Andrew Harbaugh | October 1st, 2019
My son Eli who is three years old recently discovered the movie Wreck-It Ralph and he is absolutely in love with it. The movie is premised around a video game called Fix-It Felix Jr. where the main character uses a golden hammer that fixes everything he touches. Well, I found a handy dandy golden keyboard so I’m going to give this a shot and fix every winless team with my golden touch.
The teams I will be covering will be the Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, New York Jets, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Each day this week I will be making stops to all these places and giving them some ideas on just how they can turn things around both immediately and long term.
Each team being featured will be given a free agent target, a trade target, a move to make internally, and a three-round mock just because I’m feeling extra generous.
Without further ado, I present you the start of the Fix-It Mandrew Series. Our first stop? South Beach.
Free Agent Target: Chris Harris, Jr.
Harris Jr. got a one-year extension this past year in Denver and with a team that is looking to be a longterm rebuild, I don’t see them keeping an aging Chris Harris Jr. around.
Losing him would allow Denver to gain a compensatory pick in 2021 and also save them money, that being said he is too talented to be without a home for long. What state is the retirement mecca of the United States? Florida.
Harris Jr. would serve as an excellent cover partner to Xavien Howard and we saw how well he works with a fellow lockdown corner when Denver had both him and Aqib Talib. Adding the fact that Tom Brady is still in the division with young up and coming Josh Allen and Sam Darnold also in the division, some extra corner help would be welcomed.
Trade Target: A.J. Green
Another team rebuilding, who will also get featured on this series, is the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals are already rumored to be moving on from Green so why not get something rather than nothing for him. The Dolphins have a potential compensatory pick coming for losing Ja’Wuan James last year in free agency so they could send one of there thirds to Cincy for Green as a centerpiece of the trade.
Green has been injured a lot as of late and will be a free agent in 2020 so he will need to be re-signed as well. They have the cap space to do it and they may have to overpay with his recent injury dilemmas and production but as a locker room leader, he is worth his weight in gold. He can prove to be a leader in a wide receiver room with the always underwhelming Devante Parker and standout rookie Preston Williams. Green would provide direction and work ethic to make the whole receiving corp better long term.
Internal Team Move: Keep Josh Rosen
Chris Grier is showing he has a love for acquiring draft picks but back in April on day two of the NFL Draft the Dolphins sent a second-round pick to Arizona for Josh Rosen. They are finally playing him and while the team is losing they have not given him the talent to produce and to win around him.
Josh Rosen was Conner Rogers of Bleacher Report’s number one quarterback in the 2018 draft class over the likes of Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson. That is just one case of media and analysts recognizing his talent but just like Arizona, no one is giving Rosen the proper weapons to succeed.
They have six picks in the first three rounds of this upcoming NFL Draft, give Rosen a chance and if he doesn’t improve or show promise than they could target either Justin Fields or Trevor Lawrence in 2021. This is a longterm move and requires patience both in the locker room, front office and especially in ownership.
Three Round Mock Draft
- Third Overall: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
- Fourth Overall: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
- Twenty-Fifth Overall: Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson
- Thirty-Sixth Overall: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
- Fifty-Fifth Overall: Kenny Willekes, Edge, Michigan State
- Sixty-Eighth Overall: Leki Fotu, IDL, Utah
Questions and comments?
Follow Us on Twitter @thescorecrow
Follow Us on Reddit at u/TheScorecrow
Follow Us on Facebook at The Scorecrow
Follow Us on Instagram at The Scorecrow
Facebook Group where you can read and post articles at The Scorecrow
Reddit Group where everyone can post without fear of being banned at The Scorecrow
Follow Coast to Coast Scouting on Twitter @CCScouting
Main Image Credit: Embed from Getty Images