Stage 1 & 2 Draft
The Dolphins have 5 picks in stages 1 &
2. With the Dolphins first pick at 71, the Dolphins selected LT L.J.
Shelton. he originally was on the Dolphins roster. the
Dolphins were able to get him back, and he will complete the starting
offensive line for the Fins. Shelton is a strong tackle (95 str),
that is great at run blocking (88 rbk). With the next pick the
Dolphins picked CB Lito Sheppard. Sheppard is a rookie out of
University of Florida. He has tons of potential, and is very fast
(91 spd). He will be able to either start at FS or play nickel back
for the Fins. the 3rd pick was OLB Levar Fisher. another
rookie with potential. Fisher is one of the fastest LBs (80 spd) in
the draft. he will give the Dolphins the ability to decide if they
want to run a 3-4 defense. with the final pick of Stage 1, the
Dolphins selected LE C. Cooper. Cooper is a young DE, with good
potential. Dolphins had to fill the hole, and he was judge as the
best pick available at the time.
Dolphins Players Kept
1. LaVar Arrington (OLB)
Arrington improved from a 87 to 98 ovr. He is the most
dominating OLB in the game.
2. Sam Madison (CB)
Madison declined from 99 to 98 ovr. But he is still rated the
best Corner in the game.
3. John Abraham (RE)
Abraham increased from 88 to 91 ovr. He was traded for Jason Taylor
and is a lot cheaper salary.
4. Anthony McFarland (DT)
McFarland increased from 85 to 88 ovr. He was a bargin considering
he was traded for with Daryl Gardener.
5. John Newberry (C)
Newberry increased from 74 to 86 ovr. Very good increase.
Ninth rated center in Madden.
6. Marvel Smith (RT)
Smith increased from 64 to 84 ovr. Best increase of all the Dolphin
players. Bargin since he was a Free Agent pickup no one wanted.
7. Chris Chambers (WR)
Chambers increased from 68 to 84 ovr. Was 4th in depth chart before
conversion, now the number 1 WR.
8. Dan Morgan (MLB)
Morgan decreased from 86 to 80 ovr. Morgan switched positions from
OLB to MLB. He still has the potential to be a top 5 MLB.
9. Chris Hampton (DT)
Hampton decreased from 88 to 83 ovr. Is very strong DT, that will
10. Bubba Franks (TE)
Franks decreased from 88 to 83 ovr. Still one of the best TEs in
Madden. Has huge upside.
11. Chris McAlister (CB)
McAlister decreased from 97 to 86 ovr. Big drop, but you still need
to have to good corners to be competitive.
12. Adam Archuelta (SS)
Archuelta decreased from 86 to 82 ovr. Very young SS with lots of
potential, was the team MVP last season.
13. Zach Thomas (MLB)
Thomas decreased from 97 to 94 ovr. Too good and young to leave off
list. Could be traded, or give team flexibility to run a 3-4
14. Toni Fontio (RG)
Rookie rated 73 ovr. Very strong and great run blocking guard with
lots of potential.
15. Steve Hutchinson (LG)
Hutchinson decreased from 89 to 81 ovr. 2nd year player with pro
Players left off on the bubble: RT Todd
Wade (76 ovr), LT L. J. Shelton (77 ovr), HB Jamar Tasker (73 ovr), FS
Brock Marion (89 ovr), K Olindo Mare (97 ovr), WR Rod Gardner (80 ovr), WR
Koren Robinson (79 ovr), and HB Kevan Barlow (77 ovr).