The NFL draft is coming up in a few weeks and all the talk with the Miami Dolphins is focused on the offensive line. But Miami cannot draft an offensive lineman with all seven picks. The Dolphins also will look to fill other needs.
That leads to our latest poll question: What is Miami’s second-largest need heading into the draft?
The Dolphins (8-8) collapsed down to the stretch and missed the playoffs for the fifth-consecutive season. Miami needs quality depth and impact players at more positions in order to get over the hump.
Do the Dolphins need another linebacker? Starters Koa Misi, Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler all received long-term extensions last year. Yet, this group was a major disappointment as Miami finished 24th in stopping the run. Would a player like Alabama’s C.J. Mosley make a difference?
Or does Miami need more help at safety? Reshad Jones is coming off a down year and free-agent pickup Louis Delmas is injury-prone. Should the Dolphins use their No. 19 overall pick to for safety insurance?
What about other positions such as cornerback and tight end? The Dolphins have quality veterans at those positions, such as Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes and tight end Charles Clay. But these are positions where it’s always beneficial to have as many talented players as possible.
Using our SportsNation poll, vote on Miami’s second biggest need. You can share your thoughts in the comment section below or send a message via Twitter @JamesWalkerNFL.