As we steadily approach the 29th Anniversary of the last time the Dolphins drafted a Quarterback in the first round of the NFL draft, we have to wonder when we are going to find (via the draft) another franchise quarterback. Our last first round draft pick of a Quarterback turned out to be pretty amazing, being the 27th overall selection Dan Marino. He only turned out to the best quarterback in franchise history, a Hall-of-Famer and all around class act for all of his 17 seasons with the Fins. Also, at the time of his retirement was the league record holder for all major NFL passing records in a season and career.
We have tried several times to use lower round draft picks to get our franchise quarterback and have failed every single time. It is time Dolphins management realizes finding a Tom Brady in the sixth round is not a high probability and they are more likely to find an Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning or Ben Roethlisberger in the first round.
There are at least two potential franchise quarterbacks, according to NFL scouts, that are projected to go before our selection of either ninth or tenth overall. We must at least try to make a move in order to move up to a higher spot in this years draft to get our guy. If we cannot draft Andrew Luck first overall, because Indianapolis clearly wants to draft him and make him their next Peyton Manning. So our logical move is to trade up for Robert Griffin III.
RG3 has flown under the radar most of his career. After originally committing to play for the University of Houston, RG3 went on to start for three prolific years at Baylor University. He was always a star but wasn’t fully appreciated nationally until the end of his junior season when he quickly burst to the top of everybody’s radar. There he went on to win the 2011 Heisman Trophy along with countless other awards and Baylor rushing records. His 2009 ACL tear has clearly been healed and not changed his style. Not only is he one of the most well-mannered individuals I have heard from coming out of college in the past decade but he also has impeccable style.
Whomever the Dolphins get to be their next starting quarterback, hoping to make him a franchises guy, they need to think hard and make the best move possible. Often times General Mangers make moves that the average fan cannot fathom but end up smart has absolutely not been the case with this regime having all of their questionable moves backfire and made too look almost unintelligent. As fans there is not much say we have in the moves made from the head office, all we can do is hope they do the right thing and draft a quarterback in the first round.