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    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sport...ans-fiu-s.html

    Myles Jack @ #8 and Matthews backs Tannehill...

  • #2
    Interesting Notes:

    ### In Todd McShay’s latest mock draft on ESPN.com, he has the Dolphins passing up UF cornerback Vernon Hargreaves to take UCLA linebacker Myles Jack at No. 8.
    “Jack, who is still recovering from an early-season knee injury, didn't participate in drills at the combine,” McShay said. “But his tape shows a twitched-up athlete who thrives in coverage and can make plays all over the field versus the run. If the Dolphins are looking to add a much-needed playmaker to the second level, Jack is their best bet.”
    The seven players McShay has going before Jack: Mississippi offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil; North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz; defensive ends DeForest Buckner (Oregon) and Joey Bosa (Ohio State); FSU DB Jalen Ramsey; Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley and Cal QB Jared Goff.
    His picks 9 through 11: Hargreaves, Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott and Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson.
    ### Rishard Matthews agrees with Greg Jennings that too many restrictions have been placed on Ryan Tannehill.
    “When coach [Bill] Lazor was there, [Tannehill] really didn't have the flexibility he wanted,” Matthews told WQAM’s Joe Rose and Curtis Stevenson. “I don't know where the confusion was. I love coach Lazor and at times we were wondering why are plays [not] being audibled. I hope he gets that freedom in this new offense. Our second year, he had a lot of freedom.
    “The staff now, they trust him, from what I'm hearing. I spoke to Ryan, and he's excited, too.”
    Interesting that when asked about the problems with the offense, Matthews blamed not only consistency but also “creativity.”
    I noticed he nothing to say about Philbin...

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    • #3
      Interesting. Sounds as if Mathews may be back the way he is talking.
      The deeper the roots, the higher the reach.

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      • #4
        No reason to burn a bridge now that we have a new FO and Coaching staff and he may like the new WR coach...

        Matthews confirmed what Campbell said about Tannehill having the ability to audible power under Sherman, but that Philbin/Lazor took it away.
        Last edited by cuchulainn; 03-03-2016, 07:17 PM.

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        • #5
          Jack would be my preference. Being in Pac 12 country I saw plenty of him. He easily could have been a 1000 yard rusher if they didn't move him to the defensive side of the ball. He can run with most WR's and has very good coverage skills. He's a freak athlete with a strong work ethic. IMO he solves one of our biggest weaknesses - a LB that can run side to side and stop the running backs from turning the corner, and a LB that can cover the big athletic TE's we get killed by in our division. CB is a big need as well and I'd be fine with Hargreaves as well, but to me Jack will be special player, similar to Luke Kuechly.

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          • cuchulainn
            cuchulainn commented
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            Let's see how he does at his pro-day. Would be nice to have a stud LB behind Suh and Phillips.

        • #6
          I think the mocks are funny how they keep changing from one injured player to another. First everyone had the Dolphins taking Jaylon Smith now they want them to pass on Hargreaves and draft Jack. Either they want the Dolphins to fail OR they don't know about the Dolphins history of bad luck.

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          • #7
            P..S. Yes, I do know that both players (Smith and Jack) are talented but there are other players, who are NOT inured right now, that could make an impact for the Dolphins and coincidently fill a position of need.

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            • #8
              Jack will be ready to go in a month or so. I like the idea of a CB as well. If we draft Hargreaves at #8 and Jaylon Smith drops to the 2nd round I'd be tempted to take him as a redshirt. He's going to be a special player. May have been the #1 pick if not for the injury. While we need immediate help, getting a guy like that in the 2nd round would be a steal come 2017 when he's 100%.

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              • DolphinsFreak
                DolphinsFreak commented
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                I would be happy with the Dolphins drafting Smith in the 2nd or later. I agree that he will be a special player as well. (Not a Dion Jordan type)

            • #9
              It would be nice to stop the run, I'm game, lots of holes so just plug and play.....

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              • #10
                What's weird is that we could pick both of the top 2 LBs in this draft. Jack in the 1st and Smith somewhere after the 4th. Those 2 7th round picks give us some flexibility.

                We hit on Ajayi last year who was supposedly a wash with a knee injury. Let's see how it plays out.

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                • #11
                  For what its worth, I read that Smith showed up at the Combine at 225..........that's kinda small for an LB unless he lost a lot of weight while convalescing.....Kuechly was criticized for being too small at 235 and he was every bit the equal of Smith in terms of production. He then bulked up and killed the combine at 242......Jack was at 245. I know about our luck, and I hate that we keep getting burned by injured top draft picks, but I think Jack is the real deal and I stand by my man at 8. Like others, Hargreaves would be a good consolation prize......then we pick up the best LB in Round 2.

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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by Kato View Post
                    For what its worth, I read that Smith showed up at the Combine at 225..........that's kinda small for an LB unless he lost a lot of weight while convalescing.....Kuechly was criticized for being too small at 235 and he was every bit the equal of Smith in terms of production. He then bulked up and killed the combine at 242......Jack was at 245. I know about our luck, and I hate that we keep getting burned by injured top draft picks, but I think Jack is the real deal and I stand by my man at 8. Like others, Hargreaves would be a good consolation prize......then we pick up the best LB in Round 2.
                    No win situation for that kid... if he showed up in the 240s, people would have said he was sitting around getting fat while rehabbing his knee. Also, his doctors may have told him to drop weight to keep unwanted weight/stress off the knee until it heals up. The worst thing was the reports on the nerve damage - that's what is scaring teams as if the nerve don't heal with the ACL and MCL, he's toast.

                    Wishing him the best, but he's no longer a day 1 pick at all and a team will have to gamble on him big time regardless. I'd be fine with him in the 6th, but I suspect someone will take him before that. In the meantime, Darron Lee is the beneficiary. Jack, Lee, and Ragland are the Top 3 LBs. I'm only interested in Jack in the 1st.

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