On Saturday morning, I was eating breakfast and thinking about the Dolphins 2011 NFL Draft — Days 1 and 2. At that point, they had selected an OL and a RB. Okay, I said to myself, these are positions of need. I wished we would have taken a QB. But, there is Day 3 of the Draft. We have a fourth round pick. And, Ricky Stanzi (Iowa) and Nathan Enderle (Idaho) are still available. Maybe, we can get one of those guys in to compete against Chad DUH Henne.
The fourth round started. The Seahawks had the 2nd pick. Oh no, they need a QB. They did not take one. Next up, the Bills had the 3rd pick. Oh no, they need a QB. They did not take one. Next, the Browns had the 5th pick. Oh no, they need a QB. They did not take one. Next, the Cardinals had the 6th pick. Oh no, they really need a QB. They did not take one. Next, the Redskins had the 9th pick. Oh no, they really, really need a QB. They did not take one. Hmmm, we are looking pretty good here. Next, the Seahawks had the 1oth pick. Oh no, they need a QB. They did not take one. WOW! We’re going to get Stanzi unless someone trades up.
Then came the Dolphins at 14th pick of the fourth round. This is a no brainer … I thought. Stanzi is still on the board. The next thing I saw on the screen was …. SELECTION IN … Edmond Gates … WR … Abilene Christian. Oh no, I screamed! I know we need a WR. But, there are other speedy WRs left (check the table below). Why not Stanzi? Or, Enderle?