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#1dolphinsfan
03-23-2009, 02:06 PM
Ed Thompson, of Scout.com, reports University (http://www.kffl.com/team/22/nfl#) of Cincinnati CB Mike Mickens (http://www.kffl.com/player/19997/nfl) was on the Miami Dolphins (http://www.kffl.com/team/22/nfl)' schedule for a March 16 workout with defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni (http://www.kffl.com/player/11607/nfl), according to a source.


http://www.kffl.com/team/22/nfl

i would like to get this guy in the end of the second or in the 3rd i think he is going to be a good CB if it wasnt for his Knee injury he would easly be a First round draft pick

FinAtic8480
03-23-2009, 02:25 PM
Dolphins | Worked out Carey, will meet with him
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:08:49 -0700

Ed Thompson, of Scout.com, reports the Miami Dolphins held a private workout with Norfolk State CB Don Carey March 19, and will meet with him April 7.

http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl

CK what do you know on this guy.

JT-forpresident
03-23-2009, 02:52 PM
i like the fact that they are exploring every single possibility in this draft for CB help...

maybe they already know who they are targeting, but interviewing all those CB makes it hard for other teams to read our cards...

not to mention that if we are targeting 1 or 2 guys and they get drafted ahead of us, we'll have some backup plans in store

DKphin
03-23-2009, 03:19 PM
Don Carey CB(Norfolk St.) 5'11" 192lbs.
ProDay results:
225 Bench Press Reps: 18
40 Yrd Dash: 4.49
20 Yrd Dash: 2.59
10 Yrd Dash: 1.47

Carey is a two time selection to the second team All-MEAC. He has tallied 10ints. in his career including 5ints. in 2008. Carey is a 3-time member of the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team. He ended his collegiate career with 174tkls., 34 pass deflections, 4 fumble recoveries, 2 blocked extra pts., and 2 defensive TDs. Don was a late addition to the East-West Shrine Bowl and he did not dissapoint. He finished the game with two tackles and knocked down the potential game winning TD. Carey has solid instincts and above average ball skills. He is not afraid to come up and get physical in run support. The only negative on him is that he has not really faced many complex offensive schemes.

ADavieDolphin
03-23-2009, 07:30 PM
I've been clammoring about Don Carey for a while. My cousin goes to Norfolk State and he's a bigtime football fan, but he likes the ravens. what an A-Hole. He does say this kid has amazing coverage skills and knocks the ball down all the time. I've been putting him in our 7a in most mocks.. I'd even take him in the 6th round..

Don Carey made himself even more popular as a late edition to EAST WEST shrine game, where he impressed many scouts including knocking down the potential game winning TD.

heres some notes...


01/16/09 - EAST-WEST SHRINE STANDOUT: CB Don Carey, Norfolk State: Another small-schooler turning heads against FBS prospects. The 5-11, 186-pound corner played physically, refusing to back down in coverage or run support. He unquestionably showed the best recovery speed of any corner this week; even if the receiver ran a great route that put him off-balance, Carey quickly got back into the play. Honorable mention: Cary Harris (Southern California), Ryan Palmer (Texas). - Chad Reuter, The SportsXchange, NFLDraftScout

Don Carey (Norfolk State) looked good Tuesday morning, breaking up multiple passes. Carey displayed good recovery speed, so even if he wasn't quite on his man route immediately, he usually got back quickly enough to prevent the big play. He was also physical on the line against Aaron Kelly (Clemson). - Chad Reuter, The SportsXchange, NFL Draft Scout

Positives: Adequate height and a fair build throughout for his frame. … Plays physically at the line and in coverage. … Good straight-line speed and excellent recovery speed. … Gets back into the play even if a receiver makes a nice head fake to get an advantage. … Very capable of reading the quick screen or supporting the run on the outside. Negatives: Lacks top-end speed and great strength. … Will be a little too physical at times, might be susceptible to pass interference calls. … Gets moved too easily by receiver blocks. … Played against a lower level of competition and must speed up his recognition. … Inconsistent hands for the interception.



In years before that he started at safety and cornerback and even earning rookie of week honors..

He's a team captain and vocal leader, smart student, was accepted into Yale but couldn't afford it.

I've seen some sites like drafttek, footballsfuture and others that have him going to us in 7th round..
The 7a would be worth it..

I hope he impresses our coaches..

FinAtic8480
03-23-2009, 09:08 PM
Miami is seriously coverting Corners in this draft, they have had visit with several corners and I think Miami picks atleast two. One early and one late.

RoninFin4
03-23-2009, 09:14 PM
Don Carey is one of those guys who I think is a prime target for that newly acquired 6th rounder.

Smith21
03-24-2009, 04:02 AM
if we pick him i hope he doesnt have knee issues..

ckparrothead
03-24-2009, 10:28 AM
Can't really watch a whole lot of Norfolk State games but he did show up very nicely in the Shrine Game for me and I've heard a lot of good things about him, he's tested well athletically, has good size, and he's smart as hell...got accepted to Yale on academic merit but they didn't give him a football scholarship so he couldn't afford to go.

FinAtic8480
03-26-2009, 12:48 AM
Heyward-Bey was back in College Park by 11:30 p.m., and after a workout Wednesday, he hit the ice tub to cool down his valuable legs.

He has already held private workouts with the Philadelphia Eagles and Ravens, and he has another scheduled with the Miami Dolphins. His team visits start next week. That itinerary will take him to Tennessee, Tampa Bay, Minnesota and St. Louis.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/football/bal-heywardbey0325,0,3860112.story

JT-forpresident
03-26-2009, 12:54 AM
must be hard to travel that much and working out so often... damn !

anyways, i guess it doesn't hurt to take a peak at mister heyward-bey


btw, finatic, you really are the fastest poster here lol it seems to me like 80% of the stories or reports are brought to us by your links haha, good job ;)

FinAtic8480
03-26-2009, 01:28 AM
Thanks man, you know there is one thing I dont like about Bay and that is that he is still a little bit raw at the WR position.

bigchub22
03-26-2009, 01:53 AM
Thanks man, you know there is one thing I dont like about Bay and that is that he is still a little bit raw at the WR position.

yeah me too i think he could be a stud but would rather not take a chance in the first i was hoping he would fall but not now his hype has gone way up and maybe that hype is well deserved who knows

ADavieDolphin
03-26-2009, 03:05 AM
nah, not in first round...
proven athlete, not at WR..

I wouldn't be pissed if we drafted him, alot of talent, would be a great future weapon for Henne, but nah..

2a pick please :)

Valandui
03-26-2009, 06:27 AM
We don't need him. We already have an underdeveloped 6'3", 210 lbs guy who is even faster named Todd Lowber.

finfan54
03-26-2009, 07:11 AM
could be our second guy taken later.

JT-forpresident
03-26-2009, 07:48 AM
We don't need him. We already have an underdeveloped 6'3", 210 lbs guy who is even faster named Todd Lowber.

who needs to practice on a juggs machine to catch balls when you can put your hands on those jugs... :thumbup:

IAFINFAN
03-28-2009, 01:57 PM
being looked at hard by the Miami Dolphins. Anyone know anything about him?

http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/

SR 7
03-28-2009, 02:06 PM
nice pick up in thelate rounds.

I expect a CB in day 1 and another in day 2.

Rio
03-28-2009, 02:15 PM
know nothing about Carey
have four excellent CB's that could drop to 25 or even pick 2's on draft day:
Sean Smith, Alphonso Smith, DJ Moore,& Darius Butler.
I suspect one of the four will be picked in day one by the Dolphins.

FinAtic8480
03-28-2009, 03:01 PM
The Miami Dolphins are keeping a close eye on Norfolk State cornerback Don Carey, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

Dolphins secondary coach Todd Bowles traveled to the Tidewater area a day before Carey’s Pro Day to meet with the defensive back. Then, Bowles orchestrated the drills at the campus workout.

A 5-foot-11, 192-pound cornerback who has also played safety, Carey registered a 32 1/2 inch vertical leap and a 10-2 broad jump to go with a 4.20 in the short shuttle and a 6.87 in three-cone drill.

Carey didn’t run the 40-yard dash after covering the distance in 4.49 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine where he also bench pressed 225 pounds 18 times

The guy is projected as a 7th round pick.

az fin fan
03-28-2009, 04:01 PM
Man we need a young good cb, probably two. cant wait for the draft.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/03/28/dolphins-eyeing-norfolk-state-cornerback/

mroz
03-28-2009, 04:05 PM
link:

http://www.minilink.me/1013/ (http://www.minilink.me/1013/)

:hi5:

WelcomeBack
03-28-2009, 04:27 PM
Glad to see all the negativity on Nicks' "weight issues" go flying right out the window.

If he did gain the 14 lbs. reported at his pro day...that would mean he's dropped 10 of it since then.

Weight issues?

twohype
03-28-2009, 05:11 PM
Nice

CedarPhin
03-28-2009, 05:22 PM
Pretty cool, especially since Parcells rarely leaves Miami, so you know Nicks has to be high on the radar.

skipp2myloo13
03-28-2009, 05:47 PM
Nicks would be a great pick, great value

mfish41
03-28-2009, 05:51 PM
anyone think this could be a smokescreen?

Dogbone34
03-28-2009, 06:00 PM
anyone think this could be a smokescreen?

The more WR's picked early the better options for us on defense.

MAdolfan
03-28-2009, 06:01 PM
no smokescreen. BP would travel that far and show that much interest for a smokescreen. Nicks would look great in a phins uni

DefensiveEnd76
03-28-2009, 06:03 PM
anyone think this could be a smokescreen?


Who knows. Maybe other teams will think it's a smoke screen when maybe it isn't

DefensiveEnd76
03-28-2009, 06:04 PM
Wouldn't it be nice to have some big physical receivers on our team for a change!!!!

#1dolphinsfan
03-28-2009, 06:17 PM
i really hope we get this guy

RealDriscoll
03-28-2009, 07:31 PM
I think the damn Bears are going to grab him at 18. I hope not. Remeber my March Madness for him

RealDriscoll
03-28-2009, 07:31 PM
If we could grab Nicks, Sean Smith, and Clint Sintim it would be an amazing day

GCD960
03-28-2009, 07:44 PM
no smokescreen. BP would travel that far and show that much interest for a smokescreen. Nicks would look great in a phins uni

I think he would. I may even think he would go to more workouts for guys he didnt want then he did want

Elliott 1
03-28-2009, 08:00 PM
What a nightmare.

SnakeoilSeller
03-28-2009, 08:23 PM
anyone think this could be a smokescreen?

Maybe it wasn't even BP. Maybe it was just a large man with a BP mask. I hope it was a smokescreen. He will be there at #25 & he will there at #44.

skipp2myloo13
03-28-2009, 08:34 PM
Maybe it wasn't even BP. Maybe it was just a large man with a BP mask. I hope it was a smokescreen. He will be there at #25 & he will there at #44.

hahah no he wont. He is the third best WR in the draft.

Roman529
03-28-2009, 09:39 PM
If he is there at #25 you have to give him some serious consideration. I remember we passed on a guy named Anquan Boldin a few years back, and took the sensational Eddie Moore. :(

DolfanMan4Life
03-28-2009, 10:00 PM
I like what this guy did in college he has great hands and I think would be a good fit for miami.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/03/28/nicks-works-out-for-parcells/

fishypete
03-28-2009, 10:55 PM
Well there goes the gold lock sure bet about Nicks...;

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/football/story/972613.html


Parcells is doing his job...be it real or smoke. My guess is they are really scouting Brooks Foster for the 6th rounder. 6'1" 201 4.45 27 REPS....Hmmmm?

MadDog 88
03-28-2009, 11:11 PM
I think unless the Jets trade #17 for Cutler, Nicks doesn't get past them.

FinAtic8480
03-29-2009, 12:15 AM
The 6-foot-6, 309-pound offensive lineman is not only one of the top talents at his position in this draft, he's also a humble and likeable guy who would be a positive presence in an NFL locker room. And teams have taken notice.

Britton's already had private workouts for the Miami Dolphins, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Bears. And one of the teams he's already visited is the Buffalo Bills, with more scheduled.

http://rutgers.scout.com/a.z?s=183&p=2&c=851508

Add another Mammoth lineman to Miami list. So far the Phins have had workouts or visits with Herman Johnson, Phil Load Holt, and Louis Vasquez. All these lineman are 6-5 and up and 300 plus pounds. I think Miami is gonna have one of the biggest lines when the season begins.

CedarPhin
03-29-2009, 12:19 AM
They have to draft one of those guys first...which is possible.

FinAtic8480
03-29-2009, 12:26 AM
Casey, who ran a 4.79 in the 40-yard dash at Rice after running a 4.74 at the combine, has had an individual workout with the Dolphins. Miami tight ends coach George DeLeone put Casey through blocking drills.


http://www.star-telegram.com/nflinsider/story/1284823.html


The interested thing about Casey is some teams think the guy can play QB and even play as a Wildcat specialist. He lined up at RB,TE,WR and QB at Rice the guy is a jack of all trades and the real deal. He is truly an Amazing athlete and someone I think Miami will seriously consider. I suggest you guys read the small article which is awesome. Kid is projected as second round pick and we know Miami is interested in aquiring a TE. They have had visits with Cornelius Ingram, Jared Cook, James Casey and Dan Gronkowski. While many are thinking Pat White, Casey is a very interesting prospect.

The kid could immediately replace Haynos, Become an emergency backup QB on gamedays and contribute in the Wildcat. This guy has become my favorite prospect this year and a most for my Phins. Hope we have a chance of selecting him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2GlcwpWR9M

Please watch the video.

FinAtic8480
03-29-2009, 12:28 AM
Miami seems very interested in adding a lineman and Sparano was quoted as saying they were not complete yet at the Oline position, so I think Miami adds another Lineman this year.

CedarPhin
03-29-2009, 12:31 AM
If they do, I wouldn't mind Herman Johnson.

ADavieDolphin
03-29-2009, 12:38 AM
ebon britton? what are we going to spend a first round pick on a backup T?

If they wanna move him or Carey to gaurd that'd be dumb..
Lets just draft Duke Robinson in second if you want a guard..

i dont understand this.. tackle is a first round need?

if we didn't sign Carey, Britton would be excellent for the RT spot with the 25 spot.

But in an even better situation, we have Carey locked up for 6 years. I'm fine if they want to spend the 2b on the best tackle prospect, to backup LT or RT if a starter goes down...
I'd prefer to draft depth later like in rounds 4-7, but whatever the trifecta wants is what i want.. just not britton in 1st round.

Kdawg954
03-29-2009, 12:38 AM
well they definitely need another OT for depth purposes. Britton seems to be strictly a OT, but we aren't drafting an OT this early when we have the highest paid LT and RT in the league on this team already. Unless they want to start him at Guard, which I just don't see happening.

CedarPhin
03-29-2009, 12:39 AM
If they'd have let Carey leave, I could have seen them possibly getting Britton..but I think they get a guy later down the road in the draft.

Kdawg954
03-29-2009, 12:41 AM
Carey at Guard would be beastly tho, especially if Britton comes in and excels. He seems to be a better tackle fit than Mount Vernon.

LT - Long
LG - Smiley
C - Groves
RG - Carey
RT - Britton

FinAtic8480
03-29-2009, 12:43 AM
Britton is a way to early draft pick, but Miami has shown interest in huge guys and that is my point.

Guys I have a posy of a guy who has not been named much, but is a good a player as any in this draft and you will be surprise how fast he will make us forget about White. Take a look at my thread of James Casey TE Rice and you will all be wanting Miami to pick this guy. Parcells said Miami would be adding Fire Power and this guy is all Fire Power. The Thread has a video, and you will all be loving James Casey by the end of the thread.

ADavieDolphin
03-29-2009, 12:44 AM
cool, this guys really is a baller. him and Cook really helped their stock at the combine...

I wouldn't mind consistancy opposite of Fasano. I'd prefer a blocking TE over a flashy receiver type. Martin is a great receiver but poor blocker. Fasano is above average at both. Haynos is a very poor blocker, and good receiver. If we roll with Fasano/Casey-Cook-Nelson/Martin that'd be a solid TE unit.
I dont dislike Haynos, just wish we had a better blocker in that unit. Pettigrew would be a cool pick, he'd really help in run game. However TE is not a 1st round need.
Look towards round 4-5 where nelson/ingram/coffman might be available.
If the bpa is a TE with 2b or 3, I'm okay with them taking one.

FinAtic8480
03-29-2009, 12:49 AM
This kid is amazing, I think he defitnetly replaces Haynos and could challenge Martin. I totally agree with how poor a blocker Haynos is. What I like about this guy is that you get your Wildcat Specialist, TE, and Third String QB all in one. He even lines up at RB and could possibly even fill in for Polite in some downs especially on those 3 and 1. The kid even returned Punts on PR. Rea interesting Prospect by far.

ADavieDolphin
03-29-2009, 12:55 AM
Carey wouldn't play RG.
He's playing RT, that's why he's the highest paid RT in the league.
Even if he did play guard, he'd play LG next to Jake. Carey would be paid like a LG, and he'd probably even be better than Smiley at LG.

Not gonna happen. No way we draft Britton.

I'm sure this is for looksee's, Britton COULD fall to our 2a pick. If he's there, should'nt we add that 1st round Talent to our roster, even in a backup role? I'd be okay with that, his contract wouldn't be that much to have an excellent backup Tackle

No way he's a phin, WAS, SD, CHI, TB, PHI, DET, SF, BUF, NE, PIT all could use him before our 2a pick.

ADavieDolphin
03-29-2009, 01:09 AM
yeah I'm pretty sold on him too.
Depending on what positions we solved with our first two picks, TE could be a need. I beleive that OLB, WR, CB, OL, DL will be taken before TE.
Very interesting prospect, and would be very interested in seeing what kind of position flexibility he offers at the NFL level. If he's a wildcat specialist, maybe you dont need the ronnie brown to fasano TD play.. Casey could hike it, and throw it to himself for a diving grab in the endzone.

FaithfulFinFan
03-29-2009, 01:13 AM
anyone think this could be a smokescreen?

Yep very well could be. Nicks has been projected to be a player the Dolphins could take. Parcells might as well try to sell this to other teams too IF he is not really interested. Perhaps he can scare a team into trading up for the Fins spot? Him coming to see Nicks workout doesn't mean jack to me.

FinAtic8480
03-29-2009, 01:20 AM
Lol, He had 13 recieving TDs in 2008. He also threw for 2 TDs and ran in for 6 Tds. In game he caught two scores threw for a TD and ran for a TD. That guy had a total of 21 Tds last year and he is going by practically unnoticed. The guy could be a steal.

As for Miami drafting a TE they have looked Cornelius Ingram and Jared Cook both who are suppose to go early is a pressing need, no way. I do think Miami knows both Fasano and Martin will become Free Agents next year and they could be looking for a replacement.

TheBow305
03-29-2009, 01:47 AM
I wouldn't be upset if we got him in the 3rd or 4th. Obviously we have bigger needs, but I agree that he could add something special to our offense.

FinAtic8480
03-29-2009, 01:53 AM
The guy is dynamic. The more I read the more I want Miami to draft him. Its similiar to Davone Bess being my guy last year, I was so happy when we picked im up as UDFA. The guy last year played as QB,RB,WR,TE and PR. He has good height and weight. The guy could come in as a TE, but he could be used in a lot of different ways. He could be your third QB or emergency so there is no need to carry three QBs. He could move outside to WR on some packages. Being he was gonna be a QB this year for Rice he can be used in the Wildcat and he lined up in various occasions at the Wildcat in Rice. This guy could be the total package and seems like a great fit for Miami.

oasis
03-29-2009, 03:24 AM
I'd be happy if we picked Nicks but I'm going to bet this is a smokescreen. You might see us pick up Foster though.

FinAtic8480
03-29-2009, 03:47 AM
Didn't Nicks measure 6'1 at the combine?



The team asked Henne if he wanted to join their crew for the trip, and he agreed. During the trip, the Dolphins will work out more than six receiving prospects in several cities.

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/football/story/972613.html

BTW guys Miami is also scheduled to meet with six other recievers. All I', saying is don't get to excited they could just be doing their degligence. The part I like about the article from the PBP is that they met with wide receiver Brooks Foster, tight end Richard Quinn and safety Trimane Goddard as well. Miami has been scouting the safety position and I think given Bell's injury history and the fact that Courtney Bryan sucks it a great idea. I will not mind seeing us draft a safety in the later rounds.

Elliott 1
03-29-2009, 04:25 AM
Anyone who has any doubts that they move Carey to OG only need to take a look at the Leonard Davis story.

Drafted in the 1sr round and considered an underperformer for years in AZ playing OT, the Trifecta saw him for what he could be, a probowl OG.

So Dallas pays Davis a ton of money and all of us in AZ are thinking they are crazy because he is bust. Wrong, Davis makes the probowl his 1st year as a OG.

I'm not at all saying it is sure thing, but they have a done a similiar thing before and besides, what is worth more; an allpro gaurd or a mediocre tackle.

Carey was 1st round pick and he has never been to a probowl or been considered top tier. His market value in FA this year was sky high because all the other guys out were old or injured. Guys like Stacy Andrews and Runyon and Tra Thomas.

I would love to see Carey moved to OG.

There are some great RT prospects in this draft and if Orlando Pace could stay healthy for a year he might come at a bargain this late. When healthy he is still a force to be reckoned with. Sometimes to win the big ones you have to roll the dice a little.

Elliott 1
03-29-2009, 04:40 AM
I really hope it is Foster that they really went to see, or that it is just a smokescreen.

Nicks getting an 11 on the wonderlic combined with his you tube interview just scares the petuties out of me.

Please no!!

SnakeoilSeller
03-29-2009, 07:28 AM
Look, I'm not saying they are not doing their due diligence, but last week they supposedly spent an hour talking to Maybin after his workout, they are supposedly interested in Percy I think they are turning over every rock because they have no idea who will be there at #25, and I think partially they let the stories they want to get out.
I would be disappointed if it was Nicks in round #1. He was a #2 in college until Tate got hurt, the last couple of games of the season (not the bowl game) he was held in check, the 11 on the wonderlic. He reminds me of Freddie Mitchell, who was a first round pick, around #25 if I am not mistaken.

jim1
03-29-2009, 08:56 AM
Anyone who has any doubts that they move Carey to OG only need to take a look at the Leonard Davis story.

Drafted in the 1sr round and considered an underperformer for years in AZ playing OT, the Trifecta saw him for what he could be, a probowl OG.

So Dallas pays Davis a ton of money and all of us in AZ are thinking they are crazy because he is bust. Wrong, Davis makes the probowl his 1st year as a OG.

I'm not at all saying it is sure thing, but they have a done a similiar thing before and besides, what is worth more; an allpro gaurd or a mediocre tackle.

Carey was 1st round pick and he has never been to a probowl or been considered top tier. His market value in FA this year was sky high because all the other guys out were old or injured. Guys like Stacy Andrews and Runyon and Tra Thomas.

I would love to see Carey moved to OG.

There are some great RT prospects in this draft and if Orlando Pace could stay healthy for a year he might come at a bargain this late. When healthy he is still a force to be reckoned with. Sometimes to win the big ones you have to roll the dice a little.

Good points. Carey could be a beast at G, and maybe Donald Thomas isn't ready- he doesn't have much football experience at all. If Britton is that good they'll have to consider it. I can also understand the argument that Carey should stay at RT and Britton would be overkill, but thank God that we are finally fixing the OL, it's about time. I still see WR or CB in rd 1, but the good thing is that the current management knows what they're doing- within reason I'll be happy with whoever we take, because I have faith that it will be a good choice. Far cry from previous years and regimes, so I'm kind of enjoying this peaceful feeling.

eric1317
03-29-2009, 09:30 AM
Carey wouldn't play RG.
He's playing RT, that's why he's the highest paid RT in the league.
Even if he did play guard, he'd play LG next to Jake. Carey would be paid like a LG, and he'd probably even be better than Smiley at LG.

Not gonna happen. No way we draft Britton.

I'm sure this is for looksee's, Britton COULD fall to our 2a pick. If he's there, should'nt we add that 1st round Talent to our roster, even in a backup role? I'd be okay with that, his contract wouldn't be that much to have an excellent backup Tackle

No way he's a phin, WAS, SD, CHI, TB, PHI, DET, SF, BUF, NE, PIT all could use him before our 2a pick.

It could be that the front office just wants the best available player at 25 regardless of position, so they're doing their homework.

thejetssuck
03-29-2009, 09:42 AM
I think their scouting of Eben is to send a message to Philly.

jim1
03-29-2009, 10:09 AM
I think their scouting of Eben is to send a message to Philly.

What message? Philly drafts before us, they have the upper hand.

thejetssuck
03-29-2009, 10:29 AM
What message? Philly drafts before us, they have the upper hand.

I have a theory that there is something going on between Miami and Philly and that a draft day trade in which they switch round 1 spots is quite possible and where both teams come out of the deal quite happy.

DUB
03-29-2009, 10:40 AM
Nice post. Very intriguing prospect. Maybe we can grab him at the top of the forth.
:thanks:

NCFINFAN13
03-29-2009, 11:48 AM
I'm hoping they're looking at Brandon Tate.

BostonFinFan13
03-29-2009, 11:58 AM
http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/03/28/nicks-works-out-for-parcells/

SammySmif
03-29-2009, 12:00 PM
I would love to have this guy. You have 2 stud TEs in the NFL and you have incredible balance.

aj13
03-29-2009, 12:02 PM
ive said it over and over...nicks is the most nfl ready of all the wr's in this draft...he ran every nfl route in college...and i dont see his weight being an issue, especially with our coach...

HybridPHIN 23
03-29-2009, 12:18 PM
Greg Toler ? A Div II CB..... 6'1 - 180 ....



http://http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/03/29/sparano-ireland-attend-toler-workout/

Rio
03-29-2009, 12:25 PM
think Hakeem Nicks could drop to #25 & if he did we would snatch him up

Ruepert
03-29-2009, 12:26 PM
Jim Jenson squared

SammySmif
03-29-2009, 12:29 PM
I love how Henne went with them to throw balls to the potential WRs.

Dolphins11
03-29-2009, 12:54 PM
100% smoke screen.

finfan54
03-29-2009, 01:00 PM
100% smoke screen.


NO NO NO!!! Your wrong! BP woud never do that!:lol:

Digital
03-29-2009, 01:09 PM
Can't open the link. Mind posting the important bits if there are any?

MarinoMagic85
03-29-2009, 01:11 PM
it's hard to tell what is actually a smoke screen with BP...he's known for it so maybe it's a smoke screen for a smoke screen :lol:

GoonBoss
03-29-2009, 01:29 PM
Don't see us drafting Nicks even if he's available.

DFJR88
03-29-2009, 01:29 PM
not a fan. too slow.

FinAtic8480
03-29-2009, 01:37 PM
He is projected to go in the first three rounds. I dont think he goes in the first or early second round. My guess he can go late in the 2nd or in the 3rd round.

Roman529
03-29-2009, 01:40 PM
I am not sure if it is the same link as the original post but I found this article on Toler:

http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/spo/2009/03/29-72/Ravens-keeping-tabs-on-cornerback-Toler.html

OWINGS MILLS - The Baltimore Ravens are taking a look at small-school cornerback Greg Toler, an emerging NFL draft sleeper from tiny St. Paul's College in rural Virginia.


A Washington, D.C., native, Toler is working out for the Ravens tomorrow at Woodrow Wilson High. The New York Jets are also scheduled to work out Toler tomororw.

The Division II star had private workouts this past week for the Cleveland Browns and the Miami Dolphins. Here is a picture of him. St. Paul's uniforms look a lot like the Cincy Bengals:
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Mcganiel
03-29-2009, 02:00 PM
100% smoke screen.

You really think so. I would say yeah its a smoke screen if just Ireland attended, but Tony, Bill and Chad traveled to the workouts. I think they will condiser Hakeem if he's available at 25. He will be a definete number one reciver in the NFL and our recieving corp would be set for years to come. Nicks, Ginn and Bess would be very hard to defend against and highly prodcutive. I would have to say that I would be happy with this pick at 25.:hi5:

Here is his highlight film from youtube. The last catch snd run is great...Good stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_aMQ2R7dYQ

uk_Duper85
03-29-2009, 02:07 PM
You really think so. I would say yeah its a smoke screen if just Ireland attended, but Tony, Bill and Chad traveled to the workouts. I think they will condiser Hakeem if he's available at 25. He will be a definete number one reciver in the NFL and our recieving corp would be set for years to come. Nicks, Ginn and Bess would be very hard to defend against and highly prodcutive. I would have to say that I would be happy with this pick at 25.:hi5:
But, if only Ireland goes, then doesn't everyone know it's a smokescreen? So we send all the trifecta then it doesn't look like a smokescreen.

But then if everyone knows that we know that if we send the trifecta and Henne then we think people will think it's NOT a smokescreen, then people will think it IS a smokescreen anyway and we should have just sent Ireland.

Anyone else confused?

;)

Mcganiel
03-29-2009, 02:14 PM
But, if only Ireland goes, then doesn't everyone know it's a smokescreen? So we send all the trifecta then it doesn't look like a smokescreen.

But then if everyone knows that we know that if we send the trifecta and Henne then we think people will think it's NOT a smokescreen, then people will think it IS a smokescreen anyway and we should have just sent Ireland.

Anyone else confused?

;)

thats freakn great.....:lol:

dlockz
03-29-2009, 02:16 PM
The whole smokescreen theories are always quite absurd and useless. I definately hope we can get Nicks.

BobGriese12
03-29-2009, 02:23 PM
How can you not like Hakeem Nicks? But I do think we pass on him if Buter or Davis is on the board. Parcells knows we need help badly at cornerback.



BG12

Zounds
03-29-2009, 02:25 PM
While I think Miami may draft a WR, I seriously doubt it will be in the 1st round. Nicks may have already fallen out of the first round due to poor performances and conditioning, so my take is that Parcells is just doing his due diligence. And yes, he has traveled to see other prospects, and I would hardly call it rare that he does some personal scouting.

TheBow305
03-29-2009, 02:40 PM
He is projected to go in the first three rounds. I dont think he goes in the first or early second round. My guess he can go late in the 2nd or in the 3rd round.

NO WAY he goes in the 1st. The only tight ends that have a chance of sneaking in are Cook, Ingram, and Nelson. He has a shot at the 2nd, but I also feel that is pretty slim.

I agree with DUB, getting him at the top of the 4th with Oakland's pick would be ideal.

FinAtic8480
03-29-2009, 03:03 PM
Add Richard Quinn to the list of TE Miami has had visits with. Miami so far has shown plenty of interest in the position having visit with Jared Cook, James Casey, Cornelius Ingram, Dan Gronkowski and Richard Quinn. I think we defitnetly add one via draft.

Buddy
03-29-2009, 04:05 PM
If they do, I wouldn't mind Herman Johnson.

Hells to the yeah!:hump::hump::hump::hump::hump:

That man is an ogre that would instantly upgrade our interior line. Our offseason program would be key for him to keep his weight under control but apparently he thrives in a structured and regimented environment according to the scouting reports I have read. He is definitely on my wish list for our later 2nd round pick or third rounder if he lasts that long. I would give my left leg to get him with the Raiders 4th rounder!

X-Pacolypse
03-29-2009, 04:18 PM
I've got Casey as a 3rd round pick in my Mock Draft.

FaithfulFinFan
03-29-2009, 04:31 PM
Look, I'm not saying they are not doing their due diligence, but last week they supposedly spent an hour talking to Maybin after his workout, they are supposedly interested in Percy I think they are turning over every rock because they have no idea who will be there at #25, and I think partially they let the stories they want to get out.
I would be disappointed if it was Nicks in round #1. He was a #2 in college until Tate got hurt, the last couple of games of the season (not the bowl game) he was held in check, the 11 on the wonderlic. He reminds me of Freddie Mitchell, who was a first round pick, around #25 if I am not mistaken.

I doubt the Fins take a receiver in the 1st round. They are going to look at a ton of players in case some may fall etc.. Some players they are probably looking at for later rounds. The player they pick will probably be someone nobody expected them to take as seems to happen every year.

FaithfulFinFan
03-29-2009, 04:47 PM
How can you not like Hakeem Nicks? But I do think we pass on him if Buter or Davis is on the board. Parcells knows we need help badly at cornerback.

BG12

I would rather have the Fins take Brian Robiskie in the 2nd/3rd round than Nicks. I think Robiskie is a better downfield receiver than Nicks is. Nicks is a nice possession receiver and a big target. Don't think I want him in the 1st round. Learning curve for receivers might be a couple of years--so I would rather get a receiver in the later rounds.

CedarPhin
03-29-2009, 05:31 PM
Anyway, since there are a lot of threads of "Dolphins attending X player's workout at Y school" threads sitting around, I've decided to merge all of them into one and stick it to the top.

Have fun gentlemen.

FinAtic8480
03-29-2009, 05:37 PM
I am creating this thread with the purpose of us knowing which Draft Prospects Miami could be drafting or signing as UDFA. All the prospects posted have had visits with Miami or are scheduled to visit. This should help us know what players Miami is thinking of drafting, what position they are looking at and which are the needs they think we have. I will provide Position, Weight, Height and School. I will be updating the Thread everytime a new prospect visits or Miami is spotted at a Pro Day with the prospect up until draft day. I am also trying to get a Sticky on this so we don't lose the Thread.

QB:

Tom Brandstater 6'5 220 Fresno State

Pat White 6'0 197 West Virgina

RB:

Lesean McCoy 5'10 198 Pittsburgh

FB:

WR:

Ramses Barden 6'6 229 Cal Poly

Kenny Britt 6'3 218 Rutgers

Brooks Foster 6'1 211 North Carolina

Dudley Guice 6'3 209 Northwesten State

Percy Harvin 5'11 192 Florida

Darrius Heyward-Bey 6'2 210 Maryland

Johnny Knox 6'0 185 Albilene Christian

Louis Murpthy 6'2 203 Florida

Hakeem Nicks 6'1 212 North Carolina

Brian Robiskie 6'3 209 Ohio State

Brandon Tate 6'0 183 North Carolina

Derrick Willaims 6'0 194 Penn State

TE:

James Casey 6'3 246 Rice

Jared Cook 6'5 246 South Carolina

Dan Gronkowski 6'6 255 Maryland

Cornelius Ingram 6'4 245 Florida

Richard Quinn 6'4 264 North Carolina

OL:

Eben Britton OT 6'6 309 Arizona

Alex Derenthal C 64 298 Temple

Herman Johnson OG 6'7 364 LSU

Phil Loadholt OL 6'8 332 Oklahoma

Lydon Murtha OT 6'7 306 Nebraska

Dane Randolph OL 6'5 312 Maryland

Duke Robinson OT 6'5 329 Oklahoma

Matt Slauson OG 5'5 316 Nebraska

Louis Vasquez OG 6'5 333 Texas Tech

Edwin Williams C 6'2 308 Maryland


DL:

Rhyan Anderson DE 6'3 283 New Mexico State

Connor Barwin DE/OLB 6'4 256 Cincinnati

Ron Brace DT 6'3 330 Boston

Cody Brown DE/OLB 6'2 244 Connecticut

Everette Brown DE/OLB 6'2 256 FSU

Larry English DE/OLB 6'2 274 Northern Illinois

Jarron Gilbert DE 6'5 288 San Jose State

Michael Johnson DE 6'7 266 Georgia Tech

Paul Kruger DE/OLB 6'4 263 Utah

Aaron Maybin DE/OLB 6'4 249 Penn State

Kyle Moore DE 6'5 272 USC

Terrence Taylor DT 6'0 306 Michigan

David Veikune DE/OLB 6'2 256 Hawaii

LB:
Russell Allen OLB 6'3 230 San Diego State

Frantz Joseph ILB 6'1 242 FAU

Moise Fokou OLB 6'3 233 Maryland

Clay Matthews OLB 6'3 240 USC

Rey Maualuga ILB 6'2 249 USC

Dan Skuta OLB 6'3 249 Grand Valley State

Clint Sintim OLB 6'3 256 Virginia

Jason Williams ILB/OLB 6'1 241 Western Illinois

CB:

Kevin Barnes 6'0 187 Maryland

Darius Butler 5'10 183 Connecticut

Don Carey 5'11 192 Norfolk State

Vontae Davis 5'11 203 Illinois

Coye Francies 6'0 185 San Jose Sate

Mike Mickens 6'0 184 Cincinnati

D.J. Moore 5'9 192 Vanderbilt

Sherrod Martin 6'1 198 Troy

Christopher Owens 5'10 181 San Jose Sate

Sean Smith 6'4 214 Utah

Gregory Toler 5'11 185 St. Pauls

S:

Louis Delmas 5'11 202 Western Michigan

Specialist:

Kevin Huber P 6'1 220 Cincinnati

We can clearly see Miami has shown the most Interest at the CB, LB, WR,
OL and TE position. Interestingly Miami has not shown little interest in the DT position as of now, could be a smoke screen. They did speak alot with Ron Brace at the Combine and have met with Terrence Taylor.

Hope you guys like this Thread and hopefully we can see it on the Stickys.

mbbransc
03-30-2009, 04:22 PM
Look, I'm not saying they are not doing their due diligence, but last week they supposedly spent an hour talking to Maybin after his workout, they are supposedly interested in Percy I think they are turning over every rock because they have no idea who will be there at #25, and I think partially they let the stories they want to get out.
I would be disappointed if it was Nicks in round #1. He was a #2 in college until Tate got hurt, the last couple of games of the season (not the bowl game) he was held in check, the 11 on the wonderlic. He reminds me of Freddie Mitchell, who was a first round pick, around #25 if I am not mistaken.

Wow, I'm not sure where this stuff comes from, but there is lots of revisionist history going on with Nicks and Tate!!

First off, Nicks has been the #1 WR since his freshman year. He lead the team in receptions and yards each of his three season.

Tate did even play WR until Butch replaced Bunting. And in Tate's first yr playing WR, Nicks had 3x as many catches (74 vs 25) and 2x as many yards (958 vs 479).

And in this past season through the first 6 games (Tate got injured in the 6th game), Nicks again had 2x as many catches (33 vs 16) and more yards (553 vs 376).

Now, that doesn't consider the other skills that Tate possesses (returns and rushes), but don't get it twisted, Nicks was never the #2 WR at UNC.