Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross recently said that he plans to continue building his team through the draft. In the same breath, he criticizes free agency, claiming that the failures of free agency far outweigh the successes.
A lot of Miami fans took this as worrying news that the Dolphins would not be active in free agency, despite their abundance of cap room, but I didn't quite take it that way.
Ross is absolutely right: The Dolphins should continue to build through the draft. That's where a franchise is built, not free agency. A franchise is supplemented through free agency. In case you haven't noticed, the Dolphins require a good deal of supplementing.
Miami enters the 2013 offseason wielding roughly 35.8 million dollars in cap space. With the right management (we're looking at you, Jeff Ireland), the Dolphins could make more than a few huge splashes in free agency.
Bearing in mind what Mr. Ross said, let's take a look at eight potential big free agency moves Miami could make in 2013 and examine whether the Dolphins should make those moves or not.