Sports Illustrated's Bucky Brooks lists ten rookies poised to make an impact this season. On the list is our very own number one-overall pick, Jake Long:
Jake Long, OT, Miami: Bill Parcells handpicked Long to be the cornerstone of the Dolphins offense, and his ability to pave the way for Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown will help Tony Sparano establish a smash-mouth identity for the team. No one expected the Dolphins to start the Parcells' era with an offensive player, but Long will anchor an offensive line that will attempt to maul defenses at the point of attack.
Fuck yea! I love that last line: "Long will anchor an offensive line that will attempt to maul defenses at the point of attack." It's like our O-line is now made up of lions and grizzly bears. As opposed to last season, when it was made up of a billy goat, some chickens and a one-legged rooster.