If Miami does end up looking to pick an athletic pass rusher in the top half of the first round, Kiper Jr., a staple of ESPN’s draft coverage since the early ’80s, said there will be plenty of guys to choose from. Read More
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.
Each year the NFL Draft becomes a bigger and bigger event and each year more and more players make the trip from college towns around the country to New York City to wait for their names to be called and head onto the stage to meet the Commissioner.
This year, a record 26 players, ranging alphabetically from Barron (Mark, safety, Alabama) to Wright (Kendall, wide receiver, Baylor) will be present at Radio City Music Hall for the festivities.
With the NFL Draft less than a month away, I figured we’d take a look at eight things that could happen when the Dolphins get ready to use the eighth pick on April 26th. I’ve attempted to categorize them three ways: “good chance,” “possible chance” and “slim chance,” though those categories are just my own opinions. With that, here you go, eight things that could happen at number eight (in no particular order):
- The Dolphins draft Ryan Tannehill: I say this is a good chance and every.
April is here and that means one thing in the NFL: Draft time. With the first round getting underway on the 26th, I figured today was a good day to do our first “Mock Draft Roundup” of 2012. Below are several experts’ opinions on what will happen when the Dolphins make the eighth overall selection–some you’ll like and others you won’t–but it’s a nice cross-section of what is being said about the Fins and the number-eight spot around the league:
Todd McShay, ESPN: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
Tannehill is still somewhat raw as a quarterback — just 19 starts after beginning his career as a wide receiver — but his athleticism and upside are impressive.
From the Fins:
- Draft prospect Melvin Ingram joins The Finsiders
- Andy Kent of Dolphins.com discusses the talent we have at left tackle
- CBSSports.com’s Rob Rang gives his insight on the upcoming draft
From the Press:
The talented pass rusher out of South Carolina, a projected first-round pick by most draft experts, talks with The Finsiders about what he’ll bring to the NFL team that selects him in April. Find out which current NFL linebackers Ingram compares his style of play to.
Watch the interview here:
The NFL Network analyst gives his commentary on Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill, and other quarterbacks that should be selected early in April’s draft. Also, find out Mayock’s thoughts on the defensive ends and offensive tackles that figure to be available around the time that the Dolphins make their 1st round selection.
Watch video here: