Friday, January 22, 2010

2010 Draft – Tinshaker’s Top 10 by Position Projections - OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

It wouldn't surprise me if the Dolphins did not make an attempt at picking up a big name OLB this offseason.  They got another camp body in Brian Johnston, and they have a stable of young players in Wake, Walden, Moses, and Anderson.  They may choose to keep both Porter and Taylor as well.  Another camp body or two and we'd have a full menu.  But it all depends on what Coach Sparano and Mike Nolan come up with as their initial proposal to a defensive scheme.  This would give Jeff Ireland a sense of direction in which players to keep and/or pursue.

In any event, the Coaches are likely to be tempted by what they see at the Senior Bowl next week as well.  I also feel that the addition of a dynamic inside linebacker and a few tweaks to blitz schemes would greatly decrease the need to get another top-price pass-rusher this year.

While I welcome the addition of any of the players on the list below, I really do feel that we already have a future Pro-Bowl talent at pass rusher in Cameron Wake.  In a way I suppose I'm saying I'd rather draft a run-stopper than a pass-rusher in this category, though it would be nice to have someone who can do both.


  1. The Knight who says Ni!January 22, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Kindle could go in the teens or 20s with good workouts. Being that Texas had him playing LB some of the time this year rather than DE, he got some experience dropping into coverage and blitzing from different LB positions. He had 18 QB pressures even though his sack numbers were down. Along with great athletic ability and the frame to get bigger and stronger, I don't see him falling to the 2nd round.

  2. Yeah I agree with you Knight, I think Kindle is a first round prospect. I would like Selvie in the third. That would be a steal.

  3. The Knight who says Ni!January 22, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    I think there should be a rule that Tin can't post a blog unless he participates in it. I was all alone in this blog and it was scary. Weird sounds, clinks and clacks. I thought I heard a goat. Thank god FinFan13 showed up.  :)

  4. Ahh...the goat was me...sorry..