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 Post subject: Miami Dolphins - Play-Maker Analysis - WRs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:30 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Miami Dolphins - Play-Maker Analysis - WRs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:30 am 
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Great read. I'm not convinced Allen or Patterson are "elite" or that much better than the other guys who should be available in round 2. I totally think Miami should go DE with #12 (assuming the right guy is there).

In the second round, you astutely assess who in front of Miami should be interested in a WR. However, you don't take into account the strong possibility of a WR needy team behind Miami trading up to grab a WR.


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 Post subject: Re: Miami Dolphins - Play-Maker Analysis - WRs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:53 am 
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that's a nice piece of writing. i believe you summed up the issue and asked the right questions - but i don't believe i can honestly answer any of them. only Ireland and Philbin truly know how they will evaluate the receivers in this draft and what qualities they are looking for in a WR to fit the Phins offense.

and you're right, playmakers - especially at the WR position - don't just come from round 1. some (most) of Miami's greatest "playmakers" did not come from the 1st round: Sam Madison, Jason Taylor, Zach Thomas, Mark Clayton (8th round) and Mark Duper (2nd round).


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:14 am 
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Very interesting read.

Two of my favorite receivers in this class are Patterson and Bailey.

Patterson is very raw and will need time to become a complete receiver. But he defines "playmaker" - at a variety of positions. There is no one in college football - and few in the NFL - that is as good as Patterson when he has the ball in his bands. His combination of speed, athleticism, and elusiveness is rare, and it's something that no other available player has this offseason.

Bailey is one of those do-it-all receivers, despite his size. In the NFL, he'll probably be best in the slot. Great hands and terrific after the catch, and he's a good route runner.


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 Post subject: Re: Miami Dolphins - Play-Maker Analysis - WRs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:48 am 
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Max, you're an outstanding writer. Appreciate the read.

If I am the one calling the shots, I go DE, WR, CB, WR in my first 4 selections -IF- the right guys are on the board at the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Miami Dolphins - Play-Maker Analysis - WRs
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 Post subject: Re: Miami Dolphins - Play-Maker Analysis - WRs
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Cordarelle is raw as a receiver but the ability he has with the ball in his hands makes him dangerous. One mistake by the D and he's gone. There isn't a guy in the draft other than him that runs like that. He's like Jacoby Jones on kickoffs. He runs reverses. He needs time to develop his route running.

I like a few of the receivers on the list. Stedman Bailey, DeAndre Hopkins, and Terrance Williams all have play making ability. I'd be happy with one of the guys above. Two would make me giddy.

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I still really like the flexibility and explosiveness of Tavon Austin.

CarsonChris. Tavon Austin runs like Cordarelle. Better actually. And is faster.

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