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After First 3 Rounds Dolphins Good, Not Great

The first two days of the 2010 NFL Draft is now complete, and the Dolphins picks are all in.

So far the Dolphins have added defensive lineman Jared Odrick, outside linebacker Koa Misi, and guard John Jerry.

If there is one common bond between all three of the Dolphins selections this year, it is that they are not the explosive, freaks of nature picks that will be perennial Pro-Bowlers from the start of their career.

But the fact of the matter is, the Dolphins do not need that right now.

Sure, the first few rounds are for teams to address their most gaping holes on their roster, and fill those holes with players that should be solid throughout their career, and even Pro-Bowlers possibly.

The jury is still out on whether the Dolphins picks will be better than just good in the NFL or not, but one thing that you can take to the bank is that these players will come in and contribute right away, and these players will play at multiple positions from Day1 as well.

The Dolphins added their playmakers in Brandon Marshall, and Karlos Dansby this off-season. Now they are building the team around them with smart, hard-working players that simply get the job done.

Many fans have become impatient with the Dolphins draft so far, saying that it may be a bust, and that it is disappointing.

Well they need to take into consideration that the Dolphins do not necessarily take a gamble on only a few players in the draft, and then draft the best player available at the time they go on the clock.

The Dolphins want to address as many holes as possible on draft day, by picking as many players as possible to fill those holes. The Dolphins did this in the 1st round by trading down from #12, to #28. By doing this, they acquired a 2nd round pick, something that they did not have at the start of the draft.

This allowed the Dolphins to fill one more hole, with a player that has better potential than 70% of the rest of the players in the draft. 2nd round picks are expected to become solid starters, 1st rounders are expected to become stars. The Dolphins followed those requirements so far in the draft.

The Dolphins simply do not want a bunch of stars on their team that do not all fit their system. No, they want just the right player that fits their requirements, and they make sure they go out and get them. The Dolphins draft character guys, as well as versatile players as well.

This is what they did in the first two days of the draft. They drafted their guys that fit their system, along with hard workers and character guys. The Dolphins did not go outside of what they like to do, or did not abandon what they have been doing for the past two years.

The only time they have tried to grab a potential superstar that did not fit into their system perfectly was Pat White last year. Now that the coaching staff has a pretty good idea on how that pick will turn out, it is safe to say that the Dolphins will go back to their old ways of drafting solid players, as the safe picks in the draft.

Unless the Fins have a pick where they are in a position to take the best player available, such as a top ten pick, then they will not simply take the athletic workout warrior. They want the guy that fits best for them, and they do not care what anybody else thinks.

This is why they drafted Jared Odrick opposed to staying at #12, and picking perhaps Derrick Morgan. This is why the Fins pick Koa Misi over Ricky Sapp or Sergio Kindle.

At this point in the draft process, the front office and scouting department know 10 times as much about most if not all of the prospects in the draft, than 99% of the fanbase know about Odrick.

So calm down Dol-Fan Nation, trust in the Trifecta, have they ever led us astray on a regular basis? Everybody misses on a player now and then, but take notice that the Trifecta has more of a success rate, than a fail rate when it comes to the draft.

In Trifecta we trust…..now say it with me!


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