01-05-2012, 02:07 PM
With Luck and RGIII off the board Miami may be in a tough spot picking at the end of the Top 10. Despite simulating Weeden here last CMD it's doubtful that he'd be seen as a long-term answer for Miami (due to age). What's left? Maybe an OT, someone like Reiff, Adams or Martin? They're certainly a possibility with the struggles of Colombo and Jerry at RT this past season. However the Dolphins go with Boston College's Kuechly, who would play the weak side ILB in their 3-4 scheme. A luxury pick? Perhaps but an upgrade over Kevin Burnett wouldn't be a bad thing. Burnett finished 2011 ranked as the 39th best ILB. Teammate Dansby was 9th. (http://www.drafttek.com/CMDRound1.asp)Kuechly averaged (http://www.cfbstats.com/2011/leader/national/player/split01/category19/sort01.html)all but 16 tackles PER GAME as a junior and was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year while also winning the Butkus Award, Rotary Lombardi Award, Lott IMPACT Trophy, and the Bronk Nagurski Award. While there may be more dire needs in Miami this could be seen as a "best player available" move.