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Todd McShay Thinks the Dolphins Need A Pass-Rusher

The life-changing piece of literature known as Todd McShay's mock draft 2.0 was released yesterday on ESPN's website, and while I have next-to-no use for ESPN at this point, I have to admit that McShay's latest mock draft is the best I've seen thus far in 2012. It also helps that he doesn't have the Dolphins taking a player who will return to school less than 24 hours after the mock draft is released (his previous mock had us taking Matt Barkley).

This time, Big Head Todd (I've got pages of this stuff. You'll see) has Miami addressing its sickly pass rush and selecting South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram. Ingram is coming off of a Senior Bowl week in which he routinely smacked around his competition and looked unblockable during one-on-one drills, and he's right behind North Carolina's Quinton Coples as the best defensive end in this draft class. Ingram (6'2", 270) is a "tweener" prospect who will project as an outstanding edge-rusher in the 3-4 scheme, but I see him more as a Dwight-Freeney-type defensive end. Ingram has boatloads of upside right now, and he showed much improvement as a run defender this season. Simply put, he'd be a valuable addition to the Dolphins' defense next season, regardless of scheme.