Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Top draft picks

Okay, so Miami winds up with the 9th overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.  Jimmy Johnson once said it sucks to draft high in a mediocre draft class.  And never was that more apparent than in 2005, when Miami was faced with a bunch of mediocre talent with the #2 pick overall.  Sure, Ronnie Brown is servicable.  But, he's not an elite back.  Heck, Ronnie scored about 5 TDs this season.  Reggie Bush had 4 in a game this season.
And, oh yeah, Ronnie did get 1,000 yards this season.  But remember that it only takes averaging 68 yards a game to get to 1,000.  Players were hitting the mark in the 10th game.  Ronnie missed three, and he hit it in the 16th game.  There's no great accomplishment there...
Who will be coaching this team?  What are the needs?  I'm thinking QB is the glaring weakness.  A big time left tackle would help.  And we still need a receiver.  For fun, here is the scouts, inc top 32 players as of today -
1. Joe Thomas Sr. OT Wisconsin
2. Calvin Johnson Jr. WR Georgia Tech
3. Alan Branch Jr. DT Michigan
4. Brady Quinn Sr. QB Notre Dame
5. Gaines Adams Sr. DE Clemson
6. Adrian Peterson Jr. RB Oklahoma
7. JaMarcus Russell Jr. Rb Oklahoma
8. Glenn Dorsey Jr. DT LSU
9. Leon Hall Sr. CB Michigan
10. Marshawn Lynch Jr. RB Cal
11. LaRon Landry Jr. WR Ohio State
12. Amobi Okoye Sr. DT Louisville
13. Brian Brohm Jr. QB Louisville
14. Ted Ginn Jr. Jr. WR Ohio State
15. Adam Carriker Sr. DE Nebraska
16. DeMarcus Tyler Sr. DT N.C. State
17. Jeff Samardzija Sr. WR Notre Dame
18. Sidney Rice Jr. WR S. Carolina
19. Levi Brown Sr. OT Penn State
20. Eric Wright Jr. CB UNLV
21. Dwayne Jarrett Jr. WR USC
22. Darrelle Revis Jr. CB Pittsburgh
23. Tony Ugoh Sr. OT Arkansas
24. Tim Crowder Sr. DE Texas
25. LaMarr Woodley Sr. OLB Michigan
26. Marcus McCauley Sr. CB Fresno State
27. Quentin Moses Sr. DE Georgia
28. Troy Smith Sr. QB Ohio State
29. Daymeion Hughes Sr. CB Cal
30. Anthony Spencer Sr. DE Purdue
31. Kenny Irons Sr. RB Auburn
32. Dwayne Bowe Sr. WR LSU
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