In three weeks the Miami Dolphins will be heading into day two of the draft and hopefully with a playmaking game changer added to the roster from the night before.
How the Dolphins approach the draft is anyone’s guess. Some believe the Dolphins could move up and grab a dropping player that they covet. Others believe the only real way to change the dynamics of the team is to trade down and gather more selections in round two. Perhaps trading down and out of round one.
Still others believe that drafting the best available defensive player is what is important.
The Dolphins have needs there is no questions about that. Guard, defensive end, defensive tackle, linebacker, cornerback, perhaps even a safety. And of course they need to find a replacement for Ryan Tannehill. O.k. I just wanted to get a rise out of some of you with that last one.
To be clear the Ryan Tannehill comment was a joke!!!
As the draft creeps closer more and more names continue to pile up from the mouths of those who believe they are in the know. When actually they are feeding what’s being told to them by someone who thinks they too are in the know. It’s a vicious but entertaining circle.
I of course do not know who the Dolphins will take with their 22nd overall pick. Or any other pick they make after that. Nor does anyone else including Mike Tannenbaum, Chris Grier, and Adam Gase. Like all three of them it comes down to who is sitting there when the Dolphins go on the clock.
While there are names that make you smile. Names that you would love to see fall into the Dolphins lap, Reuben Foster, or a name that you believe would make Miami a power again. And there are also names that some believe Miami should stay away from. Here are the five players that I believe fit into that category and why.
To be clear, while I do not think the Dolphins should draft them at the projected slot, all of the athletes are talented nonetheless and non one is measured as a bust. Just maybe not a fit.