Two of the three parts of the Trifecta, Tony Sparano, and Bill Parcells, have made the trip to North Carolina to conduct a private workout with wide receiver prospect Hakeem Nicks. This is not just any workout, because you see, Bill Parcell simply does not travel a couple hundred miles for just anybody, heck, he didn’t even travel with the Dolphins on their road trips! So, this workout means something. Perhaps it means that despite the lack of depth in the secondary, and the need for a pass rusher, perhaps they will choose to address the wide receiver problem if Nicks is still on the board when the Dolphins go on the clock.
Nicks is the perfect solution to the Dolphins wide receiver problem. He is tall, physical, and will catch anything that comes near him. He also possess the speed to break away from defenders in the open field. Nicks was clocked running a 4.49 40 yard dash at the 2009 NFL Combine on a slow track, so he is not the fastest receiver in the draft, but fast enough for the Dolphins to consider him in the 1st round of the draft.
Some other prospects are Darrius Heyward-Bey, who ran one of the fastest 40 times at the NFL Combine, Kenny Britt, and the sleeper is 6' 6 Ramses Barden, who would likely be selected in the late 3rd round, or even on the 2nd day!
The fact that Parcells made the trip is convincing enough for me to think that the Trifecta has narrowed down the filed of prospects that they think deserve to be selected at the 25 spot in the draft. We have obviously found out who one of those few is, but what about the others?<!--EndFragment-->
Should we draft Nicks or Darrius Heyward-Bey if we would draft a receiver with the 25th pick in the 2009 NFL Draft?
Hakeem Nicks (69 votes)
Darrius Heyward-Bey (10 votes)
Neither. go after a guy who can rush the football (33 votes)
112 total votes