With the NFL draft just three weeks away, most of the attention is on the holes in each roster.
But what about the positions Miami Dolphins likely won’t address in this draft? With seven picks, the Dolphins cannot fix or add depth everywhere.
With that in mind, here are several positions Miami likely will avoid in this year's NFL draft:
No. 1: Quarterback
After Wednesday’s signing of David Fales, 26, Miami now has four quarterbacks on its roster. That is more than enough to prevent the team from wasting a draft pick on another arm. The Dolphins’ quarterback situation heading into the season is not elite, but it is solid. Tannehill is entering his sixth season and coming off arguably his best year by going 8-5 as a starter before injuring his knee. Moore finished last year 2-1 as a starter while replacing Tannehill, and Fales and 2016 seventh-round pick Brandon Doughty will compete to be Miami’s developmental quarterback. There is no reason for the Dolphins to throw a fifth arm into the mix by using a draft pick.
No. 2: Wide receiver
It was questionable whether the Dolphins would be able to retain starting receiver Kenny Stills in free agency. But a four-year, $32 million contract was enough to keep the trio of Stills, former first-round pick DeVante Parker and two-time Pro Bowl receiver Jarvis Landry together. Miami also is expected to give Landry a contract extension later this offseason, which means plenty of resources will be poured into this group. The Dolphins also drafted former third-round pick Leonte Carroo last year. This is a young and deep position for the next few seasons.
No. 3: Tight end
Miami entered the offseason with tight end being arguably the team’s biggest need. The Dolphins got little production from this position in 2016, and the top two tight ends on the roster at the time -- Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims -- were heading for retirement and free agency, respectively. But Miami made a couple of shrewd moves to fill this hole by trading for starting tight end Julius Thomas and signing veteran backup Anthony Fasano in free agency. This pair should be an upgrade and provide enough punch to where the Dolphins don't have to use a draft pick in this area.