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    Miami Dolphins Offseason Square two

    Last week, an article was created to lay the foundation of how the Miami Dolphins should attack free agency. High level overview, the Dolphins would be wise to sign the following players:
    Amini Silatolu – G
    Jeff Allen – G
    Trumaine Johnson – CB
    Malik Jackson – DE
    Danny Trevathan – ILB
    Lamar Miller – RB
    Derek Shelby – DE
    Leon Hall - CB


    The biggest name missing from this list is Olivier Vernon – that is based on design. OV shouldn’t be part of the Dolphins game plan, I stated this before and I will again, he just doesn’t show me one of the most important characteristic in the game – heart.
    Nonetheless, now that the square 1 is completed, square 2 is the NFL Draft. The Dolphins are armed with a pick in every round and an extra one in the 7th. As the roster and depth chart start filling in there are still some notable depth issues that must be addressed, thankfully there is the draft to fill these voids with blue chip prospects.


    1st round:
    • Being the GM my first target is Jalen Ramsey. He is the best player in this draft class – think Sean Taylor and Eric Berry mixed into one. It is highly unlikely that Ramsey will be available with the 8th overall pick, as such, it might come down to two players; Jaylon Smith or Myles Jack. Let’s be honest with each other, if Jaylon Smith, didn’t tear his MCL, there is no way he would be available at the 8th spot– this prospect was being considered for the first overall selection. The Dolphins would be getting one of the best players in the draft at the 8th selection, who might not play until week 10? Do you decide to take on the risk? Jaylon Smith is my target and I make the selection – you can’t pass on a player like that. He looks like the next coming of Patrick Willis and the Dolphins passed on him for Ted Ginn Jr, history won’t repeat itself.
    2nd round:
    • One thing to remember is my primary first target, Ramsey. I wasn’t able to get him, and the Dolphins still have a free parking sign with the Free Safety position. I would re-sign Louis Delmas, to an incentive ridden contract. I look around the room, I resolved my need at guard with acquiring two legit swinging guards in free agency. I need to address my safety concern and I look at the board and its shining with Darian Thompson from Boise State. DT is legit, a definite playmaking free safety that the Dolphins haven’t had since Brock Marion.
    3rd round:
    • My first round pick might not be able to play until week 10, or, I might even decide to redshirt him his entire rookie year. The Dolphins understand and appreciate the injury concern, and would be wise to double down in the linebacker position, as this was one of their weakest positions last year – enter Scooby Wright. Wright is a beast of linebacker and can play the SAM or MIKE. Pairing Wright with Trevathan and Jenkins finalizes my 4-3 formation. What is even better, is next year, I have potentially the best linebacking core in the AFC, with Jaylon Smith, Scooby Wright, and Danny Trevathan. Last thing to mention – my entire core is under 25 and will be playing their best ball with Suh in the middle.
    4th round:
    • I am comfortable that I have 3 day one starters with my first three picks. Now, I am looking for depth. What happens if my one of guards gets injured, I can’t feel comfortable putting in Dallas Thomas? I use my 4th round pick on the best guard available and that is Sebastian Tretola from Arkansas State. Tretoal comes from a power running scheme and looks like a player ready to take the next step. Don’t get me wrong, he is a project player, but 3 years at the guard position in a run orientated system, makes me feel great about this prospect.
    5th round:
    • Let’s put it this way, if Bronson Kaufusi is still around in the 5th, I am running up to the podium. 6’7 and was ranked 2nd in all important categories for a defensive end to Deforest Buckner.
    6th round:
    • The Dolphins don’t have a legit backup center. If Mike Pouncey goes down again, I don’t believe the Dolphins can remain competitive with Jamil Douglas handling the ball. In this case, as I did in the 1st and 3rd round, I once again double down on Oline. Austin Blythe from Iowa. Best player available that can learn and develop behind Pouncey.
    7th round:
    • I am filling out roster spots for either the best player available for WR and CB, trying to replicate my hidden gem find on Rishard Mathews. Understanding that I want to see what I have in Matt Hazel. With my second 7th round selection, I could go cornerback, but I doubled down last year with McCain and Lippett, whom I am excited about.
    To review:
    Free Agency: Draft
    Amini Silatolu – G
    Jeff Allen – G
    Trumaine Johnson – CB
    Malik Jackson – DE
    Danny Trevathan – ILB
    Lamar Miller – RB
    Derek Shelby – DE
    Leon Hall - CB
    Jaylon Smith – OLB
    Darian Thompson – FS
    Scooby Wright – OLB
    Sebastian Tretoal – G
    Bronson Kaufusi – DE
    Austin Blythe –C
    What do you think of the remade Miami Dolphins?

  • #2
    I am not in favor of drafting a guy that can't play right away. We've had that scenario too many times. Get a first round pick who will be on the field day one. I like the idea, but there is no guaranty this guy returns to form .

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    • #3
      Have to disagree some Mon. Jackson is a 3-4 DE and a bad fit, same for Trevathan at LB, and Hall is too old.. Also, not taking the risk on an injured player at #8. JMO

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      • Bahamas
        Bahamas commented
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        I understand brov.

        Jackson is 3-4 but can definitely play a 4-3. Wake is a perfect example of a smooth transition. I like Trevathan. He's legit speed and constantly around the ball. I think of him as an every down LB. He would excel with Suh in the middle.. His best year - was with Terrance Knight as his NT at Denver...similar to Suh.

        Hall can come in and play for us. He played better than Grimes did last year and won't cost us as much. He would help educate our young players on VJ system.

        Jaylon Smith - you are right. I saw the medic report and it doesn't look good. I would switch my selection to Myles Jack

    • #4
      I have to disagree with this draft. As a long time fan of this team, and with all due respect, this draft would make me feel empty inside, much like the past GM's have done. Jaylon Smith could turn into be the steal of the draft OR he could turn into be the next Dion Jordan. The Dolphins can't afford to take chances like this especially with their first round selection. They need to draft a day one starter. They have so many holes that it would be wise to go with either Hargreaves or Buckner, but if the story below is true, Hargreaves may be the pick that they have to make.

      "Rams GM Les Snead says his "priority A" is re-signing free agent CBs Trumaine Johnson and Janoris Jenkins.
      Both players were amongst the better corners in the league last season. Jenkins is the bigger name, but Johnson was arguably the better player in 2015. Jenkins wasn't far behind, however. The Rams have the cap space to retain both players if they're serious about keeping their secondary together." Feb 25 - 1:13 PM

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      • Bahamas
        Bahamas commented
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        Brov no worries - This came out before the medic report on Jaylon. I would use a late round pick on him, nothing more. I think Myles Jack is the best option of us at 8, assuming we don't address CB in FA.

        I hate that the rams might tag TJ...sad day. I dont really like Jenkins as much

    • #5
      I just read a report that says Smith will probably miss the entire 2016 season. Hard Pass for me, we can't wait another year on a 1st round pick.
      While it takes two to have an argument, it only takes one to walk away.

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      • #6
        http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...s-2016-season/
        While it takes two to have an argument, it only takes one to walk away.

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        • #7
          Definitely a pass now.

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          • #8
            If Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith were healthy, there are people who think he would have gone at the top of the first round of the draft this year but he isn’t after tearing his ACL and MCL during the Fiesta Bowl in January.

            That made his outlook for the start of the season a dicey one, but a team picking Smith may need to wait even longer than that. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the exam found “ankle and knee nerve issues” that have added to concerns about Smith’s help. After watching a video that Smith posted online this week noting the lack of a brace for his ligament injuries, former Chargers team doctor David Chao pointed out that he was wearing a brace that indicated a nerve issue.

            Per the report, teams believe that Smith will miss “at least” the 2016 season as a result of the problems.

            We’ve seen teams use early picks on players coming off ligament tears and other severe injuries plenty of times, but the possibility of a chronic problem will likely prove to have a more significant impact on where Smith lands come the draft. We’ll surely hear more about Smith’s health as teams do further digging into Smith’s health.

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            • #9
              The Rams are going to keep their young star cornerback off the market by using the franchise tag.

              They don’t yet know which one of them, however.

              According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, they have not yet told either Trumaine Johnson or Janoris Jenkins which one is getting the tag, but one of them will.

              There’s no rush, because they can negotiate with both right up until Tuesday’s deadline. The first one to blink and take the guaranteed money will cash in, and the other could be tagged.

              It’s an interesting dynamic, as Jenkins is the bigger name, but Johnson’s a talented player in his own right. And by playing the two of them off each other, they might increase the chances of keeping both.

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              • #10
                Originally posted by DolphinsFreak View Post
                If Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith were healthy, there are people who think he would have gone at the top of the first round of the draft this year but he isn’t after tearing his ACL and MCL during the Fiesta Bowl in January.

                That made his outlook for the start of the season a dicey one, but a team picking Smith may need to wait even longer than that. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the exam found “ankle and knee nerve issues” that have added to concerns about Smith’s help. After watching a video that Smith posted online this week noting the lack of a brace for his ligament injuries, former Chargers team doctor David Chao pointed out that he was wearing a brace that indicated a nerve issue.

                Per the report, teams believe that Smith will miss “at least” the 2016 season as a result of the problems.

                We’ve seen teams use early picks on players coming off ligament tears and other severe injuries plenty of times, but the possibility of a chronic problem will likely prove to have a more significant impact on where Smith lands come the draft. We’ll surely hear more about Smith’s health as teams do further digging into Smith’s health.
                They are showing a top 10 mock draft on NFL Network by DJ. I am not sure who that is but they must hate us since they had the Dolphins taking Jaylon Smith with the #8 pick. After what you just posted about his injury there is no way that I would take him with our first round pick.

                I have narrowed it down to Hargreaves, Spence, Lawson or trade down for Ragland.

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                • #11
                  Originally posted by FTLDOLFAN View Post

                  They are showing a top 10 mock draft on NFL Network by DJ. I am not sure who that is but they must hate us since they had the Dolphins taking Jaylon Smith with the #8 pick. After what you just posted about his injury there is no way that I would take him with our first round pick.

                  I have narrowed it down to Hargreaves, Spence, Lawson or trade down for Ragland.
                  That DJ guy has had the Dolphins taking Smith for a long time now. I would like to guess that it's an old mock and that he is not aware that Smith has an injury. But I did think the same thing you are saying when I saw his original mock because if the Dolphins draft him he will have injury problems, if any other team drafts him he will be the Todd Gurley of the linebackers.

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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by DolphinsFreak View Post

                    That DJ guy has had the Dolphins taking Smith for a long time now. I would like to guess that it's an old mock and that he is not aware that Smith has an injury. But I did think the same thing you are saying when I saw his original mock because if the Dolphins draft him he will have injury problems, if any other team drafts him he will be the Todd Gurley of the linebackers.
                    I am watching NFL Network now and DJ is Daniel Jeremiah. You are right its probably an old mock draft since most recent mocks have Smith going in the latter portion of the first round. If he is going to miss the entire 2016 season he might drop into the 2nd round.

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                    • DolphinsFreak
                      DolphinsFreak commented
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                      Ah.......Daniel Jeremiah knows his stuff. I respect his opinion a lot. Not near Mayock but I do respect his opinion so it must be an old mock.

                  • #13
                    Myles Jack has been cleared to return and will participate at UCLA's Pro day in a few weeks.

                    ''I like being off the ball as a Mike, Will, Sam,” Jack answered. “I think I could play strong safety as kind of a Kam Chancellor type of role. I feel like I could get the job done there.''

                    Jack has been training at the Fischer Sports Institute and working with Thurmond Moore, focusing on his pass rush skills. He also mentioned both Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks as role models that he has modeled his game after.

                    'Diche needs to learn discretion and when to STFU... guy has Top 20 talent, but is a BODA.

                    Robert Nkemdiche covered several areas during his combine media interview, including his on-field play and off-field issues.

                    On one hand, Nkemdiche was accountable for his mistakes, using words like ''uncharacteristic'' and ''embarrassing'' to describe the night in December he was arrested for drug possession. However on the other hand, Nkemdiche made a few interesting comments that drew more attention to him and the situation, admitting he was “drunk” but claiming he wasn't under the influence of marijuana.

                    Then why was he charged with drug possession?

                    ''The hotel was under my name, nobody wanted to take the fall,'' Nkemdiche said. ''It had to go under my name. It just happened to play out like that.''

                    Nkemdiche said he has been trying to convince NFL teams that he isn't a character risk and that the people who know him understand that's not who he is. He blamed the media as a reason behind the negative scrutiny that he faces right now.

                    ''The media's done a tarnish to my name,'' Nkemdiche said, ''but I've just got to make them understand me as a person.''

                    Nkemdiche also revealed that teammate Laremy Tunsil, the favorite to be drafted No. 1 overall, was with him that night in the hotel, confirming the rumors. While this news was going to become public eventually, it's a surprise that Nkemdiche didn't think to protect his teammate and keep that to himself.
                    No, Dummy. You tarnished your name. Blaming others never works... man up, say you fkd up, apologize and move on.

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                    • #14
                      Romo is having surgery... hope like Hell that means the Boys take a 1st round QB. Really want them to leave Ramsey, Hargreaves, or Jack to us.

                      Boys are all about Carson Wentz, but if he goes to the Browns, they may roll with Goff or Lynch. If that happens, along with the Browns taking a QB, it'd be like us having the #6 pick in this draft. Throw the 9ers in the mix as they aren't happy with either Gabbert or CKap, and it's like we're picking #5 for a defensive stud.

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                      • DolphinsFreak
                        DolphinsFreak commented
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                        If you add in a team like the Texans or another team needing a QB trading up with the Ravens and it could be an early Christmas for the Dolphins.

                      • cuchulainn
                        cuchulainn commented
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                        Good point and it'd be nice to be able to effectively move up in player availability without having to give up any picks or players.

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