Cutler available at 16?
While I don't know who Clayton's sources are, I can vouch for the fact the guy works the phones like crazy and has good connections. So I believe the possibility of Cutler dropping to Miami is real.
If the Vanderbilt product gets past the Cardinals at No. 10 (they like Ernie Sims) and the Rams at No. 11 (they need defensive help), it truly is possible you will see Cutler on the board when the Dolphins are on the clock.
That will lead to a very interesting moment because Nick Saban will then have to show his true hand. He will either take Cutler and, in so doing, tell the world he doesn't have great confidence that Daunte Culpepper is Miami's quarterback of the future.
Or he'll pass on Cutler and that will show us that the coach was simply putting out one of his patented smoke screens when he said last week that having Culpepper and even adding Joey Harrington, "does not preclude" the Dolphins from picking another QB.
So you are the Miami GM: If Cutler, who has perhaps the strongest arm in the draft, is on the board when Miami picks, should Saban pull the trigger or walk away?
I say walk away, baby, this is no time to give birth to future quarterback controversies. This is no time to strengthen the BENCH!
This is a time to improve the team with a starting OLB, CB, or S.