Last years draft was a disgrace. I like Taylor & Thomas but 2013 was known to have no elite taken but depth throughout first 3 round and we trade up!
Identify the 4 positions of strength in the draft, then double up on each........ if possible
Tailor Free Agency accordingly, so that your need is these 4 strengths
2014 draft - RB - WR - OT - OG
1-Carlos Hyde RB Ohio St.
2-Marcus Martin OG/C USC
3-Donte Moncrief WR Mississippi
4-David Yankey OG Stanford
5-Seantrel Henderson OT Miami
6-Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OT McGill
7-Jeff Janis WR Saginaw Valley St.
normaniii - I was actually pretty disappointed that we didn't find the relatively modest amount to keep Nolan Carroll. However, Hickey obviously holds Finnegan in much much higher regard. We still don't know what we've got in Jamar Taylor and Will Davis. If Taylor is fully healthy, he could be earmarked for the 2nd starting CB role. Davis should be physically bigger and stronger to compete. We know that his speciality is making sudden interceptions.
Re Chris Clemmons, I agree with the decision to let him go and I expect Delmas to be an upgrade, if he can remain healthy.
spiketex - Finnegan for price is a terrible move. IMO Chris Clemons was one of the most underrated players in NFL and Texans have picked up a bargain
$2.5 M was decent value for Carroll as a backup but you don't go into the season with him penciled in as your starter....
Finnegan could be the steal of free agency or he could be a total bust and this signing in particular will tell me a lot about Mr. Hickey.
if mosley is there you have to take him at 19, no questions asked. or try to trade down and grab shazier. just my opinion
Finnegan is no steal at $5.5m!
Carroll would have had to compete for a starting spot with Taylor who I like a lot. Our pass D was not the issue last year. Together with Jordan hopefully getting more snaps I would have preferred using the cap room and concentrated on O'line.
Granted ppl may not have wanted to sign but I'm sure we could have picked up two decent OT's allowing, Garner, Tjomas, Brenner, Shelley Smith and any draftees to compete for Gaurd spots
Again.....as in your other long winded "rush to judgement" Dolphin bashing theads....you assume and your threads make the assumption that your talent evalution skills are superior to the GM's. This is not Madden and your opinion is not fact.
In my opinion, Clemmons was nothing special and did not make enough plays...same for Carroll.
I see an improved Defense with the moves made, and while I do wish we could have been successful in getting another quality O-lineman or two in free agency, I realize you can't get everything you want, there are 31 other teams for players to consider.
I will refrain from Dolphin bashing until I see the final result of the assembled team.
Jay Fiedler can take his'n and lose to your'n.....or take your'n and lose to his'n.
Without questioning, commenting or stating your opinion regarding sports you would have no forums, chat shows, certain newspaper articles or even the most important thing banter with mates.
Sometimes I wonder why people are on forums?