- Fins sign OT Clabo Miami signs former Falcon OT Tyson Clabo to a 1 year deal
- Fins select CB Jamar Taylor Boise State CB Jamar Taylor is the Fins selection at the #54 pick
- Davone Bess traded to Browns Reports that WR Bess has indeed been traded to the Browns
- Miami takes DE Dion Jordan Miami trades up with the Raiders to select DE Dion Jordan
The Dolfans have spoken in our recent poll on who to draft in the first round:
- TE Tyler Eifert received the most votes with 33%
- OT Lane Johnson was 2nd with 23%
- WR Tavon Austin was 3rd with 12%
Now we want to know which first round draft scenario you do not want to happen by participating in our poll on the right side of our site. What will make you curse at the top of you lungs if it is announced Thursday night? I’m having flashbacks to when the Dolphins drafted Ted Ginn.
Trade up? Trade down? Draft OL? Draft a raw player like DE Ansah (who also is older at 24)?
I will be one unhappy camper if the Dolphins trade up and draft an offensive lineman. First, I believe the Dolphins can find quality OL starters in the second through fourth rounds if needed; you don’t need a top ten offensive lineman to make the team successful. Second, the Dolphin’s general lack of talent and depth means every early draft pick are needed to help the team besuccessful. Continue reading
Ahhhh, spring is in the air. While my fellow Floridians would argue it feels more like summer (because it does), one very important thing has to happen for Dolfans before we can mentally concede that summer is truly approaching: the NFL Draft.
Every die hard NFL fan has Thursday April 25th, 2013 circled on their calendar, and will be hitting their TV/computer/tablet/smart phone/all of the above no later than 8 PM sharp. The NFL Draft brings out Armchair GMs in droves, gleefully postulating “Mock Drafts” by the dozens.
Our very own FinNation.com Message Board forum has an annual contest that is scored and open to all. The predictions are not only entertaining, but informative and occasionally clairvoyant. Unlike some devout fans, I don’t have the time to truly research the droves of draftees. So rather than hobble together an unworthy mock draft, I’ll content myself with being a mere Armchair QB, apply elbow grease to the genie bottle, and offer up three general wishes for the upcoming draft that is still one oh-so-long week away.
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The draft is slowly, slowly inching towards us. I’m having flashbacks to when I was a kid and it seemed like Christmas would never get here. The excitement is building – and for good reason after a promising draft last year coupled with a great start in free agency this year.
So, you’ve seen the Senior Bowl, Combine, and Pro Day results and read so many mock drafts you can’t keep track of who predicted what. But forget what other teams might do, or even what the Dolphins might do in the second or later rounds: the crown jewel of the 2013 draft is that #12 pick in the first round. While this draft is supposedly devoid of super talent, there’s no mistaking that there will be no lack of potential difference makers at the #12 pick.
What do you REALLY want the Dolphins to do at the #12 pick? Vote in our poll (right side of your screen) now! If you don’t like any of the selections, be sure to leave a comment below andtell us if you want the Dolphins to Continue reading
So, last week Jeff Ireland dramatically changed the Dolphins roster with a handful of key moves. Gone are veteran leaders Jake Long, Reggie Bush, Sean Smith, Karlos Dansby, and Kevin Burnett. In comes Dannell Ellerbe, Philip Wheeler, Dustin Keller, and crown jewel Mike Wallace.
Most noted in the additions is the very low 2013 cap hits they have, very quickly followed with how large of a 2014 cap hit they have (such as Wallace’s $15 mil base salary).
I’ve seen numerous fans worrying that Miami will be in salary cap hell as a result of these deals. Rather than wonder and worry, I decided to look into it for all you die hard Phin fans who are just as worried about the future of this franchise as you are 2013.
First, we have to take into account that the 2013 cap is $123 million before carry over (teams are allowed to carry over unused cap space if they choose to). 2014 should be at least that much if not more.
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Despite a reported late push by Miami, Jake Long ultimately decided to move to the St. Louis Rams. Early reports indicate Long signed a 4 year $34 million contract, with a $16 million signing bonus, a $4 million dollar roster bonus in 2014, and another $2 million in incentives (which would make the deal $36 million).
The deal averages $8.5 million before incentives and is at least a 2 year deal (since cutting/trading him after one year would accelerate $12 mil in prorated signing bonus into the 2014 cap) averaging at least $10 mil for those 2 years.
If I had to speculate, those terms were probably at least slightly higher than what Miami was offering. I also bet Long’s agent, CAA, was pushing for whichever team offered the largest contract seeing how the entire tackle market has been on hold waiting for Long to set the market.
The question for the Dolphins now is do they pursue zone blocking scheme RT Eric Winston, another free agent alternative, or draft a tackle? Seeing as Miami was willing to invest Continue reading