Miami Dolphins: A Young Defense to Build Upon

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Miami Dolphins: A Young Defense to Build Upon
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All the Bleacher Report writers for the Miami Dolphins seem to be focused on is the draft, and with good reason; it's a week and a half away. However, everyone seems to be putting out an ungodly amount of Mock Drafts and the like, so I decided to look a little further into the future. 

The defense of the Miami Dolphins witnessed a massive turnaround from 2009 to 2010. This impressive feat was spear-headed by none other than the great coach Mike Nolan. The man took a defense that finished 22nd in the league in total defense and turned it into a stout squad that finished sixth overall in total defense. 

All this was done with a defense which has an average age of 25 years old. And this is with a 33-year-old starting strong safety to skew the numbers a bit. What's more is that it was the squad's first year under Mike Nolan.

My point? The Miami Dolphins should potentially be able to enjoy defensive success for years to come.

Everyone wants to be in the conversation with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets. Well folks, The Fins are about ready to join that conversation. 

In this article, I will take a look at the starters at each position, along with the rest of the young contributors who did not see much action in 2010.  

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