Draft Winds: Breaking down Dolphins in rounds 5-7
Thanks again for reading last week and for your comments. This week we’re entering the final furlong as this is the penultimate Draft Winds of 2011 and it’s where we put any reputations we have on the table by trying to predict who we think Miami will pick and why in which rounds. Next week we’ll look at rounds 4 to 1 but this week it’s acorn hunting in rounds 5 through 7 where we actually have 5 picks:
• Round 5, pick 146
• Round 6, pick 179
• Round 7, pick 216
• Round 7, pick 217 (from Jacksonville for Justin Smiley)
• Round 7, pick 234 (compensatory pick)
We thought we’d each have a brief crack at outlining what we believe the Dolphins overall draft strategy might be before we get into the nuts and bolts of our round by round predictions. Last year we were pretty accurate; I nailed Nolan Carroll (a round later than he was actually taken), we all picked AJ Edds at one stage from Round 5 onwards and two of us got Austin Spitler right pick, right round.