Dolphin Mock Drafts Around the 'Net, 3/26

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We're now less than four weeks from the NFL Draft and things are starting to come together. Well, not really. The Dolphins do as good a job as any organization at keeping their draft plans confidential. And they are very good at providing "misinformation."

With that said, let's check out the 40+ mock drafts we've been tracking to see who these drafts predict the Dolphins will take.

And also be sure to check out Mocking The Draft as SBN's Official Writer Mock Draft has started. I've already submitted my pick for the Dolphins and it should be posted in the coming days. I'm interested in hearing what you think about my pick and my logic once they post it over at MTD.

2010 MIAMI DOLPHINS MOCKS AROUND THE NET
Site Upd. 1st Round (12th)
2nd Round (43rd)
3rd Round (73rd)
Mocking The Draft 3/21 OLB Sergio Kindle
FS Nate Allen
NT Torell Troup
New Era Scouting 3/1 RB
C.J. Spiller
WR
Arrelious Benn
NT Cam Thomas
ESPN's Mel Kiper 3/10 NT
Dan Williams
ESPN's Todd McShay 3/10 NT Dan Williams
SI.com's Don Banks 3/16 NT Dan Williams
NFL.com's Pat Kirwan 3/22
OLB Sergio Kindle
NFL.com's Charles Davis 3/25 NT Dan Williams
National Football Post 3/24 WR
Dez Bryant
Pro Football Weekly 3/15 OLB Sergio Kindle
Al Fronczak 3/20 NT
Dan Williams
NESN 3/25 OLB Derrick Morgan
FOX Sports 3/24 NT Dan Williams WR Brandon LaFell S Major Wright
Scout.com 3/8 NT
Dan Williams
RB
Dexter McCluster
Roto Times 3/1 WR Dez Bryant
Football's Future 3/5 S
Taylor Mays
OLB
Thaddeus Gibson
Walter Football 3/25 OLB Jason Pierre-Paul
FS
Nate Allen
NT
Torell Troup
Draft Countdown 3/15 OLB Sergio Kindle
WR Brandon LaFell
CBS Sports' Rob Rang 3/24 NT
Dan Williams
WR Arrelious Benn
CBS Sports' Chad Reuter 3/24 OLB
Sergio Kindle
WR
Golden Tate
CBS Sports' Pete Prisco 3/4 OLB
Brandon Graham
Russ Lande 3/18 WR Demaryius Thomas
Weller and Bryan 3/22 OLB
Brandon Graham
WR Brandon LaFell S Reshad Jones
DrafTek 3/23 OLB
Brandon Graham
WR
Brandon LaFell
TE
Rob Gronkowski
The Draft Matters 3/13
NT
Dan Williams
Yahoo! Sports 3/24
NT
Dan Williams
Football Jabber 3/25 NT
Dan Williams
WR Golden Tate
Fantasy Football Jungle 3/20 OLB
Jason Pierre-Paul
WR
Damian Williams
S
Morgan Burnett
NFL Draft Dog 2/28 OLB Jason Pierre-Paul
Saturdays2Sundays 3/15 OLB
Jason Pierre-Paul
NFL Draft 101 3/22 NT
Dan Williams
OLB
Ricky Sapp
TE
Dennis Pitta
NFL News and Rumors 3/18 NT
Dan Williams
ILB
Brandon Spikes
Fantasy Football Xtreme 3/25 CB Joe Haden
NFL Draft Specialist 3/25 CB Kyle Wilson
QI Sports 3/22 NT
Dan Williams
OLB
Ricky Sapp
Draft Huddle 3/26 OLB
Brandon Graham
WR Arrelious Benn
NT
Cam Thomas
Draft Board Insider 3/17 OLB Brandon Graham
S
Darrell Stuckey
Scout's Notebook 3/25
OLB
Jason Pierre-Paul




Redzone Report 2/11 OLB Sergio Kindle
Draft Zoo 3/13 OLB Jason Pierre-Paul
NT Cam Thomas WR
Jeremy Williams
Sunday Kickoff 3/26 NT
Dan Williams
WR
Brandon LaFell
OLB
Jason Worilds
ProFootballTalk 3/22 FS Earl Thomas
Scout's Mock Draft Muncher 3/20 NT
Dan Williams
KFFL 3/25 NT
Dan Williams
Sideline Scouting 3/23 NT Dan Williams
Draft King 3/5 WR Dez Bryant

Trends:
(Denotes if percentage is up or down over last edition)

Dan Williams: 40% (+)
Jason Pierre-Paul: 13% (-)
Sergio Kindle: 13% (-)
Brandon Graham: 11.1% (+)
Dez Bryant: 7% (-)
C.J. Spiller: 2% (-)

Can the Dan Williams bandwagon get any more crowded? Like I said last week, having the Dolphins select Williams in a mock is the "easy pick." But I'm far from ready to assume the big man from Tennessee will be the pick. It's rarely wise to spend a top 15 pick on a situational player like a nose tackle - no matter how valuable they are in a 3-4 defense. And Bill Parcells has historically done a good job of finding his nose tackles later in the draft (i.e. Jason Ferguson and Jay Ratliff).

Meanwhile, 40% of the mocks went with an outside linebacker. But there were four different outside linebackers who were "mocked" to the Dolphins - Jason Pierre-Paul, Sergio Kindle, Brandon Graham, and Derrick Morgan. What can we take away from that fact? Nothing - except that there really isn't a consensus on which if the conversion linebackers would best fit a 3-4 defense. Personally, I'd be happy with any of the four mentioned - though you all know I like TCU's Jerry Hughes most.

Only 9% of the mocks went with an offensive player and I would have to agree here that I don't think the Dolphins spend that #12 pick on a player like C.J. Spiller or Dez Bryant - no matter how much certain fans clamor for them.

The bottom line here is that with less than four weeks to go, it looks like it's anyone's guess as to who the Fins draft with their first round pick.

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