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Vontae Davis and Sean Smith earlier this season claimed that they were the best corner back tandem in the NFL. Well, one of them has the right to even say he's one of the best. The other, I'm not so sure he's even good. Sean Smith has been a disappointment since he was drafted out of Utah and has been unreliable in pass coverage, tackling and hanging onto sure interceptions.
Other than Vontae Davis, the Dolphins corner backs are average at best and will need some improvement. Nolan Carrol doesn't seem like the answer and Jimmy Wilson is still very raw. If Miami were to put Sean Smith at safety, or simply decide to start someone over him, neither of these players are ready to step up.
When Miami is on the clock with a top-10 pick in the draft this year, what would they do if say, Morris Claiborne is still available? He would give the Dolphins a much needed improvement at the position and a legitimate top-five duo at corner back. But will they pass on a top corner back and draft their eluded quarterback?
There are a couple of good quality corner backs in free agency this year as well. Cortland Finnegan, Brent Grimes and Tracy Porter headline the list of corner backs. It is possible Miami will like to go after a top free agent, but it all depends on how much they will be asking for.