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Clipse
02-05-2010, 01:34 AM
Figured I'd make a mock draft myself. Usually don't do these, especially before FA and the combine but hey, I'm bored.

Round 1: Alabama ILB Rolando McClain. Dez Bryant will be off the board. McClain fills a big need at ILB. I like Graham too should McClain not be here. McClain is tough, strong, intelligent, a great leader. Has good speed, especially for such a big guy. Is great at shedding blocking, which is huge for a 3-4 backer. A pretty good blitzer. Pretty good in zone coverage, average in man defense. The guy is just everything we need on our team, and everything you want from a Mike.

Round 2: Georgia Tech WR Demaryius Thomas. This is a hard selection. I really like Benn and Spikes. Really like Hughes but can't see him falling this far at all. Thomas is everything we need at the WR position. Extremely physical. Has no problem tossing people around for extra yards. Has good speed. Is a deep threat. Will go up and fight for the ball, and more often than not come away with it. Dangerous red zone threat with the ability to go up for the ball in the endzone, or catch a short slant and break a tackle to the endzone. Is a punishing blocker. Best blocking WR in the draft hands down. Would fit perfectly on a physical, run oriented team in need a playmaker at WR. Was the only player on his team with double digit receptions. Was double teamed often to no avail. Will be a starter on day 1 no doubt, and has the size, speed, and of course physicality to be a special WR. Basically he's Anquan Boldin v2.

Round 3: Miami TE Jimmy Graham. Yet another target for Henne. Graham is still raw, as he only played TE for one year at Miami. However, it is obvious sky is the limit for him. At a whopping 6'8", Graham is excepetionally athletic. Mostly due to the fact he played basketball at the U. Average at best blocker, but can be fixed. If anyone thinks he's more of a 4th round prospect, they'd be wrong. Especially after the combine, we'd be for him to still be available for us in the 3rd.

Round 4: Iowa ILB A.J. Edds. Best coverage LB in the draft. Solid tackler, solid against the run. Doesn't make many mistakes. Would probably start off as a nickel backer, but could develop into a really good Will with his coverage ability.

Don't feel like doing the rest as we we have three 6th rounders and two 7th rounders. Of course this is before FA so it really means nothing because FA could certainly change the outlook of the draft should we get a Karlos Dansby, Antrelle Rolle, Larry Foote, etc. Thoughts?

JCane
02-05-2010, 01:39 AM
I was at the Senior Bowl this past weekend. I was sitting right in the end zone area when the South was trying to capatilize on a turnover. Three plays from about the 20 yard line and I wish you guys could have seen Jimmy Graham man-handle dudes to get open.

There was a lot of raving about Sean Weatherspoon's pass deflection in the corner of the end zone on a fade...that kid is lightining fast—or at least appeared to be on that play—but I believe the QB under threw that football. Weatherspoon was at a height disadvantage.

#1dolphinsfan
02-05-2010, 01:53 AM
if you went with MIcah Johnso in the 4th round i would have loved it but Aj Edds is to small to play ILB in the 34 never mind just looked up his weight he isnt a bad size for ILB

Clipse
02-05-2010, 02:01 AM
if you went with MIcah Johnso in the 4th round i would have loved it but Aj Edds is to small to play ILB in the 34 never mind just looked up his weight he isnt a bad size for ILB
Meh, not a fan of Micah Johnson. And at 6'4 244 lbs Edds has pretty good size for the 3-4. McClain is same height and only 14 lb's heavier. But Edds is the best cover LB in the draft. Him and McClain would mesh well and make a great tandem for the future imo.

#1dolphinsfan
02-05-2010, 02:30 AM
Meh, not a fan of Micah Johnson. And at 6'4 244 lbs Edds has pretty good size for the 3-4. McClain is same height and only 14 lb's heavier. But Edds is the best cover LB in the draft. Him and McClain would mesh well and make a great tandem for the future imo.
you must not have read my whole post i said i looked it up and he has good size to play ILB

ColonelJ
02-05-2010, 02:50 AM
How about this:

JCane
02-05-2010, 02:55 AM
How about this:

I'm confused.

ColonelJ
02-05-2010, 02:57 AM
I'm confused.
Why?

JCane
02-05-2010, 03:00 AM
There's nothing after "how about this:"

ColonelJ
02-05-2010, 03:04 AM
You can't see my sig? I changed my sig to post a picture instead of writing.

#1dolphinsfan
02-05-2010, 03:32 AM
You can't see my sig? I changed my sig to post a picture instead of writing.
you dont have anyone at FS but i see that is highly unlikly having Thomas and Bryant on the same team would be great but i see a lot of this draft going defense and i dont like brown being gone that would be mistake IMO

ColonelJ
02-05-2010, 03:42 AM
I love Brown. Got two jerseys, aqua and orange. 5 years, always injured, we need youth imo, and he will go for big bucks.

I got Bell at FS and I moved V. Davis to SS.

#1dolphinsfan
02-05-2010, 03:44 AM
I love Brown. Got two jerseys, aqua and orange. 5 years, always injured, we need youth imo, and he will go for big bucks.

I got Bell at FS and I moved V. Davis to SS.
i would switch that up Keep Bell at SS and move V. Davis to FS if you are going to do it that way i say just keep Davis a CB though

ColonelJ
02-05-2010, 03:51 AM
Then we need a FS in FA. Rolle maybe. So under the above, we would get three big FA signings: Dansby, Rolle, and Sims; and resign Taylor and Ferguson.

#1dolphinsfan
02-05-2010, 03:56 AM
Then we need a FS in FA. Rolle maybe. So under the above, we would get three big FA signings: Dansby, Rolle, and Sims; and resign Taylor and Ferguson.
or Oj Atogwe if he isnt franschised again Never mind unless a new CBA is reached he will be a RFA

Clipse
02-05-2010, 05:48 AM
How about this:
Two WR's, a TE, and a RB all in the first 4 rounds. Considering defense is our biggest problem, no thanks.

Clipse
02-05-2010, 05:51 AM
i would switch that up Keep Bell at SS and move V. Davis to FS if you are going to do it that way i say just keep Davis a CB though
Davis at safety? Why? If anything, Will Allen or more likely Sean Smith would go to safety. No chance of Davis or Smith going to safety imo. I have a feeling we come out of FA with Antrelle Rolle.

j-off-her-doll
02-05-2010, 08:58 AM
Figured I'd make a mock draft myself. Usually don't do these, especially before FA and the combine but hey, I'm bored.

Round 1: Alabama ILB Rolando McClain. Dez Bryant will be off the board. McClain fills a big need at ILB. I like Graham too should McClain not be here. McClain is tough, strong, intelligent, a great leader. Has good speed, especially for such a big guy. Is great at shedding blocking, which is huge for a 3-4 backer. A pretty good blitzer. Pretty good in zone coverage, average in man defense. The guy is just everything we need on our team, and everything you want from a Mike.

Round 2: Georgia Tech WR Demaryius Thomas. This is a hard selection. I really like Benn and Spikes. Really like Hughes but can't see him falling this far at all. Thomas is everything we need at the WR position. Extremely physical. Has no problem tossing people around for extra yards. Has good speed. Is a deep threat. Will go up and fight for the ball, and more often than not come away with it. Dangerous red zone threat with the ability to go up for the ball in the endzone, or catch a short slant and break a tackle to the endzone. Is a punishing blocker. Best blocking WR in the draft hands down. Would fit perfectly on a physical, run oriented team in need a playmaker at WR. Was the only player on his team with double digit receptions. Was double teamed often to no avail. Will be a starter on day 1 no doubt, and has the size, speed, and of course physicality to be a special WR. Basically he's Anquan Boldin v2.

Round 3: Miami TE Jimmy Graham. Yet another target for Henne. Graham is still raw, as he only played TE for one year at Miami. However, it is obvious sky is the limit for him. At a whopping 6'8", Graham is excepetionally athletic. Mostly due to the fact he played basketball at the U. Average at best blocker, but can be fixed. If anyone thinks he's more of a 4th round prospect, they'd be wrong. Especially after the combine, we'd be for him to still be available for us in the 3rd.

Round 4: Iowa ILB A.J. Edds. Best coverage LB in the draft. Solid tackler, solid against the run. Doesn't make many mistakes. Would probably start off as a nickel backer, but could develop into a really good Will with his coverage ability.

Don't feel like doing the rest as we we have three 6th rounders and two 7th rounders. Of course this is before FA so it really means nothing because FA could certainly change the outlook of the draft should we get a Karlos Dansby, Antrelle Rolle, Larry Foote, etc. Thoughts?

So, with D being our biggest need, two of your top four picks are developmental projects on Offense?

Clipse
02-05-2010, 09:35 AM
So, with D being our biggest need, two of your top four picks are playmakers on Offense?
Fixed it for you. Our main problem on defense is LB. That shouldn't be too hard to fix with a very good LB class as well as some good LB's in FA who are UFA. Safety is the next biggest problem. I think we land Antrelle Rolle and I like Clemons. Graham may be a project, but worth every bit of a 3rd rounder with his talents and potential. Saying Thomas is a "Development Project" is just laughable imo. Ted Ginn is a project. Thomas is a very physical WR who picks up tons of YAC and is a great blocker something Parcells loves. He's also a deep threat. You may like a WR corp who picks up no YAC whatsoever, but I don't.

hooshoops
02-05-2010, 09:38 AM
vontae davis is a cb for the foreseeable future...and gonna be a darn good one...

why move him to safety???

Clipse
02-05-2010, 09:44 AM
vontae davis is a cb for the foreseeable future...and gonna be a darn good one...

why move him to safety???
If anything Smith becomes a safety. Hell I said before the draft I thought he'd be a better fit at safety. However I don't see neither being converted, and for good reason, too much promise.

hooshoops
02-05-2010, 09:46 AM
you can't have as poor a tackler as sean smith at safety...can't happen

he's an awful tackler...

state06
02-05-2010, 11:28 AM
Smith was a pretty darn good DB in college, and has experience at safety, but I dont see him moving unless Haden falls to us and we decide to take that route...

#1dolphinsfan
02-05-2010, 02:20 PM
Davis at safety? Why? If anything, Will Allen or more likely Sean Smith would go to safety. No chance of Davis or Smith going to safety imo. I have a feeling we come out of FA with Antrelle Rolle.
are you kidding me when i did i say they were going to saftey i said if you are going to put davis at Saftey then he should be the FS not the SS come on man pay attion

#1dolphinsfan
02-05-2010, 02:21 PM
Smith was a pretty darn good DB in college, and has experience at safety, but I dont see him moving unless Haden falls to us and we decide to take that route...
with Smiths crapy Tackling he would be a horible FS and IMO he would be even worse then Wilson tackling Wise you thought wilson has a lot of missed tackles just wait smith would get ran over all day

j-off-her-doll
02-05-2010, 02:30 PM
Fixed it for you. Our main problem on defense is LB. That shouldn't be too hard to fix with a very good LB class as well as some good LB's in FA who are UFA. Safety is the next biggest problem. I think we land Antrelle Rolle and I like Clemons. Graham may be a project, but worth every bit of a 3rd rounder with his talents and potential. Saying Thomas is a "Development Project" is just laughable imo. Ted Ginn is a project. Thomas is a very physical WR who picks up tons of YAC and is a great blocker something Parcells loves. He's also a deep threat. You may like a WR corp who picks up no YAC whatsoever, but I don't.

I call WR's who are poor route runners and who struggle to achieve separation developmental. In the NFL, he won't be able to reach 1,000 yards by being bigger than everyone. If you're going to go for a WR in the first two rounds, make it D. Bryant or A. Benn.

Clipse
02-05-2010, 07:58 PM
I call WR's who are poor route runners and who struggle to achieve separation developmental. In the NFL, he won't be able to reach 1,000 yards by being bigger than everyone. If you're going to go for a WR in the first two rounds, make it D. Bryant or A. Benn.
I like Benn a lot too.

FinaticalOne
02-05-2010, 10:06 PM
I like your first two picks. If we draft McClain in the first to man one of the ILB spots, we are still in serious need of an OLB. With the expected exit of Porter, we have NO real experience at that position. I do not agree with drafting a TE that early in the draft, especially after the lack of production we got from our LB corp. The LB corp is by far our thinnest and most underacheiving position on the team. We should sign Tony Scheffler to play TE, and draft someone like Koa Misi or Jason Worilds in the third.


Based off your first two picks I would follow it up with:

1. ILB Rolando McClain
2. WR Demariyus Thomas
3. OLB Koa Misi or Jason Worilds
4. NT Linval Joseph