The Bottlenose’s Perfect Storm Draft

9 Mar

If someone pulled a massive gun on the NFL right now and made the entire league draft immediately, this is what I’d love the Dolphins to end up with. Of course, the results would probably be nullified once the gunman was disarmed, or killed by the SWAT team. Then the draft would be held at its normal date and time. Although what if the gunman wasn’t disarmed, and held his massive gun on the entire league and made everyone go through training camp and start the season? I’d bet the NFL would then make the results official, and keep playing the season, even after the dude was disarmed or killed. This all sounds very unlikely, though we still haven’t found Osama, and he is certainly capable of such an act.

1st Round – CJ SPILLER, RB Clemson. Chunk yardage, chunk yardage, chunk yardage. Touchdowns, touchdowns, touchdowns. Ricky will retire soon, and Ronnie could very well be signed away next year (or conceivably next week).

2nd Round – DEMARYIUS THOMAS, WR Georgia Tech. We luck out a bit, as the physical freak falls to us following his broken foot. Demaryius has an NFL body and speed to burn. Adding Spiller and Thomas back to back would be an instant boon to our small play offense.

3rd Round – CAM THOMAS, NT North Carolina. With Ferguson out of the picture, and Soliai not really wrapping up the job, we bring in a real deal run-stuffer. The staff got a good look at Cam in and around the Senior Bowl, and they’d be glad to plug the NT hole with this youngster.

4th Round – KOA MISI, OLB/DE Utah. This guy is all motor, but has the physical skills to match. Jason Taylor won’t be around forever. Hell, he may not be around next month.

6th round – DORIN DICKERSON, TE Pitt. This kid lit the combine on fire with a sub 4.5. 40. He caught 10 TDs this year for the Panthers. He’s smallish, and isn’t much of a blocker, which is why several mocks have him falling to the 5th and 6th rounds. But what a weapon to hand Henne. Thrown into the mix with Spiller and Demaryius, watch out.

6th round – MICAH JOHNSON, LB Kentucky. Starred against the monsters of the SEC, even at a basketball school. He has the makings of a very tough inside linebacker. Dansby, Misi and Micah would be a powerful trio to add to our LB corps.

6th round -MYRON ROLLE, S FSU. His 40 time was slower than people had hoped, but when he stopped in his tracks during drills and recited ‘Death of a Salesman’ from memory, it was pretty damned impressive. He’s been out of football for a bit, but he won’t be outsmarted, and will work his ass off to be in the right place at the right time. We would have an adventure at FS, with Culver, Clemons and Rolle all trying to secure a starting spot opposite Bell.

7th Round – CIRON BLACK, OL LSU. A mauler tackle in college, he has underwhelmed in workouts. He will be moved inside to OG, where I could see him being quite nasty for a good many years to come.

7th Round – TRINDON HOLLIDAY, WR LSU. Let’s stay in Baton Rouge and secure the next Dante Hall. This pick would make Teddy Ginn superfluous, and eventually allow him a fresh start elsewhere.

Again, this is my perfect storm. These players are slated to go off the board roughly where I put them, though wishful thinking was employed in a couple of instances.

Thoughts?

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8 Responses to “The Bottlenose’s Perfect Storm Draft”

  1. InFINcible March 9, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    Question…if Spiller is there at 12, would you trade down to 28 with the Chargers for their pick and Malcom Floyd? Might require a Teddy Ginn and his family as a thrown in. I know this isn’t Madden but that seems plausible to me.

  2. danewen March 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    Personally, I don’t value Floyd that much. A 16 pick drop to add him seems severe.

  3. danewen March 9, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    If we were going to mix it up with San Diego, it would probably be for Vincent Jackson. Perhaps our #1 and Ginn? We could have a deal in place with them heading into the draft, contingent upon Dez being there at #12. They would want to know that they’re filling the hole if they’re losing V-Jax.

  4. InFINcible March 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    Agreed…I just don’t see them parting ways with V-Jackson, and with their need at RB who knows. Not crazy about abt Floyd and would definitely prefer Jackson but getting a little desperate here.

    FYI I read somewhere and agree that Dez Bryant is being bad-mouthed to get him to drop ala Randy Moss. Hey, I’m a conspiracy theorist what can I say.

    🙂

    GO FINS!!

    • danewen March 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

      If Spiller or Dez were there at #12, it would be an interesting move for the Chargers. Dez Bryant, Floyd and Nanee at WR, Gates at TE, with Sproles and maybe Ryan Matthews (#28) in the backfield? Not bad at all.

      Or if Spiller were there at #12, they split carries between Spiller and Sproles, with Gates at TE, and hope for Floyd and Nanee to step up, perhaps grab Gilyard late in the 2nd? Could be interesting.

      • danewen March 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

        Or they go Golden Tate or Damryius at #28? I think they’ll stay put with V-Jax, grab Ryan Matthews, and contend for the AFC title next season.

  5. Jason March 9, 2010 at 11:54 pm #

    This is a little off the subject, but Bradford will be a bust. Clausen will be a lifetime backup. I’m no Tebow nuthugger but he is the best QB in the draft IMO.

    • danewen March 10, 2010 at 10:21 am #

      Yeah, I don’t see this as a very strong draft class. Tebow could work out, if he’s drafted into the perfect system. I could see the Jags bringing him in, spreading out the offense with more quick hit passing, and throwing him in there to the delight of the locals. But the vast majority of teams have very little use for a guy like him at QB. This may be a draft where a lower round QB emerges later on, a la Tom Brady.

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