Last edited by MrEd; 02-25-2013 at 01:26 AM.
i see these trade bess threads...i hope people realize a slow slot that doesn't offer much td production isn't gonna net even a top 3 round pick...cutting bess is tough...if i had a thought like that about going with swope going forward which frankly i like and has better speed for the boundary when he is lined up there which will help his stock some what the smart play for miami would be to draft swope on the sneak attack as no one will expect it with bess in house and then wait til camp with bess and swope and see what bess value is during camp...at best i say it's a 4th round pick more likely a 5th rounder...his contract may get some interest though as he's cheap...
don't just cut bess though right now...he's a starting slot in this league...no guarantee swope gets to you either
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I would not use first 2 rounds on Swope. I would wait till third or forth round. Other WRs still better in first 2 rounds. He dropped some easy balls and lets ball get too close into his body today. He is good but a slot WR that should drafter later.
i totally believe miami wants to get more explosive and big play ability in the slot...and i bet money that sherman is fully endorsing ryan swope...and i bet tannehill is singing his praises also...
bess at $3.4 mil is not a great contract...it's not awful but it's one that i could see miami wanting to work with...still does miami possibly lose it's top 2 consistent wrs in bess and hartline in one offseason...seems unlikely...but then again neither of these guys offer much red zone or big play ability...and we know the staffs not happy with the wr position...could purge everyone but mathews and probably retain marlon moore as a 5th wr for specials and start over...don't rule it out
Swope > (Hartline + Bess)
fixed that for you
Neither can score TDs. Swope will score TDs. If we let Hartline walk and trade Bess for 4th or 5th, we can load up on playmakers that might actually get themselves into the end zone at a collective clip of at least 1 time per game, not 1 time per year.
this might be the greatest ever combination of A-list WR FA's (wallace, bowe, jennings, welker, amendola etc), trade possibilities (Austin, Harvin) and a DEEP WR class filled with lots of great looking next level talent. ever. this is the perfect scenario for our team in its current state, i really hope Ireland doesnt botch it.
I and countless others on here and hopefully the Dolphins front office have been eyeing Swope for a long time, and he kinda screwed us today with his insane combine. but at least it reinforces that he should be a target. he could potentially be a huge upgrade over Bess, and can actually line up on the edge sometimes without disappearing.
The 5 of these guys will probably be available in the 2nd round and I'd much rather have them. If we could get Swope in the 3rd, thats cool though.
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