2020 Mock Draft: Ridiculous Opinions coming in already

Yahoo’s alleged sportswriter Eric Edholm published his mock draft today, citing the 3 players the Dolphins should pick with their 3 first-round picks.

You can read it here:  https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl-draft-happy-mocktober-6-q-bs-land-in-our-first-2020-mock-134507143.html

No surprise to find Tua on top.  No one can fault that pick.

But he goes on to suggest that Dolphins draft a WR next and then a RB.

For many years, I have always said that drafting a WR in the first round is a mistake.  Remember Randall Hill and Yatil Green?   Okay, never mind those obvious busts.    I’m talking about any WR on any team.   How many times has a WR made THAT much of a difference?

Can Julian Edleman catch a pass better than Jarvis Landry or Davonne Bess or Calvin Johnson or Randy Moss?  No way.  The act of catching a ball is inherent, and all WRs have it.  WRs are only as good as the QBs throwing to them, and the line who protects the QB starts it all.  Besides, I still fee that our WRs currently are our strongest position.  I like Preston Williams, and DeVante Parker has improved.  Jakeem Grant has had a rough year, but I’m not giving up on him.  Albert Wilson is our biggest little threat, and he’s been hurt.  I like their size and speed.

Again, how good would Julian Edelman be if he played his entire career with Mark Sanchez or JaMarcus Russell throwing to him?  We woulda never heard of Edelman.

IF  (big if) we need another WR next year, they are always a dime a dozen on the waiver wire and free agency.  Just grab someone.  Don’t waste a first-round pick on though.   Also…I’m content with our RBs, and I don’t know if grabbing one in the first round is worthwhile.  The holes are nonexistent this year, so obviously our RBs are stifled.   Coach FloJo made a good move last week by benching Ballage and giving some playing time to Mark Walton.

Let’s see how the RBs of 2019 pan out before we worry about trying someone new in 2020.

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  1. Yeah, I saw that too. I don’t trust a California judge telling us “Martin is no threat to anyone.”

  2. QB, OL, DL, LB, DB…. we need help all over the board… but WR would seem to be the only area where maybe it isn’t a “strength” per se but there’s certainly bigger needs. I think a lot of these mock drafters look at the scores and think (hey they need offense so WR and RB duh… ) not realizing it all starts in the trenches and that’s where we’re absurdly over matched in every single game. Especially on the offensive side of the ball.

    1. I was tempted to leave LB off that list since McMillan is playing MUCH better and Baker has a lot of promise… but once again I’m not sure the coaching staff is smart enough to use them the right ways so we may need to go out and find guys that fit the scheme better….

      And yes… I did leave the CFL darling of the preseason off the list because I have seen nothing from him in the first quarter of the season to think he deserves to be a starter in the NFL.

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        I’m not opposed to drafting a game-changing linebacker. Baker is good and McMillan improving, but neither is a playmaker.
        We need a guy who runs all over the field like Zach Thomas, a guy with football in his blood who just likes to smack people around.
        Luke Keichle is another. I saw the Panthers game, and this guy is near the ball every single play!

        1. If said LB can also rush the passer then it’s not a bad move. I do want the lines fixed but sometimes it’s best to draft the money positions earlier.

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