Monday, April 4, 2016

Mock Draft 2.0

Here is the second mock draft.  With no major (or even minor moves), the needs have no changed, however, stock for draftee's have gone up and down with many of the pro days completed.  Without further a do, here we go:

1st Round

Vernon Hargreaves III, CB (Florida)

With the subtraction of Brent Grimes, and lack of depth at the position, the Dolphins bring in Hargreaves.  He instantly fills a void and is in my opinion, the best cover corner in this years draft.  He can play both zone and man coverage. He can gamble at times, but this is a true corner that comes around once in awhile.  Here is the chance for Tannenbaum to hit a home run at CB as he did with Revis

2nd Round

Derrick Henry, RB (Alabama)

IF Henry drops here, Miami cannot pass on him.  Henry would bring his hard work ethic and feed me more mentality to an offense that is sorely lacking.  He punishes defenders between the tackles.  Having this guy tote the rock will take TONS of pressure off Tannehill, and will help chew the clock out in the 4th if they have a lead.  He is my must draft at this spot if he is available.

3rd Round

Nick Martin, C (Notre Dame)

Mike Pouncey is the unquestioned starter at C, but having someone to back him up is ideal.  Pouncey has landed on the injured list the last few years.  Having a true center available will be huge.  Martin is a athletic center, with a ton of power.  He has some question marks as a run blocker but his attributes as a pass protector can be big.  The Dolphins need depth, Martin brings that, as well as a chance to see if he can develop into a guard in emergency purposes.

4th Round

Jaylon Smith, OLB (Notre Dame)

Smith is injured, we all know this, but in this mock, he falls to the fourth round where the Dolphins are waiting with open arms.  Smith will not play in 2016, but the wait could be worth it.  His knee concerns are huge, but if he makes a full recovery, he will be huge in 2017.  It will also be cheap, so high risk, high reward.  4th rounders typically do not do much in year one, historically.  However, Smith is a top 3 talent.

5th Round

D.J White, CB (Georgia Tech)

White is a pretty good talent coming out of the ACC.  He is average in coverage but is good in run support.  His issues in pass defense is his footwork.  He seems strong and balanced at the line but loses his man at times after the ball is snapped.  He does have good vision and can locate the ball.  He does however, bite on play action passes.  This move allows Miami to versatile in camp with their CB.

6th Round

Antonio Morrison, LB (Florida)

Morrison will come with baggage (2 arrests in college).  However, he is talented.  He sheds blockers and gets after the ball carrier.  He is not as agile as he should, based on his height (6'0) and weight (233).  He needs to be better to become an adequate player in the league, however, there is upside.  Another high risk, high reward.

7th Round- Part 1

Tyler Johnstone- OT (Oregon)

Another depth move on the line, Gase will get a line man who was apart of an extremely fast paced offense.  To say he is in shape is an understatement.  Johnstone is still fairly raw in pass and run protection, but he provides toughness and the ability to make the team.  This is a flyer but could be worth it if he puts in the work.

7th Round- Part 2

Kevin Hogan- QB (Stanford)

Hogan ran a pro style system at Stanford and has the same mental make up as Andrew Luck (no, I am not saying he is the next Luck), but he definitely needs to improve his release.  Tends to force throws and telegraphs. He is accurate and can make all the throws.  I compare him to Chad Pennington. He is a developmental guy and can push Logan Thomas

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