Miami Dolphins 2007 Draft Recap

The Miami Dolphins entered the NFL draft with uncertainty at QB, an aging defense, and a need for WR help.  With their first selection, they chose Ted Ginn Jr. who is a dangerous return man who will help at WR as well.  In the second round, they selected John Beck as a possible quarterback of the future. Draft Grade / C

1 (9) Ted Ginn Jr. WR Ohio State (5'11 ", 178, 4.35).  Ginn has world class speed and reminds us of Daunte Hall.  He is extremely explosive in the return game and should help the Dolphins with field position.  As a receiver, he is an average route runner.  At times, he can get pushed around at the line of scrimmage but is a home run threat everytime he touches the ball.  He will probably get some WR screens as a rookie and may challenge for the number two WR on the team behind Chris Chambers. 

2 (40) John Beck, QB BYU (6'2 ", 215, 4.76).  Beck has great accuracy, makes quick decisions, and has a quick release.  He has good pocket presence and is very competitive.  He has the ability to be a solid NFL QB but lacks size and is old for a rookie (he will be 26 when the season starts).  He fills a need with Culpepper’s health in question.

2 (60) Samson Satele, C Hawaii (6'2 ", 300, 5.24).  Satele showed great versatility and college playing all along the offensive line.  In the NFL, he projects as a center or guard.  He has a low center of gravity, is strong, and has a nasty streak in him.  He is an excellent pass blocker but will need to adjust to a more balanced offense in the NFL.

3 (71) Lorenzo Booker, RB Florida St. (5'10 ", 191, 4.46).  Booker should be a great third down back in the NFL.  He is fast and elusive, makes defenders miss in the open field, and has great hands.  He runs great routes and should make a good second back.  He is too small for every down work and goes down easily when defenders get their hands on him.

4 (108) Paul Soliai, DT Utah (6'4", 344, 5.1)

6 (181) Reagan Mauia, FB Hawaii 

6 (199) Drew Mormino, C Central Michigan (6'3 ", 299, 5.32)

7 (219) Kelvin Smith, ILB Syracuse (6'2", 240, 4.8) 

7 (225) Brandon Fields, Punter Michigan St.  

7 (238) Abraham Wright, DE Colorado (6'2 ", 242, 4.75)

By A. Goodin,
May 2, 2007