To start off I am a 17 year old Dolphins fan from Connecticut. I would like to take this opportunity to make a case for Uconn running back Jordan Todman. Todman was the second leading rusher in the nation this year. He has both speed and power and is certainly a raw prospect but has the potential for an excellent upside. We saw former Uconn star Donald Brown tear up the NCAA and thwen go on to take a large role in the Colts offense. (Remember the game winner Monday night game versus the Colts last year? That was Brown). Uconn is (or at least was) a legit source of prospects. Donald Thomas a member of the Dolphins offensive line has been productive when healthy. Let's take a look at this Todman as a possible second string running back who can turn into a starter.
He is 5 foot 9 at 200 lbs. He declared for the draft after his junior year leading Uconn to the Fiesta Bowl. He was not tremendous in the Fiesta bowl but let's keep in mind that Oklahoma had a month to prepare for him. He is Uconn's whole offense. He still manages over 100 yards however despite a stout performance by Oklahoma's defense.
His fastest 40 yard dash is 4.36. According to NFLDraftScout.com he is ranked three among running backs and 999 overall (I dont understand the ranking system). This past season he averaged 143 yards a game. He was second team All-American and was snubbed out of all other awards which is ridiculous even though he's on Uconn. He is not considered a running back who can get 25 carries in the NFL but he could be the player we are looking at similar to Darren Sproles. He can catch and return kickoffs as well.
He is predicted to go in the second round. If the Dolphins find a way to get a second round pick they should consider this guy. He has a tremendous upside and could be a productive counter part of either ricky or ronnie (probably ricky after the Dolphins snubbed ronnie of 500k). SO there is my case for Todman.
Also just a note. It is reported that if Sparano is fired, Uconn would be interested in hiring him as coach.
Also our buddy Paul Pasqualoni former defensive coordinator is the leading candidate for Uconn's head coaching position.
Thanks for reading. FYI you'd be surprised to how proud connecticut dolphins are here. Even though we are in the middle of Pats and Jets country we are well spoken and represented.
Go Dolphins, have faith even though youre frustrated