Miami Dolphins 2023 Draft Picks

RD 2 – Pick #51 CB Cam Smith 6’1 180 – South Carolina

With the Dolphins first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Dolphins selected CB Cam Smith from South Carolina. With Smith, the Dolphins add another DB who has a penchant for being around the football. Besides running fast, just as importantly, Smith processes fast. He follows the QB’s eyes well and gets to the ball very quickly. Another very important quality for a DB in the NFL is loose hips, and Smith turns very well, sinking his hips to remain low to the ground and remain balanced. I wasn’t expecting us to grab a CB with our first pick, but we definitely got a competitive one. The Jets now have Aaron Rodgers, so we will need to be solid in our secondary. With safety Brandon Jones coming back from injury, along with versatile DB Nik Needham also coming back from injury, Smith gives the Dolphins flexibility and depth if needed. Smith can play multiple positions, outside CB, inside CB as well as safety, and Vic Fangio likes versatility, which is precisely why we acquired Jalen Ramsey.

RD 3 – Pick #81 RB Devon Achane 5’8 188 – Texas A&M

I think all of us were hoping the Dolphins would add a young RB to their veteran stable. There were other running backs that had my interest, but Achane fits the bill quite nicely. Achane is an explosive offensive force. The Dolphins have added yet another home run threat to their arsenal. Pronounced Duh-vaughn A-Chain, Devon Achane will see early reps at PR/KR, giving him some guaranteed action immediately as a return man. Achane has true breakaway speed, running a 4.32, but he’s a very shifty, slippery runner as well, and he runs harder than his smallish stature infers. Like most of our RB’s, none of them are the physical, wear you down type of RB, they are all fast, quick, solid receiving running backs that given space can break off big runs. I would expect Achane to see some plays early on and eventually work himself into the RB rotation. He runs hard in between the tackles despite his smallish stature, and is always a threat to take on all the way, with quick, sharp cuts and shifty moves.

RD 6 – Pick #197 TE Elijah Higgins 6’3 235 – Stanford

Elijah Higgins has been a big slot receiver who has the potential to add some weight and potentially make the transition to TE. He’s a willing blocker, but at 6’3 and just 235, he’s not quite the ideal size. Higgins is a pretty good route runner, which gives the Dolphins something to work with,in the passing game, but he was available in RD 6 for a reason, his hands. He has suspect hands, and that has to improve if he’s going to be any kind of version of George Kittle. Still, he has upside who as I mentioned, is a very willing blocker, so throw out any notion of a slot receiving TE in the mold of former Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki. We have Tanner Conner in the fold, we’ll see what type of player Higgins can potentially become. First he has to make the roster, which will be difficult this year as our depth is excellent throughout the roster.

RD 7 – Pick #238 OT Ryan Hayes 6’6 298 – Michigan

With the Dolphins final pick in this year’s draft, Hulk must have been thrilled that we finally addressed the O-line, selecting OT Ryan Hayes from Michigan. Sorry Hulk, that was dripping with sarcasm. Despite being 6’6, Hayes 32.5″ arms are not the prototypical length to play OT in the NFL. However, the Miami Dolphins do have a successful OT in their history who also had short arms, one Mark Dixon who was 6’4 290, so who knows? Odds are though, Hayes would have to make the transition inside to OG. Hayes, a former HS TE and DE, Hayes is not a nimble or fluid athlete as his position versatility would suggest. Hayes does possess the much needed mean streak to play O-line in the NFL, and he’s a very motivated player. He was a very strong run blocker at Michigan, but he did struggle against speed rushers. Another reason he may move to move to OG. We currently have 10 offensive linemen on the roster, Armstead, Eichenberg, Williams, Hunt and Jackson are the starters, with Christian, Cotton, Feeney, Jones and Lamm as backups. I also feel there’s a good chance we might sign another vet OT as a backup, and Brandon Shell, who played very well in that role, would be ideal.

Here is a list of Undrafted Free Agents the Dolphins have brought in:

Miami Dolphins Undrafted Free Agents

As always, there may be more players that have not been updated as of the creation of this list, apologies in advance for the accuracy of this list.

In summation, What I wanted to to get out of this draft was 2 players who have a legitimate chance to make an impact this season, and of course beyond. I believe we accomplished this, although I expected one of those players to be at the TE position, I obviously had different ideas than the triumvirate of Grier, McDaniel and Fangio. Regardless of my pre-draft feelings, Cam Smith will help our team this season, and hopefully he takes the sting out of the Iggy miss. A lot of different players saw action in our secondary due to injuries, so I would think Cam Smith will get plenty of opportunity to vie for playing time. There is no question in my mind that 3rd pick Devon Achane will contribute a lot to the special teams unit as a return man, and will quickly be incorporated into the run game as well. He’s a difference maker, and while we have veteran running backs on the roster that are capable, as I’ve said countless times, no RB on this roster is a bell cow back, and honestly, all of them fit better in a running back by committee effort, as durability is a concern for all of them, including our new draftee Devon Achane. The NFL is going in this direction anyway, there are fewer teams these day that rely heavily on one RB, those that do usually end up with injured RB’s and then are forced to change their philosophies, and thus their entire offense to adjust. We’re already there, so interchangeable parts are what we’re about right now.


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1,014 Responses to Miami Dolphins 2023 Draft Picks

  1. Dean Chance says:

    To me Braxton Berrios could become our version of Deebo Samuel from the niners.

  2. Dean Chance says:

    Achane needs to be used as a normal RB not a WR imo. We have a really good WR room.

  3. Dean Chance says:

    I see where you’re coming from but with sneaky guys like we have you can play Waddle in the slot, Chosen A. out wide in his place. Anyway we do it, we are fast.

  4. ukfinfan says:

    Thx for the Star Wars stuff M (not watched full episode yet) & BBM.

    Hope you’re feeling better Kong & Mrs. I lost my taste and smell again the second time – not sure if it ever came back fully ……. or may just be deteriorating as I become an older fart?

  5. ukfinfan says:

    Not saying he’s going to be an all-pro receiver but this is interesting on “A”-chain.

    Time will tell how much of a pass catching weapon he’ll become

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      I always like how CK refutes shoddy reporting … especially people just reposting a narrative that was erroneous in the first place.

  6. naplesfan2010 says:

    Achane had some drops but A&M suffered with some of the worst QB play in Big Time football. You can see from the clips UK posted that he had to make a lot of catches in contorted postures.
    That shows not only good hands but courage.
    QB is supposed to hit RBs in the numbers because they’re not WR quality hands and there’s a LB lurking nearby ready to light up an off balance RB.
    It’s a wonder they didn’t get Achane killed as small as he is.

    • ukfinfan says:

      Check out this follow up Naples. Just leave the tweet running and it shows how he catches. Bit early to say he’s not going to be a pass-threat in the pros for me!

    • steveccnv says:

      Achane is dangerous after the catch, and why the talk about him lining up as a WR came to be

      For a RB his hands are fine, he may get a wheel route pass or 2 from the backfield, but mainly he’ll be put in short pass YAC situations, where he excels

      He doesn’t have Debo power, but his moves, speed and quickness are better

      If his size isn’t a problem in the NFL, MM will find ways to make him a star

  7. naplesfan2010 says:

    But we have the most accurate QB in college history.

  8. naplesfan2010 says:

    Go Heat!!

  9. Krishna says:

    Lol….at all the “bodies” listed to fill the LG and RT position. Oh my…it’s called a hole! lmao.

    Is Feeney any good at LG? I have no idea….

  10. ukfinfan says:

    Bloke picking a shark up. What else would you do?

    I’ve read shark skin is like sandpaper. That’s got to make it even worse?

  11. Wyoming85 says:

  12. ukfinfan says:

    If you’re gonna be the best you have to beat the rest.

    • ukfinfan says:

      It’s all BS anyway – so much easier to go from worst to first nowadays

      • steveccnv says:

        I wouldn’t say it’s all BS, it’s just too Grey

        Certain teams on your schedule will be tough, for us all division games will be a dogfight, then KC, Phil, Dallas for sure will be tough

        It also matters when you play teams, byes, coming off Thursday, road Thursday, if opponent has injuries like the Saints game 2 years ago…

      • ukfinfan says:

        Add to that certain teams match up better against others too. What I (lazily) meant by BS is you can’t start predicting W/L records based on last season records. As you say, too many other factors in play.

  13. naplesfan2010 says:

    Where Kroft has excelled is as an in-line blocker. Last season, he was a run-blocker on 165 of his 238 snaps. If he had qualified for Pro Football Focus’ league leaders, his 71.2 run-block grade would’ve ranked third among all tight ends behind only the Baltimore Ravens’ Isaiah Likely and the Minnesota Vikings’ Josh Oliver.

  14. naplesfan2010 says:

    Kroft, in his eight-year career that’s been spent with four different franchises, has recorded just 105 receptions for 1,081 yards and 13 touchdowns. Those numbers don’t exactly blow anyone away.

    However, the 30-year-old spent 2022 with the San Francisco 49ers, so he should be generally familiar with the Dolphins’ offensive scheme, as head coach Mike McDaniel brings many of the same concepts as his teacher, Kyle Shanahan.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      from Mark Marsala

    • steveccnv says:

      Career receptions to me just means how you’ve been used

      You have to watch the tape and see what his receiving skills are

      I don’t care how many receptions he gets with us, he just needs to move the chains, when we need him to do so, and help the OL blocking

      Saubert doesn’t have much in the career stats dept either, but his tape shows he just hasn’t been given the chance

      TE is no longer a team need, based on how MM uses them, we have enough now to get the job done with 3 vets and 2 projects

  15. naplesfan2010 says:

    The Kroft signing cuts either Tanner Connor or Elijah Higgins
    and sends them to the PS.

  16. naplesfan2010 says:

    I think I left Kendall Lamm off my OL list,
    and he’d be the back-up to Terron at LT.

  17. naplesfan2010 says:

    Kroft is 6’6 252
    and 30 years old
    out of Rutgers
    with 13 TDs in 8 years,
    over a thousand yards, a 10.8 ave/catch, and a long of 59.

    He’s started 52 games and appeared in 90.

    He was a 3rd round draft choice by Cincinnati.

  18. naplesfan2010 says:

    So by that measurement, we have the 2nd hardest schedule in the NFL.
    I thought it looked tough, but


    • steveccnv says:

      Having to play the NFC East makes it tough, along with our own division, but let’s see how teams actually play a few games first

      3 years ago we were supposed to have a brutal schedule, but it wasn’t too bad

      Last year the AFC was supposed to be tough, but Indy, Vegas, Denver all shit the bed, some will this year too

  19. Mike E. says:

    We signed Kroft? That’s probably not good for Saubert

  20. Rockphin says:

    It is probably just perception, but it seems like every year we have one of the hardest schedules in the league based upon the previous years records. I thought the rotating format was supposed to level that shit!

    Oh well. You have to play the teams on your schedule. As least if we do well the naysayers cannot won’t be able to claim it was because of a soft schedule.

  21. stangerx says:

    You want a punter? Looks like Matt Araiza got dealt a bad hand. At most he was the guy who first slept with the girl before the bad stuff happened. And the prosecutors say he left the house an hour before it did.

    • mf13ss says:

      Stanger! Yes, I’ve been tracking this story relatively closely for some time and for the same reasons as you, bud.

      Only problem? I believe the Bills still have rights to him… but I could be wrong about that.

    • stangerx says:

      I was torn btwn whether to draft him in the 3rd or take him for sure in the 4th if he was there. FA not a problem for me now that his slate is mostly clean.

      • mf13ss says:

        Same here regarding drafting him, man. He can also kick FGs from very long distances, making him a double weapon as P and K.

        I’d sign him ASAP if his slate becomes 100% clean regarding the alleged gang rape.

  22. Tim Knight says:

    Let the TEs compete before we start cutting guys. LOL

  23. Rockphin says:

    Never trust anyone who spells gonorrhea right the first time….

  24. Tim Knight says:

    We already signed a punter in Jake Bailey. He’s in his 5th season and did make the pro bowl in 2020. He had some back issues recently and he believes it was due to too much squatting. Hopefully he can get back to his pro bowl form.

  25. naplesfan2010 says:

    Well Kroft is a veteran and already somewhat knows the offense from playing at SF.
    Connor and Higgins are converted WRs who have yet to play any or many snaps at TE, so it’s safe to say that as projects they’re less likely to be up to speed right away.

    They are also rather small for inline run game blocking,

    Also they can go on the practice squad, whereas long term vets like Kroft, Saubert, and Smythe might not even be eligible to be on the PS.

    They just extended Smythe, so it’s very doubtful he gets cut, and they just went out and got Saubert and Kroft as vets known to be successful inline runblockers.

    Plus the coaches seem to like our FBs, so it seems highly unlikely that we have room to carry 5 TEs AND a FB, so somebody has to get cut.

    I don’t think what I typed above is an unreasonable statement.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Conner and Higgins are not looked at as inline TEs. They’re what they call F TEs – H-back, slot and sometimes FB.

      • naplesfan2010 says:

        True; so we might need one of those, but probably not 2. Notice we let Gesicki walk. And he was highly regarded.

      • mf13ss says:

        Correct, both of y’all… and we don’t seem to have the “multiple” TE we’d like.

        We’ve got the both of best worlds, but not one in a single package (ie: Kittle).

      • Tim Knight says:

        Our offense goes through Hill and Waddle, other WRs and the RBs. TE plays a lot of different roles in blocking schemes but they’re secondary options in the passing game.

      • Tim Knight says:

        STs will be important factors in which TEs make the roster.

  26. Tim Knight says:

    Even Smythe who plays a lot of snaps at TE, played 178 snaps on STs last year.

  27. Brian in NY says:

    I was just looking at our opponents for this season: we travel to the Chargers and Chiefs, and other than that all of Our away games are in the NE or Mid- Atlantic (Ravens). That’s not too bad

  28. Rockphin says:

    I just played one of those BS games on Madden but was on the winning side this time. LOL I paid the Jaguars back for Marino’s last game. 74-0

    Tua only threw for 108 yards and two TD’s and only completed 50% of his passes (both long TD’s ha ha) . Mostert went off for 301 yards and 6 TD’s Hill had two punt returns for TD’s and the Defense had a scoop score and a pick 6. I can’t account for any scores missing, I was crying in the rain.

  29. Rockphin says:

    who is our ST coach and where is he from again?

    Article perhaps….

  30. Rockphin says:

    I do have injuries off. LOL

  31. Rockphin says:

    Mostert is my most favoritest playah

  32. Rockphin says:

    Boys, Boys, Boys, and Girl, Imma just gonna come out on record.


  33. Tim Knight says:

    Really hope McDaniel sticks with the running game more this year. He said he should have run it more last year.

  34. Rockphin says:

    I can’t wait to get on the A-chane Train

  35. Rockphin says:

    My running back motto:
    make every down a touch down

  36. Krishna says:

    Lol….maybe TE is a hole, too

  37. Krishna says:

    All the holes are on O. I don’t see holes on the D…lol

  38. Krishna says:

    The only time I was ever a “fan” of Riley was when he was there…begrudgingly…lol

  39. Krishna says:

    Go Heat!

  40. Krishna says:

    Probably, bad behavior status…lol

  41. Krishna says:

    TE might be ok….lol

    I love that position! Wish we had that…lol..all around player…it’s hard to find

    • Tim Knight says:

      The biggest issue is getting LG and RT settled. Don’t care who it is.

      • Krishna says:

        We need to protect Tua….ya’ll don’t want to hear it…lol

      • Tim Knight says:

        Get a strong running game going as well, that sets up play action passing which Tua excels at. That’s where the big plays come from.

  42. Tim Knight says:

    Saw a blurb that said our front office and coaching staff thinks Cam Smith has future pro bowl level talent. He was the best prospect on our board, we had a very high grade on him.

  43. ukfinfan says:

    Do you remember this Dean? 😁

  44. ukfinfan says:

    Wonder what MysticMac saw in him?

  45. ukfinfan says:

    Philbin and his Mrs have got a new gig in an elephant suit!

  46. randydolfan1947 says:

    UP AND AT ‘EM! Today is another day for physical therapy.
    ONE DAY CLOSER to a complete recovery.

  47. The Flying Pig says:

    The. Fl just announced they gave us 1 international game

    V KC in Germany in 11/5

    • ukfinfan says:

      Yep – got to decide if I book a flight and hotel on the chance I can bag a ticket. Flight £184 and 2 nights in a hotel = €180.

      Last time there were over a million applications I think. By time tickets go on sale those prices will be triple at least. Hmmmmmmmmmm

      • steveccnv says:

        Seems odd, that Jags play back to back games in England, but good the 2nd game is against Bills, so they don’t get the advantage we do

    • steveccnv says:

      We get 9 home games and only 7 games against opponents in their stadium, plus 1 travel game, where we travel a shorter distance, than the listed home team😁 I like it

      So unless Ross did something else, that was stupid, we’ll be bye-ing Nov 12th

  48. steveccnv says:

    Fins vs jets black Friday game at 3pm est

  49. steveccnv says:

    Nov 19th should be a home game, kind of late for Fest, so again in October?

  50. steveccnv says:

    NFL Leaks
    Here’s an interesting one, with the Jets playing the Dolphins on Black Friday, the Jets will NOT be playing the Cowboys on thanksgiving, which is sad, because I really wanted that matchup.

    Patriots Vs Cowboys now has to be the front runner

    I agree, they’ll give the cheats a no short week Thursday game, following their bye

    They should try to do that with all Thursday games

  51. steveccnv says:

    NFL Leaks
    With the Dolphins and Bengals game being announced, only 3 legit possibilities remain for the NFL Kickoff game,

    Eagles @ Chiefs
    Bills @ Chiefs
    Chargers @ Chiefs

    They like it to be AFC vs NFC so…

  52. steveccnv says:

    Here’s how a situation should be handled, when someone puts their foot in their mouth, no one needs to be fired

    If we’re trying to be tolerant, it should have no boundaries

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      So now you’re saying making stupid statements qualify a person for being in a minority group to which we should be tolerant?

      I seem to remember you castigating people for saying things with which you disagree and labeling them as having low IQ.

      I don’t think “being tolerant” means allowing people to insult another person’s name. (which insults their ethnic heritage, whether or not this specific announcer even understood that part)

      “Being tolerant” means accepting that some people are different than oneself and being ok with the differences.

      It doesn’t mean being ok with racial slurs, ethnic slurs, sexist slurs, etc.

      • steveccnv says:

        You missed the point, for what you Said to be true, the idiot would’ve had to know he was of Indian decent

        The announcer was just making a joke, he shouldn’t be fired for trying to be funny

        A bad joke, as it turned out, but even people on TV shouldn’t have to be on pins and needles fearing every word they say

        What kind of world is that

      • steveccnv says:


        As in treat everyone the same, no special privileges for some people based on equity

  53. The Flying Pig says:

  54. naplesfan2010 says:

    From Omar on the Dalvin noise:

    “If Miami simply wanted to add an unemployed tailback instead of trading for one, there are plenty of options considering Ezekiel Elliott, Kareem Hunt, Mark Ingram, Kenyan Drake, Marlon Mack and Malcolm Brown all are proven, established tailbacks looking for work.”

  55. naplesfan2010 says:

    wow what if we could get Kenyan Drake back for cheap, would you do it?
    He’s very fast.

    How much would you be willing to spend (of Ross’s money) to get Zeke Elliot?

    Mark Ingram is toast, so n/m.

    I don’t think Marlon Mack or Malcolm Brown are worth pursuit, but if one of our main guys get hurt early, they’re out there as proven vets.

    Is Kareem Hunt’s rep rehabbed enough to bring him in?
    He’s lost a step, but he’s still a dangerous TB.

    I’d def spring for Dalvin Cook if the deal works, but Ezekiel seems too much of a locker room cancer to me to want him on our sideline.

  56. Phindog says:

    I think we are set at rb. Spend the money elsewhere.

  57. son of a son of a shula says:

    Cav, I think those times are EST.
    So 6:30 am for you, enjoy!

  58. stangerx says:

    And the Fest season starts tmrw — the schedule comes out.

    We each have like 10 days after that to do me a solid by saying whether you want to come or not. And as you know from the past nothing is written in stone then, but I’d be up shit’s creek if had no clue about who is coming and who is not.

    Assume Mike E/Pig will get the poll going and Rock will only vote once. 🙂

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      It’s going to be the Carolina game I bet
      We’ll know soon enough

      • naplesfan2010 says:

        Is the Panthers game Sept. 24th?

      • stangerx says:

        Not a bad bet. I’m always for whichever Non-AFC East team had the worst record last year. Unless the Pack, Steelers etc. Means better and cheaper seats.

    • Rockphin says:

      I haven’t voted in years. 🤬. And I never affected the outcome as all my extra votes were after the polling was closed but the actual pole was left up and running. But if you wanna keep beating on me over it go right a fucking head

      • stangerx says:

        I put a smiley face on it Rock. 🙂 If was still mad about it would have been mad. Just hoping to see you at the Fest.

  59. Krishna says:

    “It’s exciting to just learn from him,” Holland said of working under Fangio. “He’s been in the league longer than I’ve been alive. So it’s nice to hear him speak about football, and hear his perspective about defense and philosophy and scheme. I’m learning a lot from him. Just from the simplest thing to the most complex thing, he explains the game in a very knowledgeable manner. So I’m excited to learn and grow underneath him.”

  60. Krishna says:

    As safety Jevon Holland enters his third NFL season, the offseason serves as a blank slate and a reminder that the team’s success must be earned every single year.

    “I would say just focusing on what we’ve got going on, on the field,” he said when asked about how the team can maximize it’s time together over the summer. “That’s basically it. And then take advantage of meeting times, locking in in meetings. There’s like nothing else to it. You’ve just got to focus up when it’s time to focus, don’t play around and waste reps.”

  61. Krishna says:

    Now playing with a three-time, first-team All-Pro cornerback in Jalen Ramsey, Holland has even more veteran leadership by his side to help with his continued growth.

    “Ramsey’s a hell of a player clearly,” Holland said. “He’s just got so much knowledge that’s put me in a position to be able to develop more. He’s a great guy. A funny dude. He’s very nice for the locker room.”

  62. Krishna says:

    All of the above, courtesy of:

    Offseason Offers New Opportunities for Chosen Anderson and Jevon Holland
    May 09, 2023 at 05:00 PM
    Carter Owen

  63. Krishna says:

    In addition to Ramsey, safety DeShon Elliott has also joined the defensive backs room and is reunited with his former teammate at Texas, safety Brandon Jones. Elliott’s signing gives Miami another pair of college teammates in the defensive backs room in addition to Holland and safety Verone McKinley III, who were teammates and roommates at Oregon.

    Holland hopes that team chemistry will help lead to a competitive yet compatible defensive backs room.

  64. Rockphin says:

    I don’t know why we need a pool anyway it’s going to be October 22 again this year. Whatever game that is.

  65. Krishna says:

    Everybody’s just vibing,” Holland said. “We all know each other. We’re all good friends. So Verone and DeShon have known each other since like elementary school or something like that. So being able to just function together on the field, moving around, moving different positions should be like seamless. Guys just understanding that they can be interchangeable and everybody’s willing and able to move around when they need to be.”

    While McKinley III (1), Holland (2), Jones (3) and Elliott (4) have a combined 10 years of NFL experience entering the 2023 season, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is entering his 37th season in the NFL.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      It’s all good stuff and I had completely forgotten about Elliot. We have a lot of guys in the secondary to figure out, well bottom few guys anyway.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      There are young people who don’t listen to elders.

      I am an elder.
      I can tell you I see it.
      … the eyes glaze over with that
      “yeah, pops … whatevs” eye-roll.

      I think we have young men on our team who listen.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        They specifically drafted and obtained guys who fit a profile they established and what I believe it fosters is accountability. The talent is there and everything you said above is true, limit mental mistakes, Coach em up properly and execute.

  66. Krishna says:

    5 moves the Miami Dolphins can make now that the 2023 NFL Draft is over
    By Brian Miller | May 8, 2023

    The 2023 NFL Draft is behind us and after all the hype leading up to it, the Miami Dolphins left with as many questions as they had entering it. Now, there is still work to be done.

    Miami wasted no time getting undrafted players signed to their team. With mini-camps beginning and OTAs around the corner, the off and on practices between now and the month of June will give coaches time to evaluate and get some film on the younger guys while also getting veteran players up to speed on offensive and defensive changes.

    Miami, however, still has work to do and we should start seeing some of this begin when May turns to June and there is more cap space to spend. $13.1 million will be added to Miami’s cap after the June 1st release of Byron Jones goes into effect but the Dolphins still need more than just $13 million.

    Miami needs to sign their draft class which will not be overly expensive. They need operating cash for the season in case of injuries. They also need more additions to the roster. Like these five moves they can make before training camp starts, now that the draft is over.

    The Miami Dolphins need to make a decision on Cedrick Wilson, Jr.

    Cedrick Wilson has done everything the Dolphins have asked, according to Chris Grier. They want to “do right” by him when asked about his future with the team in terms of trades. The Dolphins would eat a lot of Wilson’s salary if they moved him now.

    Trading or cutting Wilson now would cost the Dolphins $7 million in dead money with a minimal cap savings of only $1 million. If the Dolphins can find a trade partner they could flip that after June 1st. Miami will have to eat a little more of that contract to get a deal done but there is room for Miami to work with.

    Miami still believes that Wilson can contribute but it’s a crowded WR room this year and Wilson is an expensive question mark. He is likely to be WR 4 or 5 and could lose a spot to Chosen Anderson. Trading Wilson makes a lot of sense for the Dolphins.

  67. naplesfan2010 says:

    It’s time for our HC to show he’s all grown up.
    Cute is cute, but now’s the time for eliminating mistakes.

    Time for Chubb and Ogbah and X and Ramsey to show senior leadership.

    on the field as well as in the interviews and the position rooms.

    Terron has done that. Hill has done that.

    Time for everybody to get serious and coldly professional.

    We have great team camaraderie; now we need to execute and cut the shit.

    No more high snaps, no more busted coverage, no more stupid-level penalties.

    We got this.

  68. naplesfan2010 says:

    We fans deserve a dominating team. We just might have one.

    We were patient (mostly) through blowing it up.

    I think the rebuild has gone reasonably quickly and fairly well.

    We made the playoffs last year
    in spite of having our starting QB miss a bunch of time.
    In spite of having a first year HC.

    How many teams could do that?

    • Rockphin says:

      I just hope we buck the Dolphins trend. Year two of coach’s tenure has been a back step for every one I can remember.

      Going back to Wannstedt, we were #1 in the AFCE his first year, and lost in the divisional game and were #2 in the east the following year and and lost in the wild card round.
      Saban was 9-7 then 6-10
      Cam didn’t get year two
      Sparano went 11-5 then 7-9
      Philben bucked the trend going 7-9 then 8-8 but we did go from #2 in the East to #3 that year.
      Gase went 10-6 to 6-0
      Flores did well going 5-11 and then 10-6 but dropped to 9-8 again.

      The trend is we will not do as well this year (meaning 8-8 or worse.

  69. Krishna says:

    The rebuild….agreed. You have to give Grier some kudos, imo.

    HC stepping up is a must, too. He’s got to keep up with the pace of the game and make sure his assistants do, as well. Hopefully, no sophomore slump.

  70. naplesfan2010 says:

    DeShon Elliott is a slashing tackler.

  71. Krishna says:

    Huggins at WVU gets 3-game suspension and salary reduction for slurs on radio show…..hmmm

  72. Rockphin says:

    Man this writer’s strike is going to F up TV this year. The last one killed sit coms for years as everyone pivoted to “reality TV” which is worthless IMO. It destroyed TV for decades and led directly to {{shudders}} the Kardas uhhhh burp… hians and the housewives of _.

  73. herdfan says:

    Is the schedule release tomorrow or Friday?

  74. Rockphin says:

    MAN one thing that I pray transfers from Madden to IRL this year is this. We have sooo many players that ONE BLOCK will get them to sunshine and then noone is catching them. I return punts with Hill and score at LEAST once per game. Mostert is good for 2-3 long runs / TD’s per game. On most plays SOMEONE is open and if you see it coming BAM green grass and a track meet to the endzone.

    FFC (Fingers Fucking Crossed)

  75. Rockphin says:

    That is so funny. I do it all the time too.

    “here google this for me” “xyzpdq,,”

  76. Rockphin says:

    Explosive Like Wednesday Morning

  77. Rockphin says:

    I just scored on an 11 play drive where I didn’t pass the ball.

    • Rockphin says:

      HA they over ruled it and made me play it again. 12 runs TD

    • CavalierKong says:

      What difficulty setting do you play at? I’ve been playing at pro level which I guess is like average difficulty. The last week, I played a whole season and just today beat the Panthers in the SB 42-3. Still not sure how the Panthers got there, lol.

      • Rockphin says:

        Pro. I tried All Pro and it wasn’t as fun. I went and sulked back at Rookie for a few games to assuage my embarrassment

        Pro is fun and not too easy.

      • Rockphin says:

        I am still playing on the PS4. I didn’t get 5 because I wasn’t playing all that much and there apparently was a shortage the one day I tried. LOL

      • CavalierKong says:

        That has been my experience too. Although I still don’t even really do anything on defense yet. As I get better, I’ll probably start actually using the players more to defend, but right now all I do is call the plays and when I get an INT run it back, lol.

        On offense I mix it up pretty well with pass and run and have gotten decent at it. I especially like that what works against one team doesn’t necessarily work against the next. It forces you to learn more plays.

  78. naplesfan2010 says:

    I keep forgetting we got David Long.
    He’s the 6th best run stopping LB with a grade of 89.

    He is said to have “a wild love for the game.”

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      He seems like a great fit for us, all indications so far are positive, the clips I’ve heard or seen here or there. More evidence of the “vibe” 🤷‍♂️

    • Tim Knight says:

      He’s instinctive and isn’t afraid to mix it up in the run game. Solid in coverage and a good blitzer. I like him paired with Baker.

  79. Rockphin says:

    MAN we NEEEEEEED to run the ball this year!

  80. Rockphin says:

    Dolphins Chiefs in Frankfort is going to be a critical game. LOL I love the home team travels farther.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      The greatest thing about this is that the Queefs won’t be at Arrowhead and we won’t have to listen to that incessant tomahawk chant.

      • Rockphin says:

        do NOT underestimate the love of the Germans . If some “real” fans are in the audience will get the locals chanting even if they are rooting for the Dolphins. LOL

      • Rockphin says:

        something like that. LOL

  81. Rockphin says:

    Kong, the only position I play consistently on D is Tackle. BUT when the QB goes to pass I hit triangle repeatedly to get the pick.

  82. mf13ss says:

    Rockphin and Kong,

    Playing Madden on “pro” mode is all too easy and always has been. Hike it up to “all-pro” mode and enjoy the challenge, gents! “All-Madden” mode has classicly been so ridiculous to win against an opponent (even WEAK opponents) unless ya have a total cheat team.

    I’ll be buying the latest Madden soon for the PS4… there’s still a shortage on the PS5.

    • mf13ss says:

      Looking forward to linking up with y’all online!

    • CavalierKong says:

      No doubt Pro level is a cakewalk for experienced Madden players, but I haven’t played Madden in over 20 years. All the little foundational muscle memory things that regular players take for granted I have to build from scratch.

      As an example, I still don’t always throw a bullet or a lob correctly when I mean to. That is a really basic thing, lol. I only just today started adding the occasional ‘high’ throw mechanic, I still accidentally dive to the ground with my runner instead of juking sometimes, etc.

      It’ll probably take me a few months to move up to even a passable player, so I’d much rather be winning games during that process than be frustrated at the All-pro level.

      I was so green, it was easy to track my progress as a player during the season. I was much better at all aspects of offense by the SB.

      Next season I’ll start working on playing defense, not just calling plays. I have to look up and see which level of the defense it’s best to play from, the dline, lbs, or secondary. Do you have a preference on D, or do you mix it up based on opponent?

      • CavalierKong says:

        Oh yeah, the most frustrating habit I’ve nearly got broken is double hitting the pass button and getting sacked because it turns the pass into a pump fake. I took some pretty big sacks from that dang mechanic, lol.

  83. Randy says:

    In these video game football games, can you get your knee shot up at halftime and bump your stats up like 25% for the second half?

  84. Tim Knight says:

    I see our offense using TEs as blockers in both the run and pass game. 3 receivers and a RB are going to be the heavy touch guys. Adding Saubert and now Kroft with Smythe signals that. We’ll see if Connor and Higgins can develop as F TEs.

    • mf13ss says:

      I agree, Tim.

    • Tim Knight says:

      When thinking F TEs it’s guys like Shannon Sharpe, Dallas Clark, Aaron Hernandez and even Charles Clay. 😉

      They can be an extra blocker in the run game or a legit receiver out of the backfield or in the slot. Just another look and matchup. If we hit on that position we’re going to be scary scary. 🙂

  85. Tim Knight says:

    What if Ezukanma is the break out chunk yardage physical receiver? We should have a competitive TC and PS. He’s the closest comparison to Deebo on our roster. He ran the ball in college.

  86. Tim Knight says:

    Looking at our current roster I see lots of talent that is versatile on both sides of the ball. We have different body types and skill sets for different opponents. The one thing that is constant is most of our players can run. We’re a very fast team.

  87. naplesfan2010 says:

    In his first year as a college starter at Texas, all Elliott did was earn unanimous first-team All-American and All-Big 12 honors, as well as being named a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award that is presented to the nation’s top defensive back. He tied for fourth nationally with six interceptions, returning two for touchdowns. The 12-game starter also totaled 63 tackles, 8.5 for loss, nine pass breakups, and three forced fumbles.

  88. naplesfan2010 says:

    DeShon Elliott

    Well-built with NFL-caliber frame and good overall arm length
    Good football intelligence
    Quarterback of the secondary who works hard on the tape and gets his defense lined up
    Plays with downhill mindset
    Quality trigger after diagnosing hitch throws or running plays
    Often activated as an additional linebacker
    Had 8.5 tackles for loss in 2017
    Embraces physicality of the position
    Won’t pass up a chance to make a statement with a big hit
    Forced three fumbles in 2017
    Decent tackle finisher for being tight-hipped
    Had six interceptions this year and nine total over just 26 games

  89. Wyoming85 says:

  90. Wyoming85 says:

  91. steveccnv says:

    Someone asked yesterday, if our Friday game vs jets counts as our Thursday game

    Yeah right, under the topic of how can the NFL screw the Fins with the schedule…let me count the ways

    My guess is we’ll play a Thursday game on the road too, again

    I wouldn’t be against a Thursday game, if it was at home

  92. Wyoming85 says:

  93. Wyoming85 says:


    • Wyoming85 says:

      • steveccnv says:

        I’ll believe it when I see it, until then I expect to play in the snow, and Bills in Miami will be Nov or Dec

      • Rockphin says:

        that’s a lose lose for Miami and a win win for Buffalo!

        Our player are ok in the snow. Their players are a bunch of pussies that wilt in the heat. Whaaaaaaa Whaaaaaaaa

  94. steveccnv says:

    This is unbelievable, this catcher just fires the ball at the helmet of the batter, that is no where near the path of her throwing it back to the pitcher

    The ump just stands there as if I see nothing

  95. steveccnv says:

    Stock holders beware

    Warren Buffet’s dump of billions of dollars of U.S. stocks indicates that he correctly anticipates that a U.S. recession will make landfall in the near future,

  96. CavalierKong says:

    Lions at Chiefs to open the season

    Bills at Jets is one of the week 1 Monday night games. (First week 1 Monday night game I’ll be interested in in years)

  97. CavalierKong says:

    Dolphins hosting the Giants week 5

  98. The Flying Pig says:

    I read in Twitter that week 18 will be v Bills at home

    we also know jets v bills is week 1

    So my guess is that our early game @ bills is probably either week 3 or week 6 – probably before week 8

    And our opening game is going to be a nondivisional game

    Maybe an NFC East team

    Maybe a tough opening game like vs Philadelphia – ouch

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