Peter Schrager: I’ve by no means gotten responses like I did from Dolphins followers

In case you’ve been wherever across the Twittersphere not too long ago, you’ve most likely seen the most recent mock draft from Good Morning Soccer host Peter Schrager, which Josh Houtz not too long ago mentioned right here.

Schrager’s mock draft begins off quarterback heavy, with the Jags-Jets-Niners going Trevor Lawrence-Zach Wilson-Mac Jones. He has the Patriots buying and selling up from 15 to 4 to nab their future QB in Justin Fields. Truthfully, that’s not insane. We’ve seen groups soar double digits spots to seize their QB of the longer term, and Atlanta is able to commerce down, compile picks, and trip Matt Ryan for just a few extra seasons.

Subsequent, he has Ja’Marr Chase going #5 to Cincinnati. A curious decide, because the Bengals have already got two excellent WRs in Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins, however an offensive line unhealthy sufficient to trigger Joe Burrow’s foot to be placed on backwards. So, the Dolphins sit at 6 with a world of fantastic choices obtainable, together with TE Kyle Pitts.

Schrager initiatives Miami to take OT Rashawn Slater. (Possibly he was infatuated with Slater’s 500-pound entrance squats that surfaced not too long ago on social media. Which is ridiculously robust, by the best way.)

Penei Sewell is taken into account by many to be the higher-end OT prospect, so the decide itself turns into questionable proper there. Slater remains to be a primary spherical participant, however at 6, that looks like a little bit of a stretch, particularly with a participant like Pitts falling into their laps.

A remark from Houtz summarized what many Dolphins followers, yours actually included, felt:

And that’s precisely the kind of backlash that Schrager obtained on social media from Miami followers. It appeared borderline insulting to many followers to see Miami make such a questionable transfer, and so they let Schrager have it on Twitter, as he defined right here:

Schrager’s important level was: how typically do tight ends go at #6 or increased? He notes the reply to that’s 5 occasions within the historical past of the NFL. Within the trendy period, solely Kellen Winslow, Jr. (sixth, 2004) and Vernon Davis (sixth, 2006) have gone that top. Earlier than that, it’s important to go all the best way again to 1973, when Charlie Younger was taken #6 general by the Eagles. Schrager additionally famous the historic pattern of offensive tackles getting picked earlier than tight ends.

I get what historical past says, however my important downside is two-fold. First, Kyle Pitts wasn’t enjoying soccer within the Seventies, or the 2000s, and so forth. He’s a particular expertise that’s going to be a serious downside for NFL defenses within the foreseeable future. He’s an X-factor that may take an offense excessive. Pair him with Mike Gesicki, and Miami abruptly has one of the best TE room within the league (together with New England after their fancy new contracts). Tua has a brand new stick-moving, purple zone goal, and an adept blocker within the operating recreation. That’s a heck of a approach to assist your quarterback.

The opposite situation is Miami isn’t as unhealthy at their deal with spots as a few of these nationwide pundits would possibly suppose. Take Sewell or Slater and shift Robert Hunt inside? Eh, maybe. Is {that a} glaringly-obvious transfer the Fins have to make to be aggressive? I don’t suppose so. Conversely, if I’m fallacious concerning the line and Chris Grier/Brian Flores actually wish to go deal with, there’s choices behind Sewell/Slater (howdy, Christian Darrisaw), and so they might even attempt to transfer up from 18 to land a sliding Sewell/Slater.

Backside line: Pitts is a generational kind of participant that’s a game-changer for an offense. Passing on that will be a serious mistake, current NFL draft historical past for TEs be damned.

And that’s what the highly effective Dolphins fanbase let Schrager know.

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