feel so cold and achy

  54. ocalarob says:

    you’re having an immune response

  55. Mike E. says:

    Hydration is important. I had a bottle of water after I got the shot. Didn’t drink before though

  56. mf13ss says:

    I’m already beginning to second-guess myself on Greg Rousseau @ R2P4. Somebody posted it up the board, that Brian Flores learned from the Patsie* Way, and their way is NOT with game-changing DEs (though it doesn’t hurt).

    I’d prefer a pass-rushing DE over a pass-rushing OLB, but LBs are cheaper and easier to hide… THAT is the Patsie* Way. I’m back to my initial thought: NO on Rousseau.

  57. mf13ss says:

    Freudian-slip @ the 14:00 marker in the video below???

    • mf13ss says:

      Hmmm… in this mock draft, no QB goes after R1P3… would the Broncos like to trade up with us in this scenario? Give me Jerry Jeudy and some change, and I’d gladly take Micah Parsons @ R1P9.

    • bailbondmike says:

      If Lock is not their guy, I would not be surprised to see them want to move to #6 for Fields.

      #9 we get Jeudy and Parsons then Najee at #18 and maybe an extra 3rd?

      Sign me up coach!

  58. ocalarob says:

    I think SF is blowing smoke about jones. I think fields may go 3

    • stangerx says:

      Some are speculating might be Lance. Only thing for certain is a QB will go third.

      But what we really want is for one to go at #4.

  59. stangerx says:

    Should be 5 QBs going in the top 10 unless there’s a Brady Quinn. Makes pick #10 sound pretty good. Would be the 5th best non-QB in the draft. Sewell, Pitts and Chase probably gone…. but only one other player could be knocked off your wish list.

    • mf13ss says:

      I’m really thinking we may be targeting Micah Parsons in this WR-rich draft.

      • stangerx says:

        To me at least would need the trade down for that. Which could or could not be there. Do you think they would take him over Smith or Waddle?

      • mf13ss says:

        So long as we acquire Jerry Jeudy (reuniting him with Tua) in the trade… once again…

      • mf13ss says:

        As our guy Phelon posted the other day (thank you, man!), Jerry Jeudy had a 67% catch-rate at Alabama with Tua.

        A 67% completion-rate to any receiver is nothing to sneeze at… especially being Jeudy was Tua’s primary deep-threat at Alabama. That’s damn good!

      • stangerx says:

        So trading partner would have to be Denver and Jeudy would have to be part of the trade and then they’d have to take Parsons. If goes down like that will be the best pre-draft call ever! 🙂

  60. The Flying Pig says:

    Phindog says:
    April 24, 2021 at 5:34 pm
    Drink plenty of bourbon and have cigars. 😎👍🐕🥃🥃
    ******

    I’m already on track for no side effects

  61. pheloniusphish says:

  62. pheloniusphish says:

    Not Friday, but…

  63. mf13ss says:

    stangerx says:
    April 24, 2021 at 8:24 pm
    So trading partner would have to be Denver and Jeudy would have to be part of the trade and then they’d have to take Parsons. If goes down like that will be the best pre-draft call ever! 🙂
    ——————-
    If it goes down like that… I’d love to see it happen! Who knows… ‘GM M13’ has been working at this for well over a decade, as you know.

    Thank you, Stanger! If it goes down like that, I was the first to call it… we’ll see what happens in 5 more days, man! CAN’T WAIT!

    • mf13ss says:

      And once again, most are going back to their original thoughts… the Stealers* would LOVE to nab Najee @ R1P24. We’ve got to beat them to the punch if we REALLY want him.

    • mf13ss says:

      JUST TO BE CLEAR… no, I wasn’t the firstest (LOL) to entertain trading down to the Broncos @ R1P9 for Jerry Jeudy. But I AM the first to say we should draft Micah Parsons @ R1P9, and then to nab Najee @ R1P18.

      We would be SO SET after that!

  64. CavalierKong says:

    I don’t get why Jeudy is being considered in trade. He’s a 1st rd pick going into his 2nd year, and it’s not like he was a complete failure last year. Have the Broncos come out and said he’s available in trade?

    • CavalierKong says:

      And I’m not just saying that because of your last few posts, MF13. It seems like I’ve seen it discussed on the board quite a bit.

      • mf13ss says:

        I believe it’s because Jeudy had so many drops last year… something to the tune of a 47%(?) catch-rate: it was abysmal, despite his overall stats.

  65. Ken says:

    For those getting your second shot hydrate before and after. I mean like really hydrate. I did and all I had the next day was a headache and a little bit of fatigue. No fever or flu like symptoms

  66. Ken says:

    Say no to Jeudy. Draft our WRs in a deep WR draft

  67. wyoming85 says:

  68. Tim Knight says:

    I would take Najee at #18.

    • steveccnv says:

      I don’t need Najee that bad, he may be too tall and I don’t see that many teams jumping on RB early. 36 should get us one of top 3

  69. steveccnv says:

    Doesn’t make sense on Jeudy. His catch rate was 47%, but with Tua it was much higher, therefore he works for us, but if they trade with us there will be a different QB in Denver, not the one that completed 47% to him, so why cutoff your nose to spite your face?

  70. Mike E. says:

    FMU Consensus Mock Draft – Let’s try to set a date, not much time left. I know Piggy is not available Monday and unfortunately, I’m not available Tuesday. Does either tonight, or Wednesday work for y’all?

  71. Mike E. says:

    Steve – How’s 6’3 working out for Derrick Henry?

  72. Ken says:

    I probably will just drop by the FMU draft. I am kind of busy this week so don’t plan around my schedule but I will drop in and of course add my 2 cents or is that 2 Bitcoins

  73. son of a son of a shula says:

    I can do it any night but you guys consensus always sucks lol

  74. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!

  75. David Collins says:

    Ken, lol not really, buffet doesnt like the coins, i love the cryps

  76. David Collins says:

    i do everything buffet does not do

    he says avoid the coins and penny stocks, but i slam them like a dog eating raw meat, lol
    i respect buffett for what he has accomplished, but dont need him to make triple digit percent gains every month

  77. David Collins says:

    buffet is a billionaire, while he seems like a good guy to most, it makes the news as recently as last week how he shorted a stock on inside information which is illegal and unethical

    its basically theft

    all billionaires are thieves IMO, all of them

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