They got stupid with the trades and missed on Pitts. I knew Pitts and Chase would be gone at 6 and I was right. Waddle was not being mocked at 6. We will see who shines this year between Waddle and Smith. I am not excited about an edge rusher who medically retired from football in college and who has had multiple concussions. We could have had a feature running back to help ‘ol banjo arm out and get us yards when we need it. I have no idea why people want to jettison Gesicki who hauled in 6 TD’s and replace him with a player whose bio talks about his lack of physicality. If we needed a TE, he either had to be a receiving phenom or a great blocker. This guy seems like Gesicki lite. The offensive line pick makes a lot of sense....if all the shifting actually produces a solid unit. The back from Cincy is slow as molasses with no wiggle. Camp fodder.
Meanwhile NE sat pat and got a potential starting QB. Worse, they got Rhamondre Stevenson. He is a perfect fit for their rushing offense and will run all over us. Not happy to see him as a Patriot.
Charlie Casserly says all of our first 4 picks are first round talent and the Dolphins will be great. He probably has not seen a Dolphin game in years....
Right now. Gesicki is the better TE version of Brian Hartline. Has a couple of great games, yet disappears in far to many games. People can point to Tua, but his stats with Fitz were comparable to his stats with Tua. For a guy his size and with his speed. He should be putting up better numbers than he is. Lets also not act like Gesicki is physical, so we can bash Long.
Not sure what you are smoking or maybe just being a Debbie downer. Doaks runs a 4.5 40 @ 230Lbs. May not be a barn burner, but its certainly not slow as molasses.
For the record Rhamondre Stevenson ran a 4.6. So why are you drooling over him and bashing Miami's pick? All the talking heads love Miami's draft, yet you are acting like they just drafted pond scum. Is it because he comes from a school that did not get the press?
Stevenson is bigger and I watched him a lot this year, shifty and sets up blocks well. He is nasty and finishes runs. Soft hands too, but under utilized as a receiver at OU. Sooners play much better competition than Cincinnati. Doaks is a 7th rounder for a reason.
I see no immediate need to piss away a pick to snag a 3rd round TE who sounds not much different from Gesicki. My guess is this is a money game here and we will take less production for less money when we let Gesicki walk to save a dime. Also, if we wanted a TE, then why not Pitts at 3?
I do not think we needed another burner at WR who is most likely to gain separation on deep patterns that Tua just is not excelling at. I would rather have that guy that separates right away and gives Tua that easier short throw to make....that was Devonta Smith’s forte. Pitts would have been sweet too, but Grier outsmarted himself on that one.
Phillips has some huge red flags with injuries/concussions. Why not Paye instead?
I like the OT move. IF the line shuffling actually works out, then it might have been our best pick of the draft. The Holland pick was nice, but really not our biggest area of need and extremely frustrating after watching Denver move up to steal Williams. We had draft capital to move up....and would not have had to if we had taken a RB at 18.
Really felt we missed great opportunities to get a quality feature back and a center in the massive form of Creed Humphrey. Instead we got a safety which was not a huge area of need and a risky edge pick vice a starting feature RB.
I have decades of frustration watching the Phins drafting poorly and trading away the best players they draft. I will be the first to say how great this draft was and how wrong I was about it if the Phins get that boost from these guys and get a playoff berth, but I just don’t get a warm fuzzy from prognosticators once again telling us we won the offseason. I still remember when acquiring Culpooper and guys like Joey Porter made us a Super Bowl contender in the offseason, but a laughingstock when the games were actually played. Or how about that money for Howard and his 31 yards? Or all those free agent moves that cost a bundle to play for us for one year?