Here are some options for the
Dolphins at pick #11, on draft day. These are in no particular order or

Option # 1)
Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame

Height: 6-7. Weight: 310.

Ok, so when was the last time the Dolphins had the opportunity to draft the #1
OT on the board? Wasn’t it Laremy Tunsil? And, if this is the Dolphins first
pick, it allows the team to move Tunsil to LG, which is, in my humble opinion,
his best position. And where he could become an all-pro performer in the league
for many years to come. Or, put Tunsil at RT and save the J. James $$ that’s going to kick in shortly.


Option # 2)
Trade down and receive additional picks. Here is an idea… Buffalo owns the
#21 & 22 picks in the first round. Highly unlikely the Bills would trade
with someone in their own division. However, it is my belief that the Bills, if
presented with the perfect storm, would take a QB. If it isn’t the perfect
situation they may continue the Tyrod Taylor odyssey. So here you go, if one of
the top QB’s, as a Baker Mayfield for example, were to be available, in my
humble opinion, they would pull the trigger. There is a chance, and I believe a
good one, Mayfield falls to #11. What would Buffalo do? Mayfield would be the
perfect fit for the current Bills offense already. What would you do if you were
running the show in Davie? I make that trade faster than it takes Tonto to say,
“Yes Kemosabe”. Then you take one of the top O-Linemen at #21, and then one of,
if not the top TE, or pass rushers, or LB’s on the board at #22, whomever the
Phins have rated higher. Question is, do the Dolphins have the intestinal
fortitude (balls), to make this trade with an inter division team for a QB? I
would bet the house against it. But let’s see what Oh Christmas tree does,
stay tuned.


Option # 3)
I been preaching the need to upgrade our LB unit via the draft ever since we
passed on future hall of fame LB Luke Kuechly. I shed a tear that day, but
enough about me, instead we opted for Ryan “still waiting on my first pro-Bowl
at age 30” Tannehill. I thought the team had taken a real step forward by
taking Raekwon McMillan last year, but…. in my continued humble opinion, this
is the #1 area of need for the Phins
, as proven by 3 of the 4 playoff teams.
VERY good defenses can get you to the dance even with an above average-good QB. And
you can win the dance, with an above average-good QB, which is the definition of
Ryan Tannehill found in Webster’s. So… LB’s Roquan Smith and Tremine Edmunds
are the cream of the crop. Take your pick, oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas


Option # 4)
How badly do the Dolphins want a QB? Really? Well, we’ll find out on Thursday
April 26th. So let’s go through the QB options shall we:

a) Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

Height: 6-4. Weight: 210
…perhaps the most plug n play ready QB, and probably the first one taken.
Yet, IMHO, he isn’t as good as either Mitch Trubisky or Deshaun Watson were in
2017. Rosen throws a pretty pass. But he is small boned, rail thin, and I don’t
believe he is 210, not for a minute. And there is something quirky about him, his personality, don’t know, just something off. Thankful he will go in the top 4, so the Phins
don’t feel tempted.

b) Sam Darnold, QB, USC
Height: 6-4. Weight: 225 …
only issue with Darnold is youth. For me this kid
is a diamond, an unpolished diamond…not in the rough, he is plenty complete,
just needs some polishing up is all. He has a wonderful arm and delivery. If
this kid falls to the Giants at # 2, it would be the perfect, perfect, perfect
landing spot. Did I say perfect? He could sit a year, maybe even 2 depending on
Eli’s performance. And when he is ready he will be a future all-pro
guaranteed. But if Cleveland takes him, you absolutely know they will put him
on the field. And I foresee another possible David Carr situation where a team’s need
(Houston Texans), ruined a potentially bright future. Either way he will not be
there for the Dolphins.

c) Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
Height: 6-5. Weight: 222 …
here is another option and again another perfect scenario if the young man
falls to say the Denver Broncos at #5. Actually I see Denver signing a free
agent QB this offseason. Either Kirk Cousins or Case Keenum. But still taking
Allen, which would be a fantastic scenario for the young man. Because when he
is ready, the NFL will be really happy. Kid has a bazooka for an arm and is
also a gifted athlete. Should add many a highlight to the NFL Network Red Zone.
No, Phins have no shot here.

d) Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
Height: 6-0,1/2. Weight: 214
… OK, so you know that at #6 the Jets are poised to take yet another QB. You
know the philosophy right, keep drafting one till you get it right. But do they
do that here, with another rookie QB in Mayfield who will either be a super pro
or a complete bust? Or do you try and sign Kirk Cousins and give Bryce Petty
another year or two of grooming? I don’t think they take a chance on Mayfield
personally. Ok so here we go…. Tampa doesn’t need a QB at #7, Chicago doesn’t need
a QB, 49’ers nope, Oakland, highly unlikely. Welcome to the Miami Dolphins
first pick in the 1st round… and with the 11th pick the
Miami Dolphins select…..

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