Miami Dolphins – The Choice Is Yours


Miami Dolphins – The Choice Is Yours

I just can`t get enough of my old school podcast and how these songs relate to our Miami Dolphins.  Its draft time, and everyone and their mother are doing a mock draft, trying to predict what will occur during the NFL draft.   Might as well join the craziness and see how I believe the Dolphins draft will unfold, all while listening to one of my favorite old school  tracks, The choice is yours by Black Sheep.

For those of you who may have not heard of this track, it’s a relatively simple beat, where the lyrics spread the message that the choice is yours:

You can get with this or you can get with that
You can get with this or you can get with that
You should get with this cause this is where its at

Then again the choice is yours.

Let`s see how the top three picks unfold.

Round 1 – Number 19th selection

You can get with this….

Let`s be honest we all know we have a free parking sign at the Right Tackle position.  We didn’t necessarily make any free agent moves due to our front office believing that we would address this position during the draft.   The logical choice, especially with Ross and his relationship with Michigan is to get one of the two offensive linemen from the Wolves, who are Taylor Lewan and Zack Martin.  We know that both those players would provide a solid addition to our line and anchor that position for the next few years.

OR

You can get with that…

Adding a playmaker is something that would entice the fan base.  If I was a rookie GM, I would want to make a move that would get our fans excited.  Don’t get me wrong, adding a player like Lewan or Martin would absolutely fill a definite need, however it will not excite me.  So who is a player that pops out on tape? Eric Ebron, C.J. Mosley, and Calvin Pryor are three top prospects that would add an element in our game that we haven’t seen in a while.  Each might be available on draft day when we select at 19th, as we cannot predict the future, we can only speculate which player might benefit in our system the best.  Each player offers a type of athleticism that would make our team better.

Then again the choice is yours…

Here is how my logic works.  My primary target is Ebron, if he is off the board, my second target is Lewan.  If both players are off the board, next I will focus my attention on Mosley, followed by Martin and Pryor.  If all players are off the board, I will start entertaining the thought of trading down and calling a team in need of player that is available.  Logic will tell us that our top two targets most likely will be off the board, as such, my first round pick is C.J. Mosley.

Round 2 – Number 50th selection

You can get with this….

Since my first round pick still didn’t fix my free parking sign at Right Tackle, should this be the round that I solidify my offensive line.  There might be a few players that I could target in this round, specifically Cyrus Kouandjio and David Yankey.  Each player comes with some unusual drama associated to them, which is why they are considered second round picks.  If I was a betting man, I would place high odds that Cyrus would open the year on the Injured Reserve.  I personally feel like this top 10 player will not live up to his hype and will allow another team to take on this soap opera.   Yankey is a player that should be a first round pick. I don’t understand how a player is 6’5 and 315lbs but doesn’t have any core strength.  His lack of core strength will be a challenge in the NFL, as opposing teams will stack the line and simply bull rush and get to the QB.

OR

You can get with that…

I lost out on my primary target in this draft, Eric Ebron. I still want to add a player that will stretch the field and provide a red zone target for my 3rd year quarterback.   I like the depth I have at Wide Receiver, and signing Knowshon Moreno allows me not to target a running back in the 2nd round.  I look at my board and the player that excites me the most is Austin Seferian-Jenkins.  Jenkins a tight end out of Washington has the same style as Ebron, but not as fast. He opposed his will against weak side linebackers and safeties during his tenure at Washington. Jenkins would once again entice my fan base by drafting another playmaker that can deliver.

Then again the choice is yours…

In my mind, I am thinking, do I reach on two tackles that come with question marks or do I make another bold move and add an element to my offense that will score points.  This is a no brainer, I select Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Round 3 – Number 81th selection

You can get with this….

This draft is one of the deepest we have seen in decades. I could get a quality starter in the 4th to 5th rounds. Although I have still haven’t addressed my need on the Oline, I still believe there are a lot of high quality players like Antonio Richardson and Ju’Wuan James.  The funny thing is that I might have a choice of which teammate would I want on my team.  Both players would like to fill the free parking spot at my Right Tackle position.

You can get with that…

Do I make another bold move and add some excitement to the field? Terrance West is a Running Back that I have been watching and would be a home run hitter that I thought Lamar Miller was.  Or is there a legit cornerback that I can look at, just in case Jamar Taylor and Will Davis don’t really plan out.  I like what I have seen from Jaylen Watkins from Florida.

Then again the choice is yours…

I make the smart decision and put my ego aside and select a player  I believe will lock down the Right Tackle position for the next four years; Ju’Wuan James.  I select James over Tiny Richardson, due to my new OC Lazor implementing a zone blocking scheme.  James gets off the ball quicker and I need an athletic Right Tackle.

The one thing about these NFL mock drafts is that anyone can pretend to understand what they believe our team will do.   It is pure speculation, and to be honest it provides an interesting take of so many different opinions.  It allows each fan, media analyst or critique to forecast what players they think would be an ideal fit for an associated team, but come draft day, the only choice that matters, regardless of what Black Sheep says, is Dennis Hickey.

Tags: 1st Round Mock Draft 2014 NFL Draft C.J. Mosley Calvin Pryor Dennis Hickey Taylor Lewan Zack Martin

  • TylerMcMullen

    Love it. Great job and great value, Dale! Keep it up!

    • dj

      Thanks my friend!

  • Christian Paige

    definitely CJ in the first I would be happy with Yankey in the second and JuWuan in the third. drives me nuts when people talk WR in the top three. We learned last year it does not matter who you have to throw to if you don’t have time. Also CJ would solidify our entire defense allowing every position to simply do there job without having to cover a weak spot.4-7 I could honestly care less however I do like Bullough in those later rounds if we don’t lock CJ up in the first.

  • http://www.premiermcs.com Jcartwright67

    We all know our first and second from last year were drafted injured and they barely saw the light of day…so I’m really hoping we stay away from currently injured and/or prone through their college careers. I believe BPA is the way to go in round 1 and lock up the best RT in round 2. I’m thinking we’re ok at TE (Clay, Egnew, Sims, Miller) and some FA’s still available though injury concerns (Keller & Finley). Egnew and Sims are great physical specimens and each had a few moments last year but were mostly underutilized by Sherman and Tannehill.

  • David Thompson

    In a perfect world I’m trading back regardless of who’s on the board at 19. Ideally the partner would be Houston, Jacksonville or maybe the Raiders looking to jump Cleveland’s second 1st round pick for a falling quarterback after they drafted one of the top talents in the first. Looking at the trade value charts that’s worth an additional 3rd and 5th. So lets look at it if Jacksonville doesn’t take a QB at 3 and then decides to jump everyone to take one at 19 and their willing to do a roughly fair deal. They get our 19 (875 points) and we are now drafting at 39 (JAX), 50, 70 (JAX), 81, 116, 144(JAX), 155, 6th round, 7th round. They give up a total of 784 points, by value they robbed up but we both win.

    Now we can take Sefarian-Jenkins at 39, Ju’Wuan James at 50, Dakota Dozier at 70, Shane Skov at 81, Brandon Coleman at 116 and still have 4 picks left to use to trade back up into the 2nd or 3rd or use on BPA/OT depth/Defensive depth.

    Not a likely scenario, just my dream one.

    • Miami Jules (Julian)

      Not bad Mr. Thompson… Seferian-Jenkins, JaWuan James, I’ll trade you on Dakota D. J. for a J. Watkins in the 3rd, I’ll drop your B. Coleman down to the 6th and we can be in business here.

      • David Thompson

        I have no problem with those changes, I’m not nearly as concerned with the o-line at this point as most are but I always find my self factoring in some level of appease the fans with a pick or 2. CB will be very interesting to watch this year, can’t wait for camp to open up. Will Davis was supposedly a ball hawk last year before injuries derailed his season, Jamar Taylor was the 27th rated player in the draft and he was so banged up he only saw the field for 35 snaps. Either or both of those guys could turn into something special this year but we play in Tom Brady’s division, we NEED at least 3 and preferably 4 above average CBs.

        • Miami Jules (Julian)

          I’m hoping that Taylor doesn’t make me look bad (I’d picked him as 1 of our 2nd rounders last year), although he already sort of did BUT he had been hurt, but CB’s for the most part, always show at least streaks of brilliance from their rookie year. I am planning to be at training camp to (schedule permitting).

  • Miami Jules (Julian)

    (sigh) if we could only find the right trading partner…. as in trading down partner of course. I heard Mel Kiper say a team that a team which could be a candidate for trading up would be the Dolphins… boy, I hope Mr. Kiper has read my Dolphins all wrong. I used to like Richardson but the tape is consistent with some analyses I’ve read, and that along with the expert opinion of Phinphatic’s own Eric Roddy (nothing like the perspective from someone from the athlete’s hood or at least home-state), has made me look away from Richardson… albeit still an option. JaWuan James is the guy for me, but I also like Mewhort (probably not in the same round as James has trended up recently). DB’s, my heart says Jean-Baptiste but my brain screams out Jaylen Watkins.