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Could Cox Be Possibility At No. 8?
By on April 23, 2012 at 11:02 am

Because of a belief that they would like to develop a quarterback, many project the Dolphins to take Ryan Tannehill with the eighth pick in the draft.

But what if the Dolphins don’t take Tannehill?

The Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero, too, thinks it will be Tannehill, but he gave a few off-the-radar options the Dolphins may consider in the first and second rounds. 

“Here is the name to keep in mind just in case: Fletcher Cox,” Salguero wrote, in reference to the Dolphins’ eighth pick.

There’s been plenty of speculation that Dolphins would target either Quinton Coples or Melvin Ingram if they were looking to address pass-rushing concerns, but Cox could also be a possibility.

The 6-foot-4, 298 pound defensive lineman played primarily at tackle for Mississippi State, but he also shifted outside at times, displaying a versatility that should be appealing. Potentially more important to a team like the Dolphins, he flashed an ability to get to the quarterback and did so against elite competition.

“Like Tannehill, he would fill a need because the Dolphins are looking for pass-rush help and lost Kendall Langford to free agency,” Salguero wrote.  ”Unlike Tannehill, he would play right away because he was dominant in the Southeastern Conference, the NFL’s Triple A, and is NFL-ready now.”


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salerjo72 says:

Trent had to sit behind Ingram! what did he do in the NFL ?
GO TANNEHILL !
LOOKS GREAT ON FILM AFTER ONLY 2 SEASONS AS A STARTING QUARTERBACK AND WAS THE LEADING RECIEVER HIS FIRST 2 SEASONS, WHAT AN ATHLETE ! WHA A TALENT ! GREAT UPSIDE !
COULD END UP BEING THE BEST QUARTEBACK IN THE DRAFT !

randy says:

first pick-brandon weeden
second round-pass rusher
third round 1st pick-wide reciever
third round 2nd pick-o-line
fouth thru seventh-best avialible
any thoughts on this?

NewMexicoStateDolfan says:

anybody but tannehill please

This team made some great strides this off-season. I like the coach, I love Tannehill. I’ll be going to a whole lot of Fins games this year! GO FINS!

aubrey13 says:

You want impact…..Trent Richardson!

Steeltoes429 says:

I Do Like This Comment The Dolphins Need Impact Players Now.They Can Get A QB In The 3rd Round. Lets Get A Couple Of Impact Players In The 1st and 2nd Rounds.