2010 NFL Draft: Is Dan Williams the Next Miami Dolphin?

Colin McGrawContributor IIApril 1, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 1: Defensive lineman Dan Williams of Tennessee runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 1, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Should the Dolphins choose a DT with their No. 12 pick in the first round?

The Dolphins need to draft a NT/DT due to the aging Jason Ferguson. Also, Ferguson will be suspended for the first eight games.

Miami is desperate for a DT that can plug up the middle. Paul Soliai has proved to be a DECENT replacement.

However I have my speculation that Miami will be using its 12th pick on a DT now, due to Tony Sparano coming out and saying Soliai needs to step it up. Sparano may have just been making a statement, but he also may have been implying they are going to make a different move in the first round of the draft.

I think Dan Williams definitely would be a great addition to this football team, but there are risks. In my opinion, at the DT position there is less risk than in the drafting of a WR, who needs to learn all new routes, learn a team, and learn the NFL. DT has a similar position to college, and there may be only little things to tweak.

I like Williams going at No. 12, but the Dolphins may have something else in mind. We shall find out in less than a month who qualifies for the Dolphins' top spot.