Miami Dolphins: NFL Mock Drafts Around the 'Net, 4/27 Edition

Tune in to the 2011 NFL Draft on NFL Network

It's hard to believe we've finally reached this point. Back in early March, I posted the first edition of this series of posts - which gives a snapshot of who the top draft analysts think the Miami Dolphins will draft. Over these past two months, we've seen momentum slow regarding a particular running back while momentum has grown for a particular Florida offensive lineman.

This morning, let's see if what some of the most respected mock drafts are saying. The newly expanded list of over 30 mock drafts is below...

2011 MIAMI DOLPHINS MOCKS AROUND THE NET
Site Upd. 1st Round (15th)
2nd Round 3rd Round (79th)
SBNation.com 4/25 QB
Ryan Mallett
Mocking The Draft 4/9 QB
Ryan Mallett
New Era Scouting 3/28 RB
Mark Ingram
QB Ricky Stanzi
ESPN's Mel Kiper 4/6
RB
Mark Ingram
ESPN's Todd McShay 4/6
OG
Mike Pouncey
RB Dion Lewis
SI.com's Don Banks 4/14
RB
Mark Ingram
NFL.com's Steve Wyche 4/25 OG Mike Pouncey
NFL.com's Bucky Brooks 4/24 QB Blaine Gabbert
National Football Post 4/13 OG Mike Pouncey
Pro Football Weekly 4/15 QB Ryan Mallett
Al Fronczak 4/21 OG
Mike Pouncey
Armando Salguero 4/25 OG Mike Pouncey
Omar Kelly 4/20 QB Colin Kaepernick
Consensus Draft Services 4/20 OG Mike Pouncey
RB Shane Vereen
Draft Daddy 4/15 OG
Mike Pouncey
RB DeMarco Murray
Draft Countdown 4/20 OG Mike Pouncey
WR Leonard Hankerson
FOX Sports 4/26 OG Mike Pouncey
RB Daniel Thomas
Football's Future 4/6 RB Mark Ingram
Walter Football 4/26 OG Mike Pouncey
OLB Dontay Moch
DrafTek 4/27 OLB Aldon Smith
RB Jordan Todman
The Sporting News 4/20 OG
Mike Pouncey
RB Mikel Leshoure
Rotoworld's Evan Silva 4/12 QB Christian Ponder
CBS Sports' Rob Rang 4/25 OG Mike Pouncey
CBS Sports' Chad Reuter 4/25 OG Mike Pouncey
Draft Huddle 4/18 QB Ryan Mallett RB Daniel Thomas
KFFL 4/20 RB Mark Ingram
Draft Board Insider 4/20 QB Jake Locker
NFL.com's Brian Baldinger 4/20 OG Mike Pouncey
NFL.com's Bucky Brooks 4/22 OG Mike Pouncey
Peter King 4/21 QB Andy Dalton
Allen Wilson 4/21 OG Mike Pouncey

Trends
(Denotes any changes since last update)

Mike Pouncey: 51% (+)
Mark Ingram: 16% (-)
Ryan Mallett: 13% (+)
Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder, Colin Kaepernick, Andy Dalton, Aldon Smith: 3% each

Well look what has happened in a span of two weeks. Florida's Mike Pouncey has become the overwhelming favorite of draft analysts across the country. The number of mocks sending Pouncey to Miami has doubled in two weeks. And if you go back to a month ago, Pouncey's rise is even more remarkable.

Back on March 31, less than 4% of the mocks had the Dolphins taking Pouncey. Today? Over 50% of them like Pouncey as the 15th overall pick. What does this mean? Probably that Pouncey will not be the pick.

After all, when was the last time the majority of mock drafts actually correctly predicted the Dolphins first round pick?

It's also worth noting that nearly 30% of the mocks have the Dolphins selecting a quarterback in round one. Again, not that it means anything. Just an interesting trend.

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