There's a planet's worth of pressure on Miami GM Jeff Ireland to comb through the pool of players and unearth a few gems. Nailing this offseason could transform the Dolphins from a 7-9 team to an automatic playoff contender.
Fans are expecting Miami to be big players in free agency, but the draft is where the Dolphins will look to build for the future.
In the interest of building a solid draft, the Dolphins will need to scour the talent on display at the Senior Bowl and identify the players who can best improve Miami's roster.
While Miami's talent scouts prepare for this weekend's game, we're doing some scouting of our own. We've identified a handful of key players at various positions that could make an immediate impact in Miami.
For the purposes of immediate improvement, please note that this scouting guide has left out a few positions at which Miami doesn't necessarily need urgent help. Additionally, some positions—like tight end and linebacker—have been omitted as those positions aren't particularly well-represented at this year's Senior Bowl.