The Miami Dolphins are so far removed from the NFL Draft that fans will be in a tizzy until the draft is over. We all know the rumors, the visits, the hundred thousand mock-drafts that say one thing. Yet for all the talk there is always a surprise. Ted Ginn? Jamar Fletcher? Eddie Freaking Moore? The entire draft class of the NY Jets for the last 20 years? I kid…kind of.
This year will be no different. Fans want a grand slam draft this year and a they need to load those bases a month before in free agency. While the NFL season is far from over and the Dolphins still have one more game to play, it’s never too early to “Mock-Talk”. In the most recent Fansided Mock Draft, the Miami Dolphins are selecting 15th. And with that selection, they are taking…
WR Keenan Allen…California
Allen is a big wide-receiver who most believe will flourish at the NFL level. He has the body type and speed along with natural ability to make tough catches and would be a perfect fit in the West Coast offense. Which of course Miami is installing. Allen would immediately improve the Dolphins passing game and there is no doubt that both Brian Hartline and Ryan Tannehill would benefit from the receivers ability.
Whether the Dolphins view WR as a must draft position in round 1 remains to be seen and chances are it will have as much to do with what other need positions are on the board and whether they can broker a trade that moves them back. Of course the free agency period could realistically shatter any thoughts of drafting a WR if the team signs one of the bigger free agents at the position.
For now it’s a start and something to think about. What the Dolphins and specifically Jeff Ireland do this off-season will be the catalyst to this teams turnaround or their failure. This draft and free agency could very well end the career of both the GM and the HC if it goes badly.