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Miami Dolphins 1st Round Options: 2013 NFL Draft

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Sept 3, 2011, Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies cornerback Desmond Trufant (6) intercepts a pass intended for Eastern Washington Eagles wide receiver Brandon Kaufman (1) during the fourth quarter at Husky Stadium. Washington defeated Eastern, 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Desmond Trufant – Trufant is a CB that has flown up draft boards since the combine. People were worried about his speed, but after he ran a 4.38 second 40, those fears were eased. Trufant plays extremely well in space and doesn’t bite on many play actions or double moves. Mirrors WRs very well. He is versatile enough to play on the outside or in the slot when there are 3 WRs. Though he isn’t very strong and does miss some tackles, he is a physical CB when playing the ball. Depending on what type of CB the Dolphins are looking for they could take either Rhodes or Trufant.

November 10, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers defensive end Barkevious Mingo (49) lines up prior to the snap during the first half at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Mississippi State 37-17. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Barkevious Mingo – The Dolphins have a very solid defensive line. Cameron Wake is a monster off of the edge, but the only place they are lacking is at their other DE spot. Mingo can come in from day 1 and get after the QB. He has an extremely quick jump off the snap and knows how to get around OTs. He is flexible enough to get under their arms and then quick enough to beat them off of the edge. He needs to put on some muscle so can play in the run game and not have to come off of the field. As a rookie I see him being used very much like Bruce Irvin was last year in Seattle.

Sept 22, 2012; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end Bjoern Werner (95) tackles Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) during the second half of the game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Bjoern Werner – Werner gets mixed review based on who you talk to. Some people think he is a top 5 pick, some see him as more of a 10-20 guy. I don’t think he is top 5, but I can’t see him falling past 15 either. Werner has a great blend of quckness and strength that not many players share. He also had a non stop motor that helps him get the the QB. He is still relatively raw and developing as a player. Werner shows great upside which makes him more attractive. He doesn’t have elite length, but makes up for it with his motor. Plays against the run better than Mingo, but doesn’t have Mingos elite athleticism.



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  • Matthew Bailey

    I would prefer we sign Winston for T and Grimes for CB…and draft Ansah (or Werner). In today’s NFL you win by passing the ball…or getting to the passer. We have a QB, and now some weapons. Let’s get our pass rush on the elite level. Ansah opposite Wake would be a nightmare for offenses.

  • seattlenme

    I would prefer Tavon Austin he is a can’t a miss player and he would make more of an impact than any of those picks above and we still have 11 picks.