Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed - 4/22/12

The Dolphins have a glaring need at wide receiver. Could Roberto Wallace be part of the answer?

Here are the Miami Dolphins news stories you may have missed over the last 24 hours:

DOLPHINS QUARTERBACK SITUATION:

Miami Dolphins NFL Draft: Does selecting a quarterback in the first-round guarantee success? - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Only five of the 30 quarterbacks taken in the first-round of the NFL Draft in the past decade have gained elite status Does selecting a quarterback in the first-round guarantee success?

DOLPHINS WIDE RECEIVER SITUATION:

Brandon Marshall trade leaves glaring need for draft help at wide receiver | The Daily Dolphin
Considering how productive Marshall was in his two years in Miami _ he eclipsed 80 catches and 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons _ there hasn’t been a resounding fan backlash over the fact he’s gone, a sign that fans understand his off-field issues were something a first-year coaching staff would just as soon do without.

DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINE:

NFL.com news: Injured Miami Dolphins OL Jake Long says he's 'all healed up'
Miami Dolphins left tackle Jake Long is feeling better than he has in a while, the Pro Bowl player told the team's official website.

2012 NFL DRAFT:

Miami Dolphins have struggled in second and third rounds of NFL Draft under GM Jeff Ireland
The media tend to focus on the players who will be chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft, but Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland, a member of the league's scouting community since 1994, understands that second- and third-round players are almost equally important.

Miami Dolphins’ draft focus driven by star power - Miami Dolphins - MiamiHerald.com
Whether it’s Ryan Tannehill at No. 8 or with later picks, the one thing the Dolphins know they need in the draft is impact players.

Fletcher Cox could be Miami Dolphins’ choice if not Ryan Tannehill - Armando Salguero - MiamiHerald.com
Every sign points to Miami picking Tannehill and everyone in the NFL would be surprised if Ireland weighs the need his team has at quarterback and picks someone else — serving up the biggest draft-day curveball since Brady Quinn.

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

2012 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins Needs - The Phinsider
The top 5 needs for the Miami Dolphins heading into the 2012 NFL Draft. While these needs won't surprise any of the team's fans, especially the need to find a quarterback, thirteen years after Dan Marino retired.

Miami Dolphins All-Time Top 100 Players: 27. Jim Kiick - The Phinsider
Half of the famed "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," (he was Butch), Jim Kiick ranks fifth on Miami's all-time rushing list, with 3,644.

Site Request - The Phinsider
As we all know, the NFL Draft is this week. With all the news that comes out of the draft, this will turn into one of the busiest weeks around here in a while. In fact, the draft usually is one of the busiest single days of the year. In order to continue to grow our site, and add new voices to our Fan Posts and Fan Shots, I am going to remove the 24 hour wait period from joining to being able to post.

2012 NFL Draft: Family Ties - The Phinsider
Andrew Luck's father Oliver was an NFL quarterback. But Luck isn't the only draft prospect with family ties to the NFL.

2012 NFL Draft: Ryan Tannehill on ESPN Radio - The Phinsider
Last week, Ryan Tannehill made the rounds at ESPN, appearing on TV and radio. Here is part of the transcript from one of those appearances.

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