Some Draft Thoughts After Looking at Some Early Mock Drafts

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  1. circumstances

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    Many of the early 2018 mock drafts have 4 QBs (Mayfield, Darnold, Rosen, Allen) and Saquon Barkley all possibly being selected prior to the 11th pick.

    That would give us an opportunity to pick one of the top 6 position players.

    Who do you like as the 6 best players coming out (non QB, non RB), knowing one of those players would be there for us in this scenario?
     
  2. NorFlaFin

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    Derwin James FS
     
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    Can you post a list of some of the top ranked players?
     
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    We should be taking Roquan Smith out of Georgia. I would not be adverse to taking Quention Nelson out of Notre Dame either
     
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    I doubt 4 qbs go top 10 but you never know i guess.
     
  6. circumstances

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    Here is CBSSports current top 50 prospects:

    2018 TOP NFL DRAFT PROSPECTS
    RK PLAYER POS POS RK SCHOOL CLASS HT WT
    1 Bradley Chubb DE 3 NC State Sr 6-4 275
    2 Derwin James SS 1 Florida State Soph 6-3 211
    3 Quenton Nelson OG 1 Notre Dame Sr 6-5 329
    4 Orlando Brown OT 5 Oklahoma Jr 6-8 360
    5 Roquan Smith ILB 0 Georgia Jr 6-1 225
    6 Minkah Fitzpatrick FS 1 Alabama Jr 6-1 201
    7 Lamar Jackson QB 5 Louisville Jr 6-3 200
    8 Saquon Barkley RB 2 Penn State Jr 5-11 223
    9 Maurice Hurst DT 3 Michigan Sr 6-2 282
    10 Courtland Sutton WR 0 Southern Methodist Soph 6-4 215
    11 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo DE 0 Oklahoma Sr 6-1 242
    12 Derrius Guice RB 1 LSU Jr 5-11 212
    13 Mason Rudolph QB 2 Oklahoma State Sr 6-5 230
    14 Vita Vea DT 0 Washington Jr 6-5 344
    15 Kolton Miller OT 0 UCLA Jr 6-8 310
    16 James Washington WR 2 Oklahoma State Sr 6-0 205
    17 Josh Rosen QB 3 UCLA Jr 6-4 220
    18 Joshua Jackson CB 0 Iowa Jr 6-1 192
    19 Bryce Love RB 0 Stanford Jr 5-10 191
    20 Sam Darnold QB 1 Southern California Soph 6-4 225
    21 Chukwuma Okorafor OT 0 Western Michigan Sr 6-6 330
    22 Taven Bryan DT 0 Florida Jr 6-5 293
    23 Denzel Ward CB 7 Ohio State Jr 5-10 191
    24 Connor Williams OT 2 Texas -- 6-6 320
    25 Anthony Miller WR 0 Memphis Sr 5-11 190
    26 T.J. Edwards ILB 0 Wisconsin Jr 6-1 246
    27 Arden Key DE 1 LSU Jr 6-6 238
    28 Ronald Jones II RB 4 Southern California Jr 6-1 195
    29 Mark Andrews TE 2 Oklahoma Jr 6-5 253
    30 Isaiah Oliver CB 0 Colorado Jr 6-1 190
    31 Marcell Ateman WR 0 Oklahoma State Sr 6-4 220
    32 Marcus Davenport DE 0 UTSA Sr 6-7 255
    33 Frank Ragnow C 2 Arkansas Sr 6-5 319
    34 Damien Harris RB 12 Alabama Jr 5-11 216
    35 Baker Mayfield QB 8 Oklahoma Sr 6-1 218
    36 Jaire Alexander CB 2 Louisville Jr 5-11 192
    37 Harrison Phillips DT 0 Stanford Sr 6-4 285
    38 Mike McGlinchey OT 1 Notre Dame Sr 6-8 312
    39 Deontay Burnett WR 0 Southern California Jr 6-0 170
    40 Dorian O'Daniel OLB 0 Clemson Sr 6-1 215
    41 Calvin Ridley WR 6 Alabama Jr 6-1 190
    42 Will Hernandez OG 0 Texas-El Paso Sr 6-3 330
    43 Tremaine Edmunds ILB 0 Virginia Tech Jr 6-5 236
    44 Jeff Holland DE 0 Auburn Jr 6-2 249
    45 Royce Freeman RB 3 Oregon -- 5-11 231
    46 Michael Gallup WR 0 Colorado State Sr 6-1 195
    47 DeShon Elliott SS 0 Texas -- 6-2 205
    48 Christian Wilkins DT 1 Clemson Jr 6-4 310
    49 Braden Smith OG 0 Auburn Sr 6-6 303
    50 Kameron Kelly CB 0 San Diego State Sr 6-2 195
     
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    I'd like 5 or 6 to go!
     
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    Oklahoma and Georgia now and two guys I'm looking at are Smith for Georgia and Andrews for Oklahoma....we could use both

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    That's what I am saying need a bit of nasty on the o-line. I honestly would put him right next to Tunsil and watch them maul people all day no problem with it whatsoever.
     
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    take the guard. i heard he can block. 2nd round also take someone who can block. then we'll have two blockers. i'd start charging them 10k for every false start and holding call too. maybe we'll get lucky and Pouncey will go to the afterlife and try to free Hernandez before next season.
     
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    Let's just hope whatever qb the jets take is another bust...
     
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    Can't believe you've gotten to the point you're asking for Pouncey's death. Seems a bit extreme.
     
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    Better be a lb or pass rusher. Love R Smith
     
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    Roquan Smith is probably best case scenario. I like Derwin James but we already have 2 strong safeties. Nelson looks good but that’s a bit high for a guard no matter how good he is. I agree all 4 qbs are going top ten and I wouldn’t be surprised if someone falls in love with Jackson and takes him early. What if Josh Allen or one of the other qbs are there at 11? Do we swing for the fences?
     
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    I think Darnold stays at USC another year. Fins would do great to nab either Smith or Nelson. I think they'll be gone tho
     
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    you think a guard will be one of the top 6 players in the country in this scenario? i don't think i'd take a guard at #11 in any scenario.
     
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    To be honest so far Smith has looked like crap against Oklahoma. But I'm watching the rest of the game and see how he does

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    You do NOT waste a pick on a QB especially with all the holes we need to fix. A dream scenario is fixing the O-line once and for all and if that means taking Nelson so be it, as it is never to early to build up front. Ask Dallas if it is a big deal to have a strong o-line especially how awful they looked when they lost their LT this season.
     
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    No way we take a guard at 11. Not this FO and I believe he'll be gone anyway. Maybe to SF before us

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    these are my top 2 as well in the 11th spot if available. if by chance both are still there, I'd go with Quention Nelson over Smith only b/c Nelson is going to be all-pro ready coming out of college...with an athletic guard who can maul, we would be able to open up Gases playbook a little deeper.
     
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    Thing is SF kinda screwed up winning all those games totally are going to miss out on Barkley which would have been perfect to go with Jimmy G.
     
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    Roquan Smith seems a little small. He’s hyper athletic, but I question wether he’ll hold up against NFL players. I’m a bit nervous about him. I don’t think he’ll translate well at the NFL level. Nelson, if available is the surer prospect.
     
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    Keep on mind that if Landry leave it could change what we do. If he does leave then you consider Ridley and Sutton at 11. Ridley with Stills and Parker gets me exited with all that speed

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    I want baker mayfield or Lamar Jackson
     
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    I don’t think the FO will pull the trigger on an OL at 11 but I wouldn’t mind getting some domination on the OL or DL, it’s been a while.

    Smith would be here to cover a TE surely not a thumper type.
     
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    Agree about Smith. As far as taking a guard.....if we didn't take one when we took Harris last year then I highly doubt they'd take one at 11 if at all in the first round

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    me too...I'm willing to see what Parker can do with RT17 both healthy. With Stills and Ridley, Parker would find much easier match ups than he had this year and could build some confidence early in the season...
     
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    This post literally took a plot twist I didn't see coming. Good on you....
     
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    Malik Jefferson has the size to play in the NFL at LB. He’s also hyper athletic and only scratching the surface as an OLB. The question with Jefferson is consistency and he’s improved this year. I’d love a Jefferson and McMillan pairing on The Dolphins.
     
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    Mayfield may be a douchebag, but he is lighting Georgia up right now.
     
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    With each plays I'm starting to like Smith less and less. I was wanting to see him making plays out there but he's been a non factor so far

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    SD took Feeney and Lamp last year and are more than likely going to go with McGlintchy this year they will have half of that line sewed up. It makes it so much easier when its done and you have huge gaping holes for your RB to run through. It is a tough pill to swallow but it needs to be done unless you are going to spend it in FA, which we probably not going to do.
     
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    ROSE BOWL (5 p.m., Monday)

    Oklahoma

    #78 OT Orlando Brown (24th overall, first-rounder) — Successor to Ja’Wuan James? (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    #6 QB Baker Mayfield (27th overall, first-rounder) — Developmental QB behind Ryan Tannehill? (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    #31 LB/DE Obo Okoronkwo (62nd overall, second-rounder) — Miami could use another youthful rusher. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    #81 TE Mark Andrews (93rd overall, third-rounder) — Miami needs a TE. This one led OU in catches. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    Georgia

    #3 LB Roquan Smith (19th overall, first-rounder) — Athletic. Physical. Yes, please. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    #7 LB Lorenzo Carter (47th overall, second-rounder) — Can rush and cover. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    #27 RB Nick Chubb (60th overall, second-rounder) — Rebounded from knee injury. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)



    SUGAR BOWL (8:45 p.m., Monday)

    Clemson

    #42 DE Christian Wilkins (9th overall, first-rounder) — Can rush inside and out. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    #99 DE/LB Clelin Ferrell (18th overall, first-rounder) — Can rush and cover. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    #75 OT Mitch Hyatt (96th overall, third-rounder) — Former top HS recruit. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    Alabama

    #29 S Minkah Fitzpatrick (4th overall, first-rounder) — Awesome instincts; versatility. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    #3 WR Calvin Ridley (7th overall, first-rounder) — Luxury pick, but comps to Amari Cooper. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    #15 S Ronnie Harrison (22nd overall, first-rounder) — Free safety range. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    #28 CB Anthony Averett (42nd overall, second-rounder) — Luxury pick, but never enough corners. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    #9 RB Bo Scarbrough (46th overall, second-rounder) — Power back. Compliments Kenyan Drake. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    #34 RB Damien Harris (74th overall, third-rounder) — 8.2 yards per carry. Seriously. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    #9 DE Da’Shawn Hand (86th overall, third-rounder) — Former mega-recruit. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

    http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachp...i-dolphins-prospects-to-watch-in-cfb-playoff/
     
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    probably couldn't go wrong with any of the position players in that top 15 to be honest
     
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    Give me Baker Mayfield. Take a chance on getting a great qb.
     
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    Ridley wouldn't be a luxury pick if Landry leaves. If Landry stays then there's no way we go WR in the first 4 rounds if at all

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    You must not like what Ryan Shazier has done in Pittsburgh since he's been in the NFL. They are basically the same player IMO. Shazier is listed at 6-1 230, and Roquan at 6-1 225. Both have top end speed and quickness for lb's and have good instincts. What I've noticed in this game tonight is even when Roquan makes a bad read or takes a false step he still ends up near the ball. I saw several plays in the 2nd quarter where he hesitated towards the middle of the field, noticed a RB flaring out and in a blink of an eye he was out there in good coverage... we don't have a single LB on our team right now who can do that. The 2nd down play late in the half where the Oklahoma RB was on a sweep to the sideline and Roquan sprinted out there, avoiding a blocker, didn't overpursue then squared up and stopped the RB dead in his tracks was a thing of beauty and all I need to see to be sold. That's another play nobody currently on our team makes.
     
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    No such thing as wasting a pick on a QB. The Dolphins are a Ryan Tannehill setback away from irrelevancy at QB for two straight years. And taking a QB in front of Buffalo or the Jets would be an off-season win.
     
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    The Jets are picking ahead of us so how are we beating them to a QB?
     
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