• 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

     

Miami Dolphins 2013 Draft Scenario’s

Miami Dolphins 2013 Draft Scenario’s

Current needs: OT, CB, WR, DE, FS, TE

Point of note: It is in my opinion that whatever occurs at the Left Tackle position with Jake Long and at the Cornerback position with Sean Smith will shape Miami’s early draft rounds more so than any other position.

*Each scenario holds precedence over the scenario that follows it.

 

1st Round Draft Scenario’s

Scenario 1

Jake Long leaves and Jonathan Martin stays at RT
1st round Priority: Focus should be on LT
Prospects LT
OT Luke Joeckel (Top 5) 6-6 310
OT Eric Fisher (Top 10) 6-7 305
OT Lane Johnson (Top 20) 6-6 302

 

Scenario 2

Jake Long leaves and Jonathan Martin moves over to LT
1st round Priority: Miami may wait till 2nd or 3rd round to draft RT
Note: The top RT DJ Fluker is a beast who can be a perennial pro-bowler. But DJ Fluker is suited for a power based MBS. Miami may wait for a prospect at RT that can fit into their ZBS in the 2nd or 3rd round. Miami can therefore pursue CB, FS or DE with its first selection.
Prospects RT
OT Oday Aboushi (1-2) 6-5 310
OT Chris Faulk (2-3) 6-5 323
OT Brennan Williams (2-3) 6-7 315
OT Rick Wagner (2-3) 6-6 310
OT DallasThomas (2-3) 6-5 308
OT JustinPugh (3-4) 6-5 298
OT Kyle Long (3-4) 6-6 304
OT Brian Winters (3-4) 6-5 310
OT David Bakhtiari (3-4) 6-4 295
OT David Quessenberry (3-4) 6-5 294
OT MenelikWatson (3-4) 6-5 320

Scenario3
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Jake Long re-signed and Sean Smith leaves 1st round Priority: Focus should be onCB ProspectsCB
CB Dee Milliner (Top 10) 6-1 198 CB JohnthanBanks (Top25) 6-1 185 CB Xavier Rhodes (Top 25) 6-1 217 CB Desmond Trufant (1-2) 5-11 190

 

Scenario 4

Jake Long re-signed, Sean Smith re-signed or tagged and Olivier Vernon projects to be the starter at DE
1st round Priority: Focus should be on Safety
Note: IMO Kenny Vaccaro is the only Safety worth a first round pick. While Matt Elam and Eric Reid should go in the 2nd round. Also there are several quality Safeties who are potentially available in the 3rd round. If Vaccaro is unavailable, I will rather pass on Matt Elam and Eric Reid in the 2nd, in favor of drafting a Safety in the 3rd round. This will allow Miami to extract maximum value in other areas such as WR, CB, DE and OT with its 2nd round picks.
Prospects FS
FS Kenny Vaccaro (Top 20) 6-1 218
FS Phillip Thomas (2-3) 6-1 210
FS T.J. McDonald (3) 6-2 211
FS Bacarri Rambo (3) 6-1 215
FS Tony Jefferson (3-4) 5-11 212
FS Jonathan Cyprien (3-4) 6-0 209
FS J.J. Wilcox (4-5) 5-11 214
FS Josh Evans (4-5) 6-1 205

 

Scenario 5

Jake Long re-signed, Sean Smith re-signed or tagged and Olivier Vernon DOES NOT project to be the starter at DE
1st round Priority: Focus should be on DE
Note: My choice of DE over WR is simple. I believe this year there will be 1st round talent available in the 2nd round at WR. I would rather take a premier pass rusher at 12 or explore the option of trading back into the 20s and picking up quality a DE. Thus, looking towards the 2nd round for a WR.
Prospects DE
DE Bjoern Werner (Top 5) 6-4 256
DE Damontre Moore (Top 10) 6-4 250
DE Dion Jordan (1) 6-6 243
DE Ezekiel Ansah (1) 6-5 274
DE Datone Jones (1) 6-4 280
DE Sam Montgomery (1) 6-5 260
DE Barkevious Mingo (1) 6-4 240
DE Alex Okafor (1-2) 6-5 261
DE Cornellius Carradine (1-2) 6-4 265
DE Malliciah Goodman (2) 6-4 272

 

 

2nd Round Possibilities

Wide-Receiver (Possible 2nd rounders)
Prospects WR
WR DeAndre Hopkins (1-2) 6-1 200
WR Terrance Williams (1-2) 6-2 201
WR Justin Hunter (1-2) 6-4 200
WR Quinton Patton (1-2) 6-0 202
WR Robert Woods (1-2) 6-1 190
WR Tavon Austin (1-2) 5-9 175
WR Aaron Dobson (2-3) 6-3 203
WR Markus Wheaton (2-3) 5-11 183
WR Marquise Goodwin (2-3) 5-9 179
WR Stedman Bailey (2-3) 5-10 195
WR Da’Rick Rogers (2-3) 6-2 206
WR Cobi Hamilton (2-3) 6-2 199
WR Chris Harper (2-3) 6-1 228
WR Marquess Wilson (3) 6-3 188

 

Cornerbacks (Possible 2nd rounders)
Prospects CB
CB Jordan Poyer (2) 6-0 182
CB Jamar Taylor (2) 5-11 192
CB David Amerson (2) 6-2 194
CB Robert Alford (2-3) 5-10 186
CB Will Davis (2-3) 5-11 182
CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (2-3) 6-1 192
CB Logan Ryan (2-3) 6-0 190

 

Defensive Ends (Possible 2nd rounders)
Prospects DE
DE Alex Okafor (1-2) 6-5 261
DE Cornellius Carradine (1-2) 6-4 265
DE Malliciah Goodman (2) 6-4 272
DE Corey Lemonier (2) 6-3 242
DE Margus Hunt (2) 6-8 277
DE William Gholston (2-3) 6-6 278
DE Michael Buchanan (2-3) 6-5 252
DE Devin Taylor (2-3) 6-7 275
DE John Simon (2-3) 6-2 260
DE Lavar Edwards (2-3) 6-3 272
DE Brandon Jenkins (2-3) 6-3 265

 

 

3rd Round Possibilities

Tight Ends (Possible 3rd rounders)
Note: Travis Kelce and Jordan Reed are the most athletic of this bunch, both are capable blockers and decent receivers. With Reed showing the best ability to gain YAC. Levine Toilolo is a better blocker than his heralded teammate Zach Ertz but he needs to show more consistent hands. I have Toilolo here as a 3rd round prospect, but he may be available in the 4th or 5th. Toilolo and fellow prospect Joseph Fauria create mismatches with their height and length, both can be effective Red Zone targets. However, Joseph Fauria has a tendency to stay high in his blocks and is often over-powered. TE Gavin Escobar has received recognition because ex-GM Scott Poili has him on his board, but I have seen very little of Gavin, I can’t put someone on my board that I have not seen.
Prospects TE
TE Tarvis Kelce (3) 6-5 260
TE Jordan Reed (3) 6-3 243
TE Levine Toilolo (3-4) 6-7 265
TE Joseph Fauria (3-4) 6-7 257
TE Vance McDonald (3-4) 6-4 262
TE Dion Sims (3-4) 6-5 285

 

4-3 OLB (Possible 3rd rounders)
Prospects OLB
OLB Chase Thomas (2-3) 6-3 241
OLB Khaseem Greene (2-3) 6-1 236
OLB Brandon Jenkins (2-3) 6-3 260
OLB Sean Porter (3) 6-1 231
OLB Jamie Collins (3) 6-3 245

 

Half-Backs (Possible 3rd rounders)
Prospects HB
RB Joseph Randle (3) 6-0 200
RB Stepfan Taylor (3) 5-9 216
RB Johnathan Franklin (3) 5-10 201
RB Mike Gillislee (3) 5-11 207
RB Christine Michael (3) 5-10 221
RB Marcus Lattimore (3-4) 6-0 220
RB Kenjon Barner (3-4) 5-9 188

 

 

4th – 5th – 6th – 7th Round Possibilities

HB If Reggie Bush leaves and no Free Agent is signed, Miami will have to address the depth at HB
DT If both Randy Starks and Tony McDaniel are not resigned, Miami will have to address the depth behind Jared Odrick at 3-tech DT
NT With Paul Soliai on the last year of his contract, Miami could possibly look to draft a developmental replacement
WR If a Free Agent WR isn’t signed, Miami will look toward further strengthening their receiving core with a late round prospect
QB If a veteran QB isn’t signed to help Tannehill’s progress, Miami could look at adding a late round QB for depth and future trade value
OL Miami can buy extra insurance along the Offensive Line at Guard or Tackle in the later rounds

 

 

Realistic Scenario

A) - Jake Long Leaves
B) - Jonathan Martin at LT
C) - Sean Smith Franchised Tagged
D) - 1st Round Selection –> DE
E) - 2nd Round Selection –> WR
F) - 2nd Round Selection –> CB
G) - 3rd Round Selection –> RT
H) - 3rd Round Selection –> FS
I) - 4th Round Selection –> TE

 

 

THE BIG POSITIVE:

Even without factoring into account possible Free Agent signings, Miami is in a great position to help themselves in the 2013 NFL Draft.

 

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  • Spot on Boys !

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  • THIS IS STUPID!! How many playoff games have drafting lineman in the first rd gotten the Phins…I’ll wait! You give up? ZERO! We need the best wideout on the board in the first and in the second round. We need to build a young nucleus around Tannehill. Drafting the way you said in this article does nothing but keep our team mediocre.

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  • WE DO NOT NEED A FREE SAFETY… https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2013/01/30/signature-stats-first-downs-allowed-safeties/ …I’m yelling becuase I’m tired of saying it. Further, Vacaro isn’t a free safety anyway and doesn’t project as one.

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    • @Ranadicus Yet another reason to dismiss PFF stats. You can’t take PFF stats as the gold standard. PFF has Eric Berry as the one of the worst safeties, do you agree that KC should cut Berry because PFF says he is crap? And Vaccaro can be both FS and SS. Did you know Reshad Jones played FS before moving to SS?

      Good logical article, although I would have liked to see a scenario with WR as being a primary option at 12. Cordarrelle!!!! But I like scenario #2, it frees up pick#12 to be used for CB or DE or WR.

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  • Thanks for your comment. My philosophy is that I try not to predict what we will do in Free Agency with players from other teams, it becomes to much of a dream scenario and the permutations are endless. When we do actually land a Free Agent target, it’s only then do I restructure the board.

    However, I do believe that Miami will be making some moves in Free Agency this year, and some of those UFA targets should be at the WR position, but until a deal is done, and the ink is dry on the contract, I will operate with the current roster.

    But, whether or not we sign a WR in Free Agency, I still project WR to be taken in the 2nd round rather than at pick 12. The value is there at WR.

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  • Good analysis The only caveat I would add to your scenario is we get a WR in free agency otherwise we will look for a WR at #1.

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