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The time for trying to find late-round steals and trading for players from other NFL teams is over. The Miami Dolphins NEED to draft a quarterback in the first round of this year's draft.
Stephen Ross seems to be pretty concerned about making more fans come to South Florida and watch the Dolphins play at home, but bringing in celebrities isn't going to make people want to come watch bad football, and neither is hiring an offensive coordinator that many people consider to be a downgrade. I would not be surprised at all if we see season ticket sales drop to the same levels that they were at after the 1-15 season a few years ago.
Most of you guys probably know how much I like Ryan Mallett. I think he has the potential and arm to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, and I want the Miami Dolphins to draft him more than anyone else in the draft, but, I also would like it if the Dolphins took a chance on Jake Locker. Both Locker and Marino had a great junior year in college, and they both stayed for their senior year of college and ended up playing very badly.
I am not saying that Locker is the second-coming of Dan Marino, but if it worked for the Miami Dolphins to go after a player who had a poor senior year the last time they picked a QB in the first round, why not try it again and hope for similar luck?
I know that some of you may not think too highly of this year's quarterback prospects, but I actually think that both Locker and Mallett could turn into top 5 quarterbacks in the NFL. Ryan Mallett has the drive and the arm to be among the best, and Jake Locker has an amazing skill set that he could develop into something really special.
I know that there are some later-round quarterbacks prospects that could do well, but I am done waiting on some "diamond in the rough" quarterback prospect for our average front office to find. They couldn't find Chad Henne in the third round, so why must we still rely on them to look into the later rounds for their franchise QB. I want them to go after a quarterback that has already proven that they can have some form of success after a good college career.
It is time to stop sitting around and take action. Mediocrity gets boring and annoying, and Stephen Ross better do something quickly if he wants to sell tickets.
Thanks for reading, and let me hear what you think about what the Miami Dolphins should do.
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