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Dolphins: Looking towards the future

(FYI: Brian Hartline will join me tomorrow morning (9:00 AM) on my show on 790 The Ticket)

For all intents and purposes the Dolphins season is over. Ndamukong Suh will not be available to Miami. So, here are the positions of need (WR, TE, S, NT, LB). This is who is available to them via the draft and free agency.

OFFENSE: (WR)

DRAFT (HT/WT)

Dez Bryant - Oklahoma St. (6-2/215)

Aurelious Benn - Illinois (6-2/220)

Golden Tate - Notre Dame (5-11/195)

Demaryious Thomas - Georgia Tech (6-3/230)

Damian Williams USC  (6-1/195)

Mardy Gilyard - Cincinnati (6-1/180)

Brandon LaFell (6-3/206)

Dannario Alexander - Missouri (6-5/215)

Jordan Shipley - Texas (6-0/190)

FREE AGENTS (AGE): Best of Bunch

Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos (26)

Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers (27)

Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys (26)

Braylon Edwards, New York Jets(27)

Terrell Owens, Buffalo Bills (36)

Antonio Bryant, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (29)

Derrick Mason, Baltimore Ravens (36)

Steve Breaston, Arizona Cardinals (27) – Restricted FA

Malcom Floyd, San Chargers (28)

Kevin Walter, Houston Texans (29)

Best of the rest:

Jason Avant, Philadelphia Eagles (27)
Mark Bradley, Kansas City Chiefs (28)
Isaac Bruce, San Francisco 49ers (37)
Chris Chambers, Kansas City Chiefs (32)
Mark Clayton, Baltimore Ravens (28)
David Clowney, New York Jets (25)
Domenik Hixon, New York Diego Giants (25)
Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints (27)
Muhsin Muhammad, Carolina Panthers (37)
Josh Reed, Buffalo Bills (30)
Troy Williamson, Jacksonville Jaguars (27)

OFFENSE (TE)

DRAFT: (HT/WT)

Jermaine Greshem - Oklahoma (6-6/262)

Aaron Hernandez - Florida (6-2/250)

Ed Dickson - Oregon (6-5/243)

Anthony McCoy - USC (6-5/250)

FREE AGENTS (AGE): Best of Bunch

Owen Daniels, Houston Texans (27)

Tony Scheffler, Denver Broncos (27)

Bo Scaife, Tennessee Titans (29)

Ben Watson, New England Patriots (29)


FREE AGENTS: Best of the rest:

Alge Crumpler, Tennessee Titans (32)
Anthony Fasano, Miami Dolphins (26)
Daniel Fells, St. Louis Rams (26)
Jeff King, Carolina Panthers (27)
Brandon Manumaleuna, San Diego Chargers (30)
David Martin, Miami Dolphins (31)
Randy McMichael, St. Louis Rams (31)
Billy Miller, New Orleans Saints (33)
Leonard Pope, St. Louis Rams (27)
Derek Schouman, Buffalo Bills (25)
Alex Smith, New England Patriots (28)
L.J. Smith, Baltimore Ravens (30)
Matt Spaeth, Pittsburgh Steelers (25)

DEFENSE: (S)

DRAFT: (HT/WT)

Eric Berry - Tennessee (5-11/203)

Taylor Mays - USC (6-3/235)

Darrell Stuckey - Kansas (6-1/205)

Nate Allen - USF (6-2/206)

Morgan Burnett - Georgia Tech (6-1/210)

FREE AGENTS (AGE): Best of Bunch

Nick Collins, Green Bay Packers (27)

Antoine Bethea, Indianapolis Colts (26)

Roman Harper, New Orleans Saints (27)

O.J. Atogwe, St. Louis Rams (29)

Darren Sharper, New Orleans Saints (34)

FREE AGENTS: Best of the rest:

Will Allen, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (28)
Atari Bigby, Green Bay Packers (28)
Tyvon Branch, Oakland Raiders (23)
C.C. Brown, New York Giants (27)
Daniel Bullocks, Detroit Lions (27)
Josh Bullocks, Chicago Bears (27)
Tyrone Carter, Pittsburgh Steelers (34)
Ryan Clark, Pittsburgh Steelers (30)
Sean Jones, Philadelphia Eagles (28)
Dawan Landry, Baltimore Ravens (27)
Danieal Manning, Chicago Bears (28)
Jarrad Page, Kansas City Chiefs (26)
Mark Roman, San Francisco 49ers (33)
Gerald Sensabaugh, Dallas Cowboys (27)
Roy Williams, Cincinnati Bengals (30)

DEFENSE: (NT)

DRAFT (HT/WT)

Dan Williams - Tennessee (6-3/327)

Terrance Cody - Alabama (6-5/354)

Torrell Troup - UCF (6-3/314)

Jay Ross - East Carolina (6-3/314)

Ekom Udofia - Stanford (6-2/315)

Kade Weston - Georgia (6-5/322)

FREE AGENTS (AGE) Best of Bunch

Vince Wilfork, New England Patriots (28)

Aubrayo Franklin, San Francisco 49ers (30)

Casey Hampton, Pittsburgh Steelers (32)

Ryan Pickett, Green Bay Packers (30)

FREE AGENTS: Best of the rest:

Barry Cofield, New York Giants (26)

Tank Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals (28)

Travis Johnson, San Diego Chargers (28)

Fred Robbins, New York Giants (33)

Clifton Ryan, St. Louis Rams (26)

Tank Tyler, Carolina Panthers (25) – Restricted FA

DEFENSE - (ILB)

DRAFT (HT/WT)

Rolando McClain - Alabama (6-5/258)

Brandon Spikes - Florida (6-3/258)

Daryl Washington - TCU (6-3/234)

Quan Sturdivant - UNC (6-3/235)

FREE AGENT: Best of the Bunch

Barrett Ruud, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (27)

Karlos Dansby, Arizona Cardinals (29)

DeMeco Ryans, Houston Texans (26)

Kirk Morrison, Oakland Raiders (28)

FREE AGENT: Best of the Rest

Gary Brackett, Indianapolis Colts (30)
Danny Clark, New York Giants (33)
Angelo Crowell, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (29)
Larry Foote, Detroit Lions (30)
Omar Gaither, Philadelphia Eagles (26)
Derrick Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs (27)


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whorok305

Good list. I just hope these guys address all these issues instead of waiting few more seasons.

Adam H

Looks like the best option in FA will be NT. Given that it looks like there won't be a cap, there wont be much in terms of WR, TE, ILB, or S.

There looks to be 4 starting caliber NT in FA. I'd be all for trading our 2nd rd pick for Anquan Boldin. Then we could use our 1st rd pick on BPA at OLB,ILB,TE thought I am not sure there is much at those positions that will be available.

I doubt Rolando McLain will be there after the top 10. I think Spike is ok but he will likely drop due to slow 4o times. If Derrick Morgan can play OLB, he could be a good option. Doubt that Eric Berry would be there and Taylor Mays is only a SS. Jermaine Gresham, if he clears medically, would be nice but they could likely trade down to take him .

Adam H

At ILB, Micah Johnson could be good option in the 3rd round but he just hurt his knee so it depends on what happens with that. Jimmy Graham in the 4th could be an interesting option as well.

andy

Do not overspend in free agency. keep working the draft and try and get more picks. Use free agency to get mid level players at reasonable prices to fill holes that do not get filled in the draft. The only way to build is through 3-4 successful drafts in a row.

Zack

Hey Jorge this list is great but you left out sone huge studs like DT ndamukong Suh and WR Desmond briscoe from Kansas I believe his name is. The fins will have a top 20 pick barring any miracle and we make the playoffs. I'm hopeful for a Dez Brant or a Taylor Mays pick in the first round . Great stuff man

Strong

Dude, leave the NFL and Dolphins coverage to the pros. This blog su cks.

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