Miami seems to be a team that largely hasn't reached its full potential. Kind of hard to do that with the amount of free agents they brought in, and allegations of offensive linemen abusing each other and such.
But it's a team that, right now, where the sum of its parts are greater than the sum of its whole.
In other words, they've got some choice candidates to magically transplant onto the Steelers' roster.
Ever since his outstanding performance against the Steelers last year, I've been a big Phillip Wheeler fan. It's not perhaps his best season ever, he's not far removed from a very strong season in 2012 while with the Raiders.
It appears BTSC draft favorite Dion Jordan is well on his way to the level of success we thought he'd have, when we mercilessly teased our audience that he may be available with the 17th pick. We were only 14 picks (and a trade up) off. Still, he has loads of potential, and is playing well in spot duty for Miami.
In fact, cut out all of the Dolphins' offensive line, except the Twin With The Healthy Knee, Mike Pouncey. The Steelers sure could use a center right about now.
Brent Grimes has to be a strong pick. After suffering back-to-back season-ending injuries (an ACL tear in 2011 and an Achilles rupture in 2012), he's playing at a high level for the Dolphins, who picked up the former Division II Shippensburg University standout this offseason.
One of the Out of Nowhere stories this season is the play of defensive end Olivier Vernon, who's applying a Worilds-esque tear through opposing right tackles. His partner in crime, Cameron Wake, is one of the best pass rushers over the last few seasons. Doesn't seem too hard to find either of thee guys a spot.
Lots of talented players on this team...which one are you putting on the Steelers?
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- Potential movement on Steelers' draft pick has to do with tie-breaking scenarios
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- The reaction to Bell's hit illustrates a new awareness regarding the seriousness of head trauma
- NFL risks its credibility by waiting on further punishment
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