We are now inside of a week for the upcoming NFL Draft. And, the misinformation, disagreement on players draft position combined with anxious waiting for next Thursday is all in full swing.
And, for the Dolphins, if they are in fact looking for a quarterback early in this draft, one of the guys they are clearly interested in maybe sitting right there for them at the 13th pick.
We have written extensively about Missouri “prototype pocket passer” Drew Lock and the Dolphins interest in him that dates back to the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine. Clearly, Lock has talent and also holds the SEC single-season touchdown passing record. The question now is: what is his true value in this upcoming draft process? And, is someone in front of the Dolphins really ready to take him first?
Or, can Miami just sit tight, and watch him drop right in front of them?
That is, if they actually want to take him themselves?
Got all that?
Here was something interesting Thursday night from the NFL Network’s Charley Casserly. Casserly, a former GM with the Redskins and the Houston Texans, had done his own informal polling of what he says was 20 of the 32 NFL teams about the top quarterbacks in this draft:
The results 👇
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— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) April 19, 2019
It’s interesting that Lock was down at the bottom of his “poll.” However, it may be that there were numerous teams (Dolphins?) talking to Casserly that actually value Lock and were not “shooting straight” with him. That, in hopes that he would publicize that Locks “stock is dropping,” and Lock might be available for them? Don’t rule it out.
We have no way of knowing if the Dolphins were actually one of those teams, but they obviously would benefit from that scenario above.
A further opinion is from Daniel Jeremiah, a former NFL scout and now, NFL Network analyst. His final draft board currently has Lock being picked at the bottom by an interesting team, the Green Bay Packers.
It should be pointed out that Jeremiah is not writing about what he hears from teams, but rather his opinion on what the best player/fit is, according to the team’s need.
So, while it’s likely that Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray may be the first overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals and then another quarterback like Buckeyes QB Dwayne Haskins may be taken in the top 10 before Lock, no one knows for sure?
Factor next, that the Dolphins sat a year ago and watched all of the top QBs get selected in front of them.
This is a new year in 2019, and the Missouri QB may very well be right there for Miami and give them another chance to grab their possible “QB of the future.”
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