Great news. Draft him.
Desperately need a right tackle? Trade up. What are you going to do with those fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh round picks? Draft another Josh Kaddu?
THE MIAMI DOLPHINS ARE 9-3 SINCE CUTTING DALLAS THOMAS.
1. Larry Fitzgerald 1 drop, 83 catchable, 1.20 drop rate
78. Davone Bess 14 drops, 56 catchable, 25.00 drop rate
dont be suprised if we can get him in the second. he's in the second teir of receivers, behind odb, watkins, and evans.
Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth
I'm absolutely fine drafting a playmaker instead of a tackle.
I guess that it gets down to evaluating the drop-off in talent of O-linemen and mike linebackers, in assessing a high luxury pick on a ranked top playmaker. It would be very nice to have the luxury to draft Marquis Lee (or another top WR prospect like Allen Robinson) if we knew that there was a high likelihood of decent O-linemen that fit the ZBS will be available in later rounds. However, the risk averse evaluator quotes a line from the movie, Dead Poet Society - gather ye rosebuds while ye may - ie get your most basic needs as soon as you can.
It will be really interesting to see the decision that Hickey makes in 3 weeks. Play it relatively safe or take a decent risk.
The actual quote is from the poem - To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
By Robert Herrick
I understand why Miami could be interested in a WR @ #19. I figure with 2 highly priced WR's already on the roster in Hartline and Wallace, drafting their POTENTIAL replacement makes sense in a very, very deep WR class. Another reason could be just getting value at #19 because your need of an O-Lineman doesn't meet the value unless it's Zach Martin, who may not be available. Lee is supremely talented and is going somewhat under the radar or under appreciated in the 1st round. I believe in any other less talented draft, Lee would certainly be discussed in the top 8-10 picks. I like the due diligence being done by Miami with regards to the WR's they seem to be interested in and have been meeting with. Lee is polished and a playmaker with the ball in his hands. I like his game alot and feel he'd not only would make Miami's WR core one of the best in the NFL, but also give Miami cap flexibility 2-3 years down the road, when Tannehill's contract is up for renewal. While I understand the arguments being made about Lee's injuries and drops, I'm not sure those negatives take away from the actual talent level he possesses and brings to the table in year 1, as opposed to drafting someone else and having to develop that player. I would rather not reach for a player at #19, if Zach Martin is not available, and draft the most talented player available whether it be a WR, Safety or LB.