BBV Community Mock Draft 2011: With The 15th Pick, Miami Selects ...

Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama.

Playing the role of Miami Dolphins general manager is 'HenneGivenSunday,' who actually is a Dolphins fan. Here is his rationale for the selection of Ingram:

The Dolphins need a lot of help here and would prefer to trade down, but if that is not possible then the Dolphins would take the best player that fills some need (QB, RB, FS, Speed WR, Interior OL). Interior offensive line is a big need for the Dolphins' as well, but Mike Pouncey is no guarantee to be as good as his brother and a guard at pick No. 15 seems like a stretch. So the Dolphins will go with Ingram because he provides the most value at this place in the draft. Ricky Williams is almost certainly not returning to Miami and Ronnie Brown is an UFA (Although he has said he would like to return to Miami).

If Mark Ingram turns out to be the Emmitt Smith type that some analysts are claiming then the Dolphins could get a great running back for years to come. The worst case scenario is that the Dolphins get a solid starter and future replacement for the often injured Ronnie Brown. Two more things: 1) Don't be surprised is the Dolphins reach for a quarterback, Tony Sparano and Jeff Ireland's jobs could be on the line this year if the Dolphins turn in another mediocre season. Drafting another quarterback could buy them some more time. 2) GM Jeff Ireland is not afraid to go with the unpopular pick and doing what he thinks is best for the team, regardless of what the "experts" think. If the coaching staff loves Pouncey, then they will take Pouncey and face the criticism of passing on a former Heisman winner in Ingram.

My take: To be honest, I'm thrilled to see 'Henne' take Ingram for the Dolphins here. It is a solid pick at a need position for Miami, and it is also good for my options a few picks from now when the New York Giants will be on the clock.

Unless it is an absolute dire necessity like, oh, say Madison Hedgecock is the only running back on your entire team, I am not a fan of taking running backs in the first round. You make exceptions when you find extraordinary talent, of course, but in general you can find running backs later, especially today when everything is running back by committee and teams pass so much anyway.

Ingram off the board here doesn't bother me as Giants general manager. When my turn comes I will happily go elsewhere and grab a running back later on.

-- 'ct17' is now on the clock for Jacksonville.

Round 1

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Cam Newton
QB
Auburn
Tito
2 Denver Nick Fairley
DT
Auburn
Mike Fiammetta
3 Buffalo Patrick Peterson
CB
LSU
Bigbluethruandthru
4 Cincinnati Blaine Gabbert
QB
Missouri
BitterEli
5 Arizona Von Miller
OLB
Texas A&M
gmen2thebowl
6 Cleveland Marcell Dareus
DL
Alabama
Bobely
7 San Francisco
A.J. Green
WR
Georgia
Pat19
8 Tennessee Da'Quan Bowers DE
Clemson
RealLT
9 Dallas
Prince Amukamara
CB
Nebraska
Simms-McConkey
10 Washington Julio Jones
WR
Alabama
jcalafiore
11 Houston
Robert Quinn
DE/OLB
North Carolina
daddyzander
12 Minnesota Tyron Smith
OT
USC
RolloT
13 Detroit Anthony Castonzo
OT
Boston College
Ed Valentine
14 St. Louis
Aldon Smith
DE
Missouri
GiantNomad
15 Miami
Mark Ingram
RB
Alabama
HenneGivenSunday
16 Jacksonville


ct17
17 New England



Ryan Valentine
18 San Diego



Anthony P
19 N.Y. Giants


Ed Valentine
20 Tampa Bay



willgfass
21 Kansas City



The Blood Of Eli
22 Indianapolis


dannymac56
23 Philadelphia


JimmyK
24 New Orleans



Charles L.
25 Seattle


Ejaay
26 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
27 Atlanta


pataroons
28 New England



Ryan Valentine?
29 Chicago


You're my boy, Blue
30 New York Jets



PlaxicoBurress
31 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
32 Green Bay



NYG28

Round 2

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
33 New England



Ryan Valentine?
34 Buffalo


Bigbluethruandthru
35 Cincinnati


BitterEli
36 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
37 Cleveland


Bobely
38 Arizona



gmen2thebowl
39 Tennessee


RealLT
40 Dallas


Simms-McConkey
41 Washington


jcalafiore
42 Houston


daddyzander
43 Minnesota


RolloT
44 Detroit


BigBlueIntervention
45 San Francisco



Pat19
46 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
47 St. Louis



GiantNomad
48 Oakland


G Fan In England
49 Jacksonville



ct17
50 San Diego



Anthony P
51 Tampa Bay



willgfass
52 N.Y. Giants


Ed Valentine
53 Indianapolis



dannymac56
54 Philadelphia


JImmyK
55 Kansas City



The Blood Of Eli
56 New Orleans



Charles L.
57 Seattle


Ejaay
58 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
59 Atlanta


pataroons
60 New England



Ryan Valentine?
61 San Diego



Anthony P
62 Chicago



You're my boy, Blue
63 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
64 Green Bay



NYG28
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