Sunday, March 29, 2009

CB Vontae Davis meets with Dolphins

A guaranteed first-round pick in April's draft, Illinois cornerback Vontae Davis reportedly spent last Friday visiting with members of the Dolphins' coaching staff. Among those in attendance were vice president Bill Parcells, general manager Jeff Ireland, defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni, secondary coach Todd Bowles and wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell.

Davis is widely regarded as a top-two cornerback in this year's draft and may even be the top prospect if teams feel Ohio State corner Malcolm Jenkins' speed relegates him to safety.

Davis may not even be around when the Dolphins pick at No. 25 and could feasibly go as high as No. 14 to New Orleans. Beyond that, teams like Houston (15), Chicago (18), Detroit (20), Minnesota (22), New England (23) and Atlanta (24) could all use a cornerback like Davis. (Then again, what team couldn't?)

Should Davis fall to the Dolphins at 25, he is definitely someone the Dolphins will consider grabbing. Along with wide receiver and outside linebacker, cornerback is one of the Dolphins' top needs and might have to jump on Davis if he's there.

If that were to happen, it would be a great move to pick up Davis. Starter Will Allen is entering a contract year and free agent acquisition Eric Green isn't entirely proven. Davis the potential shutdown corner the Dolphins need.