I left this position unfilled in my latest mock draft because I'm a firm believer that the Dolphins should either go big on this position or go home.
By that, I mean this isn't a glaring need for the Dolphins, not when they already have Charles Clay and can bring back Dustin Keller while continuing to develop Michael Egnew and Dion Sims.
Despite that, Miami should bring in a bigger target for quarterback Ryan Tannehill, which is why you will see only one tight end on this free-agent wish list: Saints receiver Jimmy Graham.
The Saints will likely franchise Graham, as reported by Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, so the possibility is a pie-in-the-sky option. Miami's best chance is if New Orleans fails to turn in the paperwork on time, similar to what happened with the Denver Broncos and Elvis Dumervil last year.
The other free-agent option would be to re-sign Dustin Keller, and the good news with that is due to his injury last season, Miami likely can afford to wait until after the draft to sign him unless a team is willing to take a flier on him.
This leads to the draft, where if the Dolphins make a few necessary moves in free agency (moves that will be discussed later), they can use their first-round pick on a tight end like Eric Ebron of North Carolina, Jace Amaro of Texas Tech or Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
Notre Dame's Troy Niklas and Colorado State's Crockett Gillmore could also be possibilities in the later rounds if Miami chooses to go that route, but by that point, the Dolphins might be better off sticking with what they have.