Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed - 4/20/12

Jeff Ireland met with the media yesterday. He didn't hint anything though.

Here are the Miami Dolphins news stories you may have missed over the last 24 hours:

JEFF IRELAND:

Andy Cohen: It's Jeff Ireland's Time
This is Jeff Ireland’s time. His moment. The stage he covets the most.

Miami Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland unfiltered during pre-draft talk – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins’ General Manager saved himself this offseason by producing a solid draft in 2011, and when most of his free agent additions – Matt Moore, Reggie Bush and Kevin Burnett - panned out.

DOLPHINS QUARTERBACK SITUATION:

Ireland: Tannehill a "great kid," but Dolphins won’t be "pressured" | ProFootballTalk
Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland talked up Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill today, but he also sounded a note of caution about just how aggressive Miami might be to acquire him. "He's a great kid. He's smart, tough, has a good family background," Ireland said of Tannehill.

The Other Guys: Cosell Breaks Down Second-Tier Quarterbacks " The Finsiders – Miami Dolphins
Once it became evident where Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III would be selected, any pre-draft intrigue disappeared. Instead, Ryan Tannehill became the man of the hour, prompting an onslaught of attention and analysis.

If the Miami Dolphins are ready to pick QB Ryan Tannehill, GM Jeff Ireland isn't saying
General Manager Jeff Ireland gave no indication Thursday the Dolphins are leaning toward Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill when they pick eighth in next Thursday's NFL Draft, instead emphasizing the team would like to add "starter type" of players in the first few rounds.

Dave Hyde | Sun Sentinel blogs | Draft Winds: Is Brock Osweiler a Dolphins QB option?
Draft Winds offers a Dolphin-centric view of the upcoming NFL draft through the analytic minds and detailed writing of Universal Draft experts Simon Clancy, Chris Kouffman and Richard Lines. Draft Winds has been a weekly regular on my blog in recent years. The Twitter accounts of the writers are @siclancy, @ckparrot and @riclines.) In today's chapter, Simon does a 5,500-word tour de force on Brock Osweiler

DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINE:

Jeff Ireland on impact of offensive linemen | Miami Dolphins In Depth
Remember when pundits were saying Reilly Reiff was Miami's likely pick at No. 8? Yeah, ain't happening.

DOLPHINS LINEBACKERS:

NFL.com news: No holdout: Cameron Wake joins Dolphins workouts
Dolphins star pass rusher Cameron Wake was not at the start of the team's voluntary workouts, which set off some alarms in Miami. His absence did not last long after a talk with Dolphins coach Joe Philbin.

2012 NFL DRAFT:

SI draft expert Tony Pauline defends Quinton Coples against his critics | The Daily Dolphin
If North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples is not among the top 10 players selected at next week's NFL Draft, it will be because of the perception that he doesn’t have the drive to become a star. And that, in the opinion of Sports Illustrated draft expert Tony Pauline, will be unfair.

With draft near, Dolphins have needs aplenty
The Dolphins have plenty of "glaring needs," as GM Jeff Ireland puts it, heading in to the draft.

Miami Dolphins have little room for error in NFL draft - Miami Dolphins - MiamiHerald.com
The troubles that keep Jeff Ireland awake at night and keep the Dolphins out of the playoffs practically every year have recently been hitting the general manager "in the face," he said Thursday — and that suggests the problems must be obvious and painful.

Miami Dolphins: Dolphins open to trading first-round pick in 2012 NFL Draft - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Miami Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland said he's open to moving up or down the draft board

2012 NFL Draft Preview: Guards/Centers
Interior offensive linemen are often the forgotten ones in the trenches because the tackles grab most of the attention, especially now that the NFL has become so much of a passing league. But some of the most intense battles take place in between the tackles, and that’s where teams looking to establish a running game can gain an advantage by forcing opposing defenses to commit to the run. When that happens, the passing game opens up, which is why this group is so important.

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

2012 NFL Draft: Beware the Running Back - The Phinsider
Should a running back ever be picked in the top 10 picks of a draft? SB Nation takes a look.

Adam Schefter weighs in on Dolphins' options at No. 8 - The Phinsider
In the midst of pre-draft idiocy, it's Adam Schefter, of all people, who gets it right when it comes to the Dolphins and their No. 8 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Miami Dolphins All-Time Top 100 Players: 29. Jon Giesler - The Phinsider
Jon Giesler was one of the main reasons that Dan Marino was sacked only 12 times per season in his first six NFL seasons. He was Miami's starter at left tackle for most of 10 seasons.

The idiocy that is pre-draft chatter - The Phinsider
When it comes to NFL Draft analysis, you can't believe everything (or anything) you read.

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