I will never pretend to be a professional evaluator...newsflash...nobody is here on Finheaven...hence it is a fan site. However, I consider myself extremely informed. I have loved the draft since my childhood. I take in whatever I can whether it is TV programming, quality resources online like at CBS and Tony Pauline and watch college football all year with the draft in mind. From there, I formulate my takes. So when I say it is my assessment that I think Taylor and Sims are better prospects than Kelce, I say it from what I have developed and not a quick Google search.
Last edited by Hayden Fox; 05-01-2013 at 08:27 PM.
You're going to get your feathers ruffled because I took your exact meaning exactly the way you said it?3. Taylor is a much better selection than Kelce at 54. He was thought of higher in many people's mind and plays a more important position. Sims has similar grade to Kelce everywhere I looked and he was taken two rounds later.
I'm just saying, I don't know how you can sit here and try and convince me I made bad picks based on internet grades you found of guys. I'm not saying YOUR opinion is wrong. But you didn't even really state your own opinion. You brought up others' opinions. I'd have preferred your own.
This is fun. Im still of the opinion that we needed to select one more WR early in the draft to give Tannehill the requisite weapons to make our offense truly explosive (i.e. the Matt Ryan Strategy). That said, if I had to draft at three, I probably wouldve selected Jordan as well given his unique skillset and high ceiling. Jamar Taylor at #2 was tremendous value. Dont think anyone wouldve done the Davis trade up as it robbed us of all the mid-round value this draft possessed. Im also not of the opinion that we needed three DB's in this draft (especially once we nabbed Taylor at 54).
1-Dion Jordan-DE/OLB - Agree. A bona-fide difference maker. A very non-Dolphin pick!
2-Jamar Taylor-CB - Agree. Tremendous value. Wouldve liked a WR here but Hunter didnt drop. Probably our best value pick if fully healthy.
3-Khaseem Greene-LB - Heres where the trouble began. There was no need to make a need pick for a Tackle in round three if were just going to sign 1-2 OT's in FA anyway. Couldve waited until round four to take a Dallas Thomas type which frees you up to take BPA in round 3. Surprised Khaseem Greene dropped this far. Wouldve taken him here without batting an eye. Playmaking 4-3 LB who creates turnovers.
4-Earl Watford/Dallas Thomas - If Thomas falls to round 4, hes your pick here. If not, then Watford gives you depth at OG. We punt on OT's in the draft and call Winston/Clabo/etc in the morning.
4-Quinton Patten -WR - Wouldve loved to pick a WR earler but there was better talent on the board in the other rounds. Patten is good value here and the last player of his calibre in this tier IMO
4-Marcus Lattimore- RB - Luxury selection with 10 picks. Shelve him for the year and plan for him to pair with Lamar Miller in 2014.
5-Cornelius Washington- DE - Another luxury selection. Thought hed go earlier.
5-Michael Williams -TE - Blocking TE with no Dion Sims in the fold.
5-Dustin Hopkins -K - Dont regret taking a PK with our supplementary pick in round five. Basically a sixth rounder
7-Darick Rogers -WR - In the seventh round, hes worth a chance.
7-Don Jones -DB - Agree with Ireland. Get your second DB here
* Three day one starters on defense - DE Jordan, LB, Greene, DB Taylor.
* Two WR's with upside - Patten and Darick
* Three Specialists - Washington (Pass rusher), M. Williams (blocking TE) and Hopkins (PK)
* Two depth players at positions of need - Watford (OL) and Jones (DB/S)
I did this mentally in real time, but only at Miami's initial spots, and only until early 4th round. After that I started watching the PGA golf, and I really wasn't fully informed on the late picks anyway. I would have been making some informed picks, some stabs, and some stumped.
12) I would have been disappointed but not surprised that Tavon Austin was gone. The league had to wise up at some point. I considered Richardson since I viewed him as a true disruptor and more talented than the two high profile defensive tackles. Those comments prior to the Georgia game bothered me. In the end I decided the best combo of sensible and safe was Tyler Eifert
42) Arthur Brown. Not a need but a dependable player. I'm convinced he's better than the two guys we signed in free agency, and would prove that in a hurry. Besides, I'm a sucker for guys who were extremely highly rated coming out of high school
54) Armstead. Not difficult at all. Athletes of that caliber are worth the risk. I wasn't going to chance 77, even if this seemed a bit too high. Plus I knew it would spark debate over Armstead vs. Albert, who could have been had for this pick
77) Toughest pick by far. I was back and forth, upset that Keenan Allen was nabbed one pick earlier. He's slow but I did see the Reggie Wayne comparison, which I thought of long before others started using it. Wanted a defensive back but nobody thrilled me. I ended up with Steadman Bailey
82) Matt Barkley. Go ahead and scoff. It had become ridiculous at this point. Not as if we're dominant at backup quarterback, or Tannehill couldn't use a push
Early 4th round) I don't remember the pick number but this was the ultimate no-brainer: Brian Schwenke. I mentioned in the Saturday night thread that he stood out to me among the guys still available. With Schwenke and Armstead on the front line we're considerably fortified there, even if I ignored cornerback.
I would have stayed at 12 and taken Tyler Eifert.
I can't knock the move up. I like Jordan. Miami needs him to hit it hard and now.
The upside is good with him but there are concerns. I had zero concerns with Eifert.