Last year I played the hated Dolphins. And I believe that my draft went better than their REAL draft since they made the unfortunate mistake of drafting Ginn with pick #9.
Since I've proven that I am smarter than the Dolphins brain trust in 2007, I'll again outsmart another division rival in 2008... the hated Jets!
Compare my Mock Draft to the Dolphins actual Draft!
Dolphins Mock GM VJCPatriot
#9 Levi Brown OT Penn St - Enjoyed a solid rookie season, playing in 13 games and starting 11 of them.
#40 Sidney Rice WR South Carolina - Showed flashes of big play ability in his rookie season, scoring 4 TDs.
#60 Drew Stanton QB Michigan St - Manned the clipboard for the Lions, essentially redshirting his rookie season as he watched Kitna go to work.
#71 Tim Crowder DE Texas - Was worked gradually into the Denver defense, played in 13 games, and recorded 4 sacks in his rookie year.
#108 Yamon Figurs WR Kansas St - Enjoyed an outstanding rookie year as a special team returner, scoring a touchdown on kickoff returns and another touchdown on punt returns.
Averaged 24.7 yards per KR and 10.7 yards per PR
. My solution to the Dolphins loss of Wes Welker appears to be just as dynamic as Ginn, and at a MUCH cheaper price!!
Now let's compare the Dolphins actual Draft.
#9 Ted Ginn Jr. WR - It's no secret that Ginn has been a bust as far as receiving goes. Despite Ginn's big play abilities, he only totaled 2 touchdowns his rookie year. Ginn has shown flashes, but not enough to justify a top 10 selection. His best contributions during his rookie year, have been on special teams, where he averaged 22.7 per KR and 9.6 per PR
. Both return averages are lower than those of Yamon Figurs.
#40 John Beck QB - Showed some flashes when given the reins, but he could do little to turn around one of the worst seasons in NFL history. ESPN liked Drew Stanton better as a QB prospect. What brilliant GM picked Stanton 20 picks later... oh wait, that was me!
#60 Samson Satele C - Started all 16 games under center, his rookie year. Satele has established himself as an important cog in the Dolphins offensive line, however they are going to need to add more pieces to turn around that overall horrendous unit.
#71 Lorenzo Booker RB - Provides a change of place player to the Dolphin's Ronnie Brown. He's a backup player for a reason though. Don't expect him to carry the load. Booker features the ability to catch passes out of the backfield.
#108 Paul Soliai DT - Played sparingly for the Dolphins in 2007. Soliai only got into 8 games and recorded 3 tackles as a rookie. The Dolphins are still looking to reinforce their porous defensive line in 2008, which was ranked #32 overall, dead last, against the run.