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Miami's plan to 'restock' RB involves draft, FA?

Posted on: April 17, 2011 11:04 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

For whatever reason, every single mock draft in the country* has the Miami Dolphins taking Mark Ingram out of Alabama with their first-round pick.

It's not that far-fetched of a notion (since both Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams appear headed out of town), it just seems a little too convenient (because any time everyone's in agreement on something, it's usually wrong). But Omar Kelly of the Miami Sun-Sentinal notes that the Fins will likely approach a position of need via both the draft and free agency.

"The Dolphins intend on adding a scatback type like DeAngelo Williams through the draft or free agency," Kelly writes (emphasis mine). "They clearly want a runner who can get the edges on stretch plays and sweeps. Or as Ireland puts it, someone who can make something out of nothing. The plan is to also restock the running back corp with a combo of veteran and draftee."

First of all, the Williams-to-Miami notion makes a lot of sense. He'd give them what they want in terms of a veteran running back, he'd get straight paid, and he'd slide in behind a decent offensive line. However, Williams has pointed out he wants to land in a situation with a good quarterback, and Miami might not fit the bill (although more so than Carolina right now).

What I find interesting about this is that while Ingram and Williams would be a devastating combo, the part I bolded seems like Miami might be more inclined, in my opinion, to sign a big-name free agent like Williams, wait on the deep running back talent in this draft class (something our own Derek Harper addressed recently), and address another position of need with their first-round pick.

*Slight exaggeration

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Miami's plan to 'restock' RB involves draft, FA?

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Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:05 am

Miami's plan to 'restock' RB involves draft, FA?

Wow, which QB would they take at #15?  I could see them trading back because they don't have a second rounder - maybe Ryan Mallett, Christian Ponder or Jake Locker somewhere between 24-32 whilst picking up additional selections?  There isn't a bulletproof QB prospect to me this year & that's an understatement. 

I do think Miami likely adds a RB somewhere in the early-mid rounds.  Perhaps a Jordan Todman type? 

Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2011 11:10 pm

Miami's plan to 'restock' RB involves draft, FA?

That isn't true. I saw some mock drafts having them drafting a quarterback.

It would be nice to get D-Will. Hope they do cuz my friend is a fan of their team. Wish them the best.

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