With the eighth pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock draft, Dan Lockhart selected for the Miami Dolphins, who earned their pick with a 6-10 record in 2011.
With the No. 8 pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Miami Dolphins select...
Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
Reggie Bush revitalized his career in Miami in 2011 as he had his first 1,000-yard season in his career. The Dolphins also got Daniel Thomas, who ran for over 500 yards, early in the draft in 2011. While the selection of Richardson may be somewhat a surprise, a backfield consisting of Bush, Thomas and Richardson would be extremely tough to stop and help Miami succeed in the AFC East.
Richardson is the best player left on the board and even though he isn't exactly what the Dolphins need, he represents the future of the backfield and gives whatever quarterback is behind center a talented weapon in the backfield. Richardson can do it all. He can run between the tackles, he can get around the edge and he can catch the ball out of the backfield. He's a tremendous weapon for a struggling quarterback.
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Joe Goodberry's Instant Analysis:
A surprise pick. Trent Richardson goes to a crowded backfield with Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas. Richardson should easily win that job and become their lead back by week one. It's a shame they didn't go QB with this pick. Tannehill is a slight reach, but QB trumps all needs.
|#||Team||Picked By||Name/Positon of Pick|
|1||Indianapolis||Alex Neyer||Andrew Luck QB|
|2||Washington||David Farrelly||Robert Griffin III QB|
|3||Minnesota||Palewook||Matt Kalil OT|
|4||Cleveland||Jason Garrison||Justin Blackmon WR|
|5||Tampa Bay||Andrew Bernius||Morris Claiborne CB|
|6||St. Louis||Jim0ijk||Quinton Coples DE|
|7||Jacksonville||AK513||Melvin Ingram DE
|8||Miami||Dan Lockhart||Trent Richardson RB
|11||Kansas City||Kenneth Taylor|
|16||New York Jets||Kenneth Taylor|
|17||Cincinnati (from Oakland)||Jason Garrison|
|18||San Diego||Anthony Knox|
|22||Cleveland (from Atlanta)||Jason Garrison|
|27||New England (from New Orleans)||Anthony Knox|
|28||Green Bay||Travis Castleman|
|31||New England||Anthony Knox|
|32||New York Giants||Matt Leitner|