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RealDriscoll
12-23-2009, 01:02 PM
Round 1: Jermaine Gresham-TE-Oklahoma

Analysis: The truth is we need to surround Chad Henne with as many weapons as possible and Gresham is the best player on the board when we pick. Gresham is not as accomplished of a blocker as Brandon Pettigrew but is a far more dangerous pass catcher and is a real seem buster. He provides a vertical threat that our offense currently lacks and is capabale of making tough catches.

Round 2: Brandon LaFell-WR-LSU

Analsysis: The Dolphins need a legitimate #1 receiver and I do think they will be players for Miles Austin or Antonio Bryant in free agency but I see them trying to move Tedd Ginn Jr. LaFell has great size and good speed who can come in and make an immediate impact

Round 3: AJ Edds-LB-Iowa

Analysis: Edds is a guy who can convert into the middle to play Inside Linebacker in a 3-4 defense. Edds is tremendous in pass coverage and an above average tackler.

Round 4: Dexter Davis-OLB-Arizona State

Analysis: Stout against the run and good pass rushing ability who could take over at either WOLB or SOLB . A future pass-rush combination of Cameron Wake and Davis looks solid


Round 6A:Cam Thomas-NT-North Carolina

Analysis: The Dolphins need to get depth and talent here because Jason Ferguson is as good as gone and Paul Soliai has shown glympse of being a good player but needs to become more consistent.

Round 6B: Brandon Carter-OG-Texas Tech

Analysis: A Bill Parcells draft wouldn't be complete without some kind of Offensive Linemen being drafted. Carter is rugged and fits the mold of a Parcells linemen. Providing more depth to our solid offensive line.

Round 7A:Torrell Troup-NT-Central Florida

Analysis: We have seen the Parcells era draft two players at same position in previous drafts ie Sean/Vontae Davis and Lex Hilliard/ Jalen Parmele. Troup is a late round sleeper

Round 7B: Damion Fletcher-RB-Southern Mississippi

Analysis: We will resign Ronnie and Ricky is back but Ricky won't be around forever.

WelcomeBack
12-23-2009, 01:26 PM
I actually really like it.

Getting two huge weapons for Henne would be big. Gresham is a great talent and would most likely start right away if his injury is fully healed.

LaFell is a good combo of size and speed. If he's there in the 2nd, that's a must grab in my eyes.

Edds, I definitely like watching play. Versatile, something this team loves.

Seems to cover all needs. Good job.

hooshoops
12-23-2009, 01:31 PM
not bad real...but please do better than brandon lafell at wr in the 2nd...my only real gripe...maybe plug demarious thomas there instead

austen lane is another potential solb that people are talking about but i know people are high on dexter davis also

X-Pacolypse
12-23-2009, 01:33 PM
I like it. I really like it. Nice job!

rev kev
12-23-2009, 01:38 PM
If..., a big if mind you, we go O in rd 1 - I like the pick and stocking up on LBs and NTs

hooshoops
12-23-2009, 01:42 PM
i don't know why everyone is so damn high on brandon lafell...he's not showing me legit #1 wr upside

demarious thomas is a guy who could be a monster in a few years...assuming benn and tate are gone by that mid 2nd round pick i'd be looking at thomas and that upside if i was looking wr there

RealDriscoll
12-23-2009, 02:58 PM
He has great size and a knack for the end-zone. Receivers such as Dez Bryant, Damian Williams, Golden Tate, Arrelious Benn really have no chance being there in Round 2. It was between Demaryius Thomas and LaFell; I chose LaFell b/c Thomas despite having great size seemed to disappear at times...

j-off-her-doll
12-23-2009, 05:44 PM
RD 1: Interesting pick. There's obviously the issue with his health - which shouldn't be that hindering. Assuming we decide to go offense, the only other player that I can see us taking is A. Benn. To your credit there's a bigger drop off from Gresham to the next TE than A. Benn to Lafell.

RD 2: I don't know why some people here are down on Lafell. I have him as the 3rd best WR prospect.

RD 3: Think we might be able to get better value than Edds here. I've been a not-so-quiet supporter of Micah Johnson as a 3rd RD pick. If he is able to make a transition to ILB (again, don't know about spending a high pick on a player you're asking to change positions), he's a good athlete. I can see the reasoning.

RD 4: Davis is interesting. I haven't followed him closely. Do you have any info on the reason for his drop off this season?

. . .

I like the areas you addressed with the rest of the draft. Not my mock, but I like it.

WelcomeBack
12-23-2009, 06:07 PM
I'd be happy with either LaFell or Demaryius should we not get Bryant in round 1.

TedSlimmJr
12-23-2009, 06:55 PM
He has great size and a knack for the end-zone. Receivers such as Dez Bryant, Damian Williams, Golden Tate, Arrelious Benn really have no chance being there in Round 2. It was between Demaryius Thomas and LaFell; I chose LaFell b/c Thomas despite having great size seemed to disappear at times...

I'm not sure I agree with that....I think as many as 4 of the WR's mentioned in this paragraph have an outstanding chance to make it to the 2nd round...

I could nitpick a selection or two in the mock....mainly Carter (I have this thing against TT offensive lineman due to the wide splits)....but overall I like it....especially Cam Thomas and Troup late...

hooshoops
12-23-2009, 07:22 PM
if all those other guys mentioned were gone i go with the bigger upside player...

lafell just looks like a #2 guy to me

Ricky4Life
12-23-2009, 10:26 PM
I would love for Dexter Davis to be in a Fins uniform next year. I think he will make the transition to OLB very well.

Roman529
12-23-2009, 10:33 PM
I would love for Dexter Davis to be in a Fins uniform next year. I think he will make the transition to OLB very well.

I like him as well, and not just because I am an ASU alum. He makes lots of tackles and can get the sacks as well. :up:

Big Red 1972
12-31-2009, 02:58 AM
Round 1: Jermaine Gresham-TE-Oklahoma

Analysis: The truth is we need to surround Chad Henne with as many weapons as possible and Gresham is the best player on the board when we pick. Gresham is not as accomplished of a blocker as Brandon Pettigrew but is a far more dangerous pass catcher and is a real seem buster. He provides a vertical threat that our offense currently lacks and is capabale of making tough catches.

Hate it.


Round 2: Brandon LaFell-WR-LSU

Analsysis: The Dolphins need a legitimate #1 receiver and I do think they will be players for Miles Austin or Antonio Bryant in free agency but I see them trying to move Tedd Ginn Jr. LaFell has great size and good speed who can come in and make an immediate impact

Wouldn't be my first choice but not awful.


Round 3: AJ Edds-LB-Iowa

Analysis: Edds is a guy who can convert into the middle to play Inside Linebacker in a 3-4 defense. Edds is tremendous in pass coverage and an above average tackler.

Love it.


Round 4: Dexter Davis-OLB-Arizona State

Analysis: Stout against the run and good pass rushing ability who could take over at either WOLB or SOLB . A future pass-rush combination of Cameron Wake and Davis looks solid

Hate it. Davis is too short, too slow, and plays with his hand in the dirt. I don't like his chances of converting to 34 OLB in the NFL.


Round 6A:Cam Thomas-NT-North Carolina

Analysis: The Dolphins need to get depth and talent here because Jason Ferguson is as good as gone and Paul Soliai has shown glympse of being a good player but needs to become more consistent.

Hate it. Thomas has shown me less than Soliai.


Round 6B: Brandon Carter-OG-Texas Tech

Analysis: A Bill Parcells draft wouldn't be complete without some kind of Offensive Linemen being drafted. Carter is rugged and fits the mold of a Parcells linemen. Providing more depth to our solid offensive line.

Hate it. Think Georgia Tech or Virginia Tech not Texas Tech. Also you forgot about our third 6th round pick.


Round 7A:Torrell Troup-NT-Central Florida

Analysis: We have seen the Parcells era draft two players at same position in previous drafts ie Sean/Vontae Davis and Lex Hilliard/ Jalen Parmele. Troup is a late round sleeper

Love it.


Round 7B: Damion Fletcher-RB-Southern Mississippi

Analysis: We will resign Ronnie and Ricky is back but Ricky won't be around forever.

Never heard of him.

Overall not a bad job considering we don't know our draft position yet or which juniors are declaring. :up:

#1dolphinsfan
12-31-2009, 03:10 AM
I'd be happy with either LaFell or Demaryius should we not get Bryant in round 1.
i agree

TheBow305
12-31-2009, 03:16 AM
Not sure about Edds in the 3rd, we could probably get him a little later.

But the rest looks solid, although if we could get Damaryius Thomas instead of LaFell in the 2nd, I'd rather have him.

ZILLA
12-31-2009, 04:14 AM
apparently you think our defense is much better then i do

JCane
12-31-2009, 04:33 AM
Why take Jermaine Gresham in the first round when he's coming off an injury and you can take Jimmy Graham later on in the draft...say 4th round? Just makes more sense I think. In the first round, we have to get a big time playmaker. We need Terrence Cody or Rolando McClain I think. Parcells is known for passing on wide receivers in the draft so I think Vincent Jackson becomes a very likely option in free agency.

Possum
12-31-2009, 05:10 AM
Never heard of him.


you sir obviously dont know your cusa football. :chuckle:

4THand10
12-31-2009, 06:13 AM
I think Vincent Jackson becomes a very likely option in free agency.

There is absolutely zero chance the Chargers let Jackson go.

OrlandoFin
12-31-2009, 09:30 AM
He has great size and a knack for the end-zone. Receivers such as Dez Bryant, Damian Williams, Golden Tate, Arrelious Benn really have no chance being there in Round 2. It was between Demaryius Thomas and LaFell; I chose LaFell b/c Thomas despite having great size seemed to disappear at times...

I would say Thomas disappearing has more to do with the offense he plays in rather than his ability. I like LaFell as well, but if I had the choice of the two I would lean towards Thomas. I just love how he fights for the ball and catches everything with his hands. I am sure he has done it but I have never seen him catch a ball in his body.

BobDole
12-31-2009, 01:23 PM
i'm not a fan of lafell at all. too stiff and needs tons of polishing regarding route running. he'll need a lot of work before he could be a #1 - if ever. much bigger fan of toliver, personally. too bad he's not coming out.

i also think we need a better ILB than edds - i don't see him as much of an upgrade over what we already have. i like his size and ability in the passing game, but 2 sacks in college? i want someone there who can get to the QB - i don't see edds as that guy. and i especially don't like him as a 3rd pick.

no gripe with the other picks though.

Quadfather
12-31-2009, 01:37 PM
i think if we are picking at like 11, then gresham will be a bit of a reach. we need to be thinking higher up, like mcclain or c.j. spiller, maybe even dez bryant.

Dolphin Dave
12-31-2009, 02:15 PM
Not how I would have picked them but your draft is good and your reasoning is sound. I appreciate the effort that you put in it.

TedSlimmJr
12-31-2009, 02:18 PM
i'm not a fan of lafell at all. too stiff and needs tons of polishing regarding route running. he'll need a lot of work before he could be a #1 - if ever. much bigger fan of toliver, personally. too bad he's not coming out.

i also think we need a better ILB than edds - i don't see him as much of an upgrade over what we already have. i like his size and ability in the passing game, but 2 sacks in college? i want someone there who can get to the QB - i don't see edds as that guy. and i especially don't like him as a 3rd pick.

no gripe with the other picks though.

I think Edds is more of a SAM linebacker....he's not asked to pass rush much playing on the strongside for Iowa....he has too much coverage responsibilities...which is what he excels at...

He'd be a huge upgrade for Miami's linebackers IMO...particularly in coverage...and he has the size and profile that fits a Parcells linebacker....his character, intangibles, and work ethic is top notch....very experienced and Academic All Big-10.....

3rd round is probably fair value for Edds....

RealDriscoll
12-31-2009, 02:23 PM
I did this mock thinking we were picking around #20. Things have changed drastically.

BobDole
12-31-2009, 02:29 PM
I think Edds is more of a SAM linebacker....he's not asked to pass rush much playing on the strongside for Iowa....he has too much coverage responsibilities...which is what he excels at...

He'd be a huge upgrade for Miami's linebackers IMO...particularly in coverage...and he has the size and profile that fits a Parcells linebacker....his character, intangibles, and work ethic is top notch....very experienced and Academic All Big-10.....

3rd round is probably fair value for Edds....

fair enough. i don't necessarily dislike the kid - i'm just not sure there aren't better fits for our defense. i guess the question is can someone that isn't asked to penetrate do so at the next level? if he has some pass rushing abilities i'm good. definitely like his size and fluidity in the passing game. he HAS to be able to get to the QB though. that's a must.

PATSSUCK
12-31-2009, 04:58 PM
I really wish that the draft and free agency happened a month after the season ended as opposed to 3 months :(. The draft is like Christmas in April for me.

Oraclepz
12-31-2009, 05:24 PM
He has great size and a knack for the end-zone. Receivers such as Dez Bryant, Damian Williams, Golden Tate, Arrelious Benn really have no chance being there in Round 2. It was between Demaryius Thomas and LaFell; I chose LaFell b/c Thomas despite having great size seemed to disappear at times...


Dude his offense is based on the triple option... what do you thinks gonna happen?

OrlandoFin
12-31-2009, 07:17 PM
I really wish that the draft and free agency happened a month after the season ended as opposed to 3 months :(. The draft is like Christmas in April for me.

Then we wouldn't have 3 months to overanalyze everything...LOL