With all talent being equal late in the first round, the No. 1position for the Miami Dolphins should be cornerback.
Young covercorners are what Miami desperately needs after losing Andre Goodmanto free agency.
Plus, the AFC East is full of potent passingattacks featuring big-play wide receivers. The Bills added TerrellOwens to a wide receiving corps that already included Lee Evans andRoscoe Parrish, while the Patriots have two of the league's best in Randy Moss and Wes Welker.
With picks 25, 44 and 56 on the firstday of the draft, I expect at least one corner and one widereceiver to be selected by the Fins. These picks will be counted onto contribute or start immediately at the positions of need. Infact, don't be surprised if Miami takes two corners in their firstfour picks.
I love that the Dolphins' front office has shown acommitment to the draft -- as opposed to trading away picks. We'velearned from past regimes that this doesn't necessarily work. Thisisn't always popular with fans, but this commitment to buildingthrough the draft is vital to the development and continuedrebuilding of the roster. The core of every great team in the NFLis built through the draft -- along with solid free agent pickups.
Draft No. 1 for Bill Parcells, Jeff Ireland and Tony Sparano hasalready been a success. If they can match that in year two, watchout! That's why April 25th will be another monumental day in thehistory of the Miami Dolphins.
Check back for my next entry whenI'll discuss some prospects that fit the Dolphins' offensive anddefensive schemes.
This is new for me but I look forward to sharingmy thoughts with you!
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