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Dolphins heavy up front in pre-draft preparation

Complete from the AFC East Daily report by Nick St Denis... [I've added some links to the players so folks can check them out]

"It's no secret the Miami Dolphins aren't looking far past the line of scrimmage in preparation for the upcoming draft.

Their list of pre-draft visits to this point is consistent with that notion.

Per multiple media reports and compiled by The Palm Beach Post's Andrew Abramson, the Dolphins have used up 26 of their 30 allotted pre-draft visits to this point. Ten of the 26 visitors have come in the form of offensive linemen.

Miami has hosted seven offensive tackles and three guards.

With guys like Nate Garner and Dallas Thomas slated to compete for starting jobs at tackle and probably guard, respectively, at least one of those visitors is likely find his way onto the Dolphins' campus this summer.

Here's the list of offensive linemen that have visited with Miami:"


Tackles
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Canadian Football League - PROFILE - (... expected to be the first pick of the CFL draft)
Ja’wuan James, Tennessee - PROFILE
Ulrick John, Georgia State - PROFILE
Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama - PROFILE - Medical News - Mel Kiper's take
Cornelius Lucas, Kansas State - PROFILE

Garrett Scott, Marshall - PROFILE

Billy Turner, North Dakota State - PROFILE

Guards
Spencer Long, Nebraska - PROFILE
Jordan McCray, UCF - PROFILE
Justin McCray, UCF - PROFILE

Check out the rest of the list of visits here.

In the Offensive Tackle department, all seem like solid picks, especially the first three. Though I don't know if they are worthy of the 19th in the first round. The rest appear to be later round choices for the Dolphins. In looking at their profiles I find that they are certainly big enough, strong enough, but almost all of them have some glaring weaknesses. Certainly work with them is needed. Do I see any of them starting right away..? Maybe Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who seems destined for the Canadian Football League.

How about you folks..? Who do you like or feel as possibles to see one in the Aqua and Orange..?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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