The purpose of the first part of this post is simple, to find the possible draft standings of the Miami Dolphins at the end of the Season.
There are a few teams between of us and the #1 overall selection. I will go through each one, giving their record and the next and final opponent they will have this season.
#1: The Indianapolis Colts
Next opponent : Jaguars
Of Note: The Colts have the easiest strength of schedule, with an SOS of .547, followed by the Rams (.566) and Vikings (.587) [per espn.com]. If the Vikings lose and the Rams and Colts win, the Vikings will have the #1 overall draft pick.
#2: St. Louis Rams
Next Opponent: 49ers
Of Note: If the Colts win and the Rams lose, St. Louis will have the number one overall pick.
Next Opponent: Chicago Bears
Of Note: If the Vikings lose and the Rams and Colts win, The Vikings will have the number one overall pick.
Next Opponent: Atlanta Falcons
Of Note: A win against the Falcons and a win for the Steelers and Colts means that the Bucs will pick 6th. A win for the Bucs and a win for the Jets mean that the Bucs pick 6th.
Next Opponent: Indianapolis Colts
Of Note: See above. A win for Jacksonville and a win for the Jets mean that the Jaguars pick 7th.
#6: Cleveland Browns
Next Opponent: Pittsburgh Steelers
Of Note: Nothing
Next Opponent: Eagles
Of Note: Can move down with a loss and a win for the Jets.
#8: Miami Dolphins
Next Opponent: New York Jets
Of Note: Can't be any lower than we are, but can move up with a loss against the Jets and a win for the Jags and/ or Redskins.
What Miami needs to do in order to grab a true blue chip QB draftee
The only teams ahead of us that needs a young QB are Indy and the Redskins. The Rams will most likely stick with Bradford for another season unless a new FO comes in. The Vikings have a rookie QB in Ponder. The Bucs have a franchise QB in Freeman. The Jaguars have a rookie QB in Gabbert. The Browns have a young, promising QB in McCoy.
The only team that may give us trouble is the Redskins, right in front of us. The redskins should be drafting a QB this year, but with Snyder, it is impossible to tell. What we need to do is jump the Redskins and it shouldn't be that costly if we have a trading partner.