The Dolphins will draft 8th or 9th in the 2012 draft, depending on a coin flip at the combine in February. If Stephen Ross wants RGIII he better be prepared to pay big time. Cleveland (4th pick) and Washington (6th pick) are going to want him too. The Dolphins will certainly have to offer more than Cleveland or Washington to move in front of them. The question is...is RGIII a player that is worth mortgaging that much of the future for? Some say he isn't NFL ready and will need to sit for a year. Of course some said the same about Cam Newton last year.
My Opinion: I would certainly make a play for III, but I wouldn't offer anything outrageous. Maybe a couple of firsts and a second, or a package that includes draft picks and a player, maybe Brandon Marshall? The Rams do need a WR.
Landry Jones. His stock may have dropped because of his unimpressive second half of the season. I've read that he may drop into the middle of the 1st round. I've read he may go top 10. If the Dolphins can't move up and get RGIII do they sit at 8/9 and hope he falls to them? Would they even take him at 8/9? The Dolphins drafted a QB once before who had an inconsistent senior season. He fell all the way to number 26 in the 1983 draft. Yeah, that guy. He turned out to be ok!
My Opinion: If he drops, take him at 8/9, but I wouldn't trade up to get him.
Green Bay back up Matt Flynn probably earned himself a big payday with that 480 yard, 6 TD performance against Detroit Sunday. The question is...is he that good or was it just a product of having a championship team around him? Would he be that much of an upgrade over Matt Moore?
My Opinion: Pass. Flynn might be ok, but a lot of it is the team around him. A great game doesn't make a great player. Think the Bills regret that big contract they gave to Ryan Fitzpatrick? I honestly don't think Flynn would be that much of an upgrade over Matt Moore.
And finally Payton Manning. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay fired Bill Polian yesterday saying the team wants to go in a different direction. Does that direction include Manning, or Andrew Luck? Many have a hard time see the two coexisting on the same team. Luck is an NFL ready QB. Manning is due 28 million next month. Trading Manning would be difficult because of salary cap implications. Would the Colts just let him walk away? If healthy, Manning probably has a good 3 years left in him.
My Opinion: Wow, this is a no brainer if Manning is healthy. If the Colts let him walk, you roll out the red carpet and open up that wallet. Could you imagine if the Dolphins could pare up Jeff Fisher and Payton Manning? That would fill up your stadium Mr. Ross.