On Monday, the Miami Dolphins held a “private” workout with OSU standout Vernon Gholston. So the Phins are targeting him at number 1, eh? Well as we all know, that means little, this “news” is really no news at all.
The Dolphins are being secretive in almost every aspect of their off-season. From speculation on the coaching searches, to the release of 14 players, to the release of Zach Thomas, the opening of free agency, and of course “we’re not trading Jason Taylor”. So is it any real surprise that the loudest blurb over the workout is that there was one? No word on how it went, who was there, who conducted it? Nothing? That is all we get?
Well, “Get” used to it. In the coming days the Phins will likely hold private workouts with Chris Long, Jake Long, Matt Ryan, and possibly at least 1 or 2 others. Then there is the invitations to the training facility. The NFL allows only a handful of those invites, and it is likely that at least one or two at the top will get a call down.
So as the rumors of who the Phins are targeting, remember that they are doing their due diligence and that just because they look, doesn’t mean they have any intentions of buying.