Fins Have Plenty Of 2012 Draft Picks

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The annual NFL Draft is less than a month away and Tuesday, the league released the full draft order of the 253 picks.

Interestingly enough, the Indianapolis Colts pulled off quite a feat for the draft. The Colts hold the number one overall pick in the draft and the very last pick in the draft, also known as Mr. Irrelevant.

The Miami Dolphins will have several picks in the draft, but received no compensatory picks from the league due to losses in free agency. Here’s where the Dolphins will pick by round:

  • Round 1: Eighth Pick
  • Round 2: Tenth Pick (42nd overall)
  • Round 3: Ninth Pick (72nd overall) and Tenth Pick (73rd overall)
  • Round 4: Eighth Pick (103rd overall)
  • Round 5: Tenth Pick (145th overall)
  • Round 6: Twenty-Seventh Pick (196th overall)
  • Round 7: Eigth Pick (215th overall)

Which way the Dolphins are looking to go in the draft is still unknown and likely won’t be known until the team’s first pick is made.

The rumor-mill has been churning out names for the eighth overall pick including: Texas A&M Quarterback Ryan Tannehill; Iowa Offensive Tackle Riley Reiff; and North Carolina Defensive End Quinton Coples.

If the Dolphins spend another first-round pick on an offensive lineman, there could be a riot at Sun Life Stadium. Still, plugging the gaping hole on the right side of the line is something that is desperately needed.

Tannehill could be the choice because he has a history of working with offensive coordinator Mike Sherman. Previously, Tannehill played for Sherman while both were at Texas A&M University.

Coples would be a stretch at the eighth spot due to a questionable desire to excel and a questionable work ethic. If properly motivated, he could form a nice tandem of ends with Cameron Wake. But, when the Fins signed nose tackle Paul Soliai, it could be a sign they will stick with a 3-4 base defense.

The Fins could also take a look at some of the other impressive defensive end/outside linebacker prospects including Melvin Ingram of South Carolina or the impressive Courtney Upshaw out of Alabama.

The Fins will likely look towards the tight end and wide receiver position starting in round two or if they miss on Tannehill, could consider quarterback Brandon Weeden out of Oklahoma State. Weeden is much older than most prospects, but it’s tough to argue with is production as a Cowboy.

If somehow, Stanford tight end Coby Fleener slips to the Fins pick in the second round, the team will likely jump on him to give Matt Moore a quality pass catching tight-end. Past Fleener, the tight ends include: Orson Charles of Georgia, Dwayne Allen of Clemson, and Michael Egnew of Missouri.

  • wowphilm

    I know there has been a lot of talk about how the Phins have not made everyone happy in the off season with free agency. I was not happy about it at first but after some consideration I think it may be best. Matt Moore probably not my first choice for a QB, but with his finish at the end of the year, and we are not in the running for Luck I am happy with Moore.

    I am for one glad to see Brandon Marshall was traded way to many drops for a #1 receiver.

    As for the draft here is what I would like to see. I am not a big Ryan Tannehill fan, I think he a little over rated.

    Miami trades the 8th overall pick to Cincinnati for the 21, 53, and the 156th pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

    Here are the picks I would like to see. These are my picks so please be nice.

    First Round
    17 Mark Barron, S, Alabama
    Second Round
    42 Ronnell Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma,
    53 Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami
    Third Round
    72 Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State
    73 Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa
    Fourth Round
    103 Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayett
    Fifth Round
    145 Malik Jackson, DE, Tennessee
    156 Danny Coale, WR, Virginia Tech
    Sixth Round
    196 Blake Gideon, S, Texas
    Seventh Round
    215 Nelson Rosario, WR, UCLA

  • Tom

    It doesn’t matter how many draft picks the Dolphin’s have in the 2012 draft, Mr. Ireland couldn’t pick the best player out there if someone picked it for him. What happen last year Mr. Ireland, how could you let the Patriot’s get Ryan Mallet. It’s not like we had a good QB, I know you drafted Henne, and White with second round picks, but Mallet is like Brees and Rodgers, they were supposed to go high in the first round and didn’t. It’s going to be a long long year, and yes when the Dolphins front office calls you about season tickets, which I haven’t had for 12 years, you know no one wants to go, you can’t blame them.

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