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A Singular Mockdraft

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Vendigo, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Vendigo

    Vendigo German Gigolo Club Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    Don't panic, AZ, this is not going to be the mockdraft to end all mockdrafts. In fact, it isn't even a real mockdraft to begin with. It's what comes up when 32 die-hard draftnicks from Germany (yeah, there are a couple of us over there in good ole Europe) simulate the entire draft with each one taking over FO duties for their favorite teams. I, of course, took over the Dolphins (watch and learn, Big Tuna, watch and learn) and here comes my mockdraft:

    (Comments, criticism, suggestions and "are you out of your freaking mind" are, of course, always welcome. Feel free to praise, bash or mock my work - or the lame pun, for that matter)

    #1 - Chris Long, DE, Virginia

    The 2008 draft began with a no-brainer. Actually, Chris Long was the only player worthy of a top 5 selection on my board. What about that other Long, you ask? If I had been certain he was a LT, I'd snatched him there and then. Alas, I'm not. And I'm not going to spend #1 overall money on a guy who may or may not be a left tackle. Same goes for Glenn Dorsey. If it wasn't for his knees, he'd have pushed Chris hard for being the #1 selection. Matty Ryan? Puh-lease. Let's wait and see what John Beck can do with a decent offensive line and a stronger supporting cast before we give up on the kid, okay? Vernon Gholston? Intriguing prospect but not quite in the same league as Chris when it comes to being a hard working team leader with a nonstop motor who's going to be worth every penny of the guaranteed money I'm throwing at him. It's Chris and it wasn't even close.

    #31 - Dan Connor, ILB, Penn State

    Huh? Didn't we have the 32nd pick? Well, we did. And I sacrificed my 7th rounder to move up one spot and snatch Dan Connor. Why did I do that? Because my prime targets for the #32 pick were gone. Chris Williams went to the Broncos (good pick), Antoine Cason to the Texans (another good one), Branden Albert to the Redkins (I didn't expect them to get all fancy on me, but it was good pick as well) and the sneaky Jets traded up to #30 and stole Quentin Groves right in front of my eyes. That left me with the possibility of either reaching for a need position or surrendering my 7th for the best available player on my board and a legitimate top 20 talent (who isn't nearly getting the attention a guy with his college production should get). I chose the latter because there was a strong possibility the Giants would have picked him if I didn't move up. A team with so many talent issues like the Dolphins can't afford to reach. We need playmakers and Dan Connor is a beast.

    #57 - Anthony Collins, OT, Kansas

    Here comes Beck's offensive line help. Collins was the best OT on my board at #57 and is a legitimate LT prospect who can start on the right side and switch positions with Carey when he's polished his game. No close call or fancy move here. Just staying true to my board.

    #68 - John Carlson, TE, Notre Dame

    Another trade - this time a downtrade with Atlanta who went on to pick Andre Woodson and provided me with the additional 5th round selection I was looking for. The trade, however, came with a downside: Andre Caldwell was BPA on my board early in the 3rd and I figured I might just get him four spots down, but the spiteful Chiefs decided to scew me big time and left me with John Carlson, who isn't a bad pick at #68 by any means but isn't quite the prospect Andre Caldwell is either. Plus, he's filling a major need and while he might never become an elite TE, he's going to be a solid all around weapon and at worst a very solid #2 TE who's going to see a lot of action blocking and catching. I could have done worse, but I'm sincerely hoping that missing out on Caldwell (whom I believe to become a top notch #2 receiver) isn't going to bite me in the butt in two or three years from now.

    This, friends and neighbors, is the status quo at the beginning of round three. Again, feel free to comment or provide me with suggestions for the upcoming picks. If you're interested, I'm going to keep you posted on how things unfold from here. At the moment, I'm looking to add a corner and a development QB with the next picks. Maybe throw in a guard for good measure. What do you think?
  2. azfinfanmang

    azfinfanmang Premium Member Luxury Box

    Nov 23, 2007

    Seriously? Are you guys freakin serious?????

    The only thing that worries me is PLAGERISM :up:

    You are headed down the EXACT path my DRAFT TO END ALL DRAFTS Part Deux is centered around..which means I guess I dont need to post it after all..:pointlol:
  3. Vendigo

    Vendigo German Gigolo Club Member

    Nov 30, 2007

    We are. It has become somewhat of a tradition and it's loads of fun when you got 32 reliable people who know their draft a bit. Plus, it makes for some great discussions, smokescreens and haggling, and it's the best "preparation" for the draft weekend in terms of knowing about the players because you've read about a zillion profiles and watched about a billion tapes and videos until it's over. Maybe we can do something similar here next year?

    By all means, please do. I'd love to read it :up:
    azfinfanmang likes this.
  4. PhinsRock

    PhinsRock Premium Member Luxury Box

    I loved it, thanks for posting & sharing it. Sounds like it was the product of a lot of fun, that's the best part IMO.
  5. UsedPorno

    UsedPorno Junior Member

    Mar 22, 2008
    Not bad at all, but I just don't like Dan Connor that much for some reason. I am far more intrigued by someone like Curtis Lofton.
  6. Roman529

    Roman529 Senior Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I don't understand why everyone keeps questioning whether Jake Long is an LT after he played two years at this position???? He is going to be our first pick so all you haters better hop on board the Jakewagon.

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