The current Dolphins WRs look alot like Hawaii's WR corp from 2007.

Hawaii had a highly productive group of receivers back in 2007 that actually resembles the Dolphin's group of receivers.
Hawaii had Davone Bess and Ryan Grice-Mullen (2 extremely good slot-type receivers with elite quickness and great hands).   The Dolphins now have both WRs on the team and a very reliable Greg Camarillo.
Hawaii had a very physical WR in Jason Rivers.  Rivers was a 6'2 WR with great heart who not only had soft hands, but also he blocked for other WRs on routes and would fight for extra yardage.  I believe that the Dolphins have that sort of WR in Brian Hartline.  also Patrick Turner could develop into a similar type of receiver given time and a bit of hard work.  
The last of the 2007 Hawaii "dreadheads" was C.J. Hawthorne who converted from DB to WR in his senior season and contributed as a burner.  Hawthorne was only 5'11 but he was FAST.  We also have a burner on the Dolphins WR corp named Ted Ginn Jr.  (Ginn is essentially Hawthorne except faster).
The 2007 Hawaii team also had Colt Brennan, who was a good QB and a heisman finalist.  That being said, Chad Henne has the size, the arm strength and the instincts to put up Brennan-esque numbers with a similar set of WRs and a good O-line at his disposal.

I do realize that the 2007 Hawaii offense was a pass-heavy offense which didn't face elite defenses every week and the Dolphins are the polar opposite (Dolphins have a run first offense and they face elite defenses on a consistent basis), but here are the receiving stats from the 4 starting Hawaii WRs from 2007:

Davone Bess: 108 catches for 1266 yards and 12 TDs.

Ryan Grice-Mullen: 106 catches for 1372 yards and 13 TDs.

Jason Rivers: 92 catches for 1,174 yards and 13 TDs.

C.J. Hawthorne: 61 catches for 859 yards and 6 YDs.

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