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Post Free Agency Mock Draft

This Free Agency, the Dolphins made a huge splash, putting to rest any speculation that Ireland "can't" get FA's to take their talents to south beach. This offseason, he finally said "f$*% it!". We are in a position now that we only have a few glaring needs. With Free Agency not "completely" over I'm going to speculate that we sign a Cornerback, Hopefully a Brent Grimes, but at the very least, a good Nickel like Captain Munnerlyn. We also are going to sign a good situational pass rusher like Abraham, Freeny, or Ummenyiora (on the cheap). Going into the draft, we have immediate needs at OT, and CB. Next years Free Agents would tell us we need developmental players (3rd, 4th round picks) at Safety, DT, OG, and Recieving TE. I'm scratching out DT, because I think that we will let one of the Tackles walk, resign the other, and fill in Jared Odrick. So with the first 2 rounds we need to address OT, and CB, and in rounds 3-5 we need to address Safety, and OG, and in the remaining rounds we need to go for depth, and a 7th round QB and Kicker. So without further adue, let's begin.

Round 1, pick 12: analysis/ options: The way I see it we have 4 options, We could trade up for a Dee Milliner, or one of the 3 premier LT's, or we could stay where we are and pick Xavier Rhodes, or we could trade down for Desmond Trufant.

Round 1 pick 12: trade down, select Desmond Trufant- The reason I trade down here, is that Xavier Rhodes doesn't fit our system as well as Trufant does, we already had a guy with elite measurables, and he was never able to quite put it together (Sean Smith). So we trade down, pick up a late 2nd rounder and select the guy who has less bust-potential, and fits our scheme better (ability to play zone). I know alot of you want us to trade up for Dee Milliner, and while I wouldn't mind if we did, the question is: Is the difference in skill and potential between Dee Milliner and Desmond Trufant as big as 2 Second round selections? I personally don't think so.

Round 2 pick 42: analysis/ options- our glaring needs are reduced to OT but is there one here that could be an elite LT? yes.

Round 2 pick 42: Terron Armstead- worst case scenario, he becomes a solid Right Tackle, Best case scenario he becomes an ELITE Left Tackle. He has the speed and quickness to defend any speed rusher, and the toughness to defend any power/bull rusher. His technique does need work, but this puts us in a prime position. Position battle between Jonathan Martin and Terron Armstead winner plays Left Tackle (LT), loser plays Right Tackle (RT).

Round 2 pick 54: analysis/options- after picking Trufant in the 1st round, we still need another starting Calaber Corner, or at the very least a good nickel with potential.

Round 2 pick 54: David Amerson- I am IN LOVE with this guy. He has all the measurables Xavier Rhodes has, and the ballhawking ability Rhodes doesn't. He had a dissapointing Senior season, but still, he had 17 interceptions in the past 2 years! In my opinion, the source of his struggles last year came from overthinking the turnovers that were so natural to him in his Junior Season. This gives us a CB core of: Desmond Trufant, David Amerson, Brent Grimes/ Captain Munnerlyn, and Richard Marshall (no particular order) Someone tell me that doesn't sound great. And worst comes to worst, we could always move Amerson over to FS next year to possibly replace Chris Clemons if he isn't resigned.

Round 2 pick 52-62 (from 1st round trade down): analysis/ options- we could go TE here if Zack Ertz magically falls this far (which would be ideal), but I extremely doubt it. So lets go up and get him.

Round 2 pick 52-62: Trade up for Zack Ertz- We give up a 3rd and a 5th round pick to move up into the top 10 of the 2nd round to select a Tight End that can stretch the field, and why not? Keller won't likely be resigned to play in 2014 for the Dolphins. Give him the time to fully mature under Keller, as a blocker and a reciever, and plug him in as a starter in 2014.

Round 3 pick 77: analysis/options- we still need an OG to replace either John Jerry, or Richie Incognito in 2014, that sounds like a place to start.

Round 3 pick 77: Larry Warford- give him time to mature under Incognito and Jerry, maybe even play him if Jerry struggles enough. Who knows?

Round 4 pick 111: Bacari Rambo- developmental Safety, very physical and covers well. He has the potential to be a starter in the league.

Round 5 pick 146: Marcus Lattimore- When he was healthy he was better than any of these other Backs, if he could get healthy, then he has a very bright future in this league.

Round 7: QB, OLB, Dustin Hopkins (K)

This is my idea of the conclusion of an extremely successful offseason. In my opinion, if Ryan Tannehill plays as well as he can, I believe we could be in the superbowl next year. Go Fins!!!

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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