- Mike Tannenbaum hired... ...as Dolphins' executive VP of football operations
- Philbin retained Coach Philbin was given a contract extension
- Fins season ends on low note Jets down the Fins to end their season 8-8
- CB Will Davis out for season Miami placed CB Will Davis on the IR, ending his season
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What did you think of the rest of the AFC East’s drafts? I think we killed them! –Phinphanphorlife
A. – Here is some of what Max Lukas had to say about the rest of the AFC East’s drafts. Read it here.
Some analysts such as John Clayton and Jason Cole rated the Fins as having one of the best draft’s in the NFL. Others, such as Mel Kiper Jr. gave the Fins a B-. There was some discussion about it on our message board.
We will have more post draft coverage not just for the Fins, but also the AFC East in the coming days!
Top 100 NFL players and Cam Wake was only 89th? What BS!! –RussGuss
Can you believe Cameron (Wake) was only 89th on that list? –Chad
Wake only 89? More media bias against the Dolphins! –Fred, Conn.
A. – The list is completely subjective. Hell, I don’t think Wake even made the list at all last year. So I don’t pay attention to it.
As for media bias, (not disagreeing) this list was reportedly complied from current NFL players.I don’t know why you like (TE) Dion Sims. The guy is always hurt and was arrested. His numbers at (Michigan St.) suck. –Fred, Connecticut
First, thanks for e-mails. I enjoy the great discussion.
As for Sims, I have to say I’m shocked that the Fins took him. Philbin is a high character guy. But the coaching staff must of felt like he has matured and has his head on straight.
His injury problems are also a concern. But Miami did not have a blocking TE, and Sims was the best blocking TE in the draft.
As for his college numbers last year, (36 catches, 475 yards, 2 TDs) you need to look at the whole picture. In 2012, the Spartans had to replace their best ever passing attack with QB Kirk Cousins, WRs Keyshan Martin and BJ Cunningham departing.
Their starting QB, Andrew Maxwell, was inefficent at times, the offensive line was a mess, and the other receivers were very inexperienced. So the passing attack as a whole was not very good.
With the focal point of their offense being RB Le’Veon Bell, TE Dion Sims was often held in to help a shambles of an offensive line block. (Think 2011….TE Anthony Fasano having to stay in and help Marc Columbo block.)
Sims is a solid blocker (best blocking TE in the draft) and will hit guys at the second level. He doesn’t have breakaway speed, but he has soft hands and is a solid route runner.
Like I said earlier, Sims is a risk/reward player. For a 4th round pick, I think Miami did a good job with this selection.
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