First round Lb? Does it make sense for Miami

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  1. daryl

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    Foster will be a Dolphin before his career is over. He has injury concerns and off field issues so he’ll get a prove-it contract after SF releases him. Then an extension while serving an 8 game suspension.
     
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    I would love for Miami to draft a stud LB to once and for all solidify that group.
     
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    Well looks like I was wrong on Foster. Arrested again. Love the talent but seems like he really does have issues.
     
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    Cunningham has some of the best instincts I've seen, and he handles OL about as well as any LB I've seen. His speed is good enough, particularly in a 3-4, but it is a limiting factor. One of his knocks was missed tackles, but I think most people attribute those missed tackles to poor form or lack of strength. I saw them on the edge or perimeter, when he couldn't quite catch a RB or WR. I think I had Cunningham around 21st overall, and I hyped him quite a bit last year. All that said, LB's separate themselves in this version of the NFL with their play against the pass. I think all of Smith, Vander Esch, Edmunds, and Jefferson have better speed and project to be better players in space/against the pass.
     
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    Derwin James if available is looking more and more like the smartest pick.
     
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    One thing I like about Smith is that he is a leader, something everyone agrees was lacking in 2017
     
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    I read today that the Dolphins are interested in Tahir Whitehead, Preston Brown & Zach Brown in free agency.
     
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    Add one of those and miamis out of the lb market

    Preston brown doesn’t fix nickel range and lacks the size at the poa for the scheme as a mike. Solid player just undersized and lacks range
     
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    Agreed. Whoever they get - FA or rookie - has to be able to cover.
     
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    With Derrick Johnson hitting the market (another lb that lacks range and cover) kc will be in the market for a starting backer too

    I’ve heard Washington is gonna offer zach brown a multi year pact best bet may be Tahir Whitehead in free agency.

    If we do add a starting lb in free agency I’d really think about trading up from 11 but it probably has to be for a 43 de and I’m not sure anyone would gift miami a top day 7 pick if chubb was there
     
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    If we get Chubb I'd lose my mind, Easily the best defensive prospect in this class.
     
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    What is Tahir Whitehead’s speciality? Stout run defender? Good in coverage? Good instincts?

    As far as i know hes an olb, thought he was a solid player but not sure where he excels?
     
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    Preston Brown is 6'1 251 lbs. Another LB on the market is Nigel Bradham.
     
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    damn...where the hell did I get that from? ok he's bigger than I thought...still doesn't have great range for the nickel though and with raekwon already with suspect range id like to do better in that regard
     

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