Yesterday afternoon, former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor announced his intent to enter the 2011 Supplemental Draft. Sitting beside his agent Drew Rosenhaus, Pryor apologized to his former college coach Jim Tressel, and said he was looking forward to moving on to the next stage of his life. Good for him.
Rosenhaus then took the platform and in a sometimes (unintentionally) funny soliloquy, made a very bold prediction: that Pryor would be selected in the first round of the Supplemental Draft.
The Dolphins obviously addressed some definite needs on offense during the 2011 NFL Draft, bringing in a stud interior offensive lineman (Mike Pouncey), an every-down running back (Daniel Thomas), a deep threat wide receiver (Edmond Gates), and a versatile pass-catching tight end (Charles Clay). What about the rest of the division, though? We know that the Bills had the third overall pick and that the Pats had 600 total selections, but what did those teams (and the Jets) end up doing and will it lead to increased toughness in the AFC East in 2011?
The Miami Dolphins attacked the 2011 NFL Draft by selecting quality players at positions of need on the offensive side of the football with their first four selections all going to offense. Needs at C, RB, speed WR/KR & TE were all addressed with selections of Mike Pouncey, Daniel Thomas, Edmond Gates, and Charles Clay. The only “need” position that Miami didn’t really address was at quarterback.
With just hours until the Carolina Panthers go on the clock with the first overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, I figured I should take one more swing at what I think will happen with the Dolphins’ first round choice (#15).
Of course, it would be impossible to predict just one potential outcome, so here is a list of things, in no particular order, that could happen.
On this eve of the NFL Draft, it is time to conclude our four-part series of video breakdowns on some of the top quarterbacks in this year’s class. We’ve already dissected Cam Newton, Christian Ponder, and Blaine Gabbert, and today we conclude with a guy that many people think could be selected by the Dolphins in the first round, Arkansas’ Ryan Mallett:
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.
With the start of the NFL Draft now less than a week away, it’s time to start analyzing what the decision makers are saying. Yesterday, Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland met with the media and discussed several of the big Fins-related issues that are coming around the corner, both in the draft and in free agency. John Congemi breaks it all down…
Jeff Ireland’s Pre-Draft Press Conference
Jeff Ireland stepped to the podium yesterday and had a lot to say about the process and evaluations that have been taking place leading up to this year’s draft.