Pre-Free Agency/Pre-Draft Predictions
It’s March! Every football fan knows the power March and April hold in the NFL. One reason I love the NFL so much is that it never ends. Football is a year round sport. For the past few months, mock drafts have come out, and free agency talk is all around us. I decided to try my hand in a little free acency/draft predicting. Let me make a disclaimer first, I’m not saying this is going to be absolutely correct. Somehow I came out with exactly 53 players on the roster, but I know there is error. Let me go over the list of current free agents.
Chad Henne, J.P. Losman-Both gone
Steve Slaton-Lex stays, Steve goes
TE-Jaron Mastrud-Sticks around
Vernon Carey, Lydon Murtha-Vernon’s tenure in Miami is over, but Lydon sticks through training camp
Kendall Langford, Phillip Merling, Paul Soliai-Kendall goes to be with Mike Nolan in Atlanta, Marling’s trouble will be no longer, and Paul gets tagged again staying a Fin.
DB- Will Allen,
Tyrone Culver-Will keeps his veteran leadership in Miami while Culver just doesn’t make the cut. Good special teamer but Clemons plays a little tougher.
Ike Alama-Francis-Goodbye Ike, played tough, but the LB core is too deep.
Now the biggest question of all….who will be our QB? Drumroll……………………………………………………………………….
That’s right. Joe Philbin trumps Ross and gets the QB he wants. Manning is a huge risk considering he has not played in a west coast style offense. Flynn knows the system well and has grown over the past few years. Philbin will also get Flynn a new weapon in Mario Manningham.
Now for April and the draft. I’ve come up with a 7 round mock for the Dolphins. These were based on needs and look fairly good to me!
Round 1-Quinten Coples-DE North Carolina
Round 2-Zebrie Sanders-OT Florida State
Round 3-Kirk Cousins-QB Michigan State
Round 4-Aaron Henry-FS Wisconsin
Round 5-Nick Provo-TE Syracuse
Round 6-Jaye Howard-DT Florida
Round 7-Charles Mitchell-SS Mississippi State
Now for a post draft roster and possibly going in to the pre-season.
QB-Matt Flynn, Matt Moore, Kirk Cousins
RB-Reggie Bush, Daniel Thomas, Jerome Messam, Lex Hilliard
TE-Anthony Fasano, Jeron Mastrud, Nick Provo
WR-Brandon Marshall, Davone Bess, Mario Manningham, Brian Hartline, Clyde Gates, Marlon Moore
OT-Jake Long, Zebrie Sanders, Lydon Murtha, Will Barker
OG-Richie Incognito, John Jerry, Nate Garner, Ryan Cook, Rey Fienga
DE-Ryan Baker, Jared Odrick, Tony McDaniel, Randy Starks
ILB-Kevin Burnett, Karlos Dansby, Marvin Mitchell
OLB-Cameron Wake, Koa Misi, Quinten Coples
Special Teams-Dan Carpenter, Brandon Fields, John Denney
Again, this is just a prediction. Just a little something to help pass by the time. Draft picks could be lost or gained and that was just too mind boggling to even try! Please let me know what you think!