With the start of the 2011 NFL Draft now just two days away, I figured it was finally time to get as many of our guys on the record as possible concerning what they think will happen if the Dolphins make their first selection at #15 overall. So, assuming no trades will be made, here are what some of the Finsiders think the Fins will do at #15…
Sam Madison: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
I’m going with need for the Miami Dolphins.
Last week, I put together my first attempt at a mock draft. This week, I’ve compiled info from a bunch of different mocks to see who they all think the Dolphins will take at #15. As always, mock drafts do not take potential trades into account, so here is a breakdown of what a bunch of people think will happen at 15, if that’s where the Dolphins pick…
Todd McShay, ESPN: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
The Dolphins need to upgrade their interior offensive line but there isn’t a guard or center worth drafting this high.
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.
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“I know I’m the best tackle out there so I’m just going to play like it and act like it.” those were the thoughts of Wisconsin Offensive Tackle Gabe Carimi. He is not alone in that assessment; many experts expect him to be one of the first offensive lineman take in April’s draft. Carimi is a massive yet polished Tackle from the University of Wisconsin.
John Congemi continues his analysis of the players that he got to see at the Senior Bowl in Mobile this week. With so much talk about adding pieces on offense for the Dolphins, we asked John to break down the running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, and offensive linemen that he’s been watching. If you want to see what he has to say about the six quarterbacks, just check out his earlier post.
If you like offensive linemen, then you definitely want to know about Wisconsin’s Gabe Carimi. Listed at 6’7″ and 327lbs., Carimi is a Wisconsin native and has been a dominant force up front for the Badgers the last several years. He stated all 13 games in 2010 at left tackle for the Badgers and when the dust settled, he had won the Outland trophy, was a consensus All-American, and the Big 10 offensive lineman of the year.
We will kick off today’s broadcast by speaking with one of the Miami Dolphin Pro Bowlers players live from Hawaii. Then we will continue to break down the Senior Bowl with interviews from University of Miami Wide Receiver Leonard Hankerson and Wisconsin Offensive Lineman Gabe Carimi.
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.