Well, the NFL Draft is tomorrow. According to FinHeaven & Co, this will be the highest (2) that the Dolphins have ever picked. The previous high was 3 in 1970 where tight end Jim Mandich was selected. The highest pick they’ve had in my lifetime was 7 in 1992 where Troy Vincent was picked. To be honest, I was 7 and not paying a heck of a lot of attention…
Losing isn’t good, but it’s neat/exciting when your team has such a high pick. We’ll have anyone to choose from with the exception of one player. What will we do? Not sure. There are a a few trade partners out there. If we can trade down (keep a pick in the top 8), get another first rounder and more, I’m leaning toward doing that. There are really three things (with one of them possibly being gone after the 1 pick) you can take at that 2 pick. QB, RB or WR. WR (Braylon Edwards) is the least vital to us as we have Chris Chambers and Marty Booker. QB (Alex Smith) is next in line. We have A.J. Feeley, but he had his moments last year on a poor offense – I think that with a team around him, he has great potential based on the arm strength and spots of accuracy he showed last year. So, that leaves the biggest need, which is running back. Ronnie Brown is the consensus pick. However, at 2, that seems like it may be a stretch.
So, I’d like to see us trade down not any lower than 7 or 8 and then grab one of the three running backs and work on other spots. But, either way, it’ll be exciting and we should end up with one of the best players on the board.
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