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Jeff Ireland’s Day 3 Press Conference Quotables

A few hours after Mr. Irrelevent, the last pick in the NFL, was called Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland went to the podium to discuss some of the happenings of Day 3 of the 2010 NFL Draft. Here are some of the highlights of his press conference:

  • Edds “will play inside linebacker. vision for him is very good coverage LB”
  • At Iowa covered TE’s and WRs in slot … core special teamer … “great kid, top character, excellent worker, very fast”
  • Edds “you’ll see him on 3rd down almost immediately. nickel LB”
  • “He’s a very good cover linebacker,” Ireland said. “He played kind of a different position for Iowa. He was really out in the slot a lot of times, so you see him out in coverage quite a bit versus tight ends, versus receivers.
  • “He’s big, he’s very fast for the position.”
  • Carroll , Md CB: “sub 4.4 guy, very fast, great burst, quick, big, physical.”
  • “He’s physical, some would say raw, but he’s got a lot of talent,” Ireland said. “His physique and athletic ability is certainly enough taking the kid (at pick No. 145).”
  • “That was the knock on him: durability. When he is healthy, he’s an excellent player”
  • Reshad Jones: “2 year starter, big kid, good kid, brought him to davie, coaches worked him out privately at GA, ton of talent”
  • Jones: “not all these kids are perfect … slow time getting going … highly recruited … needs to be more consistent in some aspects”of his play … you never know why these kids drop”
  • “Would say he’s going to line up at FS first. … great ball skills … good speed for position … big upside”
  • On free safety: “You guys are more concerned about it than I am, to be honest. Good young players there … I feel great about position now”
  • on moving corner to FS: “I probably would not bet on that”
  • McCoy: “weakside OLB … light came on this year for this kid … tons of talent … sub 4.7 guy … very quick, powerful, explosiveness”
  • “Really the light came on this year for this kid,” Ireland said. “Tons of talent. He’s very quick, he’s very powerful. He has explosiveness, plays with a great motor, a high-effort guy.
  • Spitler: “Top notch kid, captain on Ohio State team, core special teamer, very tough, just like the kid a lot”
  • On LBs: “Feel great about it. Going to be competitive positions there. Great depth there:
  • On Reggie Torbor: “On our team, nothing’s changed with Reggie. Going to compete for a position”
  • On team captains: “It’s something I evaluate pretty heavy. I like having good guys on the teamm. Get more out of them. Develop faster”
  • “When a guy’s a team captain and people are leaning on them to make decisions for their football team, that’s big for me”
  • “Ricky and Ronnie kind of in their last year … we’re aware of that”
  • On undrafted signings: “Very significant. You rely on those guys to fill your practice squad, to be developmental players”
  • “Probably just coincidence but you do like guys that have a track record … Most of these guys I’ve seen one year but 2 years”
  • On offseason as a whole: “I feel pretty good about it. Can go play nd be competitive. Think we’re a lot better team today than 2 months ago
  • “We’re younger, faster. I feel real good about it”
  • Some possible return options: Ryan Grice-Mullen …”That’s a position going to have to work through in camp and find out who those guys are”
  • On Justin Smiley: “I don’t know when that’s going to resolve itself. We’re still trying to play that out, so stay tuned.
  • On selecting almost all defensive players: “It’s kind of the way it unfolded,” he said. “We felt like we needed some defensive players and some guys on that side. It’s just kind of the way it unfolded. “We stuck to our board and went that way.”
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