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The two most glaring needs for the dolphins are WR and NT. Almost every other position is set with what we have on our roster right now, even S. I expect us to do whatever it takes to get a #1 WR who can fly AND CATCH, and is a proven commodity in the NFL. If that takes trading our first pick for it, so be it. I have always been hoping for FSU alumn Anquan Boldin, but I am afraid he may be the wrong fit. Brian Hartline should be the other starter, with Cam and Bess also getting decent touches and Ginn fighting for his life just to have the #5WR and play on special teams (perhaps not even returning). RB has got to be our deepest position, I don't see us having any other RB on our roster, unless he is on the practice squad to replace the roster spot after Ricky retires. Henne has proven to me he is the quarterback of the future, and Thigpen is there if he goes down. Pat White may be competing with Ginn for a roster spot and the #5WR/Wildpat. Would not be surprised at all if he didn't make the team. May be one of the Trifecta's few bad decisions along with the likes of Wilford. Offensive line is pretty much set besides some T depth. TE will probably be addressed, but then again, we may just see Sperry and the kid from Monmouth given a chance. On the defensive side, DE I believe has a lot of depth and upside with Merling and Langford showing flashes in their sophomore years along with Starks showing he is a very capable 3-4 DE. DT WILL be addressed with either the first or second pick. I could see us trading down with our first pick for a WR, and picking up a NT late in the first. OLB has a lot of names right now, and I would very much like to see Cameron Wake get a lot more playing time next year. Would not be surprised if Joey Porter's big contract is gone next year, and JT finishes his career in Miami next year. Wouldn't it be ironic if JT and Ricky rode off in the sunset together. Akin and Crowder will both be on the team next year. I could see us picking up a MLB in the first couple rounds of the draft, though. Corners are set with Smith and Davis starting. Will Allen may be gone next year, and we will add depth in the draft. Clemons, Tulver, and Gibril will compete for playing time alongside Bell with Gibril being cut if he loses the starting job. My way too early depth chart is as follows: QB: Henne, Thigpen, Draft Pick RB: Brown, Williams, Cobbs, Hilliard FB: Polite WR: Cribbs, Bess WR: Hartline, Camarillo, Pat White TE: Haynos, Sperry, Fasano (really have no idea what this will be) LT: Long LG: Smiley C: Grove, Berger RG: Thomas/Garner(DL rotates, why not OL;may start wildcat-like trend RT: Carey DE: Starks/ McDaniel DE: Langford/ Merling NT: Draft pick/ Soliai OLB: Wake, Anderson OLB: Taylor, Moses, Walden ILB: Crowder, Torbor ILB: Ayodele CB: Smith, Jones CB: Davis, Jason Allen (no Will Allen) FS: Wilson (I know this is an unpopular pick), Clemons SS: Bell, Tulver Notable Cuts: Joey Porter, Ted Ginn, Will Allen That makes 23 on offense and 22 on defense leaving 8 roster spots for rookies and free agents, including this Johnston that we just signed who I don't think will even make the 53 man roster. Maybe he will make the practice squad, but I already have 5 OLB's on the roster even with Joey Porter being cut. Dolphins win the division next year with a third place schedule and Chad Henne hopefully being let loose. In conclusion, Christian Ponder wins the Heisman and the conference next year for FSU.
Commented Jan 9, 2010 on
Dolphins sign Johnston to go big at OLB
Miami Dolphins In Depth
Dolphins sign Johnston to go big at OLB
The 2009 season exposed the Dolphins in a lot of different areas and one of those was the linebacker corps. The team is already addressing those issues and I'm not talking about the coaching change with George Edwards that I was first to report on Thursday. I'm talking about the signing Thursday...
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