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Free Agent Targets

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Destroyer, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Destroyer

    Destroyer There for every play.

    Oct 25, 2010
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  2. The Guy

    The Guy Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Oct 1, 2018
    Derrick Henry is the 28th-best free agent on that list? :huh:

    He would be first on my list.
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  3. Bumrush

    Bumrush Stable Genius Club Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Eric Ebron ahead of Henry is all you need to know about that list.

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  4. Destroyer

    Destroyer There for every play.

    Oct 25, 2010
    I don’t think the list is great but it’s just a point of reference for us.

    I’m not sure we could get the production out of Derrick Henry that the Titans did this year so I’d be skeptical of making him the highest paid RB. We could probably get Melvin Gordon for much cheaper.
  5. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Detroit Metro Area MI
    It's barely worth paying attention until the big names are resigned by their respective teams.

    That said, I would look hard at anyone coming from New England - most notably, Kyle Van Noy or Joe Thuney. Look for guys who are versatile, especially on defense.
  6. tirty8

    tirty8 Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2016
    I gotta wonder if the way the Titans ran him will wind up hurting him in the long run. I have not seen a team run a RB like they did Henry since Ricky Williams. I gotta believe that this postseason took a toll on him.
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  7. Destroyer

    Destroyer There for every play.

    Oct 25, 2010
    Joe Thuney is my number one. He strengthens us and weakens our rival. Plus he’s a great guard and he’s just coming off his rookie deal/still young.
  8. thetylernator

    thetylernator You're as cold as ice, Officer Friendly.

    Dec 31, 2014
    Been working on this list for awhile:

    Austin Ekeler, RB, LAC
    • He's a RFA, but easily my favorite free agent running back that won't break the bank... *cough*Henry*cough*
    • 40m/4yrs
    Derek Watt, FB, LAC
    • Unclear if Gailey will even entertain the idea of a FB, but Flores seems to want one. It just doesn't look like Cox is the guy.
    • 2m/2yrs
    Demarcus Robinson, WR, KC
    • Fantastic speed complement to the outside duo of Parker/Williams; affordable upgrade from Isaiah Ford as a WR3/reserve starter.
    • 12m/3yrs
    Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
    • Ideal candidate for a 'prove-it' contract. If it works out, you've got a dynamic one-two punch at TE.
    • 3m/1yr
    Anthony Castonzo, OT, IND
    • I'm not psyched about this one, but the free agent market for left tackles is a barren wasteland and I'm already projecting Wirfs to be the on the right side of the line. Castonzo could be serviceable for a couple of years.
    • 20m/2yrs
    Brandon Scherff, OG, WAS
    • This signing alone bumps the Miami o-line up a letter grade. Scherff is an absolute mauler and will pave the way for a solid ground game next season.
    • 60m/5yrs
    Chris Jones, DL, KC
    • This is a scary contract to swallow given Jones's recent injury history, but when he's healthy, he's the best 5-technique in football. He'll play the Trey Flowers role in Miami, but with the added ability to stunt inside as a 3 or 1-tech thanks to his size and strength. He can have the impact Ndamukong Suh was supposed to have. This is my No. 1 target.
    • 90m/5yrs
    Elandon Roberts, OLB, NE
    • Nothing much to say here, but I can almost guarantee this signing will happen. Roberts is Flores' guy. He'll only see a portion of defensive snaps, but he's cheap and versatile.
    • 4m/2yrs
    Trae Waynes, CB, MIN
    • Waynes is coming off an unusually poor season (graded a 65.1 per PFF, good for barely average). However, he's only 27, and the Minnesota secondary as a whole was poor this year. This is a good time to buy low with Waynes and bank on a rebound season playing across from X Island.
    • 15m/2yrs
    Justin Simmons, S, DEN
    • Absolute stud, do-it-all safety who will have Flores salivating as a perfect fit in this defense. Pair him with Isaiah Simmons and you've got the nastiest safety duo in the league; maybe even the start of the leagues next 'No Fly Zone' with Howard and Waynes on the boundary. Just sayin'.
    • 75m/5yrs

    The crazy part is, Miami could sign all of these guys to the contracts laid out above and still have 25 million in cap space to work with. I certainly agree with Grier's philosophy to spend smart, not recklessly, and this may be a hint on the reckless side, but if you find that franchise quarterback you will have a Super Bowl-caliber roster on your hands with these pickups.
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  9. ExplosionsInDaSky

    ExplosionsInDaSky Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2011
    Anthony Castonzo and Brandon Scherff are tops on my list. After that i'd love to see us sign Melvin Gordon.
  10. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Detroit Metro Area MI
    Castonzo has pretty much said it's either the Colts or retirement.

    I would only sign Gordon if it's a really reasonable deal. Much rather prefer to grab a guy in the draft than spend $$ on a RB.
  11. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    I would rather do both.

    It wouldn't surprise me if none of the running backs on the roster are on the roster next year.
  12. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Detroit Metro Area MI
    I'd rather a smaller contract player like Eckler vs. Gordon if we are adding vets. Perhaps guys like Matt Brieda or Gus Edwards.

    PHINANALYST Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    North Carolina
    On this list from Tyler .... would go for:


    which still leaves plenty of $$$ in reserve ....
  14. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    I would spend our money on Scherff, and Derek Watt.. i think that instantly improves our running lanes.

    i think Costanzo would command more money than he is worth.

    i would also target Bud Dupree. And hopefully we draft someone like Aj Epenesa to play on the other end. I think Aj can be every bit as good as TJ Watt. With Aj, Bud and Wilkins, we got ourselves a nice young d line.

    Those are my realistic targets as i dont think Amari Cooper nor Derrick Henry will reach free agency without a franchise tag or long term deal.
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  15. Fishhead

    Fishhead Active Member

    Sep 29, 2016
    Miami can snag a running back in the draft, either at 26 or in the second, depending on when/if the positional run starts. I would spend on the OL first and foremost.
  16. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    These are players I wanted us to draft and now have proven they are very good at this level..

    Justin Simmons..a great free safety, Flores has roots going back to Boston college ties.

    Joe Schobert..keep taking from the badger pool, and get it right this time with the best one.

    Graham Glasgow..we need an upgrade at center or Guard..he’s it.

    Sure go for Sherref or Conklin, or Thuney...get one of them.

    Like to sign Austin Eckler to a decent contract, dual threat back with toughness and heart..pair him up with one of the nice backs in the draft..whole unit needs rebuilding.

    Sleeper on the dine with Dewaune Smoot from the Jage, player coming into his own.
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  17. Disgustipate

    Disgustipate Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Arik Armstead is a name that should certainly be brought up. He's essentially already playing the Dolphins DE position with how SF uses him, he's played well, and they've seemingly shown they've given some consideration towards spending at DE(taking shots at Flowers and Clowney). He also might be worth a bit to them given he might have a bit of the flexibility to be a true 3-4 DE as well.
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  18. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

    Nov 28, 2007
    New York
    Armstead at 5/75/45gtd
    Scherff at 6/78/45 gtd
    Schobert at 4/20/10gtd
    Logan Ryan at 3/21/10gtd
    Glasgow at 4/32/14gtd
    Van Noy at 3/27/18gtd
    that spends 62m if available cap space.

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