Representing the Miami Dolphins, FLChiefsKracker with the eighth pick in Arrowhead Pride's 2012 NFL mock draft....
So, what do you do when you have a team that no matter how much money you throw at a player or coach, they refuse to come to your party?
You draft a player. They can't refuse and eventually they will show up.
Miami has South Beach, LeBron, more glitz and glam than most NFL cities could ever dream of, or perhaps want. The ownership has more celebs and cash than it will ever have football IQ. The owner said we need to sell tickets, what should we do?
Hey, I got an idea. Let's have a home game highlighting a college team (Univ. of Florida) that is an arch rival of our hometown team, (Miami Hurricanes) Secondly, let's do it when the guest of honor, is the quarterback (Tim Tebow,) of the opponent we are playing. BRILLIANT!!!
Now pass me another six pack of Guinness , so I may begin to lower my intelligence toward that of the Miami front office/ownership. However, it is impossible to reach that low level while conscious. So I'll need much more than a six pack. Bill Parcells had the right idea when he said, "See Ya!"....
Seven games into last season, the Phins were 0-7 and in perfect position to draft Andrew Luck or RGIII. Billboards even gave the team directions suggesting, "Suck for Luck." However, coach Tony Sparano had the gumption to beat the Chiefs and finish the year strong. This act surely led an inept owner into firing such an out of touch "football guy." Didn't he go to PR school?
Evaluating the Miami roster, only one player deserves to be a starter on most rosters -- Jake Long. The Pro Bowler and future Hall of Famer is it. So, figuring out a position of need is as simple as....anything but left tackle. The draft decision then becomes what position/player makes the most sense, or do you go best player available? The Dolphins do both.
Despite all the handicaps in the organization, Jeff Ireland makes the right call and picks the best QB on the board, RyanTannehill from Texas A&M.
Having only one position on the Offensive line to hold your hat on, you had better be able to throw on the run while you run for your life. Luckily, Ryan Tannehill can. He might not have any open receivers to throw to, but he can at least throw it away accurately.
"One benefit of Tannehill's three-quarters delivery is it allows him to throw very well on the move, both to his right and impressively, to his left," says Greg Cosell. "In fact, he's a better, more accurate passer on the run than either Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin. Tannehill was very efficient off the boot-action pass game. That will translate very well to the NFL."
The one thing all teams need in today's NFL to win it all is a franchise quarterback. Ryan Tannehill could be that franchise QB. Time will tell.
But be aware, halfway through the 2012 season the Dolphins might be 0-8 and the billboards in South Florida might read:
"Blow it for Barkley!!"
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