3 picks hail from Polynesian Triangle

3 picks hail from Polynesian Triangle

There are 20 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Apr 30, 2007, titled 3 picks hail from Polynesian Triangle. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

DAVIE The previous Dolphins regime favored Southeastern Conference teams for filling its drafting needs such as recent picks Jason Allen , Ronnie Brown , Channing Crowder and Travis Daniels .

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killerbeez

Fremont, OH

#1 Apr 30, 2007
I need to start watching more Hawaii games. Or go there. I would prefer to go there.
Dean-O

Winter Park, FL

#2 Apr 30, 2007
Unbelievably productive draft, as we get only dynamic game changer with our 1, underrated and highly respected QB as 2, what some say is the sleeper of the draft in Satele, ESPN and all their experts project Booker to play the newly hot role of scat-back/slot receiver, and describe him as deceptively quick, with great catching ability and elusiveness. A 4 who can compete right away at DT, a great punter, another underrated center out of the MAC who plays with a mean streak, a LB from Syracuse who reminds many of Zach, great LB instincts, and mean, a 300 lb.FB whose coach says is as good as Ironhead Hayward, and oh....by the way...the Defensive Player of the Year in his conference with double digit sacks last year in Abraham Wright, from Colorado (who we'll stand up and rush opposite Joey), then go and sign Mkristo Bruce from Washington State, who excelled at the highest levels last year, plus 2 more quality OL's.

Whew...after LOTS of bellyaching with Quinn, the only way this draft isn't an A- is if Brady just torches it, and Beck falls totally flat...because you have to ask yourself how the person we would have gotten at #40...compares to Ginn...

Our entire team make-up just went from slow and timid, to fast and nasty...

THANK YOU WAYNE, THANK YOU CAM, AND THANK YOU RANDY!!!!!!!!!!

Sincerely,
Dolphin Lifelong Fan Dean-O
geemoney

Detroit, MI

#3 Apr 30, 2007
I'll make a prediction ... this'll go down as one of the greatest drafts in Dolphins history. They got 5 players that should start and yes that includes Beck. I thought Beck was the most complete, ready-to-play (I didn't say physically gifted, that would be Russell, but he's not ready to play) QB in the draft and I'm so elated I'm beside myself. Ginn will stretch the field and make teams game-plan for his speed, Fields was the biggest and best punter in college football over the last 3 years, reminiscent of Matt Turk or Roby. Satele will start at OG perhaps center but don't be surprised if Mormino starts at OC, Booker is a bigger version of Warrick Dunn and will be used more than just 3rd downs. If June Jones is accurate about the FB, he'll be a bulldozer in front of Booker, Brown, or Williams. Paul Soliai will start at DT unless he really tries hard not to. That's conservatively 6 players that'll be big contributors and perhaps even as many as 8. You go into a draft hoping to get 3-5 guys that can make your roster. I truly believe that the draft team for Miami just hit the ball out of the park !!
Marlins Gurl

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Apr 30, 2007
Oh yeah....O-line help deep in the draft from our island brothers...I hear Samoans like their women big. If I weren't married...
Kalex

Honolulu, HI

#5 Apr 30, 2007
I just wanted to say good job to coach Jones for taking a team most called a cupcake/stepping stone and turning them into the best offensive team in the NCAA and I would like to wish all the UH warrior players luck in the NFL
Jeff

Bellflower, CA

#6 Apr 30, 2007
You guys are going to love Reagan Mauia.

A 270 lb bulldozer with quick feet who catches the ball like a WR out of the backfield. The only reason why he didn't start at UH is they play a one back set where Nate Ilaoa, picked by Philly was ahead of him
Steve

Honolulu, HI

#7 Apr 30, 2007
Aloha, Da dolfins going love the Polynesian players! They are rugged, loyal, passionate! Good luck to da bruddahs!
Poly Boy

Hilo, HI

#8 Apr 30, 2007
Proud of the Hawaii players who made it with the Dolphins. A well fitted program with good coaches/players.
troy

Hilo, HI

#9 Apr 30, 2007
Go dolphins!
Kimo Tabares

Greenville, SC

#10 Apr 30, 2007
I'm proud to say da brahda's that has a chance in da NFL will represent da island very well,like they all do,remember they all came from humble beginnings,a period in da pacific ocean compared to the mainland,they do love da game,all games,volleyball,baseball,bask etball,golf,surfing,outrigging ,and most of all Football.My you brahda's be da best you can,for all da good games you brahda's played it will be remembered keep da journey and da koko.You'll do good.
dolphan fan 4 life

Summerland Key, FL

#11 Apr 30, 2007
I have to say... i was like most of the people when the dolphins did not pick Quinn. But I have to say that this guy ginn has blazzing speed. Which the dolphins never had. i also want to point out that look at all the speedsters in the league and there impact on there teams. Bush, Moss, Hester. These players are quick and make defenses crazy. I also love the draft off the big monsters on the line and this FB.

Like in college you don't know how well your recruiting class is until 2 years we need to do the same for coach. I do think that Ginn will gives us an imediate impact as well as the big OL from hawaii. Cant complain
Walt

United States

#12 Apr 30, 2007
I have been a dolphins fan for 30 years and I can honestly tell you that this will be the best draft in franchise history. I would have like to see Brady Quinn as our number 1 pick but, to pick up an upgrade for the loss of Wes Welker is worth it. We have instantly become dynamic in our special teams and passing offense. Quinn was more of a Media pick and likely the more popular choice because there is no one in the world who can compare to Dan the Man. Not even Quinn. For a team who is hungry to find a franchise QB I think we went with what was of value to the team overall rather than by position.

That being said..........How about them Hawaii Warriors. I guarentee you Mauia, Satele, and Esera will make a significant contribution this year. The only other football team Ive watched in the last 30 years is the university of Hawaii. The dolphins have drafted some bright, hungry, and eager football players. I am really glad that some one out there recognizes the talent that exists in Hawaii.

Dolphins will make it to the AFC championship game.
bronxboys

Great Neck, NY

#13 Apr 30, 2007
Dean-O wrote:
Unbelievably productive draft, as we get only dynamic game changer with our 1, underrated and highly respected QB as 2, what some say is the sleeper of the draft in Satele, ESPN and all their experts project Booker to play the newly hot role of scat-back/slot receiver, and describe him as deceptively quick, with great catching ability and elusiveness. A 4 who can compete right away at DT, a great punter, another underrated center out of the MAC who plays with a mean streak, a LB from Syracuse who reminds many of Zach, great LB instincts, and mean, a 300 lb.FB whose coach says is as good as Ironhead Hayward, and oh....by the way...the Defensive Player of the Year in his conference with double digit sacks last year in Abraham Wright, from Colorado (who we'll stand up and rush opposite Joey), then go and sign Mkristo Bruce from Washington State, who excelled at the highest levels last year, plus 2 more quality OL's.
Whew...after LOTS of bellyaching with Quinn, the only way this draft isn't an A- is if Brady just torches it, and Beck falls totally flat...because you have to ask yourself how the person we would have gotten at #40...compares to Ginn...
Our entire team make-up just went from slow and timid, to fast and nasty...
THANK YOU WAYNE, THANK YOU CAM, AND THANK YOU RANDY!!!!!!!!!!
Sincerely,
Dolphin Lifelong Fan Dean-O
Way-to-go...Dean-O
I feel sooooo much better...luv that fast and nasty!!! GO FINS!!!
Hii Girl

Honolulu, HI

#14 Apr 30, 2007
I just wanted to say congrats and good luck to all our island boys. They really make everyone proud... Stay humble and all will be good... I cant wait to see them in action... Proud or ya boys!!!
Kenny B honolulu

Honolulu, HI

#15 Apr 30, 2007
You're going to love Satele and Mauia, playing passionate and mean on the field. Mauia was such a devasting pass blocker that after DEs came in hard a couple of times and Mauia blasted them silly, they gave up and came in soft not wanting the contact anymore. Satele will play for a long time for the Fins.
finboss

Chickasha, OK

#16 Apr 30, 2007
Man, I love feeling GOOD about our team!! Thanks to all you islanders who posted. We hope you will be loyal Dolfans and we are excited to have your guys with us. Great draft and lets enjoy the rebuilding of the Miami Dolfins
David Y

Makawao, HI

#17 Apr 30, 2007
I agree 100% with the article
DaKine

Phoenix, AZ

#18 Apr 30, 2007
You haoles are going to see what Hawaii sees in their football team. Devotion, Dedication, and very Intense football. The Dolphins are going to be a team to contend with. Aloha and Good Luck to "da boys". Make us proud!
johnny lau

Wahiawa, HI

#19 May 1, 2007
you cannot match samson satele to olin kruetz ability of playing. olin is a 6 year pro bowler.. samson did not even get started yet in the nfl. don't put that on samson, they are bothe local football players... its bad to compare players.
Don shula jr

Miami, FL

#20 May 8, 2007
Those island guys are the fiercest tough guys on the field and the nicest, happy guys off it, go figure

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