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TANKING GONE BAD

By Marc Lawrence — It’s time to hop over the AFC as we continue to outline each team’s needs in the 2020 NFL Draft, courtesy of The Athletic. It’s on to the AFC East where Tom Brady has left the building and the Miami Dolphins own more picks in this year’s draft than any team, including three in the first-round. Safe to say, Miami’s tanking didn’t go as planned last season despite its biggest need being a quarterback. As much as they believed in Fitzmagic they knew it won’t last forever. Amazingly, when they took Dan Marino is the first round of the 1983 draft they have selected only one other quarterback in the first round since, Ryan Tannehill. That number improves to two with Tua Tagovailoa the likely choice with the fifth-pick this year. The Dolphins will also look to pluck an offensive tackle and a running back. It’s our feeling that Georgia RB D’Andre Swift would look good in a Miami uniform. For a rundown of each AFC East team’s needs in this year’s draft click here.
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Going from right to left tackle just feels like wiping your butt with your other hand,” said Tristan Wirfs, Iowa offensive tackle and possible Browns selection in this year’s NFL draft in a radio interview with 850 ESPN Cleveland. “It’s kind of awkward at first.”
Grinding Out The Profits
From the 2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine: When Kevin Sumlin took over the Arizona football program in 2018 he inherited a squad that scored 41 points and gained 489 yards per contest. Two years later those numbers have shrunk by 14 points and 44 yards per game. Making matters worse, after opening the campaign at 4-1, the Wildcats finished the season on a 7-game losing skid. Rest assured this will surely be a do-or-die season for Sumlin.
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