AFC East Q&A: Was Dolphins' receiver overhaul a success?

Today's question: Was the Miami Dolphins' major offseason overhaul at receiver an improvement or a step back?

Mike Rodak, Buffalo Bills: The Dolphins' plans for Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson to become one of the NFL's best groups of receivers never materialized, so I don't fault them for breaking up the trio, especially in the context of their salary-cap problems this spring. With that said, having a young quarterback such as Ryan Tannehill adjust to three new wide receivers (DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills and Greg Jennings) and a new tight end (Jordan Cameron) is asking a lot. Until I see results, it's hard to say the Dolphins improved their group of pass-catchers this offseason.

Mike Reiss, New England Patriots: I view it as an improvement from the standpoint of putting receivers in the locker room that fit with head coach Joe Philbin and quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Specifically, while Mike Wallace is a talented wideout, it wasn't hard to see that it just wasn't the right overall fit for him in Miami. This is nothing against Wallace, who might see an uptick in personal statistics in Minnesota, but I do view that as an "addition by subtraction" type of situation from a football perspective. I also thought Louisville's DeVante Parker, assuming all goes well in his return from early-June foot surgery, was a strong first-round pick.

Rich Cimini, New York Jets: An improvement, no doubt. Mike Wallace was a one-trick diva, so good riddance, and Brian Hartline was just a guy in 2014. With Kenny Stills, Greg Jennings, Jarvis Landry and first-round pick DeVante Parker, the Dolphins have the ability to spread the field with receivers whose skill sets complement each other. Stills and Parker can stretch the field, and Jennings and Landry are the possession guys. To me, the ceiling will be determined by Parker, who has a chance to be a big-time playmaker. How can you not credit football czar Mike Tannenbaum with upgrading the position? We're not talking Duper and Clayton just yet, but this is a lot better than what they used to have. Wallace and Hartline combined for only 1,336 yards last season. Just watch, you'll see a spike in that number.