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WHY DOLPHINS ARE STICKING WITH TUA DESPITE CONCERNS. OUR 29TH ANNUAL OFFICIAL MIAMI HERALD MOCK DRAFT!; plus Greg Cote Show podcast Episode 8 now out, new column links & more

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CoteshowGREG COTE SHOW PODCAST: EPISODE 8 OUT NOW: Our new(ish) Miami Herald podcast, "The Greg Cote Show With Greg Cote," debuted in early March and Episode 8 is now out. Find a new Greg Cote Show out every Monday on Apple, Spotify or wherever you do your podding, and of course at MiamiHerald.com. Find all eight episodes we've done so far right here. Please listen, subscribe, rate and review! Our podcast is a variety show, sports and non-sports, 3-0-5 and national, fun and (when necessary) serious. In Episode 8 we take a deep dive into Dolphins and NFL Draft with ESPN Fins reporter Cameron Wolfe, and, in Stugotz 2.0, he talks Grateful Dead and shares something you didn't know about Dan Le Batard. Check it out now HERE!

WHY DOLPHINS ARE STICKING WITH TAGOVAILOA DESPITE RISK. OUR 29TH ANNUAL MIAMI HERALD MOCK DRAFT: Generations of Miami Dolphins fans have grown up, and in many cases grown old, waiting for this. If that is hyperbole, it isn’t by much. With three first round picks for the first time in franchise history and a league-leading 14 selections overall, this week’s NFL Tua NfldraftDraft finds the Fins in the national spotlight in a way they haven’t been since a young Dan Marino was leading the team to its most recent Super Bowl. That was after the 1984 season. I’m not counting Bullygate or that time the offensive line coach showed up in a video snorting coke off his desk. I mean a good spotlight. I mean a chance to start winning again and get back to a time when the playoffs were expected every year. I mean this club drafting its first true franchise quarterback since Marino in 1983. His name is Tuanigamanuolepoia Tagovailoa. Save time. Call him Tua. (He is pictured). I believe NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, from the basement of his New York home during this coronavirus draft, will call his name for the Dolphins with the fifth overall pick Thursday night, or perhaps with the third after a small trade-up. This is the NFL’s 84th draft and the league’s first during a stay-at-home pandemic; the Dolphins’ 55th draft, and my 29th annual official Miami Herald mock draft. The past three years my mocks have featured 15 bull’s-eyes (exact player to exact team), not bad considering our mocking is a two-day flurry involving tarot cards and tea leaves, a glorified guessfest, not a year-round industry like it is for Mel Kiper Jr. and that ilk. Heck, my idea of film study is watching old Hitchcock movies. I simply cross reference every team’s needs with best available players and let the darts fly. We do one mock draft and one only, and do not pretend to foretell draft-day trades. All I guarantee is that, for the 29th straight year, I will correctly get every first-round pick in exact numerical order, 1 through 32. Let’s go! Please visit Greg Cote's 2020 NFL Mock Draft for the complete first round including all three of Miami's picks.

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