The All-SEC Dolphins Mock Draft

6 Mar

As an ode to our favorite college football conference, and because we’ve seen so many traditional mocks, we decided to throw a wrinkle into our latest attempt to guesstimate the Dolphins’ picks. So, we present our All-SEC mock Dolphins draft, based on current player projections.

Round 1 (trade down, let’s say with Seattle, add a 2nd) Mark Ingram RB, Alabama. That 40 time may have done the trick, allowing us to trade down and still secure this back. RB need is minimal behind us in the first, and if he makes it past the Patriots at 17, we think he could fall.

Round 2 Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas – The arm of Johnny Unitas, the personality of Charlie Sheen. Mallett, despite throwing well at the combine, turned a lot of folks off with his Ryan Leaf-esque aura. FoxSports.com’s Adam Caplan recently said he wouldn’t be surprised to see Mallett go in the 3rd. Still, he can sling it, and the value is too great to ignore.

Round 3 Clint Boling, OG, Georgia – Big help on the inside of the line. Boling played a lot of tackle as a Bulldog, and will bring some quick feet to the interior line.

Round 4 D.J. Williams, TE, Arkansas – We bring in Mallett’s safety blanket to keep him warm. Williams is a bit short for the position, but will stretch the field in a big way.

Round 5 Mario Fannin, RB, Auburn-  Too talented to ignore this deep in the draft. 231lbs, runs a 4.38 40 and can catch. Let Ronnie and Ricky go. Youth is served with the Ingram/Fannin pairing.

Round 6 Cliff Matthews, DE South Carolina – Pass rushing demon to log some snaps opposite Cam Wake. He was a beast at South Carolina. Questions about his ability versus the run have him falling.

Round 7 Denarius Moore, WR, Tennessee – Plenty of ability, but was limited by unsteady QB play at UT. Good size, and ran a 4.45 at the combine.

Round 7 Lee Ziemba, OL, Auburn- Another guy who played tackle, but could project well inside. Needs to work on his strength, but at 6’6″ has room to grow. He and Boling would make for a nice pair of versatile prospects.

So there you have it, my small, somewhat meaningless Sunday contribution the the Dolfan dialogue. At any rate, nice to become familiar with the prospects as draft weekend approaches. Got any conference-specific mocks up your sleeve? Anyone want to try an all Big Ten? ACC?

GO DOLPHINS, and feel free to follow us on Twitter @thebottlenose

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4 Responses to “The All-SEC Dolphins Mock Draft”

  1. Dolphin Fan March 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    I am big Dolphins fan and love sec football, so I loved your article. I would like to through in one thought if Miami could some-how pickup another 3rd to 5th round pick, I would love to see Miami use it on pick Jerrell Powe, NT from Ole Miss. I am sure he is on Miami’s radar and the Man can play ball.

    • Dan Ewen March 6, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

      I like Powe. Might be smart to keep some NT depth, since right now we only control Soliai for one more year. We could probably grab a 3rd for a 2012 2nd. Or a 4th for a 2012 3rd. Worth it if there’s someone on the board we believe has the goods.

      Thanks for stopping by The Bottlenose!

  2. markeyh March 6, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    They just can’t keep giving away future picks…..

    • Dan Ewen March 6, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

      Agreed. I’m not recommending it. But if the right guy falls, you can’t take that option off the table either.

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