2014 NFL Draft Prospects Who Could Be Instant Starters for the Miami Dolphins

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2014 NFL Draft Prospects Who Could Be Instant Starters for the Miami Dolphins
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Every team enters the NFL draft looking to bring in prospects who can make an immediate impact.

The Miami Dolphins are certainly no different.

Considering some of the major holes the Dolphins have, new general manager Dennis Hickey can't afford to have a repeat of Jeff Ireland's 2013 draft. Fourth-round pick Dion Sims and undrafted free agent Sam Brenner were the only two rookies to start a game for the team last year.

In order to take that next step and make the playoffs in 2014, the Dolphins are going to need to hit on at least a few of their picks this time around.

The following 10 players are all guys who could come in and be instant starters and contributors for the Dolphins.

For the purpose of this article, unrealistic options such as offensive tackles Jake Matthews and Greg Robinson and wide receiver Sammy Watkins were left off; while these players would certainly be huge upgrades, they will also be gone well before the Dolphins make their selection at No. 19 overall.

With all that said, let's get to the list. 

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