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NFL Draft 2006 – Round 1 #16 – Miami Dolphins – S Jason Allen

The Dolphins are on the clock with several very good players available. FSU CB Antonio Cromartie is the best player left on Goose’s board at #14 but North Carolina State DE Manny Lawson, ranked #16, is the first player at a position of need. Given this close an alignment between “best available” and filling needs, the latter is the smart choice.

Pick: Tennessee safety Jason Allen

So, they took neither the best available nor the biggest need. I would scoff but have quite a bit of confidence in Miami head coach Nick Saban. And, as the ESPN gang notes, he scouted this guy while coaching at LSU, so he may have special fondness.

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