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Thread: Sports Buzz: Dolphins Focusing on WRs in Draft

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    Smokescreen for 1st round. Philbin will never pick WR in 1st round. They never did at Green Bay. Maybe WR in 2nd round or later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim1 View Post
    Austin showed flashes and let's not forget that he was a rookie receiver. I think that he'll make a quantum leap in the next two years. Cooks is thick, fluid, extremely fast and quick with soft hands. He has everything except height and imo he'll be a terror in the slot for some team.
    I have been reviewing a lot of film of Brandin Cooks, and one thing I notice right off is his ability to catch the ball in coverage, even when he has a couple guys on him. He has amazing hands and just seems to find ways to always make the catch.

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    Beckham is also visiting Miami.
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    Would like to see us taking an interest in Allen Robinson also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roman529 View Post
    I have been reviewing a lot of film of Brandin Cooks, and one thing I notice right off is his ability to catch the ball in coverage, even when he has a couple guys on him. He has amazing hands and just seems to find ways to always make the catch.
    Brandin Cooks shows good ability to finish in physical situations. That's one attraction.

    But ultimately with both he and Odell Beckam I get the feeling that they have a tough time with physically challenging coverage. I'm not necessarily talking about physical manhandling at the catch point. If both guys are able to position themselves with an advantage because of their speed, if they're able to set up for the ball anticipating contact, they can finish...Cooks probably better than Beckham that way. But when the two are faced with guys who are in their face physically in coverage and in their hip pocket speed-wise...that's where I start to get concerned. They're going to see a lot more of that in the NFL.

    The reason I have Allen Robinson above them is because I do not get the sense that physically challenging man coverage phases him. When I see a corner get hands on him, he accelerates right through it without even losing a step. He can create separation against physically demanding coverage and when it comes to finishing, this is a guy that I have seen finish half a dozen catches through blatant pass interference (a lot of it flagged). That's a hell of an accomplishment and it's a big feather in a player's cap as far as his ability to finish plays. It translates.

    The downside is the pure speed which isn't quite up to par with Beckham and definitely isn't up to Cooks' standard. But those guys won't be utilizing their speed to their best if they're not handling physically demanding coverage as well.

    I have Cooks rated over Beckham and Robinson over both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckparrothead View Post
    Brandin Cooks shows good ability to finish in physical situations. That's one attraction.

    But ultimately with both he and Odell Beckam I get the feeling that they have a tough time with physically challenging coverage. I'm not necessarily talking about physical manhandling at the catch point. If both guys are able to position themselves with an advantage because of their speed, if they're able to set up for the ball anticipating contact, they can finish...Cooks probably better than Beckham that way. But when the two are faced with guys who are in their face physically in coverage and in their hip pocket speed-wise...that's where I start to get concerned. They're going to see a lot more of that in the NFL.

    The reason I have Allen Robinson above them is because I do not get the sense that physically challenging man coverage phases him. When I see a corner get hands on him, he accelerates right through it without even losing a step. He can create separation against physically demanding coverage and when it comes to finishing, this is a guy that I have seen finish half a dozen catches through blatant pass interference (a lot of it flagged). That's a hell of an accomplishment and it's a big feather in a player's cap as far as his ability to finish plays. It translates.

    The downside is the pure speed which isn't quite up to par with Beckham and definitely isn't up to Cooks' standard. But those guys won't be utilizing their speed to their best if they're not handling physically demanding coverage as well.

    I have Cooks rated over Beckham and Robinson over both.
    Thanks CK....Robinson definitely has the size/length over Cooks and Beckham, and often if you have similar skill sets among 2-3 guys, you take the bigger player. Robinson will probably go late first round or early first, so I think if we passed on Cooks, Beckham and Robinson in Round 1, then probably won't be there in round two. Another guy who has similar size and body type to Robinson is Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews. Matthews just needs to bulk up.

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    Robinson is the forgotten man of this draft by the pundits. As far as I'm concerned, he's in play at 19 with Beckham, though he's likely to be available in the late 20s. I would rank Cooks below them both.
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