The Miami Dolphins shocked a few fans last night when the name Jared Odrick was called out by the NFL Commissioner at pick 28. They shouldn’t be shocked with anything tonight. Up to and including trades, trades, and no trades. When this is all said and done however, it’s the fingerprints of one Mike Nolan that may be seen clearer than Bill Parcells.
Following last nights selection and the million questions that started with “Why?” it appears that the Dolphins are not sticking to a 3-4 defense come September, but instead some form of hybrid 3-4 that will employ 3 man, 4 man, and possibly even a 5 man front. Landing Odrick was a step in getting this underway.
The Phins still have holes to fill and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them make a few trades that involve veteran players that can step in and fill some of those gaps. As of this writing, Ronnie Brown had still not signed his tender making his trade out of Miami a future prospect…even though reports of Seattle’s interest in a veteran runner are, well, running rampant.
Tonight’s first pick will be the 8th in the draft. 3 spots higher than the Dolphins original pick they passed on to Denver for Brandon Marshall. The Phins may go LB here or may take a true NT to line up next to Odrick. The Phins apparently want a big physical run stopping pass rushing front line that will punish opponents.
While many fans figured Sergio Kindle would be a lock at 12 and 28 he may not even be a lock for round 2 after reports have surfaced of a knee injury that will require microfracture surgery which could end his season before it starts.
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