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The roster is churning over and I *think* McMillan and possibly Baker get upgraded early in 2021. There's 3 EXCELLENT, HIGHLY-ATHLETIC  offball LB prospects available for Miami in the first round.

OLB Micah Parsons, Penn St: This guy's athleticism is off the charts. Could easily be a Top 10 pick.

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ILB Dylan Moses, Bama: Bigtime player, very good athlete, coming off injury

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ILB Chaz Surratt, UNC: A senior who moved from QB last season and looked like an early ILB pick immediately.This will be Year 2 as a LB. Excels in coverage and can blitz.

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10 hours ago, Tetsujin said:

ILB Chaz Surratt, UNC: A senior who moved from QB lst season and looked like an early ILB pick immediately.

Now THAT is an unusual position change. 

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1 hour ago, FinSting said:

Now THAT is an unusual position change. 

He’ll be fun to watch this season.

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I'm a big fan of Parsons.  Dude is a freak.  But my #1 player in this draft is Penei Sewell.  I want Watson to sit out the season due to a contract dispute or something, so that the Fins can pick top 3 and bring Sewell in.  Shift Jackson over to RT and reap the rewards.  

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16 minutes ago, hrubes20 said:

I'm a big fan of Parsons.  Dude is a freak.  But my #1 player in this draft is Penei Sewell.  I want Watson to sit out the season due to a contract dispute or something, so that the Fins can pick top 3 and bring Sewell in.  Shift Jackson over to RT and reap the rewards.  

Too high for an OL, IMO. It doesn't matter how good he is, either. I'd trade out of that spot before I took Sewell at #3. Or go for Miami DE Rousseau. 

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30 minutes ago, Tetsujin said:

Too high for an OL, IMO. It doesn't matter how good he is, either. I'd trade out of that spot before I took Sewell at #3. Or go for Miami DE Rousseau. 

For your standard 1st round OT, I agree.  But not for Sewell.  He's the best Oline prospect since Orlando Pace, who went #1 overall, and I guarantee the Rams don't regret making that pick.  I like Rousseau as well, though.  

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2 minutes ago, hrubes20 said:

For your standard 1st round OT, I agree.  But not for Sewell.  He's the best Oline prospect since Orlando Pace, who went #1 overall, and I guarantee the Rams don't regret making that pick.  I like Rousseau as well, though.  

As long as you only expect Sewell to stick around for 4-5 years. If COVID doesn't blow up the economics of the NFL, God knows how much money he'll take to resign if he fulfills his potential (25M+?). 

It doesn't matter how good he is. I think OL gives back limited returns on investments. You just need to adequately block your defenders together as a unit. Spend the big resources on QB, DE/CB, and those who are big threats to score touchdowns. We rarely get chances on very high draft picks, I'd hate to use it on a blocker, regardless of his talent level. I look back on the Joe Thomas draft, and I'd take 4 guys before him.

I hope Hunt and Jackson are capable enough at the OT spots in 2020 to pass on Sewell.

 

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Other 1st round prospects we could use:

C Creed Humphrey, OU: A rare mid-1st round center prospect

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WR Rondale Moore, Purdue: Super speedy and physically strong mighty-mouse who might be the best WR in the country. Would be our dynamic slot and return specialist.

Rondale Moore a consensus All-American

DE Gregory Rousseau, The U: He's looking to be 2021's Chase Young. He looks the part and is producing the part. Will be only a RS So.

Quincy Roche And Gregory Rousseau Form Perhaps Best DE Duo In ...

 

TE Pat Freiermuth, PSU: Big, athletic pass catcher and can inline block. Polished.

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On 6/15/2020 at 12:26 PM, Tetsujin said:

As long as you only expect Sewell to stick around for 4-5 years. If COVID doesn't blow up the economics of the NFL, God knows how much money he'll take to resign if he fulfills his potential (25M+?). 

It doesn't matter how good he is. I think OL gives back limited returns on investments. You just need to adequately block your defenders together as a unit. Spend the big resources on QB, DE/CB, and those who are big threats to score touchdowns. We rarely get chances on very high draft picks, I'd hate to use it on a blocker, regardless of his talent level. I look back on the Joe Thomas draft, and I'd take 4 guys before him.

I hope Hunt and Jackson are capable enough at the OT spots in 2020 to pass on Sewell.

 

And the salary cap will be much, much bigger by then so $25 million a season for the best OT in the game (since we're discussing him reaching his potential) and a future HOFer is well worth it.  I strongly disagree with your views on the return on investment of an elite OT drafted highly.  

 

19 hours ago, Tetsujin said:

Other 1st round prospects we could use:

C Creed Humphrey, OU: A rare mid-1st round center prospect

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WR Rondale Moore, Purdue: Super speedy and physically strong mighty-mouse who might be the best WR in the country. Would be our dynamic slot and return specialist.

Rondale Moore a consensus All-American

DE Gregory Rousseau, The U: He's looking to be 2021's Chase Young. He looks the part and is producing the part. Will be only a RS So.

Quincy Roche And Gregory Rousseau Form Perhaps Best DE Duo In ...

 

TE Pat Freiermuth, PSU: Big, athletic pass catcher and can inline block. Polished.

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I think Rousseau projects to be a top 5 pick, so if we're including him, we should probably include Ja'Marr Chase.   

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4 hours ago, hrubes20 said:

And the salary cap will be much, much bigger by then so $25 million a season for the best OT in the game (since we're discussing him reaching his potential) and a future HOFer is well worth it.  I strongly disagree with your views on the return on investment of an elite OT drafted highly.  

 

I think Rousseau projects to be a top 5 pick, so if we're including him, we should probably include Ja'Marr Chase.   

I can't find good free stats at the moment, but if you take the pressures/sacks allowed by a merely "good" starting LT, and compare him to an elite, nigh-flawless LT, I don't know if it's worth it to pay a market-setting, elite OT. $25M was just a number I threw out there, but Miami doesn't need to be setting the market on an OLman, IMO.

I didn't list Chase because I thought he was purely a tall outside WR (like DP and PW), until I started typing this. He's actually 6'1", but I remember him only being in the slot a pretty small % of the time I watched him. He seemed to line up outside to the right a majority of the time, but I'm sure they could make it work here. I'm interested to follow him this season sans Burrow & Co.

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16 hours ago, Tetsujin said:

I can't find good free stats at the moment, but if you take the pressures/sacks allowed by a merely "good" starting LT, and compare him to an elite, nigh-flawless LT, I don't know if it's worth it to pay a market-setting, elite OT. $25M was just a number I threw out there, but Miami doesn't need to be setting the market on an OLman, IMO.

I didn't list Chase because I thought he was purely a tall outside WR (like DP and PW), until I started typing this. He's actually 6'1", but I remember him only being in the slot a pretty small % of the time I watched him. He seemed to line up outside to the right a majority of the time, but I'm sure they could make it work here. I'm interested to follow him this season sans Burrow & Co.

I wouldn't even mention Sewell if we had a "good" strating LT.  Jackson is a monster project at LT and we don't have a RT worth talking about (Hunt is a RG all the way, and will be a terrific one).  I'm sure the pressures/sacks allowed by a below average LT compared to an elite LT is quite substantial.  But I will agree to disagree with you on this point.

I honestly think Chase could play any receiver position well, but he makes a lot of sense for a few reasons:

1.  He is an elite WR.  I think he's the best WR prospect since Amari Cooper in 2015.  

2.  PW is coming off a blown knee, and the jury is out on how effective he will be.  But even when healthy, I'm not sure PW is reason enough not to take an elite talent like Chase.

3.  Chan Gailey's scheme incorporates more 10 personnel.  Granted, Gesicki may be used as one of the WR in 10 personnel sets, but there will still be plenty of times that we need 4 WRs.  

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WR Ja'Marr Chase: The best WR prospect in the NCAA. Much better than his WR teammate, Justin Jefferson, which the Vikings just selected in the first round. The Dolphins probably won't be within reach of Chase, who could go Top 5, depending on the QB situation.

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WR Jaylen Waddle, Bama: One of the fastest players in college football. Profiled as a slot guy who's a threat to score anytime. Takes short throws and bubble screens to the house, and is a top return specialist. Will be seen frequently mocked to Miami due to the Tua connection. Check out his YT Video. EXCITING PLAYER

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DT Marvin Wilson, FSU: A big hell-raiser who can play anywhere upfront in a 3-4. Would be a big upgrade at NT. Would've gone in the first round this year.

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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.

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8 minutes ago, Swampbilly said:

A player I dont see mentioned here Is Alabama OT Alex Leatherwood.

I’m avoiding OL until it’s evident we need one early.

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Sorry, didn't get the quote in on this post.

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