The Miami Dolphins have a number of draft needs. They have huge holes at cornerback and offensive tackle, but could use upgrades around the field.
One position that has been overlooked a bit is running back. With the departure of Reggie Bush, the Dolphins find themselves in a bit of a conundrum. Second-year back Lamar Miller has the ability to fill Bush's shoes, but his role won't be as prominent right away.
After Miller, there are some serious question marks.
Daniel Thomas has been underwhelming when he's been on the field—which hasn't been often, with all of his injuries.
Marcus Thigpen is quick and valuable as a return man, but cannot be counted on to contribute much out of the backfield.
Maybe the Dolphins could get creative and use him in some non-traditional ways, but the point is they need another consistent performer back there.
Ultimately, taking a running back in the fourth or fifth round would be the best move for Miami. Many teams have shown over the past few years that it's easy to get value there, and the Dolphins should follow suit.
Hopefully they will find someone who could supplant Thomas and form an athletic, healthy, cheap tandem with Miller moving forward. Here are four candidates that Miami should look at.