First off I would like too thank the Phinsider Nation for the great helpful feedback. Also, all of the support even though I'm just 14. This will be the last Mock from me since the draft is only 3 days away. Yes that's right 3. Only three till we see Luck, RGIII, Blackmon, Kalil, Coples/Ingram, and maybe even Richardson. Then there will be the classic draft music and Goodell will walk up to the podium and say, "With the 8th pick in the 2012 draft, the Dolphins select..." What I have narrowed it down is either Tannehill, Ingram, Coples, Floyd, and the biggest IF ever Riley Rieff which Ireland if you are reading this and you pick Reiff well, that is a lot and I mean A LOT of FURIOUS FANS. So without further adoo I present my final mock for the year. Poll will be simple like it or not end of story. Im making it easy because, I'm sure I wasnt the only one who saw Ireland and probably all the other GMs say in the interviews they look at mocks this time of year so just a simple yes or no. Alright here we go.
Round 1- Ryan Tannehill QB- Lately I have been on the Ingram wagon and still am. But, I put some more thought into it and realized this team needs a spark at QB and he could bring it. Yes he does lack some experience but he does have the Reciever viewpoint of it and can help us out. I would still be extatic if we got Ingram or Tannehill for a nice change from O-line in the first round. If we do get Ingram tough I would look towards Oswieler or Cousins in 2/3 round. Gotta have a backup plan.
Round 2- Kevin Zietler OG- After a really exciting first round while the fans are still buzzing I think now we upgrade the O-line. Zietler did a great job opening up holes for Montee Ball to run through at Wisconsin and did very well in the Senior Bowl. He shows great strength and gave Russel Wilson some great Passing lanes and kept him protected. He is a great quality G and I think he'll do well in the NFL.
Round 3a)- Nick Toon WR- Another Wisconsin Player but well worth the pick. He is a physical and speedy Reciever. He was able to get into the passing windows for Wilson. Plus he was a great deep threat. He may be able to replace Marshall if he can show the same speed and strength he did in college. even with Wisconsins great ground game he caught 64 passes, an estimated 950 yards, and 10 TDs. Some where he got so much separation from CBs he looked like he wasn't even covered on some GO routes.
Round 3b)- Jake Bequette DE/OLB- A great quality DE, yes he may be gone in the second but then again he may not... Bequette showed a mixture of speed and strength and played OLB for part of the season. We need someone like this guy and if we can't get Ingram in the first or perhaps Curry or Branch in the second this guy is the way to go.
Round 4- Brian Quick WR- We need a little competition for that number one spot right? I think so! Quick is coming out of a really small college which doesn't have many if not any great prospects coming out. I think this guy can turn that around. He had 11 scores with 71 catches and a little over 1,000 yards. This coming from Appalchian State, he is a big bodies Reciever and is obviously Quick. This makes him a great red-zone threat and he can really help us out. Perhaps him and Toon will fight for the #1 spot. For a back up I'd say Ryan Broyles and we all know how awesome he is :).
Round 5- Ladarius Green/Michael Egnew- If green falls here then we take him in the blink of an eye for the main reasons. Speed, strength, and good blocking. Although, Egnew has a way better chance of falling to us here. Egnew showed some good flashes in some really important games which is good and I'm sure with the offesnsive staff we have they will be able to show him how to be a consistent tight end and how to look like a first round tight end. Maybe.
Round 6- Cliff Harris- We need some depth at CB and could compete wither the starting job with one of our other corners. He did average at the combine and is a good pick for the 6th round.
Round 7- Brandon Mashall OLB- Even while being overshadowed by James-Michael Johnsonhe racked up a little over 100 tackles and 8 sacks along with 4 forced fumbles. Great quality seventh round pick.
Hope you guys liked it tell me what you would change and what you like and happy almost draft day. Also Tex or Kevin make sure you have a live thread thursday night which you probably will. Can't wait just three days!