Dolphins reportedly interested in LB Avery Williamson

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  1. Not Sure

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    Which means James is probably gone or re-signed to a longer deal. Even after cutting Timmons and Thomas the Dolphins wouldn't have enough free cap space to be big players in free agency. Wake and Pouncey could be gone as well.
     
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    Is he any good?
     
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    Yes. He was used as a MIKE his first two years where he performed well, then the titans moved him to SAM in y3 and his play suffered.... back to MIKE in year 4 and then he was back to his normal self. This is the type of LB you want for the MIKE role. This would be a hell of a signing.
     
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    Williamson is apparently very good against the run. He’s either insurance against McMillan not getting back to full speed or a move to SAM for McMillan is in the cards.
     
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    I think this would be a decent move. 4/12 is cheap. Maybe like 4/20 or something would be better for him? I know silver mentioned him awhile back. He’s got some size and is athletic enough. Could be a good addition, probably takes LB off the board in round 1 though
     
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    so Tennessee is trying to sign a 3 down mike to 4 years and $12 mil?

    something just doesn't add up there

    and does this dude have plus box instincts and read and diag?
     
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    From what I’ve read, i think he’s more so a better fit at sam?

    Decent instincts?
     
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    No, he did not do as well at SAM as he did at MIKE.
     
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    Well, i take back my previous post
     
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    Williamson MacMillan And Quinn is a potentially good young nucleus to build around for our front 7. Imagine if we added a guy like Roquan Smith to the mix. Instant rookie leadership, and an athletic line backing core for once! Would love to switch to a 3-4.
     
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    we have plenty of money. after the timmons and thomas, and suh we have 30 something mil
     
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    Correct me if I’m wrong, but he was drafted in 2014, the same year the Titans switched to a 3-4 defense, so unless I’m missing something, he never really played a true Mike or Sam position
     
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    If we get a LB in free agency, could it be we won't draft one, at least early on?

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    Yeah, he was inside for the most part, but I could have sworn TEN ran a hybrid.
     
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    No. But he sleeps in a Holiday Inn every Saturday night before the game!

    Dude has got it goin' on!!!

    BNF
     
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    I dont get it, isnt Kiko better at Mike and we drafted RM for Mike? There can only be one Mike lb so why have three when we dont have a Sam and Anthony as our only possibility at Will?
     
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    Hewitt is often forgotten in this mix. Chase Allen should progress as well. A move like this seems to always stagnate any young players development.

    Of course, I have no idea what they're thinking at this point.
     
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    I only watched a few titans games but from what I saw he was similar to what we already have in house. He's + in the run game he fills gaps and is quick on his feet gets to the ball carrier. Lacks in coverage - I mentioned in another thread he came off liked a polished Kiko when he played Mike for us

    My assumption is he would play Mike and I guess him and Kiko in nickel? He's got game but I dunno if his game stands out much from Kiko and Raekwon as it is. On a 4/16 contract I figure it's a steal if you go Kiko weak Avery Mike Raekwon strong but that kinda of contradicts what everyone's gut seems to be and that's playing more dime/nickel and keeping McDonald in the box

    I just dunno what this defense is gonna be this year how much base are we actually gonna run
     
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    Williamson, Kiko, McMillan, Anthony, Allen isn't bad linebacker depth but your lacking a coverage option unless McDonald is who you expect to do that? I wonder what signing him does to the idea of drafting James in the first as well
     
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    I don't think a cheap lb add like Williamson takes you out of the derwin james sweepstakes but it probably does take you of the lb draft add

    that said I don't know what guarantees you derwin james being there at 11 if you make a cheap lb add

    guess they go about it one at a time
     
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    But if you're paying Kiko and Avery and you invested the second rounder in Raekwon and you have reahad and tj on the contracts they are on then what's your intent w/ James?

    Your right though, one at a time. Who knows
     
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    Ehh, sounds like a lateral kind of move. I would rather take Edmunds at 11 if they want a new LB.
     
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    you think we were bad vs the run before.With Suh gone and adding Williamson will only add to it.
     
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    I always thought McMillan projected better at Sam anyway. He's not exactly a thumper and his speed is more valuable outside.
     
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    Lol this is a another JAG. He’s a downgrade from Timmons. Goodness.
     
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    He's not a downgrade from the Timmons Miami had last year.

    He's been a good MLB. Moved to SLB and wasn't as good.
     
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    I think people need to stop thinking that James will be the pick at 11. The team wants Mayfield and if they can't get him they'll move down for picks

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    After releasing Timmons the Dolphins are only around 3 million under the cap. Release Thomas and they will be about 9 million under. Release Suh pre-June 1st they would be about 13 million under. Not sure where you are getting that 30 million from. People are thinking the Dolphins have more cap space than they actually do for some reason.
     
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    Might as well save our money and Draft Genard Avery a very very similar LB from Memphis in the 4th.
     
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    But Miami does gain additional cap space after June 1st. I realize it be too late in the game, but good non the less. With the expected release of Branch, Kiko that’s more money added, moving forward. I think Tannehill is going to restructure.
     
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    Seriously guys, don't expect the Dolphins to make any huge splashes in free agency this year, Most likely lower end and stop gap players that fit into their plans. They don't have the cap space and hopefully they have learned not to overpay.
     
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    There cap situation looks a lot better in 2019 but that doesn't help them in 2018's free agency period. A couple of low end free agents is all I expect this year.
     
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    For what it’s worth...

    https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-2018-free-agency-preview-tennessee-titans


    MUST RE-SIGN
    Avery Williamson, LB, 85.6 overall grade

    A former fifth-round pick with the Titans in 2014, Williamson was cast into the fire early in his career, playing 820-plus defensive snaps in each of his first three years in the league. As expected, the former Kentucky product needed time to develop his skill set and gain experience before he could reach his maximum potential, which led to three consecutive years of middle-of-the-pack grades.

    Most recently, Williamson seemingly turned over a new leaf as the Titans’ off-the-ball linebacker, finishing the 2017 season with the 10th-ranked grade (85.6) among qualifying linebackers. Also, his 90.1 run-defense grade ranked sixth among the same group of linebackers. He and fellow off-the-ball linebacker Wesley Woodyard make for a dynamic duo at the heart of Tennessee’s defense, one that would surely falter if Williamson were replaced in 2018.
     
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    He is a 2 down LB, very good vs the run and absolutely terrible vs the pass.
     
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    so how does 2 down fix our nickel range and cover problem?

    we would need another piece

    derwin james
     
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    He's probably coming in to set up Alonso's departure next year. Miami needs a killer LB that can run, cover, has hips, can tackle, and play three downs. That's a complete player.

    He's not the answer and will play some losing football in Miami.
     
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    I gotta be honest bro, when I read this the first thought in my head was: Trade down? Mike Tannenbaum? lol. If we do trade down we will be lucky to get a 6th and 2 7ths from Philly. And only because they owe him.
     
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    bc suh frees up 17 mil
     

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