Who will the Dolphins choose? The Miami Dolphins have the No. 12 pick in the 2010 draft.
Reports are all over the place with predictions. I thought I would break down some of the top prospects Miami is considering. I did leave out a few, for I don't know them too well.
Tell me what you think of this list.
Dan Williams would solve their needs here with the No. 12 pick. Terrence Cody probably won’t go to the Dolphins, but don’t entirely rule him out either because the Miami Dolphins' staff did get to work with Cody during the Senior Bowl.
Cody does have a weight problem though, so this most likely won’t be the No. 1 draft pick.
Dez Bryant is a beast; there is no getting around it. He describes himself as Larry Fitzgerald-like, which could be accurate.
I think he could be a huge addition to any football team, but then again, WRs are still very risky, especially in Bryant’s case, where he hasn’t played in a while due to last year’s suspension.
He may be fine off the field, but getting suspended still shows that he could be a problem.
However, I don’t see the Dolphins drafting a WR is the first round with their defense suffering.
People are still saying that Miami should draft ILB Rolando McClain, which doesn’t make any sense now that we just got ILB Karlos Dansby in free agency.
We also have Channing Crowder, who people underestimate and can still cover a lot of ground.
For OLBs, people are talking about Sergio Kindle, who is a DE/OLB. I don’t know much about the guy, so I can’t talk about this draft choice.
However, one name does come to my mind that people aren’t thinking of for the Dolphins: Jason Pierre-Paul. This guy is an athletic freak of nature.
People are saying that Bill Parcells won’t go after this guy due to him only having one good season, but is Parcells the only one on that staff?
Also, you can look at the one year as growth and that the guy can learn. If Pierre-Paul can learn to become as good as he did in one season, then just imagine an NFL staff working with him for seasons to come. He could be amazing.
I’m just throwing that name out there; I would love to see him in an aqua uniform.
Miami does need a free safety to complement strong safety Yeremiah Bell, who, may I say, made many key tackles saving the game, including one against the Patriots.
As for free safety, everybody is talking about Earl Thomas. This guy would be a great addition to the Dolphins at safety, but is safety our No. 1 problem right now? I think it is one of the top ones.
There is also Taylor Mays, who wouldn’t be bad either, but nobody is talking about Miami taking him, so I don’t see it happening. But who knows—the Phins can surprise you!
People are saying Miami needs a new TE. Well, I say that is not true. Anthony Fasano and Joey Haynos are still young and improving.
This is definitely an area I feel we don’t need to cover in the draft. We have more important needs.
Call me crazy, but Miami will need to solve this issue eventually, and taking it on this year may not be a bad idea considering who’s available. Ronnie Brown is prone to injury, and Ricky Williams is most likely retiring next year.
I’m going to throw a name out, and I want to hear what you think: C.J. Spiller. This guy is the No. 1 RB in the draft, and I feel this guy could fit the Phins perfectly.
He has wildcat all over him. He can catch the ball, he’s explosive, he’s shifty. He would complement Brown perfectly. Plus Willliams could get more playing time this year, so next year he will have a year under his belt and will be an exciting player.
This is probably a no-go for the Phins, but I must say I would be very excited if they chose this guy.
Reports are all-around crazy! Nobody knows what the Dolphins are going to do. Hopefully it will be a choice that will lead to a playoff scenario in the 2010-11 season. Keep your hopes up Dolfans!