• Knowshon Moreno to Fins Knowshon Moreno to Fins RB reportedly signs a one year deal with Miami.
  • Fins sign CB Finnegan Fins sign CB Finnegan Dolphins ink him to a 2 year, $11 million contract
  • DT Randy Starks stays with Fins DT Randy Starks stays with Fins Reportedly signs a 2 year deal worth about $12 million
  • OT Albert to Fins done OT Albert to Fins done Reportedly a 5 year, $46 million contract.

     

Lane Johnson

Moving on Up?

Ok Fin fans….before you read this, take a deep breath. Prepare yourself because if I had to guess, I’d say that the Miami Dolphins will be looking to grab an offensive tackle with their first round pick.

Not only that, but they will also be trading UP into the top 5 to get one. But I don’t think it will be for Lane Johnson.

Call it a hunch….a guess. Just my gut feeling on what the Fins plan on doing. And honestly, I’m ok with it. Not ecstatic, but not angry either. I understand the line of reasoning behind it.

Now before you try to get me committed, let’s think about this for a minute. What are Miami’s 3 biggest needs? I would say OT, CB, and TE.

Once you get past the top 3 OTs in Joeckel, Fisher, and Johnson, the talent level drops considerably. Yet the draft is stocked full of talent at the CB and TE positions. Hell, the talent there is deep into the 3rd round at both positions. And at DE, there are not any guys I like enough totradeupforoutsideofDion Continue reading

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Brian Catanzaro’s Top 10 Fins Board Part II

Click here in case you missed my 6-10 list from yesterday: Part I

**3 RULES**

–Eliminate these 7 players from discussion who have little-to-no chance of being available at #12: QB Geno Smith, OT Luke Joeckel, OT Eric Fisher, DT Sharrif Floyd, DT Star Lotulelei, CB Dee Milliner

–Criticism is welcomed as long as it doesn’t begin with “We don’t need a ….” comment. I subscribe to the Giants/Ravens/Packers/Patriots draft philosophy of taking the best available player while using need as a tie-breaker. There is no reason to read on if you’re uncomfortable with that.

–This is MY board for the #12 pick, not Jeff Ireland’s.

5) WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee* (6-3, 207)
Closest NFL Comparison: Combination of Julio Jones (Falcons) and Torrey Smith (Ravens)
My #1 draft rule is this: always choose the freakish athlete over the need position. Patterson would either serve as a key wrinkle in the Dolphins’ WR unit special over the next 2 years, or replace Wallace/Hartline if one is cut before the 2015 season. Patterson combines 4.4/40 speed with playmaking instincts on a 6’3 – 207 pound frame. The Dolphins have contractual decisions to make wit Continue reading

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Pros and Cons – OT Lane Johnson

OT Lane Johnson

lane johnson 800 Pros and Cons   OT Lane Johnson

Pros:

There is no need to go into detail regarding Lane Johnson’s physical attributes and measurables, because they are universally recognized as being spectacular! Lane has shined at every step of the draft process thus far. He had an stellar Senior Bowl Week versus the best D-Linemen in the country and he followed that up with a remarkable combine performance. By drafting Lane Johnson at #12, the Dolphins can keep Jonathan Martin at Right Tackle while Johnson protects Ryan Tannehill’s blind side.

The Dolphins have invested a lot of money into vertical threat wide receiver Mike Wallace and they also retained wide receiver Brain Hartline as their #2. Mike Wallace has blazing speed to go deep, but Tannehill’s offensive line protection will still need to hold up long enough to allow time for Mike Wallace to get separation on his vertical routes. Without adequate protection for Tannehill, Mike Wallace’s skill set may be less effective.

Secondly, Brian Hartline is a receiver who wins his routes late in the route pattern, unlike Wes Welker who wins his routes early in the pattern.

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2013 Senior Bowl: D-Line vs O-Line Drills

Here is a look at condensed coverage for D-Line and O-Line at the 2013 Senior Bowl.

See Stand-Out Performers such as Eric Fisher,DatoneJones and Sylvester Williams show their ability for NFL evaluators. Can you spot the Superstar of tomorrow?

I have been impressed with Datone Jones leading up to the Senior Bowl, and his performance there only solidified my opinion that he is maybe the best pure 4-3 DE in the draft class.

Sylvester Williams did everything at an exceptional level. Its remarkable the quickness off the snap that this 305lbs DT displayed, he is one the best 3-tech DT prospects I have seen.

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