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Dolphins draft prospects: Miami checks out TE Wes Saxton

MIami Dolphins tight ends coach Dan Campbell was at South Alabama's Pro Day on Monday, checking out tight end prospect Wes Saxton.

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The 2015 offseason may become the year of the tight end for the Miami Dolphins. Charles Clay may have joined the Buffalo Bills, but Miami signed Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron to replace him, plus they have Dion Sims ready to continue his growth from last year, Arthur Lynch looking to make his debut after spending his rookie year on injured reserve, and a group of players in Gerell Robinson, Jake Stoneburner, and Ryan Taylor who will all be looking to prove themselves roster worthy. The team may not be done with tight end additions, either.

South Alabama held their Pro Day on Monday, with 12 NFL teams in attendance. Notably, one of those in attendance was Dolphins tight ends coach Dan Campbell, according to a report from's Gil Brandt. Campbell being present for the workout from Wes Saxton, a 6-foot-3-3/8, 253 pound tight end, could signal Miami is still in the market to add to an already deep position. Brandt wrote of Saxton's workout:

Tight end Wes Saxton (6-3 3/8, 253) performed 19 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and then stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine, where he was a top performer in his position group in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump and broad jump. Saxton looked very good in his positional workout, catching the ball really well. He showed that he hadn't lost any speed (he weighed five pounds more at the pro day than at the combine). Saxton is a prospect with good upside.

Campbell could also be checking out quarterback Brandon Bridge, who joined Saxton at the workout. Bridge is a developmental quarterback, someone who needs to be stashed down a depth chart of on a practice squad, amd allowed to get repitions at the NFL level before he will be ready to play. Miami could proivde that with Ryan Tannehill starting and Matt Moore backing him up, giving the team the flexibility of keeping a third quarterback and working to turn him into the replacement for Moore eventually.