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One of These Things WILL Happen Tonight (I think)…

Posted By Jesse Agler On April 28, 2011 @ 12:11 pm In Football | 1 Comment

[1]With just hours until the Carolina Panthers go on the clock with the first overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, I figured I should take one more swing at what I think will happen with the Dolphins’ first round choice (#15).

Of course, it would be impossible to predict just one potential outcome, so here is a list of things, in no particular order, that could happen. One of them will. I think. Enjoy…

  • The Dolphins draft Mike Pouncey: I’ve really, really warmed up to this idea the last couple of days. I think when all is said and done, Pouncey helps fill a major need (interior offensive line) and while it may seem like a “reach pick” at #15, I’ve heard a ton of people saying he could be in play for the Pats at 17 or the Giants at 19.
  • The Dolphins trade down: Perhaps the most popular prediction coming into tonight, it certainly makes sense.  The Fins could decide that whatever players are available at #15 don’t fit their wants and needs; they find a team that hopes to move up from the 20’s and swap picks. This could also be a great chance for Miami to recoup the second round selection currently missing from their draft arsenal.
  • The Dolphins draft Mark Ingram: A once popular idea has faded a bit as of late, but it is still a definite possibility that the Fins scoop up the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner out of Alabama.
  • The Dolphins trade up: There’s a chance that the Fins try and move up the draft order, though it’s probably slim. In fact, I would be shocked. But I’m covering my backside and putting it on the list anyway.
  • The Dolphins draft a quarterback: Nice and vague, right? There has been increased buzz surrounding guys like Ryan Mallett, Andy Dalton, Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick, and yes, even Christian Ponder at 15.  I don’t know which of these guys the Fins like, but I do know that without a second round pick, Miami could feel pressure to take a QB in round one.

So there you go, I’ve limited the options for you. Somewhat. One of these things WILL happen tonight. I think. What about you?

Which of these things do you think WILL happen tonight at #15?

  • Dolphins trade down (42%)
  • Dolphins draft Pouncey (24%)
  • Dolphins draft a QB (23%)
  • Dolphins draft Ingram (8%)
  • None. Something else will. (2%)
  • Dolphins trade up (1%)
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