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Q&A With DraftBreakdown’s Will Spencer

With the draft ever nearing, and the Dolphins starting to workout and interview more and more players, we here at Playoff Bound Sports took to interviewing DraftBreakdown’s Will Spencer, to get a better idea on who the best fit would be for the Dolphins in the draft at certain positions.

Playoff Bound Sports: If you were forced to choose between DeMaryius Thomas, from Georgia Tech, or Mike Williams from Syracuse, which receiver would you choose, and why?

Will Spencer: Hands down, Demaryius Thomas. Mike Williams is a very talented player, but there are some serious off-field concerns with him and that knocks him down several rounds. Thomas may end up being a first round pick when all is said and done and has top tier talent. If he would have been on a USC team, or any other traditional offense, he could have put up gawdy numbers.

PBS: Which round do you think each of those players will be taken off the board?
WS: I think Thomas has a chance to be a first round pick, but we graded him out to be a 2nd rounder. Williams probably won’t go until at least the 4th round, or as a reach in the 3rd.

PBS: Has Jerry Hughes’ draft stock risen or fallen in the past couple of weeks? Do you think there is a chance of the Fins picking him up with their 2nd round pick?

WS: Hughes has fallen under the radar a bit but if you put on the TCU tape, the guy is a monster. I don’t think he’ll be around at the Dolphins 2nd round selection. I think he’ll go somewhere in that 25-40 range.

PBS: The Dolphins secondary is in a little bit of a flux right now with no free safety. Would you consider moving Sean Smith over to free safety, based on your scouting of him last year? Or is there better prospects in the draft this year that the Dolphins could scoop up?

WS: I think this draft is very deep at safety, so I wouldn’t move Sean anywhere. A very solid 2nd round pick for the Dolphins would be Nate Allen, the safety out of South Florida. Very underrated. I think the guy has the talent to go in the bottom of round 1, but probably will end up being a high 2nd.

PBS: Can you tell us a little bit of what your impression is of Brian Price from UCLA? Would he be a mid round pick for a team looking to add a nose tackle like him?

WS: I don’t really know if Price can play the nose tackle spot. I think he’s more of a 1-gap penetrator type that will excel in a 4-3 scheme. I think his best value is in the 25-35 range.

PBS: Who would your choice be, Terrence Cody, or Brian Price, and why?

WS: Depends on the scheme. For the Dolphins, I’m going with Cody. I don’t see Price playing the 5 technique in the 3-4 and I don’t see him playing the nose tackle spot. Cody could be an immediate starter at the nose and while he’ll need to be rotated in and out, on rushing downs, he’ll tie up 2 blockers and anchor the middle of the line. Personally, I think the Dolphins would do better with Dan Williams of Tennessee. I think he’d be able to rush the passer better than Cody. I would not be surprised at all if the Dolphins go with Williams as their first round pick.

In DraftBreakdown’s latest mock draft, they have the Dolphins taking nose tackle Dan Williams in the first round, and outside linebacker Jerry Hughes in the 2nd.


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