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Jared Odrick Is A Miami Dolphin

The Miami Dolphins have made their first pick in the 2010 NFL draft and the selection has many fans scratching their heads.  Penn State DT Jared Odrick is now a Miami Dolphin.

The Phins traded down from the number 12 spot where many felt that the team would target one of 3 holes.  NT, OLB, or Safety.  Instead, they opted for a DT that adds to an already stacked team.  The Phins currently have Kendall Langford and Randy Starks as their starters and Phillip Merling still struggling.  Now, they add a big body to the mix who will fight for a starting spot from day 1.

Odrick was chosen over OLB Sergio Kindle who appears to be heading to round 2 and DE/OLB hybrid Jerry Hughes from TCU.  Odrick is a big man with good upper body mechanics.  He attacks the run as well as the pas equally and has a non-stop motor.  In all, he is simply a football player.

At 6′ 5″ and 306 pounds, Odrick will give Miami a pass rushing end who is solid and sure in his tackles.  But the real question here is why?  Why now?

Odrick had been rumored to be a player on the rise and some projected that he could have gone in the top 15 of the draft.  He is a very athletic player for his size and will provide the Phins an upfield push.

While the Phins will now look to day 2 for answers at their holes, a luxury pick like Odrick has really stirred the fan base as they begin to question what the Dolphins saw over the names mentioned above or a NT like Terrence Cody.  From an outside standpoint I think it’s safe to assume that Bill Parcells didn’t think that the OLB’s would make the kind of impact he requires.  Given Parcells’ history with LB’s I would say he would be a good judge of that defensive area.

The Dolphins will select again at pick 40, the 8th pick in the 2nd round that commences on Friday evening.

Topics: Jared Odrick, Miami Dolphins, NFL Draft

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  • SundayWarrior

    Jared Odrick is a Great pick the Dolphins, especially after trading down and getting a 2nd round and a 4th round pick. Plus the 2nd round pick is 3 spots in front of the one they gave away for Marshall. Odrick is a lean 305lbs the same weight Jason Ferguson was when we Drafted Him. The Dolphins rather draft Odrick than a sloppy Terrence Cody. Parcells will Breed Him into an excellent pass rushing NT! Go Phins!!!

  • SundayWarrior

    Excuse Me didn’t Realize we swapped 4th round picks but to gain a 2nd Ill move back a couple spots in the 4th and what I meant when I wrote we drafted Ferguson at 305lbs was Bill Parcells drafted Jason Ferguson(not the Dolphins of course). Ultimately Odrick was a Good pick . Let’s Keep our Fingers crossed in the 2nd for Kindle if not Navorro Bowman, Everson Griffen. Or Nate Allen any1 else Agree?? Go Phins

  • luke

    imo odrick wont be playing DE, could if need be. he’ll be NT.he’s not the big space eater like solia(whom i think will do just fine next year), but more of a speed pass rusher NT like jay ratliff (40 tackles 6 sacks last year) who BP drafted in the later rds.almost the exact same size as ratliff and he only went to the pro bowl.so u have ur space eating NT n paul solia on running downs and ur blitzing NT n odrick on passing downs who also could play DE if need be.i figured BP would pick a guy like odrick but i thought it would be n the later rds.