He's better than Collins.
I'll take it.
I like that team a lot.
My only issue is Barrett starting ahead of Tuipulotu. Would have swapped that.
Pleased they have gone with ALB at 13 - he was brilliant at Eden Park and I think he offers a lot more explosiveness in attack than Goodhue.
If my calculations are correct and what I have read is accurate, the team will be named at 9:45pm, Wednesday night...
.... unless @SouthernMann
The All Blacks will name their team at their Tokyo hotel on Thursday.
I don't mind the Dolphin approach. They've been mediocre for 20 years since Marino retired - constantly competitive but never good. It has got them nowhere.
The problem is it takes years to build a franchise. One draft just isn't enough to rebuild a team. Just look how long the Browns have stunk for. Even now with multiple number one overalls, first round picks and stud free agents/trades they're only middle of the pack.
It takes more than 1 draft but not that much more - the key is you have to hit on your draft picks.
The Miami Dolphins have set themselves up with a total of 5 first round picks across the next 2 drafts. If they hit on those they will be well on their way.
The issue with the Browns was they were constantly failing on their draft picks year after year - they passed on Carson Wentz - they took the likes of Johnny Manziel and Brandon Weeden.
You can turn things around in 2-3 drafts. The 49ers were absolute garbage when Shanahan/Lynch took over 2.5 years ago - they've replaced every starter other than 1 on offense (Staley) and 1 on defense (Buckner). Everyone else has been replaced. Now the 49ers legitimately look like a playoff team.
The Dolphins are probably eyeing up 2-3 years time when Brady is gone and set themselves up for long term.
It will only work if they hit on their draft picks but I understand the logic.
Tanking has been successful in other sports - the Sixers tanked in the NBA and are now a playoff team - the Astros tanked in MLB and are now the best team in the sport.