ESPN and Scout Inc.'s Todd McShay released his latest mock draft yesterday. You can see it here but you'd have to be a complete and utter sap and subscribe to ESPN Insider to do so (I came about this information while watching SportsCenter, lying in bed eating a hardy chicken soup the Dudette cooked up for my sick ass. I had her dress in a nurse's outfit, incidentally).
At one point, McShay had the Dolphins taking Virginia DE Chris Long. Now he has them taking BC quarterback Matt Ryan. This is the second time Ryan and the Fins have been mentioned together this off-season. McShay's reason is thusly: If the Dolphins aren't convinced that John Beck is their quarterback, then they'll take the top quarterback, who happens to be Ryan. If they do think Beck is their man, then they won't.
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I've got nothing against Ryan. He's a fine quarterback. But I think Beck is a very good QB who can blossom into an excellent QB once he's surrounded with the right talent. It's ludicrous to judge Beck on just the four games he played. It's equally dumb judging him based on the fact that he played alongside our very own card carrying members of the Shitty-Ass Receiving Corps of America, a revolving door of running backs that included a hobbit, a leprechaun and some dude from Africa, and an offensive line that couldn't block a team of blind one-legged midgets suffering from vertigo.
I don't know yet who I think we should take with our first pick (assuming we stay there). But I do know that we can't give up on Beck. Not when he's perfectly suited for the job and not when we have so many other pressing needs on this team.
We don't need Ryan. Beck has all the tools. A strong arm, accuracy, a quick-release, great pocket awareness, football smarts, and the ever important magical undies.
That's right, McShitstain. Magical undies. How's that for scouting analysis?