What ultimately matters is who the Miami Dolphins draft.
I hope you were sitting down for that heading. It was a real doozy. Who the Miami Dolphins take in the NFL Draft is obviously what the biggest and most important storyline heading into the draft is if you’re the Miami Dolphins or if you’re a fan.
We know that they, currently, have the #102 pick in the draft. That means that most of the best football players will be off the board. This is where the general managers and scouts earn their money finding those deep sleepers.
This isn’t to say that there is no chance that the Miami Dolphins can find a difference-maker that late in the draft or even after the #102 pick. I think we’ve seen literally countless times where a diamond in the rough was selected late in the draft. The Dolphins can very easily take a guy at #102 and eventually have that guy contributing to the team in week one. That kind of stuff happens all the time across the league.
I think if the Dolphins stay at #102 they have to go with the best player available mindset. At that point in the draft, it’s a real crapshoot on who is going to pan out and who won’t. Sure Grier and the scouts will do their due diligence but at the point in the draft, you’re dealing with guys that have upside but major character issues or guys who would have been a 1st rounder but got hurt. Or, you’re dealing with guys from a small school or didn’t play a ton for whatever reason.
I wrote a few weeks ago about three guys I’d be all about the Miami Dolphin’s drafting at #102 if they were still on the board. I really don’t think two of those guys will still be there, but who knows?
Maybe the Dolphins, even though they signed the beast Thomas Morstead, draft Matt Araiza. I still wouldn’t be upset with that considering Araiza is the John Elway, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck of punters. Seems unlikely, but this is the Miami Dolphins we’re talking about.
Whoever the Dolphins draft and whenever they do it, the NFL Draft promises to be a lot of fun no matter what the pundits say. It’s the NFL so pretty much whatever they do is a good time even if it’s the Jags and Lions on Thursday night football. We’re going to watch and we’re going to get emotional about it.
The Miami Dolphins typically make things interesting so you best be focusing hard on Thursday night. I know I’ll be.
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