Let’s start here: The Dolphins need help on offense. At some point between the start of round one and the end of round seven of this year’s draft, I’d expect them to pick, at the very least: a quarterback, an offensive lineman (or two), and a tight end. The Fins finished 30th of 32 teams last year in scoring. Only Cleveland and Carolina scored fewer points than Miami.
So you remember how when you’re a kid and your mom always said things like “just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean you have to do it” and “if Johnny jumped off a bridge, would you?” Well, that’s kind of how I feel about mock drafts. Everyone is doing them. So I don’t really have to. But I think I kind of want to.
The strength of the 2011 draft class is said to be the defensive line by many draft experts. Many of the lineman met with reporters on Saturday including the sons of a pair of former NFL players. One of the defensive lineman still has memories of going against Jake Long while Long was at Michigan 3 years ago.
by Andy Kent
INDIANAPOLIS – In what was a true picture of contrast, some of the top defensive linemen at the Combine put on a show for the media this morning at the same time as the offensive linemen were putting on a show on the field.
As we get set to wrap-up our week of coverage in Mobile, John Congemi steps up to break down some of the defensive stars of the week at the Senior Bowl. Check here for his analysis of the offensive standouts and keep reading to see who he thinks are the best defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs.
Defensive Standouts, by John Congemi:
DL: Two defensive lineman caught my eye the first day of the Senior Bowl and after three days they were still practicing and playing at a high level.
Cameron Jordan, a defensive tackle out of Cal, is a 6’4″, 284lb man in the middle who spent three years as a starter for the Golden Bears. He recorded six sacks in each of his final two seasons in Berkeley, two of which came this past year in the win over Washington State. He finished his career with 17 sacks, a forced fumble, and an interception.
North Practice, 1/25/11:
Day two of the Senior Bowl was a little more exciting than day one, as the North practiced in full pads this morning, and the offense and defense went right at it from the start.
As we get ready for the 2011 NFL Draft, the Finsiders have you totally covered. This week, the Senior Bowl is taking place in Mobile, Alabama, and our own John Congemi is on site to bring back the very latest on the stars of tomorrow. All week, John will file written and video reports from Mobile and will also call into our show.