Discussion in 'NFL Draft Forum' started by jim1, Apr 29, 2018.
He can run, and could develop into a package or specialty type player. But he leaves a lot to be desired in terms of run fits, tackling and physicality in my opinion.
He started out in my top 30 Senior linebackers when I created the thread a year ago. However, the more the 2017 college football season went on, the further he dropped on my board. Eventually dropping off completely.
I watched games where he literally missed every tackle it seemed. There's no telling what his tackle tally would've looked like had he actually made em. He accumulated a lot of tackles on the stat sheet by being a pile jumper. I'll be surprised if he makes it.
There just wasn't a lot to choose from at linebacker in this draft after the middle rounds. Sharp decline in talent there after 150 picks or so.
It was clear to me Miami was just trying to add a kid that can run with this pick. That he can do.
Holton Hill would have made an interesting 7th round pick, I would have rather rolled the bones on him instead of the kicker.
No question. That kid must sprinkle marijuana out of a salt shaker on everything he eats.
No way a player that good falls out of the top 100, much less undrafted. I figured he'd go top 75.
Hell, even Antonio Callaway came off the board at #105 overall.
My reaction when they drafted him was pretty much "Meh".
He's got a stacked deck against him. Terence Garvin and Mike Hull are both special teams aces. Proven ones. Garvin in particular fits a new fledgling theme that the Miami Dolphins are testing out defensively, and they're going to want to keep him around as the handcuff to Jerome Baker.
They traded a 5th rounder for Stephone Anthony and actually used him (baffling as it was) as a nickel pass situation specialist, and believe it or not he wasn't totally embarrassing (nor was he particularly useful), and I think they're going to want to see how deep that rabbit hole goes.
Then you've got Chase Allen who is probably the only real slobberknocker left on the roster, and I think Burke will want to keep one of those around. His experience will give him the advantage over Poling.
There's a lot to like about Poling...on paper. Then you put on the film and you're just left feeling really dissatisfied. That's my opinion.
This pick screamed, "we don't have anyone left to take". In the past when that's happened they've just gone ahead and traded it to someone else for a future 7th rounder.
I think he is Hulls replacement, granted hulls a good special teams guy but that’s it, if he has to play lb we are screwed
ps As per Slimm's comment about the LB drop off after pick #150 or so- sure enough Genard Avery was overall pick #150 in the 5th round. I like Stephone Anthony's talent, big dude who is both fast and quick, can play all 3 LB positions imo, but I sure hope that he pans out because that #147 overall pick that we traded in the 5th rd to the Saints for him could have been used on Avery or OL Tyrell Crosby, both of whom I would have liked to draft. Also OG Wyatt Teller and DT Fatukasi from UConn would have been great pickups imo with that pick. Anthony is a compelling, intriguing size/speed LB, I hope that Joe Vitt gave Gase some good fatherly (in-law) advice on that trade given that he was Anthony's position coach/assistant head coach under Payton for the Saints. Dude better pan out, we need him for depth if not as a starter.