2014 Mock Draft
1. Zack Martin - OT/OG - Notre Dame
2. Chris Borland - ILB - Wisconsin
3. C.J. Fiedeorowicz - TE - Iowa
4. Trai Turner - OG - LSU
5. Brandon Thomas - OT/OG - Clemson
6. Storm Johnson - RB - South Florida
7. Calvin Barnett - DT - Oklahoma State
Cant forget how we'll block our way into 30 points behind our wall of offensive lineman. I mean, drafting offensive lineman is the shrewd investment, its well known you need 8 lineman on the field at all times.
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Significant improvements been made on each side of the ball. We have more weapons on both offense and defense. Now, my only hope is that those weapons mesh well with what we are trying to accomplish. As for the best talent possible/not plugging up the needs of the moment mindset, it's a very fine line to walk. You can't simply go for the best talent and nor can you draft simply based on need. You have to do a little of both...
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Marques Wilson is a WR prospect with alot of potential and was considered to be a 2nd-3rd round type player before he quite on his team. He came to Miami for a pre draft visit. Perhaps they take a flyer on him at pick #250.
Other then Dion Jordan(which was an exceptional pick) and Ryan Tannehill, it could be argued that this team isnt better then our 2011 team which went 6-10. Now those players will undoubtably get us a better record then the '11 team, but without supplying Tannehill the proper weapons to be successful we wont become the consistent winner we undoubtably want to be.
I disagree you cant take the best talent. At least for a franchise in the shape we are in. Perhaps when our roster is overflowing with talent we can start reaching for need, but until then other teams have shown the best way to win is to get as many good players as possible. Either way, even if im 100% dead wrong, we could have walked the line you are talking about. There were players who dropped to us that could have fulfilled both need and talent. We unfortunately decided against selecting them.
It tells me Miami has a lot of faith in Lamar Miller and thinks they can sign Eric Winston on the cheap.
I didnt expect us to go WR early, I wanted Bailey and would of been pissed had they passed on Allen, but he was taken right before us. Taylor and Jordan picks were Fabulous, I think Ireland passed up some talent in rd 3, rd 4 guys bring some speed and fill needs. Overall I give Ireland an A for the 1st two rds and a C- for rds 3-5. Probably overall a B- for the entire draft.
WR was NOT a need in this draft. It would have been a luxury pick.
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