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NFL Draft 2011: Miami Dolphins Might Be Hesitant to Listen to Brian Daboll

BEREA, OH - MAY 02: Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll of the Cleveland Browns talks with a player during rookie mini camp at the Cleveland Browns Training and Administrative Complex on May 2, 2009 in Berea, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Mark LeskoCorrespondent IIApril 19, 2011

The Miami Dolphins need to draft offense in this year's NFL draft.

Now that the football czar, Bill Parcells, is gone, Jeff Ireland has more freedom when it comes to making his selections.

To take a phrase from the former czar while he was coaching in New England, "They want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries. OK?"

I think it is smart for the coaches to have input on draft picks. The coaches are the ones that have to implement the players into their roles, not the general manager.

However, the Dolphins may be hesitant to look to OC Brian Daboll for draft pick advice.

The offensive picks by the Cleveland Browns in the two years Daboll was OC were not very good. Here is a look at who they drafted.

 

2009

C Alex Mack, No. 21 overall: This was actually a good pick. Mack has been solid for the Browns.

WR Brian Robiskie, No. 36 overall: 36 catches, 416 yards and three TDs over two seasons. Not very productive for a second-round pick.

WR Mohamed Massaquoi, No. 50 overall: 70 catches, 1,107 yards and five TDs over two seasons. Has shown flashes but lacks consistency.

RB James Davis, No. 195 overall: Played in six games for Cleveland, carrying the ball 13 times for 24 yards and catching four passes for five yards. Sixth-round picks do not have great expectations, but once he left Cleveland for Washington last season, he showed signs of being a playmaker.

 

2010

RB Montario Hardesty, No. 59 overall: Has yet to play for Cleveland.

QB Colt McCoy, No. 85 overall: Has thrown for 1,576 yards and six TDs with nine INTs. Still a little early to judge the young QB just yet.

G Shawn Lauvao, No. 91 overall: Played in 10 games last season with one start.

WR Carlton Mitchell, No. 177 overall: Played in five games and had one carry for nine yards.

 

Granted, Daboll was under another football czar, Mike Holmgren, in 2010, so it is hard to tell how much input he had into the 2010 picks.

Either way, Daboll does not have a strong track record when it comes to shopping for his groceries. I expect Jeff Ireland to use his judgment when it comes to the offensive picks in this year's draft.

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