I think Ireland should call the Cleveland Browns on draft day prior to their 1st pick and ask them, "how would you like to have both Blackmon AND Tannehill?" It's a risk on Cleveland's part that no one trades with Jax at #7 to move in front of us to take Tannehill (and they have to be willing to take that risk). IF they are willing to, tell Cleveland to go ahead and draft Blackman at #4 and as long as Tannehill is available when we are on the clock, we will trade them our #8 pick for their second first round pick (#22 overall) this year and their 1st and 3rd round pick next year. That gives them 2 top prospects and us alot of draft ammo for next year's draft. Compare that to what the Redskins gave up to move up 4 spots for RGIII, I think that's more than fair.
This move would give us two 1st and three 3rd round picks in next years draft. Thats a good amount of picks to move up and draft a QB next year. Barkley, Jones, etc will be much better prospects than Tannehill is right now and you never know, Matt Moore could end up thriving in Philbin's offense. Then we have all these picks next year WITHOUT having to draft a QB! Watch out!
So, if this was to happen who do we take with the #22 pick this year? My vote... Stephon Gimore, CB, South Carolina. This isn't a run first league anymore and if we are able to get our offense going, then we may find ourself in some shootouts. The Patriots have how many WR's we have to match up against? The Bills have Stevie Johnson and are projected in some mock drafts to take Michael Floyd. We need to be able to match up against these WR sets and let's face it, Sean Smith just hasn't been cutting it! I know most of you might want a WR here, but I have a plan for that later in my mock draft below:
Round 2, trade back again and pick up another 4th rounder and take Dwane Allen, TE Clemson... (unless Ireland has some balls to trade back into 1st round for Fleener!)
Round 3a- Marvin McNutt, WR Iowa
Round 3b- Sean Spence, LB Miami (Dansby moves to OLB)
Round 4a- Ryan Broyles, WR Oklahoma (High risk, high reward)
Round 4b- Russell Wilson, QB Wisconsin (QB competition for Pat Devlin and Garrard and who knows, maybe he could pan out despite being tooooooo short. Only 2 inches shorter than Brees)
Round 5- Olivier Vernon, DE Miami
Round 6 - Travis Benjamin, WR/KR/PR, Miami ( yes I am a huge canes fan, but he is also a good return man and runs good routes, plus insurance if Gates and/or Broyles doesn't pan out)
Round 7- Best OL available
Thanks for reading and voting, hope you enjoyed. Go Dolphins!
Who would you like the Dolphins to draft under this scenario?
Nick Perry, LB (38 votes)
Stephon Gilmore, CB (3 votes)
Kendall Wright, WR (9 votes)
Stephen Hill, WR (10 votes)
Other (Please provide name in comments) (5 votes)
65 total votes