Need vs BPA
Ok we all know the o line is downright awful and the consensus among every analyst or so called expert is to go with an OT in round 1.
The best thing to do is load up with the BPA and screw a particular need
The NFL is all about MATCHUPS!!! Ask a D coordinator about stopping Jimmy Graham or Gronk or Tony Gonzalez in his prime and they just shake their heads because they know they have little to offer in the form of stopping freak talent like that.
Eric Ebron could be that type of mismatch for opponents and a big target streaking down the seam for Tannehill not to mention a red zone weapon.
Making sure these type players are making other D Coordinators stay up at night and not ours has to be your mindset.
Now if there's a franchise LT that really really really can make an impact on both the run and pass then sure you can make that argument but you have to ask yourself if you were a D Coordinator going up against the Browns are you more worried about Joe Thomas or Josh Gordon. Are you spending hours trying to stop Duane Brown or Arian Foster/ Andre. Okung or Lynch.
I don't want to see the Jets take a stud like Ebron (especially if Wheeler is covering him ROFLMAO). Just so we have another o lineman that helps sure but doesn't make that great of an impact.
I was hoping not to discuss the draft this week. Right now, there are so many questions on the coaching staff and who will be running the draft for Miami. Personally, I think the team should clean house. If that happens, I would expect a change to a 3-4 defense which would factor into the draft.
If Jeff Ireland is making the selections for the Dolphins, then count on need being more important that BPA. Ireland is a slave to needs, although he did make a move that I liked last year in dealing up for Jordan. I think pass rusher was a big need for Miami, but offensive line was probably bigger. In the short-term, that move hurt the Dolphins but I still expect big things from Jordan.
In any case, I think you go BPA with some exceptions. In this draft BPA could very well be on the offensive line. It could be very, very deep depending on whether some underclassmen declare. That said, I want more playmakers early and like your idea with Ebron. I also think the Jets could target him. Ebron, Benjamin, or Mosley for the defense would be a nice start.
Depending on which players declare, OT could be loaded this year. Matthews, Robinson, Lewan, Richardson, and Erving are all exciting prospects. Solid chance BPA at 19 is an OT. I think that RB's tend to get drafted too late. If you can lock down one of these OT's and then Jeremy Hill in the 2nd, you're on your way to establishing a physical running game - which we're sorely lacking.
Bill Walsh said something to the effect that you win championships with stars. So if you can draft a star, even if you don't "need" the position, you do it.
Disgusted Nationals Fan
lol. its deja vu every year as a Phin fan. every frickin year.................
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The Dolphin seasons simply aren't interesting when we lack great players. The Canes have many flaws but at least I can see the rare talent in guys like Duke Johnson and Stacy Coley. If the recruiters can bring in players like that, it gives me hope that it will eventually translate to core positions like quarterback and defensive tackle.
Originally Posted by Mudder1310
Jeff Ireland stocks up on mediocrities, and somehow those mediocre names end up in sigs around here, touted as if they are something special. Meanwhile, if they were on other rosters we wouldn't be scared of them or even think about them.
Our second round pick is too low this year. It's well established that there's a cutoff in expectation once you get lower than the 40th pick. Some of the biggest crapshoots I see every year are in the mid to late second round. We should think about packaging something to move up from that spot.
Some positions are more important than others but at this point we need great players period. Best player available.
coleys explosive that's for sure...i mean fast kid right there...watching him on a kick return in the bowl i thought i saw jet engines behind him...duke johnson is listed at 196 lbs...surprised me runs more like a 210 lber at least
i thought hurns had talent but the more i have looked the more i think he's an ehh guy and destined to be undrafted...the tight end walfords a pro
seantrell henderson doesnt show me much
If you have enough weapons the defense is forced to respect it. This team with Keller would have won 2 more games IMO
get enough weapons and that eliminates the pressure a little. Just seems that teams that run the ball and especially those that use the zone blocking scheme don't need a bunch of cornfed o lineman from the 1st round.
If I was GM I'd find a way to jump to 15 or so and get Ebron. Dude could be the next Gronk or jimmy graham.
Tannehill needs weapons. Miami needs to create MISMATCHES ALL OVER THE FIELD!
Wallace, hartline, Gibson, Clay, Ebron. Holy moly that will be explosive! Blitz that and a hot route can go the distance.
This is the modern day NFL. You either have those kinda players or you don't.
It's time we dictate the game to others.
I would like to see us address our "Needs" through FA and always go for BPA, I believe it's the only way to build through the draft.
That said, if Ireland is calling the shots...he will not pick OT's. He will go in another direction.
Originally Posted by j-off-her-doll