I think the dolphins are a much better team than everyone gives us credit for, we already have an elite D and we have playmakers such as Reggie Bush and Devon Bess. Sure, we didn't have a great offseason so far, but with a good draft we can still be a great team and take the league by suprise. If I were Ireland, I know that I need to have a great draft to stay, and this would be mine:
Round 1: Ryan Tannehill- I was a supporter from day one, and lets face it its going to happen just because we need it to, as fans we need this. Not to mention he is one of the most athletic QB's in the draft with incredible potential. If he doesn't pan out, it will be our fault and not his.
Trade!- The Miami Dolphins trade Paul Solai for a 2nd round pick and a 3rd round pick!- We already have all the D-linemen we need and renders the Pro Bowler expendable.
Round 2a: Andre Branch- a great inversion type DE/OLB that will fit perfectly in our scheme
Round 2b: Chris Givens- A very fast WR that will immediately add explosivness to our WR core
Round 3a: Harrison Smith- we need a replacement for Bell, this guy performed greatly at the combine.
Round 3b: Orson Charles- originally his stock was up there with Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen but it has dropped, but he is still the same player that can be had at a steal in the 3rd.
Round 3c: Tommy Streeter- Hometown boy out of the U. Streeter has great explosivness and lets face it we need WRs.
Round 4: Chris Rainey- very explosive and a possibility to use as a special teams asset and possibly as a WR.
Round 5: Lucas Nix- Not a starting tackle but defiantly a depth guy to make our O-line deeper
Round 6:Jeff Fuller- Tannehills weapon in the past, maybe a possible connection to take to the NFL.
Round 7: Kellen Moore- Why not? Cause he has a weak arm? Chad Pennington had a weak arm and had a very successful NFL career so why not?
Tell me what you guys think, and if my player evaluation is off, then blame CBSspoeta because that's where I got my prospect rankings. I dont know about you guys but I would be yelling and screening if we pulled this off! Thanks, love the site and love the Fins!