It's been two weeks since we listed checked in on some of the more respectable draft analysts and who they are predicting the Miami Dolphins will select in their mock drafts. Since we last updated this, the Dolphins have been very busy - attending Pro Day workouts and holding their own private workouts with some of the top talents in the 2011 NFL Draft.
So is Mark Ingram still holding steady as the popular pick in these mocks? Let's find out.
The list of over 20 mock drafts is below...
|2011 MIAMI DOLPHINS MOCKS AROUND THE NET
|Site||Upd.||1st Round (15th)
||2nd Round||3rd Round (79th)
|Mocking The Draft||3/30||WR
|New Era Scouting||3/15||RB
|ESPN's Mel Kiper||3/9
|ESPN's Todd McShay||3/16
|SI.com's Don Banks||3/30||RB
|NFL.com's Sam Wyche||3/29||RB||Mark Ingram|
|NFL.com's Pat Kirwan||3/28||CB||Prince Amukamara
|National Football Post||3/16||RB||Mark Ingram
|Pro Football Weekly||3/25||QB||
|PBP's Ben Volin||3/15||OT||Gabe Carimi|
|Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly||3/9||WR||Torrey Smith|
|Consensus Draft Services||3/12||RB||Ryan Williams||G||Orlando Franklin|
|Draft Countdown||3/21||RB||Mark Ingram|
|FOX Sports||3/3||RB||Mark Ingram|
|Football's Future||3/22||RB||Mark Ingram|
|Walter Football||3/29||RB||Mark Ingram||OL||
|The Sporting News||3/22||RB
|Rotoworld's Evan Silva||3/28||QB||Christian Ponder
|CBS Sports' Rob Rang||3/28||RB||Mark Ingram|
|CBS Sports' Chad Reuter||3/28||RB||Mark Ingram|
|Draft Huddle||3/5||QB||Ryan Mallett||QB||Pat Devlin|
|Draft Board Insider||3/28||RB||Mark Ingram|
(Denotes any changes since last update)
Mark Ingram: 55% (-)
Jake Locker: 7.4%
Ryan Mallett: 7.4% (+)
Gabe Carimi: 3.7% (-)
Mike Pouncey, Christian Ponder, Prince Amukamara, Julio Jones, Anthony Castonzo, Torrey Smith, Ryan Williams: 3.7% each
For the second consecutive time, we're seeing the number of mocks sending Mark Ingram to Miami decrease. Is this because these analysts and draftniks just want to be different? Maybe. Or maybe they are realizing that the Dolphins probably don't see great value in drafting a running back this high.
Like I've said for a couple weeks now, if the Dolphins can't trade down from 15 - and they will try very hard to do so - Ingram probably makes the most sense for this team.
It's interesting to note, though, that we are seeing quarterbacks getting "mocked" to the Dolphins a little bit more often. Nearly 20% of the mocks send a QB to Miami. They just can't agree on which one it will be.
We're just four weeks from the first round - when we can finally put the speculation to bed. Time can't go quick enough.