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A few years ago, a wide receiver from Florida International made waves by tearing through the Louisville Cardinals defense en route to a career season for the Panthers. He was overlooked until the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and Monday, a lot of personnel people look very dumb for passing him over.
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Much was made about the dramatic transformation the Miami Dolphins went through in the offseason. But another team is using the draft and free agency to load up on young talent to make a run through the AFC for the next few years, the Indianapolis Colts.
The Miami Dolphins finished off the Indianapolis Colts in a fitting fashion for a team built to rush the quarterback, by sacking Andrew Luck on fourth down.
The Miami Dolphins have plenty to play for when the team travels to Indianapolis to play the Colts. The Fins will be looking for revenge from last year’s loss, looking to get to 2-0 ahead of a very tough stretch of games, and to keep pace with the New England Patriots in the win-loss column.
When Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck looks across the line of scrimmage and sees Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan ready to come after him, he may get a feeling of déjà vu.
Last year, quarterbacks were the dominant theme heading into the NFL Draft with Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin, III leading the way. This year, it’s entirely possible a quarterback may not get drafted in the top 10 picks thanks to recent quarterback movements.
Last fall as the Miami Dolphins were stumbling to a winless start to the season, the popular cry was “Suck for (Andrew) Luck.” After two preseason games, Luck is showing why he was the number one pick, but the Dolphins’ pick is not far behind him.
The last time a number one overall draft pick quarterback was making his way around Miami, the local television stations went into full fledged Peyton Manning overload coverage.