Many so-called draft gurus project the Dolphins picking Arkansas offensive tackle Shawn Andrews with their first-round pick, the 20th selection overall.
Andrews is a plow horse in pads at 6-5 and 360 pounds. But that great size is also his undoing because he ballooned to nearly 400 pounds following the 2003 season. Some scouts question his work ethic as a result of that alarming weight gain and wonder whether he would be able to prosper in the South Florida heat.
Despite those questions and a sinus condition, Andrews is believed to be the second-best tackle available. Iowa's Robert Gallery is the best tackle prospect but he likely will be drafted in the top 10 selections of the first round.
And all this assumes the Dolphins stay in the first round.
If Andrews and the three other options Spielman will take with him into the first-round on draft day are off the board when the Dolphins pick, they likely will entertain offers to trade down, perhaps out of the first round altogether.
That would give the Dolphins a chance at having multiple picks in either the second or third rounds and likely set them on course to picking USC's Jacob Rogers or Georgia Tech tackle Nat Dorsey, whom former Dolphins assistant Chan Gailey has endorsed to Miami scouts.
The Dolphins still might want to add a safety to compete as a backup to Freeman, Sammy Knight or Edwards, who is expected to sign this week.
I really like this. I hope we can get Shawn Andrews then look to get a wr in the 3rd round such as Keary Colbert wr u.s.c., Devard Darling wr washington, P.K. Sam F.S.U., or Derrick Hamilton Clemson (we need 3rd wr so we can use some 3 wr sets.) Later on take lb to add depth such as Ron Davis southern miss or Maurice Jones south florida.