An optimist would tell you the Miami Dolphins are a tackle and a cornerback away from a complete team.
If you don't believe Dimitri Patterson or Richard Marshall can be a starter, then Miami is down two cornerbacks. If you feel naked with Chris Clemons or Kelcie McCray as your free safety, the Dolphins have another need. Could Cameron Wake use more help on the right side of the defensive line? Is Lamar Miller ready to carry the rushing load?
You get the picture.
I happen to be an optimist and I love what Jeff Ireland has done so far in free agency. The job is not finished but neither is Miami's cap space. The Dolphins also have 11 draft picks in the 2013 NFL draft.
Here are Miami's greatest needs:
1) Offensive Tackle
2) No.1 Cornerback
3) No.2 Cornerback
The Dolphins' secondary needs are:
4) Pass-Rushing Right End
5) Free Safety
As of today, that's it. Everything else is depth and fine-tuning.
This is why the Miami Dolphins are in a position to take the best player available in the first round. Reaching to fill a need would be a mistake.