- DE, South Carolina
Pick made by fpacheco:
The Dolphins have obvious needs at QB and RT. With the top 2 first-round-worthy QBs taken (as expected), and standouts Matt Kalil and Jonathon Martin gone too, the Fins go for a pass rusher here. As you may know, pass rushers are very, very important in this passing league. Having great pass rushers has helped the Giants win two Super Bowls recently. Jason Taylor is gone for good now, and the Dolphins need somebody opposite to Cameron Wake to disrupt opposing QBs. Ingram may be a little short at 6'2, but he's a proven All-American that would've been selected high had he gone pro last year. He was a crucial part of a defense ranked fourth nationally (playing in the SEC). I can also see the Dolphins trading down, accumulating picks and then taking QB Ryan Tannehill. Remember they also have a pretty good chance to get Matt Flynn.
Impact for 2012: The Dolphins are switching to a 4-3, so that means Cameron Wake will switch back to DE. Melvin has experience at both LB and DE, and he could be used as a Von Miller. Still, I'd expect him to start his career play passing downs at DE, as the team will have enough former 3-4 DEs to help them on running downs. Ingram even played inside pass rusher in college! Maybe he won't get 12 sacks as a rookie, but I'd surely expect a couple of big, game-changing plays from him. Just watch this play (http://www.youtube.com/watch?
The Panthers, and cwhite916, are on the clock.
|2||St. Louis||Justin Blackmon||WR||Oklahoma St.||BigBaldRuss|
|3||Minnesota||Matt Kalil||OT||Southern Cal||TheSpear|
|4||Cleveland||Robert Griffin III||QB||Baylor||palco|
|7||Jacksonville||Jonathan Martin||OT||Stanford||Peter Storgaard|
|8||Miami||Melvin Ingram||DE||South Carolina||fpacheco|
|20||Tennessee||Addai Another Day|
|26||Houston||melvin shot out of a gun bullit|
|27||New England||Jesse Schindler|
|31||New England||Jesse Schindler|