Restocking The Cupboard!

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Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the Cupboard,
To give the poor Dog a bone;
When she came there,
The Cupboard was bare,
And so the poor Dog had none

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard was not the only cupboard bare as GM Chris Grier cleaned house last season with some expected moves and some surprising moves that many at the time questioned and some will quickly bring up if they find that what GM Chris Grier is restocking the Dolphins cupboards with does not live up to expectations.

Expectations are “HIGH” because this rebuild is by far the most extreme decision ever made by the Miami Dolphins and failure is not an option. Millions of fans and the entire league will have their attention on Miami because they are hands down the talk of the 2020 off-season with more money to spend in free agency (projected over 100 million) and 14 draft picks, 6 picks in the top 70 as well and two first and second round picks in 2021.

There are no shortages of suggestions on what the Dolphins should do with all their resources. Should they trade up and pick a QB? Burrow or Tua? How about trading up and getting Chase Young? Should they stay at 5 and get the BPA? More than half the fans want the Dolphins to come away with what they perceive to be a franchise QB so anything less will be a huge let down as if it’s a given that any of these QB’s in 2020 will turn out to be a franchise QB.

The Miami Dolphin have many needs and plenty of money and room to fill those needs.

Let’s just for a moment take the QB out of the equation and focus on the rest of the roster. What are the Dolphins biggest needs?

Many of you will agree that both lines Offensive and Defensive need major upgrades and we all most likely want Miami to address both through free agency and the draft. I will list the top players in free agency and the Draft based off of Miami’s NEEDS.

Top 10 Free Agent OL Men

  • OG Joe Thuney, (27 years old)
  • OT Anthony Castonzo, ( 31 years old) Projected to stay in Indy/ beyond my age threshold
  • OG Brandon Scherff (28 years old) Has had injury issues over the years
  • OT Jack Conklin, (26 years old) Also had some injury issues but is expected to be fully healthy going into free agency
  • OT Bryan Bulaga played 16 games for the first time since 2016/ beyond my age threshold
  • OC Connor McGovern (26 years old) solid starter on the interior offensive line an excellent pass blocker
  • OT Jason Peters (38 years old) beyond my age threshold
  • OT Kelvin Beachum (30 years old) beyond my age threshold
  • OG/C Graham Glasgow (27 years old) excellent in pass protection
  • OT Matt Feiler (27 years old) RFA

Top 10 2020 College OL Prospects

  • OT Jedrick Wills Jr. Alabama 6-5, 320
  • OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia 6-5, 320
  • OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa 6-5, 322
  • OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville 6-7, 369
  • OT Josh Jones, Houston 6-7, 310
  • OT Isaiah Wilson, Georgia 6-7, 340
  • OT Austin Jackson, USC 6-6, 310
  • OC Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin 6-3, 321
  • OT Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn 6-7, 305
  • OC Lloyd Cushenberry IIIL, SU 6-4, 315

Top 10 Free Agent RB’s

  • Derrick Henry (26 years Old) The NFL’s leading rusher (1,503 yards) had 100-plus rushing yards in nine of his last 12 games. Titans would be crazy to let him hit the market! One can only dream!!!
  • Kenyan Drake (26 years Old) Still at a loss for words why it did not work in Miami?? He’s about to get paid!
  • Melvin Gordon (26 years Old) Another young RB who is about to get paid!
  • Austin Ekeler (RFA) (24 years Old) off the market just signed with the Chargers he took Melvin Gordon’s job
  • Kareem Hunt (24 years Old) Talented Knucklehead stay away!
  • Matt Breida (24 years Old) Fast RB with plenty of tread on his wheels
  • Jordan Howard (25 years Old) Pounder who gets in the end-zone
  • Carlos Hyde (29 years Old) beyond my age threshold for a RB
  • Lamar Miller (28 years Old) beyond my age threshold for a RB
  • LeSean McCoy (31 years Old) beyond my age threshold for a RB

Top 10 2020 College RB’s

  • RB D’Andre Swift, Georgia 5-9, 215
  • RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin 5-11, 219
  • RB J.K. Dobbins, Ohio St 5-10, 217
  • RB Zack Moss, Utah 5-10, 222
  • RB Cam Akers, Florida St 5-11, 212
  • RB Anthony McFarland, Maryland 5-9, 198
  • RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt 5-10, 218
  • RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU 5-8, 209
  • RB Eno Benjamin, Arizona St, 5-10, 210
  • RB Lamical Perine, Florida, 5-11, 218

Top 10 Free Agent DL Men

  • Chris Jones, DT (25 years Old) The Best not named Donald, The Chiefs plan to use the franchise tag on Jones
  • Jadeveon Clowney, DE (27 years old) Snubbed The Dolphins last year he is asking more than he’s worth!
  • Shaquil Barrett, DE (27 years old)  TB Plan To Use The Franchise Tag
  • D.J. Reader, DT/DE (25 years Old) He might be Available!
  • Yannick Ngakoue (24 years Old ) Franchised! But subject to a sign and trade Deal?
  • Dante Fowler (25 years Old) Rams are trying to keep him but, He might be Available!
  • Arik Armstead (26 years Old) {Potential Tag and Trade Deal?)
  • Javon Hargrave, DT (27 years old) Not big on 27 year old players they are at my threshold age! Not a year older!!!
  • Bud Dupree,  (27 years old) See Above!
  • Matt Judon (27 years old) See Above the Above!

Top 10 College DT’s

  • DT Derrick Brown, Auburn 6-5, 318
  • DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina 6-6, 310
  • DT Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma 6-2, 302
  • DT Ross Blacklock, TCU 6-4, 305
  • DT Jordan Elliott, Missouri 6-4, 315
  • DT Raekwon Davis, Alabama 6-7, 312
  • DT Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M 6-3, 304
  • DT Marlon Davidson, Auburn 6-3, 278
  • DT Davon Hamilton, Ohio St. 6-4, 310
  • DT Rashard Lawrence, LSU 6-2, 308

Top 10 College DE’s

  • DE Chase Young, Ohio St. 6-5, 265
  •  DE A.J. Epenesa, Iowa 6-6, 280
  •  DE K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU 6-4, 250
  •  DE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn St. 6-5, 264
  •  DE Terrell Lewis, Alabama 6-5, 252
  •  DE Curtis Weaver, Boise St. 6-3, 265
  •  DE Julian Okwara, Notre Dame 6-4, 248
  •  DE Josh Uche, Michigan 6-2, 250
  •  DE Jonathan Greenard, Florida 6-3, 263
  •  DE  Jabari Zuniga, Florida 6-4, 246

Top 10 College LB’s

  • LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson 6-4, 230
  • LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma 6-2, 234
  • LB Patrick Queen, LSU 6-1, 227
  • LB Zack Baun, Wisconsin 6-3, 235
  • LB Akeem Davis-Gaither, App. St. 6-2, 215
  • LB Troy Dye, Oregon 6-4, 226
  • LB Malik Harrison, Ohio St. 6-3, 240
  • LB Logan Wilson, Wyoming 6-2, 250
  • LB Joe Bachie, Michigan St. 6-2, 231
  • LB Cam Brown, Penn St. 6-5, 233

Any of these players will upgrade Miami’s roster, the younger the better for me!

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