It’s finally here, ladies and gentlemen. Draft week has finally arrived!
All of the speculation, all of the smokescreens, and all of the uncertainty surrounding each and every franchise will finally come to head this Thursday night as the 2013 NFL Draft commences at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Let’s kick draft week off in style by unveiling our pick for Miami in the Dolphins Gab Community Mock Draft. The people have spoken. The player that received the most votes, making him our pick for the Dolphins at 12th overall is….
Tyler Eifert, Tight End, Notre Dame
It looks like a good percentage of our readership here agrees with my selection of Eifert, as the Notre Dame product took home 33% of the votes. Tavon Austin finished second in our voting with 20% of the votes. Xavier Rhodes and Jonathan Cooper came in third with 13%.
But at the end of the day, Tyler Eifert stands alone as our pick. And boy would this be a great selection on Thursday night if Jeff Ireland agrees.
Tight end is a much bigger need than people realize. Dustin Keller was a nice addition but he’s only inked for one season. Behind Keller, Charles Clay has been widely inconsistent and Michael Egnew looked completely incapable as a rookie.
Giving Ryan Tannehill at 6-6, 250 pound target to throw to in the red zone isn’t a bad idea either. Needless to say, I think we made the right selection. But will Jeff Ireland? That remains to be seen.
I want to thank everyone who participated in the voting and the eleven writers/bloggers from all around the internet that picked for their respected teams. The 2013 Dolphins Gab Community Mock Draft was a success. Maybe a multiple round mock is order for 2014. In case you’ve missed it, here is our official mock:
#1 Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
#2 Jacksonville Jaguars: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
#3 Oakland Raiders: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
#4 Philadelphia Eagles: Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
#5 Detroit Lions: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
#6 Cleveland Browns: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
#7 Arizona Cardinals: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
#8 Buffalo Bills: E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
#9 New York Jets: Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU
#10 Tennessee Titans: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
#11 San Diego Chargers: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
#12 Miami Dolphins: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame