I thought it might be fun to talk about the last few draft, with re-do possibilities. I really don't want this to be a negative post as it is so easy for me to sit here and pick in hindsight. For each changed pick, I took someone who was picked after the Dolphins selection in that round. So here it goes.
1. Matt Ryan, QB Boston College
2. Jordy Nelson, WR Kansas State
2. Kendall Langford, DE Hampton (moved him up a round)
3. Jermichael Finley, TE Texas
4. Carl Nicks, G Nebraska
6. Josh Morgan, Wr. Virginia Tech.
6. Lex Hilliard, RB Montana
6. Pierre Garcon, WR Mount Union
7. Demetrius Bell, T Northwestern State
Now, I don't see Jake Long as a mistake but I think the franchise would be further along had they picked Matt Ryan. I do understand that the Dolphins offensive line was a mess in the 2007 season, most likely the worst line in football. Vernon Carey was the best player on that unit and was out of position playing left tackle. To his credit, somehow Ronnie Brown managed a 5.0 yards per carry that year. He might have actually developed into the type of back we expected with a better line.
Anyway, once again easy for me to make the picks now. But, man can you imagine having Jordy Nelson, Jermichael Finley and Pierre Garcon? Not to mention Carl Nicks and Demetrius Bell?