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  1. sinPHIN

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    We need:

    tall athletic WR
    RB who can block
    Another LB in the mix
    LT we should draft considering that we lost Martin
    DB considering the turnover rate
    DT we will need considering the market

    We may need a guard but I would not draft one.
     
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    Ot
    lb
    s
    rb
    wr
     
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    We have Wallace, Hartline, Matthews, and Gibson all signed at WR for next year, and easily could resign Armon Binns, who many thought was the #3 WR before he got hurt. I fail to see a need to draft a WR until late in the draft. Depending on who we re-sign, OT, OG, ,DT, RB, S, CB, or TE could be among positions drafted high. I'd like to upgrade over Wheeler at LB, but I doubt they cut him loose after one year.
     
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    What is the cap hit on cutting Wheeler after 1 year?
     
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    We absolutely need a running back.
     
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    A true tight end of the Gronk mode (yes I know, easier said than done). Clay has obviously been impressive, but long term he seems to me to be more of a complimentary piece.


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    Greg Robinson - OT
    Jarvis Landry - WR
    Gabe Jackson - OG
    Jeremy Hill - RB
    Max Bullough - MLB

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    That's not a mock, because it's unrealistic, but they're examples of the kinds of players at each position I'd like to see us target. Landry, for example, might not even fall to the 2nd. I can see one of the good teams at the end of RD 1 (that's where the good teams are) recognizing Landry's overall value, and we're not going WR in the 1st. I know everyone wants a big RZ threat, but it's not like we're struggling in the RZ. Abbrederis has a lot of the same qualities as Landry. He's just not as good. Physical, great route runner, can work the boundary or the slot, and he wore out Bradley Roby. Because of the talent at the position this year, I can see him falling maybe even to the 4th.
     
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    I don't see WR as a need early in the draft....Wallace, Hartline, Gibson, Matthews, and Clay all work well with Tannehill....

    I would however like to see them bring in a Seem TE to compliment the group....someone that can be the teams Gronk or Jimmy, Clay is fantastic, but another Red Zone guy can't hurt.

    Obviously OL which can be attacked in Free Agency and the Draft, but I do like some of the players on the squad, but overall we need more talent.

    LB really needs to be upgraded....I can't see this team going into next season with Wheeler as a starter....he may be paid like one, but dude is a liability.
     
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    I agree we need an upgrade at LB, but the cap hit ($10.6 million in dead money) is too big to cut Wheeler this offseason, and we won't be paying him $6.4 million next year to ride the pine. IMHO our lb unit is set next year whether we like it or not at Misi, Ellerbe, and Wheeler. You are spot on with your analysis at WR and TE.
     
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    Dead money would be $10.6 million. Cap hit would be $6.4 million for 2014 alone, with another $4.2 million left over the final 3 years of the deal. IMHO it's best to assume he's a starting LB for us in 2014. We are going to have to take our lumps with him as a bad signing.
     
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    Given how we like to take our time building up players before they see playing time, I'd be pulling the trigger on an LB this offseason. We'd then be grooming him for 2015. Severe lack of instinct between Ellerbe, Wheeler and Misi. Personally, I like Yawin Smallwood of UConn a lot, if he declares. I'm not sure I'd be spending my first rounder on Mosely, but a late second or third on Smallwood would be a good call. (Edit: seems he has declared)

    We could also be grooming an instinctual safety, not the bottom of the draft scrubs like Don Jones, but a high calibre guy. I would love Calvin Pryor of Louisville, also if he comes out early. He'd be a second rounder.

    If by some miracle Jeff Ireland were prepared to overlook RB Isaiah Crowell's very dubious past and draft him, I think we'd have the steal of the draft. But that will be somebody else's pleasure.

    There are a ton of good WRs in this draft. Please, for once, let us pull the trigger on one.
     
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    Crowell is a can't miss in round 4 and lower imo.
    I like Brooks from FSU at FS.
     
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    if those numbers are correct i would agree...another year of the predator blowing clean to the ball opportunities in the run game...love it
     
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    Our top three needs:

    1. LT
    2. DT
    3. TE

    I don't see how a RB is on our top three needs.
     
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    Can he even come out this year? I thought he was a true soph
     
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    I agree with this totally.

    I am not down on Miller, but I would like a veteran RB to play off him. I am willing to see what DT has in his last year of his deal.
     
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    There's no way Crowell won't be successful in the NFL if he keeps his nose clean and his glove compartment empty of illegal firearms.

    The other safety I like a lot is Deone Bucannon of Washington St.. Either of Pryor or Bucannon would be a huge addition to the secondary in terms of play diagnostics and instinct.
     
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    I agree with this. After that three I would look at OG, S, and LB, and RB/WR (p/K returner) in order of BPA.

    The way this team is beginning to play with backups, I don't think we have as many holes as earlier in the year. Improve the OL, front seven of the defense, and add good depth players to develop.
     
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    As for WR, if we don't try to draft Jared Abbrederis of Wisconsin, I'll be amazed. Kid is the blueprint for Shermans WCO. Incredible route runner, reads coverage, sure-handed, very shifty and - while he's a bit skinny now - has the frame to bulk up. He might not be the top WR in the draft but he's perfect for the Dolphins.

    Has made complete fools of a lot of top corners in the college game. With the way he separates and hits soft coverage with his cuts.
     
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    In what world do we need another receiver?? Not going to happen..

    We need: RT, RG, LG, LT, RB, DT, ILB, TE and S.
     
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    If anyone doubts the need for a TE just look at the straightforward TD play by Graham today at Car. We have no one....no...one...who can do that. It wasn't some spectacular circus catch or anything, just impossible to defend.
     
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    In what world do we not. We have Hartline and Wallace, weak sauce.
     
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    Hartline, Wallace, Gibson, Matthews, and Binns if we want to re-sign him. There is zero need to take a WR before very late in the draft. Matthews can play. So can Gibson.
     
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    I personally would like another speedy receiver with size but I wouldn't take one before the 5th round...too many needs elsewhere. And we don't know how Binns and Gibson will be next year when they come back from injury...they could be OK or they could be really bad. Binns wasn't very good before the injury so it's not like he's irreplaceable.

    L'Damian Washington from Missouri would be a guy I target late in the draft.

    IMO the needs are OL (everywhere), DT and RB (someone that can gain short yardage and pass block, neither one of our RBs can pass block worth a darn).

    true...
     
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    That's why I said not before late in the draft. WR certainly isn't one of our top 3 needs (the thread title), and if Gibson returns to form it's one of the more solidly manned positions on the club.
     
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    Which is ideal for finding someone with athletic talent who may not be the most polished receiver. Gives you the ability to bring him along slowly.
     
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    Just now looking at Abbrederis, impressed I am. He's a much-more athletic Hartline. Another guy from Wisconsin that I wanted was Melvin Gordon III but he is returning next year -_-. Definitely would've been the best RB coming out.
     
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    Exactly. Round 5 and on need pretty much goes out the window. You aren't likely getting a starter at that point anyway.
     
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    I would say if we can get our hands on a game changing linebacker you would have to to take it.
     

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