For 12 NFL teams, this upcoming weekend features the pinnacle of their season. But for the remaining 20, all eyes are set on the 2012 Draft.
Unfortunately, the Miami Dolphins are one of the teams that will be prepping for the draft rather than prepping for a playoff opponent.
This is familiar territory for the 'Fins, who just finished their third consecutive season with a record below .500. Despite these recent struggles, team owner Stephen Ross has chosen to retain general manager Jeff Ireland, whose track record in the draft is less-than-impressive.
However, with Ireland returning it does give us a better feel for which players the Dolphins might target. Whichever coach Miami decides to hire will have a significant impact on the team's draft strategy as well, but here's an early look at how the Dolphins' 2012 Draft might unfold.