The Miami Dolphins proved many people wrong when they won seven games last year. They have built a solid foundation with head coach Joe Philbin and Ryan Tannehill. If they are able to bring some free agents to fill some needs and have a solid draft, Miami will be talked about as a playoff team as soon as next year.
With big holes at wide receiver, cornerback, defensive end and the offensive line, it is vital that Miami finds starting-caliber players in these positions. Jeff Ireland has made it clear that he wants to build this team through the draft, but with some quality free agents at wide receiver and cornerback, it will be interesting to see what players he will bring in.
This draft is not as talented as last year's draft, but there are a lot of players that can come in and fill some of Miami's needs. With five picks in the first three rounds, it is important that Miami find at least three starters.
Without knowing what Miami does in free agency, it's not easy making a mock draft. This mock looks at needs for Miami before free agency starts.