• CB Will Davis out for season CB Will Davis out for season Miami placed CB Will Davis on the IR, ending his season
  • Fins stay in playoff hunt Fins stay in playoff hunt Miami upends the Bills, 22-9, keep playoff hopes alive.
  • Fins dominate Chargers Fins dominate Chargers QB Tannehill threw 3 TDs as the Fins rout the Chargers 37-0
  • Fins beat Jags, 27-13 Fins beat Jags, 27-13 It wasn't pretty, but Miami put down the Jaguars, 27-13


Fins Top 5 Draft Board

I know what you’re thinking.

Why a 2013 NFL Draft article NOW when the Dolphins are a win away from being right back in playoff contention?

Here’s why. The Dolphins are one (likely) loss away to the Pats away from being 5-7 heading into Week 14, which will put them as low as #9 in the NFL Draft selection order heading into the final 4 games.

jarvisjones e1354391733382 150x150 Fins Top 5 Draft Board1) DE Jarvis Jones, Georgia* (6-3, 245)
NFL Comparison: Von Miller, Broncos
Kiper Ranking: #1
Rang Ranking: #3
Scouting Report: Could have a Von Miller/Aldon Smith-like impact as a rookie… scheme flexible player who will pressure the QB in 4-3 and 3-4 schemes… a little on the thin side, but has the innate instincts and speed to make up for it… SEC dominator in 2011-2012, with 24 sacks, 8 FF’s off the edge.
Dolphins Fit: Forget it. He won’t get out of the Top-5.
Tomorrow: 4:00pm ET vs. #2 Alabama on CBS.

2) DT Star Latouleli, Utah (6-4. 320)
NFL Comparison: Haloti Ngata (Ravens)
Kiper Ranking: #3
Rang Ranking: #2
Scouting Report: Rare… a Haloti Ngata- type with the ability to disrupt defensive game plans for 10+ years.. can play NT or DE in a 3-4 alignment because of size/strength combination… the team that drafts might even be able to use 2-man fronts in certain situation, just as the Packers have done with B.J., Raji.
DolphinsFit: Forget it. He won’t get out of the Top-5.
Tomorrow: Not Playing until Bowl Week.

3) DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M* (6-4, 255)
NFL Comparison: DeMarcus Ware (Cowboys)
Kiper Ranking: #4
Rang Ranking: #8
Scouting Report: Eerily similar to DeMarcus Ware in all areas: size, length, bend, burst, number, and scheme-flexiblility…12.5 sacks and 20 TFL in A&M’s first year in the SEC.
Dolphins Fit: Might be a better fit as a 3-4 OLB, but has more than enough pass rush size and pass-rush ability to be an impact player opposite Cameron Wake. Very doubtful he gets out of the top 7 picks.
Tomorrow: Not Playing until Bowl Week.

Bjoern Werner 150x150 Fins Top 5 Draft Board4) DE Bjoern Werner, Florida St* (6-4, 265)
NFL Comparison: Chris Long (Rams)
Kiper Ranking: #7
Rang Ranking: #10
Scouting Report: Not quite the athlete Jones and Moore are, but carries a certain mestique.. 13 sacks and 18 TFL and 7 passes defended, according to Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com… not the greatest athlete, but rare intensity and violent hands allows him to get to the QB often.
Dolphins Fit: Perfect fit in Kevin Coyle’s 4-3 Defense. Werner would allow the Dolphins to move Jared Odrick inside to DT to replace Randy Starks, who is likely to test free agency after the season.
Tomorrow: 7:00pm ET @ Georgia Tech on ESPN.

Barkevious Mingo 150x150 Fins Top 5 Draft Board5) DE Barkevious Mingo, LSU* (6-5, 250)
NFL Comparison: Aldon Smith (49ers)
Kiper Ranking: #6
Rang Ranking: #12
Scouting Report: In the midst of a disappointing junior year, but still a great athlete… has been compared to Jevon Kearse by many.. long arms, great length, and too good of an athlete to not make an impact.
Dolphins Fit: Mingo would likely be a 3rd-Down pass rusher as a rookie while evolving into a full-time player. A combo of Wake and Mingo would bring a lot of heat off the edge.
Tomorrow: Not Playing until Bowl Week.

Thanks for Reading, Follow me on Twitter @BrianCat13


Join us on our message board and share your thoughts!! Get started here! FinNation Forums

Join us on Twitter at @FinNation and on Facebook! Or contact us here

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)
Fins Top 5 Draft Board, 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings
The following two tabs change content below.
no avatar Fins Top 5 Draft Board

Brian Catanzaro

Brian is a 29-year-old Sales/Marketing Manager in St. Louis by day, but an NFL blogger and commentator by night. Follow me on Twitter @BrianCat13.

3 Responses to Fins Top 5 Draft Board

  • I agree with your second sentence. Way too early to be thinking about draft picks. I would rather watch the remaining games hopeful that the Phins can string together some upsets and wins.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Id like to see CB,DE,LB. I also hope we kick Odrick inside like you said.

    We really need more at CB at LB though

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • why have a top 5 where 3 of the 5 you rate as fat chance?

    I wouldn’t be against moving up to draft Star or a shutdown cb. I think it would be mistake to use a top 10 pick on a wr though

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Pound the Pats!!
Pound the Pats!!
Recent Forum Topics
If we cant land Harbaugh(12) in Aqua/Orange Chat by birdmond on 18-Dec-14 6:31PM
draft order(47) in Aqua/Orange Chat by rightchea on 18-Dec-14 5:17PM
Jim Harbaugh(42) in Aqua/Orange Chat by Degarmo on 18-Dec-14 4:26PM
Third in the AFC East(32) in Aqua/Orange Chat by FFM on 18-Dec-14 10:16AM
Phins in the playoffs if...(12) in Aqua/Orange Chat by hypocritex on 17-Dec-14 9:49PM
FinNation Poll

Who was the Fins Player of Game in Week 1?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
Fins Media Tweets
Site Categories
Site Archives