Dec 30, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) throws a pass against the New England Patriots during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
Stacked Against the Pick:
The Miami Dolphins are definitely a team who has made a lot of noise this past off-season and are still looking to make some noise. It’s been a while since they’ve been a threat to the New England Patriots in the AFC East. But, could this be the season they can finally turn the corner? It may possibly be that case known that it looks like they have a QB and some solid Wide Receivers. This team definitely has the potential to make some noise and they have a nice amount of draft picks to get even better, which sounds a little scary right?
They have 9 draft picks, which is a fairly large amount compared to the rest of the league who have just under 5 draft picks. The question is what will they address? Wide Receiver seems to be a position that they won’t address due to the additions of Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson. But It’s the NFL, you never really know what teams will do during the draft. I haven’t heard any news regarding possible wide outs that they are interested by but with Marquess Wilson sliding down he may be in line for the Dolphins to pick up in the later rounds.
The Perfect Storm:
The Perfect Storm for the scenario where Marquess Wilson ends in Miami would be that teams aren’t fairly impressed with his interviews and don’t believe he’s as polished on his routes as many say he is. This would result in him slipping in the draft, where teams like the Dolphins may just give him the chance he needs. In his favor, the Dolphins can afford to take a chance on a player in the later rounds with the amount of picks they lucky to have.
A similar comparison could be drawn to the Dolphins current Wide Receiver, Mike Wallace.
Some may say wait, what do you mean?
Well they have fairly similar builds with great height, great speed, and aren’t very good route runners yet.
Those are all things that they have in common, except obviously Wilson isn’t as fast as Wallace.
This could be a sign that they already have a similar type player and they may want to bring him in as a back up in case Wallace ends up getting injured or just needs a breather.
This could be a smart move, if Wilson is dedicated to the Dolphins and will work far harder than he did back at Washington State.
Likelihood Wilson Gets Drafted by the Jets:
C (5th Round)
The Dolphins just have too much talent at the wide receiver position and just need to improve in more important positions than just adding another wide receiver.