PDA

View Full Version : Walter Football's take on Fins draft



emeraldfin
04-27-2009, 07:10 AM
2009 NFL Draft Grade:

Corner. Receiver. Receiver. Corner. Corner. Corner. Receiver. Corner. Receiver. Receiver. There you go, I summed up Miami's draft.

The Dolphins got off to a great start, in my opinion. Vontae Davis was projected to go in the top 10 before some reports came out about his character issues. Pat White is a great fit for the Wildcat. And Sean Smith could have easily been drafted in Round 1.

However, things fell apart on Day 2. Bill Parcells made some horrendous value picks with Patrick Turner, Brian Hartline and John Nalbone. I'm not saying these guys are going to bust; I believe Parcells simply reached and ignored draft value, which is never a good thing.

Grade give on 4/27/09: B-



2009 NFL Draft Picks:

25. Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois
Vontae Davis' character concerns keep this from being an A, but the Dolphins are getting an incredible talent and a position of dire need. Will Davis behave? As long as Bill Parcells is around, I would think so. (Pick Grade: B)

44. Pat White, WR/QB, West Virginia
Pat White fits the Wildcat. He fills a hole at receiver. The Dolphins will be able to do a lot with him on offense. Good choice. (Pick Grade: B)

61. Sean Smith, CB/S, Utah
We knew the Dolphins were hurting for secondary depth going into the 2009 NFL Draft. Sean Smith, who is great value late in the second round, quells some of those concerns. (Pick Grade: A)

87. Patrick Turner, WR, USC
Poor value. Patrick Turner fills a need as a possession receiver, but he wasn't productive at USC. Turner was a late-round prospect. (Pick Grade: D)

87. Brian Hartline, WR, Ohio State
Another reach and another receiver? Brian Hartline is horrendous value in Round 4. It almost seems as if Bill Parcells is hedging his bets by taking as many wideouts as possible. (Pick Grade: F)

161. John Nalbone, TE, Monmouth
A Monmouth player taken before a Miami player? It's really amazing how much has changed in the past few years. John Nalbone was a projected 7-FA player, so this is a slight reach. I wouldn't say this fills a need either. (Pick Grade: D)

165. Chris Clemons, FS, Clemson
The Dolphins finally decided not to reach and draft for value instead. Still, I'd like to see the Dolphins get away from their receiver-defensive back binge drafting. (Pick Grade: B)

181. Andrew Gardner, OT, Georgia Tech
Miami needed a swing tackle. Andrew Gardner definitely isn't a reach, so this is a solid selection. (Pick Grade: B)

214. J.D. Folson, ILB, Weber State
Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't see how J.D. Folson fits into Miami's defense. (Pick Grade: C)

http://walterfootball.com/offseason2009mia.php

Cutie
04-27-2009, 10:22 AM
For the Day 2 picks, we were generous.

CpuFan
04-27-2009, 10:37 AM
LOL you must be kidding. I am sure you guys could have done better. LOL

ticophin
04-27-2009, 10:45 AM
Its easy, but irresponsible, to amply critisize the unknown....It may make them appear foolish...
Id rather try to understand and analize the reasoning behind some of those picks. Believe me, Ireland and co. have tons of resources that we can only dream of...

Dolfan1000
04-27-2009, 11:16 AM
I seem to recall the same being said about Kendall Langford and Donald Thomas. Reaches. Small schools. Not good value. Bad picks.

Whatever you say.

X-Pacolypse
04-27-2009, 12:47 PM
I love these day after Draft grades. They are absolutely meaningless.

rent this space
04-27-2009, 04:17 PM
this guy obviously doesn't know what he's talking about. the two biggest holes were at WR and CB, why not load up? Jeff Ireland just said that Pat White will play QB, not only receiver. the top-two TE's are unsigned for next year and there's not a need? not sure if a 6-2 240 LB fits? cmon, read a little. also, he bases everything on reported draft grades, he probably googled it. any one of us knows more about this team than the author of this pile of crap.

ZachThomas76
04-27-2009, 04:30 PM
this guy obviously doesn't know what he's talking about. the two biggest holes were at WR and CB, why not load up? Jeff Ireland just said that Pat White will play QB, not only receiver. the top-two TE's are unsigned for next year and there's not a need? not sure if a 6-2 240 LB fits? cmon, read a little. also, he bases everything on reported draft grades, he probably googled it. any one of us knows more about this team than the author of this pile of crap.

the guy who runs that site is pretty clueless when it comes to football. ive spoken to him a few times through email, and his knowledge is quite limited. I could be wrong, but I think he only got maybe 3 or 4 picks correct in the Top 32. Hes kinda adopted a PFT type attitude where he makes smartass comments and takes shots at people to get viewers, but in terms of his actual football IQ,its not too high IMO. Thats the funny thing about the net now, any bozo can get a football site it seems.

CrazyCarl
04-27-2009, 04:40 PM
Here is my issue with this

1. "A Monmouth player taken before a Miami player?" - What the hell does that have to do with anything? Also stating it doesn't fill a need was wrong as well.

2. Its Folsom. The guy cant even spell drafted players names right and hes suppose to expect me to take him seriously? That shows just how much you actually know about said player.

DUB
04-27-2009, 08:06 PM
I agree with the grade and everything said. Great day one, I'm not in love with day two.

3rdandinches
04-27-2009, 08:42 PM
So because he ranked them lower what else is he gonna say, he's trying to justify his rankings even though BP is the pro's pro. Sounds like sour grapes for not having a clue where players would be drafted outside the 1st round to me.

finfan54
04-27-2009, 08:50 PM
Pat White is not a WR. Get used to it. I know its difficult for some.

Chris Clemons was a great pick. Dont have a clue what this guy is talking about. Everyone lost faith at Pat Turner. Whatver. Haynos 6-7, Turner 6-5, London, 6-4. I think we are going end zone. How tall are the AFC East CB's? Sean Smith will get good practice for Moss against these guys.

finner
04-27-2009, 09:55 PM
These guys are prime examples of what’s wrong with our economy; too many people doing incredibly irrelevant jobs.

The day after draft talent evaluator forecasting Einstein’s are examples of black holes with keyboards…