The Miami Dolphins have become a contender in March. Whoever said you must build through the draft didn't have nearly $50 million to spend in free agency.
Miami turned a weak pass-catching group into one of the NFL's most lethal corps by re-signing Brian Hartline and adding Mike Wallace, Dustin Keller and Brandon Gibson.
By signing Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler, while releasing Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett, the Dolphins became younger and more athletic. The changing of the guard at the linebacker position also saved Miami some salary cap space, according to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post.
All this and Jeff Ireland still has money to further improve his team before the draft.
Here's a look at new Dolphins with statistical predictions for the coming year.