Seventh round. We’d taken all defenders, with one 330lb exception along the offensive line. There, as the draft was winding down, when teams are usually grabbing practice squad guys, Pitt’s Dorin Dickerson was somehow still on the board. He’s a freakishly fast, home run threat tight end, with Shannon Sharpe potential. He was a second-rounder in some mocks, no worse than a fourth in others. There he was, staring us in the face, another monster target for Chad Henne and a future headache for defensive coordinators.
Miami’s pick? Chris McCoy, LB/DE, Middle Tennessee State. LB/DE Koa Misi and LB AJ Edds were already selected. Cameron Wake, Quentin Moses and Charlie Anderson are already in the mix at the position. In fact, after today there are over a dozen linebackers on our roster.
On a draft weekend spent using seven picks on defense, and one pick offense, we had an opportunity to open up our offense a little more, with a very unique weapon, and failed.
I will of course root for McCoy to succeed. Perhaps he’s the next Jason Taylor, and not Misi? Still, the Colts and Saints showed us last season that while stopping points is nice, scoring a ton can get you to the promised land as well.
I can’t help feeling that Dorin Dickerson would have helped us in that regard.