With the 2011 NFL Draft now in the rearview mirror, the time to look back has arrived. On Wednesday, we broke down the AFC East, checking in on the Bills, Jets, and Patriots, and seeing what kinds of players they brought in as they move forward towards next season. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the headline players that were drafted by teams that the Fins will face outside of the division in 2011:
After publishing my second attempt at a mock draft last week, I thought today was a good day to re-visit what some of the “experts” think will happen when the Dolphins are put on the clock at #15 next Thursday night. As always, mock drafts do not take the possibility of a trade into account, though if you want to know more about potential trades, I’ve written about that, as well.
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.