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Off-Season Results for the Phins in the CatScratchReader Mock

We recently completed our mock off-season over at the Panthers' site. As surrogate GM for the Dolphins, I did my best to help your team given the "rules of the game." I think I did pretty well, but I'm eager to read what you ladies and gents think of your 2013 team. I'm prepared to be skewered, so don't hold back.

Note: I franchised Starks before the Phins did, kept Moore and Hartline as well. It's early, but so far not looking too bad.

Dolphins Off-Season... meet the new Fish

QB (3):
Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore, Pat Devlin

RB (5):
Jonathan Stewart, Daniel Thomas, Lamar Miller, Javorskie Lane (FB), Marcus Thigpen (KR/PR)

WR (6):
Reggie Wayne, Brian Hartline, Marcus Wheaton-R, Davone Bess, Armon Binns, Jeff Fuller

TE (3):
Dwayne Allen, Anthony Fasano, Charles Clay

OL (9):
Mike Pouncey ©, Josh Samuda ©, Richie Incognito (G), Matt Summers-Gavin (G)-R, John Jerry (G), Sam Baker (T), Jonathan Martin (T), Will Yeatman (T), Nate Garner (T)

DL (8):
William Hayes (DE), Cameron Wake (DE), Jared Odrick (DE), Olivier Vernon (DE), Terrence Knighton (DT), Randy Starks (DT), Kevin Vickerson (DT), Aaron Tipoti (DT)-R

LB (6):
Misi Koa, Karlos Dansby, Kevin Burnett, Pat Angerer, Jason Trusnik, Josh Kaddu

CB (5):
Greg Toler, Jamar Taylor-R, Steve Williams-R, Richard Marshall. Dimitri Patterson

S (5):
Kenny Vaccaro-R, Rashad Johnson, Jimmy Wilson, Philip Thomas-R, Tyrone Culver

Specialists (3):
Brandon Fields (P), Dan Carpenter (K), John Denney (LS)

Draft:
RD
1) Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
2) Marcus Wheaton, WR, Oregon St.
2) Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise St.
3) Philip Thomas S, Fresno St.
4) Ray Graham, RB, Pitt (Bad pick)
5) Aaron Tipoti, DT, Cal
7) Matt Summers-Gavin, OG, Cal
UDFA) Steve Williams, CB, Cal

Free Agents($25):
DT Randy Starks (Franchise $7) PFF grade +3.5
CB Greg Toler ($2) PFF grade +6.8
S Rashad Johnson ($1) PFF grade +0.4
OT Sam Baker ($5) PFF grade +11.6
DT Kevin Vickerson ($1) PFF grade +4.0
DT Terrance Knighton ($7) PFF grade +4.2
DE William Hayes ($2) PFF grade +12.0

Released(26):
WR Brian Tyms, Marlon Moore, Rishard Matthews
OT Jeff Adams, Patrick Brown, Andrew McDonald
OG Chandler Burden
TE Michael Egnew, Kyle Miller, JeronMastrud
RB Jonas Gray, Ray Graham

DE Derrick Shelby
DT Kheeston Randall, Tony McDaniel, Chas Alecxih
LB Austin Spitler, Jonathan Freeny, Lee Robinson
CB Brian McCann, Julian Posey, Nolan Carroll, RJ Stanford, DeAndre Presley
S Jonathon Amaya, Kelcie McCray

Left via FA:
LT Jake Long, RB Reggie Bush, CB Sean Smith, S Chris Clemons

Trades:
S Reshad Jones + pick 7.18 to Carolina for RB Jonathan Stewart
DT Paul Soliai +pick 3.20 to Indianapolis for WR Reggie Wayne, TE Dwayne Allen, LB Pat Angerer

Weaknesses:
Interior line depth is young and unproven.
Secondary has a lot of new parts that will have to gel.

Strengths/Upgrades:
WR – major upgrade adding veteran Reggie Wayne and rookie Marcus Wheaton.
TE - adding Dwayne Allen is a big upgrade over Fasano. Allen was a reliable target for Luck last year. He showed in Indy the ability to run the seam pattern and adds a strong red zone threat.
OT – Lost Jake Long (who was pretty bad in 2012), but gained veteran Sam Baker (had back surgery before 2012 season, then had his best season ever, except against Big Money). Will Yeatman played solid in reserve role in 2012, has bulked up to 305 pounds and is working out in San Diego with offensive line guru Hudson Houck. Backup Nate Garner finished the year ranked higher than teammates Jake Long and Jonathon Martin. Martin struggled as a rookie at RT, but there’s no doubt he’s a force. You can’t have too many talented OTs… am I right?
Interior O-Line starters are also stout, and they’re ready to open holes for Stewie and his new friends.
Front seven is upgraded with the additions of William Hayes, Terrance Knighton, Kevin Vickerson, and Pat Angerer (more than offsets trade of Soliai).

Summation: Gained ground on the Patriots, but probably won’t overtake them this year. Still, I feel I improved the team, maybe enough to contend for a wild card.

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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