Cornerback Darrelle Revis moving from the New York Jets to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has ripple effects all over the NFL landscape, especially with this week's 2013 NFL Draft. Suddenly, the Jets have two first round picks and the Buccaneers don't have any. New York now needs a cornerback, Tampa doesn't. Thse changes mean one thing this time of year - updated mock drafts.
ESPN analyst Todd McShay is one of those who immediately reworked his 2013 NFL Mock Draft. In his 5.0 draft, McShay had the Jets selecting cornerback Dee Milliner with the ninth pick and the Buccaneers picking Tavon Austin with the 13th. In between there, McShay saw the Miami Dolphins picking FSU cornerback Xavier Rhodes.
After the trade, McShay sees New York using pick nine on LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo, then grabbing Austin with the 13th pick. As for the Dolphins, he also sees a change.
Instead of addressing the cornerback position, McShay now sees Miami turning to the offensive line with a selection of Alabama guard Chance Warmack. There have been a lot of rumors lately that the Dolphins could be considering Warmack with that pick, looking to either replace Pro Bowl guard Richie Incognito, or giving more competition to the Lance Louis/John Jerry battle at right guard this preseason.
Could the Dolphins actually select a guard that high in the draft?
For the record, some potential other picks for the Dolphins and where McShay sees their selection:
- Eric Fisher - 2nd, Jacksonville Jaguars
- Lane Johnson - 4th, Philadelphia Eagles
- Ezekiel Ansah - 5th, Detroit Lions
- Tyler Eifert - 6th, Cleveland Browns
- Dion Jordan - 7th, Arizona Cardinals
- Dee Milliner - 10th, Tennessee Titans
This might be the one scenario where picking Warmack makes sense. The Dolphins would have to spend the entire clock trying to find some partner with whom to trade down. But, if nothing is there, I guess Warmack is the right pick.
Or, they could take the trade bait that could drive someone like the St. Louis Rams or Minnesota Vikings, both of whom have multiple first round picks, to try to come to Miami's 12th spot - wide receiver Tavon Austin.
What are your thoughts on how this scenario unfolded?