Off-Season Predictions

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  1. Danny

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    No I agree that we can't have Kiko covering TE's or RB's out there. I just think that Kiko should be bench and I wouldn't mind RM, Smith and Anthony out there. I'm just not sure that Gase would bench Kiko. We needs at least one new LB, I totally agree there

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    Here are a few.

    * Grant gets more playing time. He showed that he can make big plays, which is something this offense needs.

    * Barkley drops to #11 and Miami pounces, pairing him with the emerging Drake.

    * The team brings in Peyton Manning in some capacity (Assistant GM/Special Scout/Offensive Adviser).

    * Miami actually signs a legitimate free agent offensive lineman.

    * Tannehill and McMillan come back strong.

    * A quarterback is drafted in the 4th round range (Falk?).
     
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    So you think everything the FO will do is good.....intersting....lol

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    My prediction is that T-Bum makes a trade during the off season that none of us sees coming - it only gets announced in the press just before completion, not even rumours of it in advance. He'll overpay the team with compensation, and despite the player being under contract, he'll extend the contract with said player not having played a down, completely over paying and putting us into another Branch / Alonso style deal, where it's more expensive to cut than to keep after a year. That player will be very average, at best, in Miami.
     
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    A couple of FA options at QB I would be interested in would be Bridgewater and Austin Davis. save the pick for some linemen for Tannehill, it's his year regardless.

    Isaiah Crowell would be a good tandem back with Drake.

    Resign Landry, Verner, Hayes

    Kenny Viccaro would be a great splash signing over Jimmy Graham imo.
     
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    You can look at the roster and make strong cases for many moves/changes but the problem is that we are handcuffed by the moves of Mike Tannenbaum already. These moves are a pretty clear indicator of what will happen (or not happen).

    Biggest mistakes by MT....

    Signing Andre Branch to a starters contract. Now we are stuck with him for 2018.

    Extending Alonso when he should have just played out his contract.

    The other issues....

    Giving up a draft pick for Stephone Anthony. Classic story of another underachiever. Where does he fit long term?

    They were grooming McMillan in the off-season to play SLB....AFTER they gave a fat contract to Timmons only to play a two-down LB role. I assume he voided his guaranteed money with his AWOL routine so that should make it feasible to cut him but will they use Raekwon in the middle or on the strong side? They are stubborn with Alonso and give him way to much credit so we are also stuck with him in coverage.

    Then they spent a first on Harris at DE. Yes, we have a need at DE. Not many sacks generated outside of Wake once again. They will likely re-sign Hayes to remedy situation on the strong side but I don't see them drafting another DE in the first round that will push one of the first round picks to the bench.

    They also signed a strong safety to a long term deal to play along side Jones. I doubt they draft a true Free Safety, given this fact.

    We were fortunate to draft a couple of overachieving rookie DT's but they would need to continue to develop to actually fill the need. They were decent but basically just JAGs IMO. More development needed but there is a decent chance it happens. It becomes a bigger question considering who we have as the DL coach.

    Now to continue the stubborn streak....is Gase really going to hire Logains as the new OC and fire Clyde? Looks like a lateral move to me. Dowell has never accomplished anything of note as a coordinator. Just another retread from one of Gase's former teams. Perhaps he comes on as OL coach?

    I also see the stubborn streak continue as the only likely moves on the o-line end up being Davis to replace James and Asiata to replace Bushrod....keeping Larsen at LG when he is probably a better fit at RG (also his favorite position).

    When I consider all of these things, I have a hard time projecting anything for the 2018 season. Usually it's not hard to come up with a plan but I have no clue at this point. I hope I am wrong.
     
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    Given our history for hiring guys who are hurt, I predict we court Tyler Eifert in FA for a 1-year "prove it" for our TE slot. Unless Cincy locks him back up.
     
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    No qb dt cb wr or o line pick in the first 2 days of the draft
     
  9. J. David Wannyheimer

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    Now that is a bold prediction. RB, DE, LB, TE, S?
     
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    Bold Predictions...

    1. We move back in the draft (as a QB falls to 11)
    2. We draft defensive heavy again
    3. QB in mid to late rounds
    4. We resign Landry and Trade Parker
    5. I get Outback takeout instead of Pizza to eat while watching day 1 of the draft.
     
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    I think our Defense is very close to being good... The problem isnt that we have a ****load of holes, it's that we have a few gigantic holes... This is why I want either a LB, DE or FS in the 1st round... I think an immediate impact player is going to improve the D alot more significantly than it would the offense... IMO
     
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    Hoops what you think about the qb from ucf later in draft. I only seen him twice but looked like a stud
     
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    Predictions
    Gase continues to draft well and build on the foundation we have.
    A surprise trade for additional draft picks.
    Dolphins bring in a new OC.
    The entire coaching staff gets a shakeup.
     
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    Another prediction......At least half of the guys we'll draft are players that 98% of the posters here have never even heard about.
    Also at least one or two WTF picks as usual.....lol

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    Don't forget a couple of picks with injury histories in school,but they will make up for it by having football I.Q.'s of a melon...
     
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    I'm very much looking forward to the next Michael Egnew drafted by the Dolphins.
     
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    Forget the qb. I want the kid with one arm and a cheese doodle for the other griffin. That kid can play. Find a spot

    I’m dead serious
     
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    Earl Thomas perhaps?

    Devante Parker possibly heading to the Seattle Seahawks this off season.
     
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    Yes.

    And people are sleeping on Derwin James at 11. Cause if some of this hybrid stuff with tj are in play that kids in play.

    Heck he may be a hybrid option himself in some packages. Has the size to cover tight ends the speed and fluidity etc. looks the part
     
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    Man hard to see James as a FE at 6'3 and 212 but he's a special talent

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    BTW, hard to believe James would be there at 11 but if 4 QB's go top 10 then somebody that shouldn't be there at 11 will be, I just hope if someone that can come in and be an impact player from day one. It's been a while since that has happen for us

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    James can probably carry 220 and not scrape the athlete. That 6 foot 3 size for covering tight ends is nice

    I’m just saying come pick 11 if he’s there it’s highly likely he’s the bpa on the board and for me at least he will be a in play option
     
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    Any chance Lippett could be groomed to play FS?
     
  24. J. David Wannyheimer

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    Which 4 QBs would go in the top ten? Rosen is a given. But beyond that, who?

    Al Davis is dead, so I don't think Lamar Jackson goes top ten, no way. Isn't Darnold going back to school? So you've got the very raw Josh Allen who has great talent but isn't ready for primetime, and then Baker Mayfield, who will fall because he's an inch too short for the knuckleheads who run NFL teams.
     
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    Darnold rosen and allen will go top 10.

    Doubtful Lamar will or mayfield

    3 qbs top 10 unless someone does the Rudolph thing. Which I wouldn’t

    Tampa at 5 probably takes chubb.

    IMO Miami sees Derwin James unless he runs sub 4.5 on the board at 11
     
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    I agree with this. LB, TE, DE, RB, S with our picks rounds 1-4. QB over S is the bonus if there's a guy on the board in round 3 or 4 that Gase really likes.
     
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    which begs the question from me to those of you who study such things.....

    Why does a team with deficiency in so many areas not choose or target a specific area of their team and make it dominant? Why does it not make sense to build a championship defense or offense and then go from there?

    Not looking for criticism here...just asking...
     
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    I did say IF.....I agree that maybe two of the 4 should not go top 10 but teams always reach for QB early for fear they're going to be let out. I'm not saying it will happen but everything is possible on draft day when it comes to QB's. If only two go then we might get some offers for our pick from teams wanting to draft one

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    Inevitably someone will panic and do it, which is good for Miami..............unless of course it's Miami who does it. lol.
     
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    He should be in play at that point. The only reason he wouldn't be is that they're too proud to admit they made a mistake by extending TJM and Jones and saying two SS playing together would work, which it didn't. If they take James then they have to find a way to play all 3. You can't draft a guy at 11 just to be a part of a package. You want a guy that will play 3 downs and be an impact player

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    This prediction is from a post I made on an other forum; but I feel also fits here. Please note that I often put primary value on some "positions of need", which represent positions I feel we are too weak at. I've attached some potential names, but what I am really interested in is the BPA at that position. I don't know which player is the BPA, so I selected from a proposed list of the top fifty draft picks and we all know how accurate those can be! I don't know how many draft selections we will have by the draft, so I just allowed for the two forth round picks I've red about.

    For this forecast I'm assuming that there will be 5 QB's taken in the top 10 picks, and some top level names will drop to the end of the 3rd and the middle of the 4th round.

    1st round at 11 - Nelson, OG and BPA. We select here for BPA with a possible change for a defensive player, if an NFL ready defender is available.
    2nd round at 43 - Edmunds, ILB. We select here for need, not BPA, just for defensive linebackers.
    3rd round at 75 - Holland, DE. We select here for need, either a QB or DE.
    4th round at 113 - Freeman, RB. We select here for need, either a QB or RB.
    4th round at 132 - Andrews, TE. We select here for need, either a QB or TE.
    5th round - We select here for need, either a QB or a Linebacker (any position in the defensive backfield)
    6th round - We select BPA, biased for a safety or running back. At this point we will do better getting a FA for QB if we haven't drafted one.
    7th round - We select BPA, offense or defense.
    UDFA's - We keep looking for the gold that doesn't glitter.

    We no longer have so many holes to fill that we need to go BPA at every selection and can expect that we cover a need. I expect the Front office will be using their draft board looking to step back when possible in order to get more late round draft picks. Since this draft class does not seem to be highly gifted, we would gain more than we would loose by increasing our number of later round draft picks.

    Our track record over the last two years is beginning to show that our drafted players are working out at a much higher percentage than I initially expected. We are also having some unexpected successes with our UDFA's. This bodes well for the future.
     
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    Yes. I’m fully aware of that. Miami drafted a package player as a rookie this year even. It happens. I think I could find a way to get all 3 on the field at the same time his rookie year. And there’s nothing that says tj won’t do something stupid and be released or Miami get out of his money come end of 2018.

    James has free safety speed and fluidity in a strong safety physicality and box play body and ideal size at 6 foot 3 for carrying a little bit more weight and carrying coverage down the field

    I mean the Seahawks would run that card up to replace chancellor with but unlucky for them miamis well in front of them and frankly I don’t think this class has a lot of top shelf pop to it talent wise might as well draft the best bpa that also fills a need vs tight ends etc. if he can man the slot that adds value also. Not sure about that part yet though

    If they really are serious about giving tj some hybrid looks to me this becomes a no brainer finalist if not outright obvious decision.
     
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    About Derwin + Reshad at LB: how about Reshad as an extra db dime package for 3 and 5+? Seemed like a big area of weakness, and a critical one at that
     
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    Loved James before the injury. He wasn't the same after. He'll probably get back to form but I wouldn't do it at 11 based on watching that FSU defense underperform week in and week out. I'm looking for talent to fall from a defense - and player - who underachieved the season prior; not vice versa.

    I also think he's a SS in the NFL ... although he'll be better in coverage than he was last year. He got juked out of his boots a few times ... going largely unnoticed. I don't think that will be a trend. He should be a quality strong at the next level. Too bad we're flush.
     
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    We didn’t play any dime this year but yes absolutely derwin James would be a dime insert.

    We want to cover more ground and cover period more we need to get more athletic. If we can do that and the guy will strike you in the process well all the better
     
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    Not a huge prediction but

    Patriots will will the Super Bowl again. And I will profit from it.
     
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    The biggest issue is Miami doesn’t declare an area that’s underachieving as deficient until 2-3 years way after the fact. I say teams should always build their team to be able to beat the best teams in your division. Easiest way into the playoffs is to win the division In Miami’s case they should be looking at the D line. Most effective way to beat Brady.
     
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    There’s a little bit of a going thru the motions look to this Derwin James tape. As in I know I’m good I’m saving myself for the pros.

    That will clean up when a guys getting paid.

    Some will call it play recognition needs to be better I think it’s more about less than max effort

    Give him a pay check and you will see the difference
     
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    I’ve seen enough Derwin James is ABSOLUTELY worth it.

    What kind of injury did he have that made him miss 2016?

    They got that kid covering slots and he’s driving on the routes and ball from there.

    Yeppers
     
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    Left meniscus. Didn't trust it 100%. A touch of hesitation to his game compared to the season before.

    I think he'd do the trick at free. Could be a star at strong as a rover though. I like him closer to the LOS rather than being the deep help. He's got a very Jabril Peppers type skill set IMO ... and I think the Browns realized they didn't get the most out of him at free. I expect a switch next year.
     
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