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Quarterbacks The Dolphins Will Most Likely Consider in The Draft


I know a lot of fans on here may not want to hear anything about Bill Parcells or his philosophy, but considering that the people who are leading this team were trained in that philosophy, it would be foolish to think that they will abandon it just because Bill is gone.  Overall, the philosophy is a sound philosophy that is proven.  The only things I didn't like about Bill were his ego and propensity to leave before a job is done.

With that said, there has been a lot of discussion about what quarterbacks the Dolphins will look at.  To get a good read on this, I think you have to take a look at the four criteria/rules that Parcells has for drafting quarterbacks:

1.  Three Year Starter

2.  Win 23 games

3.  Be a Senior

4.  Graduate

None of these criteria look at the on the field play of the quarterback.  These are rules that are set up to evaluate the intangibles of the quarterback.  A quarterback who has started for three years has shown the ability to withstand the pressures of starting.  One that has been on a team that wins 23 or more games has shown that he does not cost his team games.  Being a senior just gives the quarterback a little more experience.  Being a graduate shows that the quarterback will complete the goals he has set out for himself.

Sure, there will be some hits and misses with using these rules.  Looking at the drafts from 1999 on, there have been more hits than misses.

Based on this evidence, the four most likely quarterbacks Miami will look at are Florida State's Christian Ponder, TCU's Andy Dalton, Nevada's Colin Kaepernick, and Iowa's Ricky Stanzi.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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