Of course, the Miami Herald has reported recently that Griers wheeling and dealing may blow up in his face, if Atlanta and Cincinnati sit tight and take 2 of the premium non-QBs offered, such as Penei Sewell and Kyle Pitts, however I wouldnt count on it. I think that at least one of those picks is likely to be traded, and even if those 2 players are currently off the board when the Dolphins are on the clock, that still leaves people like Micah Parsons, Rashawn Slater or Jamar Chase still readily available, and of course, Grier could still select to trade back yet again if he wants. This was a classic example of maximizing the worth of a high draft pick (initially the 3rd pick, total) in a year when the Dolphins understood there would practically definitely be a work on quarterbacks at the top of the draft. Sitting tight at three, when they understood that at least one of the people they were targeting would still be readily available at 6, made little sense, and I believe Chris Grier should have congratulations for recognizing this and then having the guts and resourcefulness to get an additional very first rounder while doing so. Thats the wrap for today, have a fantastic week, everyone.
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Whats more, simply a couple of years earlier, Cleveland moved down a tremendous 21 areas, from 6th to 27th in round one, yet just received a first, a 2nd and two 4th round picks in return. This was a traditional example of optimizing the value of a high draft pick (initially the 3rd pick, overall) in a year when the Dolphins knew there would nearly definitely be a run on quarterbacks at the top of the draft. Staying put at three, when they understood that at least one of the men they were targeting would still be readily available at 6, made little sense, and I believe Chris Grier is worthy of congratulations for acknowledging this and then having the guts and resourcefulness to select up an additional first rounder in the procedure.
With defenses getting much better at stopping the run, and the lopsided manner in which authorities are picking to call offending holding– in essence, you can virtually deal with a protector if youre pass blocking however have to be book best on running plays– its little marvel that numerous coordinators have deserted the run almost totally. As an outcome, even teams who have typical quarterbacks are relatively turning over every stone and beating the proverbial bushes in effort to find that ever elusive franchise man to run their offenses.
Some scoffed when I stated a year ago that three quarterbacks might be chosen in the very first 4 picks of the 2020 draft; it wound up being 3 of the very first 6. With just 3 weeks remaining until the 2021 draft, its increasingly looking like the first three picks will all be quarterbacks, and that a minimum of one of the two choices straight ahead of Miamis 6th slot, the Atlanta Falcons 4th pick or the Bengals fifth selection, might well end up being traded to a quarterback clingy team, as well, for an overall of 4 of the first five choices being utilized to choose QBs.
All of which leads us to a male whom numerous Dolphin fans seem unwilling to wish to provide much credit to: Miami GM Chris Grier. A couple of weeks back, Grier pulled off a definitely Houdini like move, by dropping only three total slots, from number 3 to number 6, yet still getting another very first rounder in 2023. Lest you think it would have been better to accumulate additional draft capital this year, with all Miamis young gamers currently on the lineup, coupled with the even more youthful players theyll be adding yet once again in this draft, having an ace up ones sleeve two years from now, when theyll be better able to assess the skill theyve just recently gotten was absolutely nothing less than brilliant, in my viewpoint. Whats more, simply a couple of years earlier, Cleveland moved down a massive 21 spots, from 6th to 27th in round one, yet just received an initially, a second and two fourth round picks in return. Even Mike Florio, of Pro Football Talk, who has actually been less than passionate about a number of the Dolphins relocations in the past, stated he thought Philadelphia needs to have requested more than just a first next year for Miami to move back up, from 12th to 6th.