So, here is the list of new Dolphin free agents. I placed these in order of who I feel were the best acquisitions. My analysis is not just based on how good the player is, but also based on the necessity of filling the void. That’s why I have Shaq Lawson rated as my #1. We have a desperate need at DE because Charles Harris has been a bust since Day One. Taco Charlton got thrown under the bus a little last year. He came in mid-season, and that’s always tough. I’d like to keep him around to complement Lawson and Ogbah. But Harris? Bye.
I know many of you disagree, but I didn’t think that addressing the offense was as important as defense. We won 3 games in December because the offense hunkered down with some great determination and execution. Winning a December game ON THE ROAD IN Boston? Unheard of! No defender–not one–took charge or took any game into his own hands the way Fitzpatrick and Parker did a few times. I also feel that quality RBs are a dime a dozen. You can pick up veterans any time during the off season. I hope Jordan Howard turns out to be a stud RB, but I didn’t have RB as a priority at this point, so that’s why he ranks at the bottom of my list…not because of his skill set, but because it wasn’t an immediate need.
I’d love to know your thoughts on these guys…
- Shaq Lawson, defensive end.
- Kyle Van Noy, linebacker.
- Byron Jones, cornerback.
- Ted Karras, center.
- Emmanuel Ogbah, defensive end.
- Ereck Flowers, offensive lineman.
- Clayton Fejedelem, safety.
- Jordan Howard, running back.