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Thread: Dolphins First Pick…Tyler Eifert!

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    OPINION Dolphins First Pick…Tyler Eifert!

    Change has definitely come to Miami. The focus of the off season has clearly laid out a vision that Philbin and Ireland have for the Dolphins. They have added several weapons to their offense and improved the defense. The offense has the potential to be real good, however I believe they are not satisfied with good. They want to be explosive. Phibin stated at the owners meeting that they ran a lot of two TE sets last year. We added Keller, but lost Fasano. If we add Tyler Eifert to this formation the Dolphin offense goes from good to explosive. Think about it; Wallace and Hartline/Bess/Gibson as the WRs with Kellerand Eifert as the TEs. Eifert can easily split out as a WR to create mismatch problems for any opposing defense. A three WR set against against a base defense.

    When I watch tape of Eifert I see a TE in the mold of Dallas Clark and Jay Novacek; as far as what they could do for their teams. Eifert can run like a WR and he knows how to use his body to shield the opposing defender. He constantly goes up to catch the ball at its highest point instead ofwaiting for it (watch the Stanford TE he seems to wait for the ball a lot). Adding Eifert is an exponential increase to the offense as much as adding Wallace. If the defense keeps a safety over to help out on Wallace it frees up the other WRs. If they roll any coverage towards Eifert it frees up Keller or vice versa. Plus all the attention our TEs and WRs will command makes Lamar Miller’s job easier. It’s a perfect symphony of mismatch chaos for the opposing defense. The days of Miami having a single or at best a two option offense are over. It’s clear to me that Philbin is building a multi-dimensional attacking offense.

    As far as Eifert’s draft status I don’t let value of were a player was drafted drive me as much as how that player fits into this team (to my knowledge nobody ever got extra points in a game for getting good value in the draft). Once they are on your team it’s what they can do on the field that matters. I factor more into will this player still be available the next time the Dolphins are picking and what is his value to the team that picked him. Eifert will not make it to us in the 2ndround. He is by far the best TE in the draft. Keller is on one a year deal and even if he has a decent year he will be looking to get paid so I doubt we keep him next year. Eifert provides insurance to allow Keller to walk next year.

    I know a lot of you would want an OL, CB or DE at 12, but I just don’t see how they would or could impact the Dolphins as much as Eifert. OL and CBs can be found in the later rounds of this draft. If we sign Winston then OL becomes even less pressing. All we really need then are Guards that can pull close to as good as Pouncey, however, I have to admit that would be awesome (but I think they can find one in the later rounds). I also believe that they are going to give Vernon a shot opposite of Wake and I think he will deliver a solid year. DEs tend to do better in their 2nd year (Jason Taylor). We have 10 other picks to grab all the OLs, CBs, and DEs they want.

    If they do grab Eifert the receiving corps becomes an absolute strength for years to come; which means they can focus on other areas of the team for the rest of this draft, as well as next years free agency and draft. Change has definitely come to Miami. They are building areas of strength, not just trying to plug holes and hope for the best.
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    why not Keenan Allen in 1 and Ertz in 2...
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    Quote Originally Posted by footsteps_falco View Post
    why not Keenan Allen in 1 and Ertz in 2...
    Because we lack quality T and CB's? Tough to justify taking a WR and TE with your first two picks. Tough to take Eifert at 12 too. TE's just dont go that high in the draft unless they're a physical freak, which Eifert isnt. Throw in the fact Eifert isnt the 12th best player in this draft and it seems silly to draft Eifert 12th.
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    If I thought Eifert was a Pro Bowl caliber TE then I'd be ok taking him and leaving a gaping hole at T, actually 2 gaping holes when you factor in Martin was terrible last year but I just dont see Eifert as that great of a prospect. I think he'll be a real good red-zone target but I don't see him as a matchup nightmare in the NFL.
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    Eifert is not worth the #12 pick in the draft. Dolphins need value with these picks.

    If the Dolphins truly want Eifert, they need to trade back in the first round to get him and collect another pick in the process.

    That's value.

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    zee, you have basically said what i have felt day one.

    what people judge when they look at a player alot is their stats or there assumed value.

    what they dont look at is the versatility in eifert and what it means to a guy like philbin when gameplanning week to week.

    fact is, eifert would dissapear in games because he is the perfect candidate to disguise in blocking scheme only to score the big td in the second half.

    there is so much you can do with him and the big body gives you upside in all facets of his game.

    i like the kid alot asa person too. He is humble and willing to work at being the best. I would have no problem drafting him at 12. That said, lane johnson and cooper are good players as well and we need some athletic OL. its tricky.

    But yeah, eifert would make the red zone a happy place. i know philbin knows about eifert. doesnt say much about him. they claim to like kelcie, a very good blocking TE. Not many of these TE's are IMO.

    bottom line eifert is a pro fotball player with no sign of bust in him at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigNastyDB13 View Post
    Because we lack quality T and CB's? Tough to justify taking a WR and TE with your first two picks. Tough to take Eifert at 12 too. TE's just dont go that high in the draft unless they're a physical freak, which Eifert isnt. Throw in the fact Eifert isnt the 12th best player in this draft and it seems silly to draft Eifert 12th.
    ive seen guys who were rated high, now not so much. guys dropping down like banks, allen, werner, moore, ect.

    tyler eifert still sticks in the first round doesnt budge. I just wonder what the hel would go through belechicks mind if we get eifert. who the f do you cover?
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    It doesn't matter if Eifert is the 12 best player in the draft. What matters is what he can do for your team. Let me ask you question. IF we won the superbowl are you going to happy we won the superbowl are or you going to go through all of our draft picks and say we didn't get good value so the superbowl doesn't count. You have to get off the value and start looking at getting players that will work for your system.
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    No one is going to draft Eifert at #12. So it's pointless for you to do that. It's plain dumb.

    If Eifert is your guy an you know you can get him later, you trade back. Someone is always willing to come up. You don't draft a guy at a bad spot just because. You have to get value with your picks.

    Patriots have been doing this for years. It's not rocket surgery.
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    Eifert. we have no redzone target and safety valve for R.T. Safe pick,go o-line and cbs and d.e.s rest of draft. Ok maybe 1 more speed wr.
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