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(MERGED)Reshad Jones: Welcome to Miami (S, UGA)

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  1. Vinny Fins

    Vinny Fins Token Gay Dolfan

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    We have a safety. Working on trade details.
     
  2. Caps

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    Welcome to Miami Reshad Jones, S

    I like the pick a lot, I think he's a SS but he's a solid player to have in case Bell goes down.
     
  3. Jackson

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    Finally! real good pick
     
  4. princekong2

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    More of a Strong Safety than Free but aye Beggars cant be Choosers
     
  5. Onehondo

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    I like this pick, should have went earlier than 5th round.
     
  6. CANEPHINS

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    Reshad Jones, welcome to Miami Dawg

    Lets hope you figure out how to tackle and not just hit.
     
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  7. #1dolphinsfan

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    My favorite pick of our draft
     
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  8. Sethdaddy8

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    solid value here
     
  9. Wildcat23

    Wildcat23 Here kitty kitty

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    Reshad Jones

    :up: Was hoping for this pick for weeks
     
  10. Vinny Fins

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    Per Jeff Darlington:

    The Dolphins gave up picks No. 174 (a sixth) and No. 219 (the pick from the Redskins in JT trade) for No. 163.
     
  11. princekong2

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    We Gave Up Our 6th and one of our 7ths to get him
     
  12. Den54

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    When is our next pick?
     
  13. miamifins2381

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    i like it but some of the knocks on him were that he droppes balls that he should catch and that he can sometimes over pursue coverage
     
  14. Onehondo

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    5th pick in the 7th I think.
     
  15. CANEPHINS

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    I have had the pleasure of watching him very closely for his time at UGA. Sometimes I could say displeasure. Trust me...he has all the raw talent and ability. The drawback...he plays very lazy at times and is not sound when it comes to fundamentals. He loves to go for the hit instead of the tackle.

    Case in point...watch him whiff as Dwyer turns the corner.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuLwz-I2QOE"]YouTube- Jon Dwyer - 60 yd TD - 2 Pt[/ame]

    But the counter point is you do get this...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uppzu_pGDc"]YouTube- Reshad Jones Lays the Lumber[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuLwz-I2QOE"]YouTube- Jon Dwyer - 60 yd TD - 2 Pt[/ame]
     
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  16. princekong2

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    Is Justin Smiley Worth a 6th Round Pick? lol
     
  17. CrunchTime

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    Scouting report

    Reshad Jones SS, Georgia


    Scouting Report:
    Reshad Jones: Georgia, No. 9, SS, 6-2, 212

    Jones is a tall, good-looking strong safety who displays a sudden first step out of his stance when asked to attack downhill and generates good power on contact as a tackler. He's a physical hitter with a strong upper body. He will go for the knockout punch too often instead of wrapping up but overall is a sound tackler when asked to close in pursuit. He's also a good last-line defender who breaks down well and can wrap up in space. Jones is an above-average straight-line athlete for his size who gets up to full speed quickly and does a good job taking proper angles toward the ball. But he's still a bit slow when asked to diagnose plays and lacks the second gear to make up for a false step. He showcases a natural initial bend in his stance but allows his pad level to get too high when asked to turn and run.

    Jones plays too leggy when trying to get back out of his breaks and struggles to stay compact with his footwork and generate a burst when trying to quickly change directions. He possesses good ball skills downfield, and once he sees the play he does a nice job tackling the ball, high-pointing the throw and coming down with the play. But too often he loses sight of the ball when trying to transition out of his breaks and lacks ideal overall ball awareness when trying to get his head around. Jones possesses an intriguing frame and above-average straight-line speed once he gets going but isn't instinctive and fails to quickly redirect and change directions because of his elongated footwork.
     
  18. R&R_Express

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    maybe player trade or pick next season i'd presume IF we traded him
     
  19. MedicCaneGolfer

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    Reminds me of Kenny Phillips....
     
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  20. CANEPHINS

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    LIke I said...

    "He will go for the knockout punch too often instead of wrapping up but overall is a sound tackler when asked to close in pursuit."

    These plays by him were game changing plays that resulted in an L instead of a W. Can't have that on this level.
     
  21. miamiron

    miamiron There's always next year

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    Not when you can get Alan Faneca for free...Monday
     
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  23. CANEPHINS

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    He fell because of his big hitter first mentality. That is the main reason. He has all the tools...and that is why most Dawg fans are sour on him. We all expected huge things from him and he broke our hearts more often than capturing them.

    But when he is on...it is a thing of beauty.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZOYy4a40JI"]YouTube- Reshad Jones One-Handed INT vs. Georgia Tech (2009)[/ame]
     
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  24. CANEPHINS

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    btw...yes, that was the same Thomas at WR that Denver drafted in the first round. Denver is going to hate that guy. He is nothing more than another Ted Ginn. All speed...can't run a route to save his life.
     
  25. MedicCaneGolfer

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    And he's truly not that fast!!!
     
  26. Daytona Fin

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    some of his downfalls you guys are mentioning sound like they could be a result of poor coaching. easily corrected with nfl teaching.
     
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  27. hazed819

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    Lets hope we can tame and hone his skills.
     
  28. CANEPHINS

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    YES...a huge part of it was coaching. Willie Martinez was his DB coach and was his DC. Willie was horrible. He didn't teach fundamentals and he didn't know X's and O's. We wanted Willie fired for the last 4 years. It finally happened after last season.
     
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  29. Fin

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    I don't know about you guys but this guy gets me excited. Love this pick!

    Youtube Highlights, quality is terrible though.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kP5nmyNSgk"]YouTube- Reshad Jones Highlights[/ame]
     
  30. Steve-Mo

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    Your video mentioned something about redemption. Anything you can add to this? Perhaps he gave up a gamer winner the last time they face each other?
     
  31. DHPVW

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    Yessss! Finally we grabbed one of my picks!! I think this kid has a lot of positive attributes. We will just have to see how how plays out. I like the pick though, especially at 5th rd pick#163
     
  32. eric

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    some of the comments in here make this guy sound like a gibril wilson.

    goes for the big hit and misses the tackle
    trouble catching
     
  33. CANEPHINS

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    This was just one of many bad plays in this game....he whiffs when the Dwyer hits the corner.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuLwz-I2QOE"]YouTube- Jon Dwyer - 60 yd TD - 2 Pt[/ame]

    Here is another great play...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1su79vloRNg"]YouTube- Reshad Jones, Great Tackle (HQ)[/ame]
     
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  34. Fin

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    Well, it looks like his teammate blocks him from getting a better angle, while he did force Dwyer back to the inside where he should've been tackled, but the linebacker bounced off him.
     
  35. CANEPHINS

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    There were other plays in that game where he also went for the hit, didn't wrap up, and the TD was scored. Can't find the video on that play or the other missed tackles. That game was the showcase for all that was wrong.
     
  36. High Definition

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    Nailed it.

    This will be a steal.
     
  37. mbmonk

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    Found this analysis

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1114935
     
  38. Boone

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    FINALLY! After passing over Thomas,Mays, & Wright....I thought we wouldn't get a good safety.....Good Luck Mr. Jones!
     
  39. Makados10

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    If anything, Dolphins will have a very physical secondary with Vontae, Bell and Jones.
     
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