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  1. I was thinking he would be an upgrade over Rowe. The data I’ve seen shows Rowe with 147 snaps in the box compared to 70 snaps at the traditional Safety spot. I see Nasirildeen being an upgrade over Rowe with that type of game plan for a Safety ( which is actually more likely about our inconsistent LB play vs the run ). PFF gives Rowe a 60.1 Defense grade vs Jones 68.6 and Mcains 75.6. Jones has played solid against the run with a grade of 77.1 ( albeit on a low overall snap count of 140 ) whereas Rowe has a run grade of 57.2 on a snap count of 315. Looking at these numbers makes me think we want a SS that is capable in the box vs run but equally as capable in the box vs pass. That’s what is making me target a larger size Safety in the draft. So not just a Safety as a nickel package LB but a Safety that’s comfortable playing at a LB depth in the box and a traditional Safety alignment depth.
  2. My most recent Fins mock....... I think the first 5 picks are immediate upgrades with WR Seth Williams being a dynamic rotational player. I can see Najee Harris and Seth Williams both going round 2 realistically though. 8: R1 P8 LB Micah Parsons - Penn State 14: R1 P14 WR Jaylen Waddle - Alabama 40: R2 P8 S Hamsah Nasirildeen - Florida State 46: R2 P14 DL/NT Tyler Shelvin - LSU 77: R3 P13 RB Najee Harris - Alabama 116: R4 P14 WR Seth Williams - Auburn 195: R6 P16 RB Stephen Carr - USC 211: R6 P32 C Landon Dickerson - Alabama
  3. Wish we would have got more for him, but him being on the bubble was too well known. He was very good in the run game, but just did not fit with what Flores wants from his LB's. Good move for the Raiders IMO.
  4. Of course you are correct that we won’t know, but I like to look into my crystal ball and predict what the future holds......and my prediction is that our OLine in 2020 plays much better than it did in 2019, but will still need an infuse of talent. I think Flowers is a big question mark given his salary of $10M per year.... He will be a solid LG for us but not worth the $10M annual salary, and that moves Kindley to LG for 2021 or 2022. Hunt is coming off a season ending injury and there’s a very good chance he doesn’t move well enough to lock down the RT spot and ends up at RG. That probably puts Jessie Davis as the starting RT and I don’t think he’s the guy we want protecting Tua’s blind side in 2021. Karras was solid for NE last season but has basically been a career backup until injury put him in the lineup. Austin Jackson has huge upside but has a lot of work to do as far as dominating his opponents at the point of attack, and with Tua being a Lefty Jackson will likely be expected to handle more plays where he is at the POA. Given these questions and OT Alex Leatherwoods familiarity with Tua and Leatherwoods performance, I think he will seriously be in consideration for us in the mid range of round 1 in next years draft. I really like Chase and I think he and Rousseau will be top 10 picks if they stay healthy and maintain their performance levels, and we could very well end up with one of them with our first pick ( both would be a dream ), but even with our OLine investments in 2020 I wouldn’t rule out an OT early in 2021.
  5. A player I dont see mentioned here Is Alabama OT Alex Leatherwood. He's versatile and can play LT or RG proficiently and IMO would also be an excellent RT. I predict his 2021 draft range of being picks 11 through 22 which will probably put him in range for our second pick in the first round. I think he would take over immediately at either OT spot. Keep in mind that our current HC appears to know what he is looking for and may not be willing to wait for either of last drafts OT picks to develop with Tua waiting to take over the Offense. Leatherwood is a Florida native that can deal with the high temperatures of South Florida and that's something I personally pay attention to when considering O and D Linemen. Additionally I think our priority in the 2021 draft will be looking for a Defensive Playmaker and either an OLineman or WR with our first 2 picks.....a caveat to this is the possibility of Clemson RB Travis Etienne in late round 1.
  6. Jim Kiick, #21, was a key member of our Super Bowl VII and VIII victories, and of course our '72 Perfect Season. Kiick, Morris, and Czonka formed a lethal backfield for several seasons in Miami. I hope we never forget his contributions to our beloved Dolphins franchise. RIP Jim Kiick. https://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/articles/miami_dolphins_legend_jim_kiick_passes_away_at_73/s1_12680_32226200
  7. I think we improved significantly at RB and on Defense this off season. I predict we go 7-9. We will probably have a tough start with new coordinators on both sides of the ball, and the O-Line will need half the season before they even start to gel IMO.
  8. Our Beloved HOF Coach Don Shula has passed away at 90 years of age. RIP Coach!!! You are missed!!! https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/winningest-head-coach-in-nfl-history-don-shula-passes-away-at-90/ar-BB13zLfd?ocid=spartanntp
  9. I saw a lot of mocks with Weaver as a late first or early second round pick. When I look at Weaver's body type I don't see any outstanding measurables; not a high twitch build, not elite length, short 'ish arms, no heavy hands, not an explosive type leaper, etc . When I watch his pass rush on tape he looks quite pedestrian and not particularly strong, but....He consistently gains the edge on OT's by staying low on contact and then keeps bending ( slowly lol ) right to the QB. All he does is get to the QB lol. I love the pick. I knew he wouldn't go round 1 like many projected, but because of his elite production, I never thought he would have fallen to the 5th. I hope he can make some splash plays and develop into that productive edge player we desperately need.
  10. During the draft I was back and forth between an A and a B grade, but when we made the trade for Breida it solidified as an A-. Why an A-?? Tua, type of Olinemen we drafted ( nasty maulers ) in Hunt and Kindley, Breida trade, and DT R.Davis ( a big fella at 6'7" that was great as a run stuffer for Bama ). Why not an A+?? A little reachy on OT Austin Jackson at 18, I thought he would be there at 26, but I understand this pick is about 2021 and on. A reach on Igbi at 30, I feel he would've been available through the middle of round 2.....I do like the player though. I would have liked to see us be more aggressive in rounds 2 and 3 by using all those 5th and 7th round picks to move up our picks in round 2 and 3. Overall staying put for Tua at 5 and making the Breida trade were my favorite moves for us in this draft. The trade up for Kindley and Weaver weren't bad either.
  11. I didn’t see this move coming, but I LOVE it. Breida is from the Tampa area, Florida has No State Taxes vs California’s high State Taxes, he is a slashing speedster that isn’t afraid of contact, he can catch out of the backfield, he will be the lightning to Howard’s thunder....and I also LOVE that he is on the last year of his deal and with a new team. Breida has a lot to prove this season and he just might prove it all if he stays healthy.
  12. I expected to see moves like the trade up for Kindley sooner, like Round 2, but maybe Grier tried and didn’t have any takers. I like the Solomon Kindley pick. Not sure if he will play LG or RG but I think he will be an upgrade at either. Not a perfect player but he should do well in our power gap / slide pro scheme. I thought he would go late round 2 to early round 3. Good value at a position of need.
  13. I wish we would have been more aggressive in rounds 2 and 3, but I really like our picks in round 1 , ( those picks at 5 and 18 are about 2021 and beyond ) I love the Igbi CB pick at 30, I've been begging for several years, going back to the old forum, please get a talented Nickle. I'm so sick of watching the Patriots wreck us with slot receivers. I like our picks in round 2, they aren't as polished as the players I would have chosen ( Dobbins / Gallimore ), but they are both Giants that play like wrecking balls so the theme there was to grab some players that have the potential to be maulers. I think Coach Flores is willing to motivate players to get what he needs from them and both of these players are great candidates for that treatment. Round 3 I was hoping for Cushenberry or Josh Jones ( the upside on this guy, worse case scenario is an elite swing tackle ), but it looks like Grier and Flores do NOT want rookie playing next to rookie on the OL, and Jones fits a huge need at Safety and when I watch him play, he just looks like a Flores type player, very active, good tackler, good instincts, pretty much the opposite of Ashtyn Davis when it comes to tackling and range. So far none of the picks look out of place to me. They all look like there's a purpose and a larger plan. Maybe I'm just in my Teal and Orange Sunglasses though.
  14. Ya I really thought we would go Dobbins, but right now I’m OK with passing on him for what I feel is a bigger need.
  15. Nice pick!! Maybe a few picks early but he looks to be the mauler that’s we could use at RG or maybe even the RT we need given his height.
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