Now Is Not The Time For The DolphinsTo Draft A QB In Round 1


Many are on the Draft a QB in round one band wagon and mostly because quite a few are still not sold on Ryan Tannehill. Ryan has been good not great, he has yet to crack the top 10 in QBR in his now 8 year NFL career.

I too sometimes waffle back and forth on whether the Dolphins should take a QB with the first pick in the draft. It is easy to look at the success of the recently drafted young QB’s like Carr, Goff, Mariota, Winston, Prescott, Wentz, Watson and say is one of the top rated QB’s in this years draft the next young stud?

But on the other hand what about some late bloomers who have been in the same boat as Tannehill throughout their careers like Matt Ryan, Alex smith, Sam Bradford, Joe Flacco, Kirk Cousins to name a few. Tannehill has the potential to achieve the success that the forenamed veteran QB’s have had recently and put their teams in position to make a run for a SB just like this year SB MVP Veteran backup QB Nick Foles.

My point is as frustrating it might be for some of you Tannehill detractors there is still to many greater needs the Dolphins SHOULD address in this years NFL draft. Miami still needs to address the aging defense and that can be only accomplished through the draft, Not free agency.

Miami needs to get another young pass rusher to work along with Charles Harris in developing the next generation of pass rushing legends  like our aging Cameron Wake and our HOF recently retired Jason Taylor. Miami also desperately needs to double up from last years 2nd round selection LB Raekwon McMillan 

In fact I would love for the Dolphins to take a LB in round 1 and a pass rushing DE in round 2 before addressing the QB and even take a TE before drafting a QB and maybe even another Guard  before drafting a QB if at all.

This team has too many needs that should be addressed during the draft than a QB so it would be a wasted pick to take one in the first 3 or 4 rounds.

Ryan Tannehill is good enough to lead Miami for at least the next 3-5 years but he will need the Dolphins to surround him with help on both sides of the ball to assure the success we all desire.

So as much as I would love to draft a QB (and I still think they should) it should not be before they address more important needs this team must address. A developmental QB is what we should be looking for somewhere after round 4.

Now is just not the time to waste a top pick on a position that we are not in desperate need of like the QB position.

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