The Miami Dolphins are continuing their pre-draft work by gathering as much information as possible about all potential draft targets. On Monday, reports surfaced indicating that the Dolphins have visits scheduled with Michael Floyd and Brock Osweiler. Floyd, the Notre Dame wide receiver, is expected to meet with the Dolphins next week. Osweiler, the Arizona State quarterback, is already in Miami and will meet with the Dolphins today.
Floyd is 6’3″, 224 lbs and will likely be selected within the top 20 picks of the 2012 Draft. To get him, the Dolphins might have to use the #8 pick overall. Floyd is thought by some to be the best receiver in the draft, and that includes Justin Blackmon. Floyd could be a player the Dolphins are targeting to replace Brandon Marshall. There is a lot to like about Floyd. He has ‘excellent’ hands, great size for a receiver, runs good routes, and can beat press coverage.
Osweiler is 6’7″, 240 lbs. He is thought to be a 2nd or 3rd round pick in the upcoming draft. Frankly, his good games are very good, but his bad games are very bad. He scares the heck out of me because he needs a lot of work. However, a lot of experts believe he has a very big upside. Scouts Inc. has him ranked in their top 32 prospects in the 2012 draft. Osweiler stands tall in the pocket, has a very good arm, and is more athletic than you would think. But, he will probably need at least 2 years of NFL coaching before he’s ready to make an impact with the starting offense.
In other news, the Dolphins welcomed in linebackers Gary Guyton and Bryan Kehl for free agent visits on Monday. The Dolphins are looking to add depth to their linebacking corps and could be looking for a linebacker to compete with Koa Misi in camp. Both of these players fit that build. The Dolphins did not sign either player as of this writing, but it remains a possiblity. In other news, Yeramiah Bell’s agent said Monday that Bell will almost certainly not be back with the Dolphins. This makes sense after the Dolphins signed Richard Marshall and Tyrell Johnson to solidify the secondary.
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