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    The Oline in 2013 was crap and we have to shore it up.
    Not only because Tannehill getting sacked way too much, but to increase the effectiveness of our running game.
    Yes, the RBs were pretty mediocore last season, but they didn't get much help from the line. They had rarely routes blocked free for them. Even Elite-RBs like Adrian Peterson wouldn't put up great numbers with this kind of support.

    The WR-Corps isn't elite, but it's for sure above average. If Tannehills development is on-going, he could make them look better then they actually are. For this, he has to work on his reading D- and deep throwing-abilities. And of course, he needs more protection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus45 View Post
    I'm surprised this topic is still a legit debate. Our top 3 + Clay aren't studs but are pretty darn good. Still the best WR core in the afce.

    I think people who want to draft a WR before fixing the OL either never stood behind a weak OL trying to pass or never tried to block somebody way better than them. Without that understanding it's difficult to place appropriate value on the importance for having above average and athletic OL. Our OL is almost there. One or two more pieces and barring injury we will have our line set for a few years. Let's just get that guy this Thursday, close the book on it, and move forward.
    The Jets and Bills both have better WR groups than we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valandui View Post
    The Jets and Bills both have better WR groups than we do.
    I guess you could make the argument that the Bills are better than us at WR, I think you'd be wrong but you could make that argument.
    IMO theres no wat you can say that about the Jets. I know they signed Decker, but let's see how good he is going from Peyton Manning to Geno freakin Smith, and outside of him they have nothing. Kerley is a pretty good slot player but that's it. We're way better than the Jets at WR.
    Wallace is a #1 and perhaps the best deep threat in the league. If Tannehill threw a better deep ball last year Wallace would have had 300 more yards. Hartline is def a solid #2, and Gibson could be a #2 on some teams.
    Were pretty good at WR. On the o line we are horrendous. The two needs are not close, o line is way more dire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valandui View Post
    The Jets and Bills both have better WR groups than we do.
    is this post supposed to be satire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valandui View Post
    A good GM can find starting quality OL in the third and fourth rounds while also taking potential playmakers high. I'd like to see if we have a good GM.
    Thats like saying because Brady was drafted in the 6th round, teams should only look in the 6th round for starting QBs.

    Just FYI, 11 out of 12 playoff teams last year had a OL that was drafted in the 1st round. Lets not pretend that OL aren't worthy of a high draft pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valandui View Post
    The Jets and Bills both have better WR groups than we do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valandui View Post
    The Jets and Bills both have better WR groups than we do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russianbear View Post
    is this post supposed to be satire?
    Wallace is the best individual WR in the division, but those teams have better overall groups by far. Jacoby Ford and Eric Decker, both of whom play for the Jets, are better than the rest of our WRs and Stephen Hill still shows some promise. The Bills have a pretty good overall group as well. Our next guy after Wallace is Brian Hartline, who scares absolutely nobody. Brandon Gibson, assuming he comes back from his injury quickly, is OK at best. The only other guy who shows a lot of promise on our team is Rishard Matthews, and he can't seem to even get on the field until three other guys get injured. This team is one Mike Wallace injury away from possibly the worst WR group in the league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zounds View Post
    Thats like saying because Brady was drafted in the 6th round, teams should only look in the 6th round for starting QBs.

    Just FYI, 11 out of 12 playoff teams last year had a OL that was drafted in the 1st round. Lets not pretend that OL aren't worthy of a high draft pick.

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    We have one as well. Another interesting fact is that none of those teams' offensive lines are made up entirely of first round picks. Many of them were third or fouth round picks drafted by good GM. We didn't have one of those. Let's not pretend that the only OLs that amount to anything are drafted in the first round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valandui View Post
    Wallace is the best individual WR in the division, but those teams have better overall groups by far. Jacoby Ford and Eric Decker, both of whom play for the Jets, are better than the rest of our WRs and Stephen Hill still shows some promise. The Bills have a pretty good overall group as well. Our next guy after Wallace is Brian Hartline, who scares absolutely nobody. Brandon Gibson, assuming he comes back from his injury quickly, is OK at best. The only other guy who shows a lot of promise on our team is Rishard Matthews, and he can't seem to even get on the field until three other guys get injured. This team is one Mike Wallace injury away from possibly the worst WR group in the league.
    So Jacoby Ford and Eric Decker are better than Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline? and Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods are better than Wallace and Hartline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valandui View Post
    Let's not pretend that the only OLs that amount to anything are drafted in the first round.
    Nobody is pretending that, stop misrepresenting people's posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valandui View Post
    We have one as well. Another interesting fact is that none of those teams' offensive lines are made up entirely of first round picks. Many of them were third or fouth round picks drafted by good GM.
    Thats the exception. Thats 1 out of 12 teams in the playoffs. You would rather model your team after the exception? There's a reason teams spend high draft picks on OT - its because it is a premium position.
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